Some of the Archeological evidence for Scripture's accuracy:

a. Hittite civilization (Genesis 15:20) discovered in 1906

b. Quirinius Governor of Syria (Luke 2:1-3) confirmed as a double duty by coin

c. Correct titles of government praetor, proconsul, first man, politarchs (Luke’s writings)

d. John alone mentions The Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-15), it was found as described

e. The walls of Jericho (Joshua 6) with the exception of part of the Northern wall – Rahab’s house??? (Heb. 11:30-31) - found in 1950. They were burned and fallen from the inside out.

f. Census taking in first century (Gospels) method of family counting used is accurate

g. Pilate the Governor’s (John 19) existence confirmed by inscription found in 1961

h. Jesus’ direction of travel (Mark 7:31) probable route through mountains makes sense

i. Daniel accurately recorded Belshazzar’s position (5:16) as co-regent

j. Nazareth’s existence (John 1:46) confirmed by family lists and tombs in vicinity 1962

k. Method of crucifixion confirmed in 1968

l. The method and fact of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19) verified

m. Lysanius the Tetrarch (Luke 3:1) confirmed as correct name for that time period

n. John alone mentions the Pool of Siloam (John 9:7) found as described

o. Jacob’s Well (John 4:12) found as described

p. Cities of Lycaonia included Iconium (Acts 14:6) confirmed as correct

q. Erastus the city treasurer (Romans 16:23) inscription found in Corinth in 1929

r. Ecclessia meeting in theater (Acts 19:23) found

s. The proper title “meris” used of Philippi of Macedonia

t. Jesus’ probable home unearthed in Capernaum (Mark 1:29-34)

u. Millstones (Luke 17:2) unearthed in Capernaum

v. First century Galilean boat found to hold crew of 13 1986

w. John (3:23) correctly identifies John the Baptist as being in Aeno

x. John (2:1) distinguishes the two Canas, and the two Bethanys (1:28; 11:18)

y. John (4:5-6) specifies the city of Sychar in Samaria where Jacob’s well is found.

z. Evidence has also been found for the Tower of Babel and the confusion of languages


a. The method and destruction of the city of Tyre is 100% accurate (Ezekial 26)

b. Christ was tried by Pilate in the "Gabbatha" (or pavement) found (John 19:13)

c. Personal and place names in the Patriarchal accounts are genuine "Canaan" "tehom” (Ebla)

d. In 1977 an inscription mentioning Dan was found near the high place (1 Kings 12:28-29)

e. The Mesha Inscription found in Jordan mentions the tribe of Gad (Joshua 13:24-28)

f. The Babylonians recorded the fall of the "city of JUDAH" to Nebuchadnezzar in 597 BC

g. The palace at Jericho where Eglon, king of Moab, was assassinated by Ehud .

h. The east gate of Shechem where the forces of Abimelech approached the city found

i. The Temple of Baal/El-Berith in Shechem,

j. The pool of Gibeon where the forces of David and Ishbosheth fought found

k. The royal palace at Samaria where the kings of Israel lived

l. The Pool of Samaria where King Ahab's chariot was washed after his death found

m. The water tunnel beneath Jerusalem dug by King Hezekiah during the Assyrian siege found

n. The royal palace in Babylon where King Belshazzar held the feast

o. The royal palace in Susa where Esther was queen of the Persian king Xerxes found

p. The royal gate at Susa where Mordecai, Esther's cousin, sat found

q. The Square in front of the royal gate at Susa where Mordecai met with Halthach found

r. The foundation of the synagogue at Capernaum where Jesus cured a man with an unclean spirit and delivered the sermon on the bread of life .

s. The house of Peter where Jesus healed Peter's mother-in-law and others found

t. The tribunal at Corinth where Paul was tried found

u. The theater at Ephesus where the riot of silversmiths occurred found

v. Herod's palace at Caesarea where Paul was kept under guard found

w. Graves of Caiaphas the High Priest (John 18:13), Caesar Augustus (Luke 2:1-7), Cyrus the Great (Isaiah 45), Darius-I the Great (Ezra 6) known

x. The cave of the Patriarchs (Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, Leah and Jacob) known

y. Grave of David and Solomon known

z. Grave of Uzziah (an inscription was found on the Mount of Olives in 1931 which reads, "Here were brought the bones of Uzziah, King of Judah - do not open."...evidently because of leprosy)