I have inherited some very cool pieces of furniture from my father’s family. An old Victrola, grandmother’s rocker (who knows how many babies have fallen asleep in that!), a secretary desk, and some others. And I love the stories behind them.
Part of this is because I do so enjoy history. Not the dates and places so much, but more the people and events. I also appreciate archaeology. As a pseudo-gardener, I enjoy digging in the dirt, but to pull something out of the dirt other than food or flowers, now that’s an adventure!
Evidently, there is some disagreement over whether archaeology proves or disproves the historicity of the Bible. Although I find the artifacts fascinating, I don’t put my faith in them. (Remember the big ta-do over “the shroud”?) It’s interesting that God has never allowed us to find the cross, Noah’s Ark, or even the Ark of the Covenant. Some might say this is an argument against the Bible, but that Continue reading “Archaeology—it’s all in the way you sift the dirt”