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What the late biblical archeologist Nelson Glueck wrote in 1959 remains true: “It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a biblical reference” and “scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or exact detail historical statements in the Bible”.
In the words of another archaeologist, Joseph Free, the field has “confirmed countless passages which had been rejected by critics as unhistorical or contrary to known facts”.
To date, this is the only archaeological discovery from Roman times of a crucifixion victim.
Peter Walker, professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania, says: “Even if there is no conscious connection with Jesus of Nazareth, this decree still reveals that the imperial authorities in this period saw grave robbery as an extremely serious crime – indeed, as a capital offence.In the back of the boat is a raised section, like that where Jesus was sleeping in the story of calming the storm.The boat could accommodate 15 people, so there would certainly have been room for Jesus and his twelve disciples in such a boat.4.He then instructs the blind man to wash in the Pool of Siloam. Critics of scripture often assume that John’s Gospel contains fictional accounts of Christ’s actions.But the existence of the pool of Siloam and the accuracy of the biblical account contradicts the view that such stories were later inventions.