They are digging up Bible stories!
Our approach at this archeology website:
- We take the Bible as the inerrant, inspired word of our creator. It is the
only 100 % accurate record of history and the key to unlocking all
- We accept the witness
of history, but history was rejected when it contradicted the
Bible. We accept the witness of genuine and valid science of archeology.
- We support
archeology and archeologists. However when the personal opinions of
archeologists conflict with the Bible, we reject archeology. For example,
most archeologists do not believe man learned to farm or herd domesticated
flocks of sheep until about 1000 BC, yet the Bible says that the children
of Adam and Eve did both. Cain was a farmer of grain and Able was a
shepherd of sheep. "Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a
tiller of the ground." (Gen 4:2) Enoch, the son of Cain, built a
city! (Gen 4:17) This notion that there was a time when man was so
primitive he was merely a "hunter gatherer" roaming the earth
with clubs and sleeping where ever he was when the sun set, comes strait
from Darwinian evolution and is false. The false idea of the "iron
age" versus the "Bronze age" is destroyed when you consider
that men before the flood began forging both bronze and Iron at the same
time: "Tubal-cain was the forger of all implements of bronze and
iron." (Genesis 4:22). We also find men before the flood invented and
played "modern" instruments like the lyre and the flute:
"Jubal was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe."
(Gen 4:21). This is all dismissed as false by most archeologists. So lets
not overlook the fact that Noah built a huge boat 450 feet long with three
decks. The ratio of dimensions of the ark were 30 to 5 to 3. This ratio has
been demonstrated by modern science to be the perfect ratio for stability,
(but not for speed) on water. In fact, the ark is the largest boat ever
constructed in history down to a 150 years ago. Archeologists may dismiss
the Ark as a myth, but they cannot explain this perfect ratio. We can: It
came from God! We never find any conflict with the facts of archeology and
the Bible. We accept the discovery of a buried village in an ancient tel,
or bones or tools are pottery or writings. It is the interpretation or
opinions of the very archeologists who sometimes invent some rather wild
theories that we reject. The problem is not
between the facts of archeology and the Bible, but the opinions and
theories of archeologists that contradict the Bible.
- Many archeologists suffer from a disease
- The purpose of this website, is to offer
for free, a unique, Bible based view of archeology.
- We have created a set of updated Bible
maps that are internally consistent and are in perfect harmony with
scripture with a view to the latest that modern archeology has to offer.
Almost all Bible maps today are riddled with errors, contradictions and
confusion in regard to the Exodus, Mt. Sinai, Kadesh Barnea, the
wildernesses of Zin, Shur, Sinai, Paran. Even commercially produced map
sets that cost money, like those at logos.com and biblemaps.com are full
of errors and contradictions regarding the exodus route.
- We began by ignoring all archeology and
existing Bible maps and studied in detail where the Bible locates various
places. Then, only as a secondary, non-authoritative witness, we
introduced archeology. If there is a conflict between the Bible and
archeology, we side with the Bible. There is no contradiction between the
Bible and modern archeology. The conflict is with atheistic Archeologists
who trash the Bible, deny the Exodus ever happened, teach David and
Solomon were mythical figures. They are bent over backwards in bias to
come to any conclusion THAT DOES NOT verify the Bible record. They are
losing this battle to truth and being silenced.
A. The archeological time scale: Oldest
possible archeology on planet earth: The Flood
- Oldest possible trace of human existence
that archeologists can find must be younger than 3069 BC.
- The earth was created about 6130 years
ago (4114 BC). Since the earth is less than 7000 years old, it is rather
impossible to find any archeology older than the age of the earth.
- The world wide flood of Noah happened in
2458 BC. The Noaic flood that wiped off all traces of humanity off the
earth and buried it in what is now called sedimentary rock. The flood
occurred flood 1656 years after creation. For example, there is a 1.5 mile
deep layer of fossils in the grand Canyon that was laid within the year of
the flood of Noah. Within these sedimentary layers is a mix of all the
living things and man made buildings in an order you would expect to find
them, given a global flood. We are not aware of any man made buildings or
tools that have ever been found in the sedimentary layer.
- Noah's Ark (and the contents), is only one
man-made, archeological item that is from the pre-Noaic flood period of
4114 BC - 2458 BC.
- The oldest possible evidence of human
existence that archeologists can dig up must be younger than the time of
Noah, or 2458 BC.
- Archeologists love to come up with time
scales based upon assumptions that the earth is 4.5 billion years old. The
Bible says the earth is about 7500
years old. The scientific data
supports a young earth.
- Keep in mind that when you read about
archeological ages that date back to 12,000 - 16,000 years ago, that it is
wrong! Common archeological ages are: "Kebaran": 14,000 years
and older. "Mushabian": 13-14,000 years old. "Natufian":
10,500-13,000 years old. "Pre-Pottery Neolithic" 7,500 - 10,500
years old. Pottery Neolithic: 7,500 years old and younger. We know from
the Bible that all of these "archeological ages" are in error,
because the world was created at the same time as the "Pottery
Neolithic" age began.
- The solution for the wise and discerning
Bible student is to take this time scale and squish it down to fit between
the Flood and the time of Abraham. This means that Kebaran cannot be any
older than 2458 BC and Pottery Neolithic, is likely 2000 BC.
- We call this the “Accordion time scale
Accordion time scale
solution to current archeological dates
True archeological time scale
of Bible believers.
Fictitious archeological time
scale of Bible trashing Ph.D. archeologists.
of Noah: 3100-2458 BC
14,000-50,000 years old
13-14,000 years old
10,500-13,000 years old
Neolithic: 7,500 - 10,500 BC.
Neolithic: 7,500 years old
B. The problem of theological bias:
- Theological bias has played a
devastatingly negative role in entrenching errors in all Bible maps. For
example, the Roman Catholic and Orthodox church both accept Constantine's
mother's choice of Mt. Sinai in 325 AD in the modern Sinai Peninsula at
Mt. Musa beside St. Catherine's Monastery. Both these churches take decisions of Ecumenical Councils and church
tradition over what the Bible says.
- Since Queen Helena saw Mt. Musa in a
vision to be Mt. Sinai that settles it. Since Constantine proclaimed it
Mt. Sinai in 325 AD, the Roman Catholic church will never look elsewhere.
Since the Orthodox church built St. Catherine's Monastery in 550 AD at the
foot of Mt. Sinai, they won't even discuss the possibility of another
- Although we have escaped the dark ages of
science, we are still held in the shackles of the dark ages of Bible
geography. While some Catholic and Orthodox scholars may even state Mt.
Musa is not Mt. Sinai, there is absolutely no chance that the Pope or the
Ecumenical Patriarch will change their view. To do so would call into
question their entire foundation based upon human oral tradition.
C. The problem of sloppy/indifferent Bible
- The Bible student knows that in 1440 BC,
Kadesh Barnea was occupied by Israel in the wilderness for about 38 years
and is almost universally located at Ein
El Qudeirat by all Bible maps and today's archeologists. Sounds like a
sure thing! But this location poses several serious contradictions in the
Bible. Archeologists also don't openly tell you the fact that they have
dug up nothing older than 1000 BC and that a full 450 years of archeology
- Sloppy Bible students are another source
of confusion with regard to the Exodus route. Mt. Sinai cannot be located
in the Sinai Peninsula at Mt. Musa, because it is in the middle of
Egyptian controlled lands. Kadesh Barnea cannot be located at Qudeirat
because this is 27 km inside the promised land. The Bible
specifically tells us that Kadesh was Transjordan. This is something
that has been missed for the past 200 years.
- When many good Bible students notice that
is inside the promised land, they assume that the people that put the map
in the back of their Bible knew what they were doing. In facts the people
who produce the Bible maps rely upon atheistic archeologists and
university professors who already see the Bible as a book of myth and
- On the other hand, most gospel preachers
regard the close study of the exodus route as irrelevant. They say:
"Why does it matter where they went, its impossible to know. If God
wanted us to know for sure, he would have told us!" You will never
learn the truth of that you care not to seek! It does matter because the
geography of the Bible is wrong, misleading and inaccurate regarding the
- Here are a few more examples of typical
errors found in most Bible maps: 1. "Palestine in the time of
Christ" Fact: Palestine did not exist in the time of Christ. Hadrian
renamed Judea, "Palestine" in 135 AD. 2. Mt. Hor must be
directly beside Kadesh Barnea. Often Bible maps will place Kadesh Barnea
El Qudeirat but Mt. Hor beside Petra. This contradicts the Bible. 3.
Exodus route maps that correctly show the Red Sea crossing at the Straits
of Tiran, continue to incorrectly place Etham and the wildernesses of Shur
near the Bitter lakes, 30 miles from Egypt. Fact: Etham is very near where
Israel camped just before the Red Sea crossing at the Straits of Tiran,
and the wilderness of Shur was on the other side of the Red sea crossing
in modern Saudi Arabia. If you are going to propose alternate crossing
points, make sure the stops and wildernesses correspond.
D. The bias of Atheistic university
professors: Red Sea crossing
- Many archeologists suffer from a disease
- Atheistic bias of "university
professors" and "scholars" has also played a devastatingly
negative role in entrenching errors in all Bible maps.
- Take Lake
Serbonis or the Bitter
lakes, for example, as two different candidate Red Sea crossing
points. Both these locations were chosen because they do not require any
- Lake Serbonis stunningly contradicts the
Bible in Ex 13:17-18 and should never be even placed on any Bible map as a
possibility. Likewise, we call the Bitter lakes the "Hebrew weekend
fishing hole" being only 30 miles from Goshen.
- It makes logical mush of the Hebrews
bitter complaints of being in the wilderness. Being only 30 miles from
their beds in Goshen, camped beside a huge fresh drinkable water supply
and their herds, how could anyone imagine this is in the wilderness:
- It is an assault on common sense to
suggest that the Bitter lakes was "in the wilderness". In spite
of blatantly contradicting the Bible, Bible maps, under the oversight of
"University Scholars" continue to suggest Lake
Serbonis or the Bitter
lakes as proposed crossing points. The reason is simple: They do not
believe the Bible in the first place, so they look for "natural
explanations" to avoid the obvious miracle of the Red Sea crossing.
They propose Lake
Serbonis because there is an obvious natural land bridge that a
typical storm could expose. They propose Bitter
lakes because it is so shallow, that a "strong east wind"
could blow the water away so they could cross. So we see their Phd, but do
not see their atheism and allow them to continue to suggest Lake Serbonis
or the Bitter lakes as possible crossing points. They must be removed from
all Bible maps as even possibilites.
E. The bias of Atheistic archeologists:
Sinai & Kadesh
- Atheistic bias of archeologists has also
played a devastatingly negative role in entrenching errors in all Bible
maps. Take the location of Kadesh Barnea, for example. Before Trumbull
first suggested Kades in 1881 AD, Kadesh Barnea was generally located
transjordan, often near or at Petra. Between 1881 - 1916 AD Kadesh Barnea
was located at Ein El Qedeis.
From 1916 to the present, Kadesh has been wrongly located on every Bible
El Qudeirat. But it escapes the average Bible student's notice as to
WHY they changed from Petra to Kades to Qudeirat in the first place.
- John Rowlands goes down in history as the
man who plunged the search for Kadesh Barnea in to the "Dark
Ages" (1881 AD - present). But Ein El Qedeis
would be just another desert spring without Henry Clay Trumbull who is
responsible for literally deceiving the entire world into believing it was
Kadesh Barnea. The "one-two punch" of Rowland-Trumbull moved the
worlds attention for the location of Kadesh from the Transjordan Arabah to
where it has been presently located on all Bible maps since 1916 AD.
Although in 1842 AD John Rowlands was the very first man in history to
suggest Ein Qedeis was Kadesh Barnea, it became the majority opinion
choice for Kadesh Barnea from 1881 - 1916 AD. Before 1881, everyone was
looking for it in the Arabah Valley area or near Petra as Joseph said it
was. After 1916, Ein
El Qudeirat became the choice and is still to this very day. We
however reject both Qedeis and Qudeirat
as Kadesh Barnea and believe it is located at or near Petra. This
"similarity of name" argument became the most important
"proof" that Kadesh Barnea had been found at Ein Qedeis until
Ein el-Qudeirat dethroned Ein Qeudeis in 1916 AD. Scholars like Keil &
Delitzsch in 1867 AD, William Smith's Bible Dictionary in 1884 AD and the
New Advent Catholic encyclopedia, Cades, 1917 AD all focused upon the
similarity of name. But all this was thrown aside and forgotten when a
larger spring was found 6 km north at Qudeirat. Ein El-Qudeirat means
"Fountain of Omnipotence" or "Fountain of God s
Power". This has nothing to do with any connection with God bringing
water from the rock with Moses, but the fact that Qudeirat is the largest
spring in the entire Sinai Peninsula for a 100 km radius! Not surprising
that they would call it "God's powerful spring." For an detailed
summary of the search for Kadesh Barnea see also: Chronological History of
search for Kadesh"
- Bible trashing archeologists like
Finkelstein, Rothenberg and Pratico are losing the battle of promoting
their "low chronology" (LC): "The deconstruction of the
Albright/Yadin `Solomonic paradigm' began during the 1970s with Benno
Rothenberg's and later by Gary Pratico's demolition of Nelson Glueck's
concept of `Solomon's copper mines' in the Timnah Valley in the Arabah and
of his identification of Ezion Geber with Tell el-Kheleifeh. Twenty years
later, in the late 1990s, questions were raised concerning the core of the
paradigm by J. Wightman (1990) and especially by David Jamieson-Drake
(1991) whose influential book included a frontal attack from an
archaeological standpoint on the very concept of the United Monarchy of
ancient Israel. This work fell like a ripe apple into the hands of
historians and biblical scholars of the European 'revisionist school' who
were inclined to minimize or reject altogether the historicity of the
entire or parts of the biblical narrative. This book also inspired the
work of Israel Finkelstein. ... Thus, Jezreel, Arad, the Negev Highlands,
and Taanach may be taken as 'mini-anchors' in the problematic 400-year
time-span described above. Evaluation of these points of reference negates
Finkelstein's LC (low chronology). (The
Bible and Radiocarbon Dating, Thomas E. Levy, Thomas Higham, Amihai
Mazar, 2005, p16, 21)
- So as we can see, the role of archeology
can be helpful but often misleading.
- We hope you look closely at the things we
have said above and study these matters out for yourself.
- We invite your input, suggestions,
criticisms, corrections etc.
- The materials on this site are free, but
do not place them on your own website, use links. You can use them in
sermons, church bulletins and handouts. You can use them as you like with
the following restrictions:
- Source must be credited to www.bible.ca.
- Not put on another website.
- Not put in books that are to be sold
- No alterations without permission.
- This is an open process. Join us!
By Steve Rudd: Contact the
author for comments, input or corrections.
Go To Start: WWW.BIBLE.CA