Lost Treasures of the Bible: Understanding the Bible Through Archaeological Artifacts in World Museums is a 2008 book by Clyde Fant and Mitchell Reddish. It thoroughly covers Old Testament and New Testament Biblical archaeology.
This 470-page book from Eerdmans’ is a wealth of information on archaeological finds relating to the Bible in museums worldwide. Artifact discussions close with “Biblical Significance” sections which sometimes are not as conservative as I would like.
The book is organized into 10 chronological periods and has a convenient timeline of rulers. It is well-indexed with indexes for subjects, Biblical citations, and objects by museum making it easy to locate desired information.
The book is for adults (reading level is senior high school and older), but it’s aimed at non-specialists, not academics.
The book has many pictures, but a lot are black and white (to hold down the cost of the book). Color images for most artifacts are available on the British Museum website. It’s easy to search for these using the museum numbers given in Lost Treasures of the Bible. A good online source for maps of the Bible lands showing the locations of archaeological sites is the Oriental Institute website.
Fant is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. Mitchell Reddish is Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies department at Stetson.
Lost Treasures of the Bible has many very interesting articles and is available on Amazon for under $20.
Soli Deo Gloria.
This is the seventh article in a series on Biblical Archaeology.
Read the prequels:
1. The Mystery of Tsinnur
2. Copper Country
3. One Night of Sin Spawns Centuries of Havoc
4. Blown to Pieces
5. Joseph’s Grain Silos Found in Egypt?
6. Archaeological Study Bible
For more articles on Biblical Archaeology, see the Eyewitness to Jesus series on ancient documents that show the Gospel of Matthew is an eyewitness account.
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Monday March 15, 2010 A.D.
Read my March 2010 Bible-Science newspaper column:
Woolly Bears and the Problem of Pain.
Great are the works of the LORD;
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He has made His wonders to be remembered;
The LORD is gracious and compassionate.