Connecting Archaeology and the Passion Week of Jesus

Easter and Christmas always bring a slew of television specials claiming to find some new archaeological connection to Jesus. Most are hype and even attempt to discredit the biblical account.

Ossuary of Joseph son of Caiaphas, from Jerusalem, 1st c AD

(Photo: Ossuary of Joseph son of Caiaphas. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

But occasionally archaeology gives us a true connection to Jesus, and the results are tremendously affirming. The Israel Museum in Jerusalem has devoted a small corner of the museum to archaeology connected to Jesus of Nazareth.

The good folks at SourceFlix.com put together a short video that highlights several of these archaeological finds that relate to Jesus Christ—and the Passion Week in particular.

I’ll also explain why they’re significant to us.

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7 Israel Museum “Must-Sees”—and Why They Matter

Day 8: Insight for Living Ministries Israel Tour

It may sound odd to travel to the land of the Bible and then go indoors to see a museum. But some museums you can only see in Israel.

(Photo: Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

Even if you aren’t a “museum person,” this one has stuff in it you should see. Lots of stuff. Especially if you have an interest in the Bible.

While I could mention many of objects of note, I’m reducing it down to 7. I’ll also give a link to its virtual museum. (Cool!)

Here are 7 “must-sees” in Jerusalem’s Israel Museum and—more importantly—why you should care.

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