Useful compendium of links to archaeological sites from the New Testament period.

Helpful gateway to resources on the Greco-Roman world, images, artifacts and other features of antiquity.

Superb companion site for Phil Harland’s Associations in the Greco-Roman World. You an browse or search a large online database of inscriptions and papyri. Produced by Phil Harland in coordination also with John Kloppenborg and Richard Ascough.

Books and Dissertations

K. A. Kitchen, The Bible and its world: the Bible and archaeology today. Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1977.

Jodi Magness, Amos Kloner, Dan Bahat, Daniel Barkay, Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, and Richard J. Bauckham. The Burial of Jesus. Washington: Biblical Archaeology Society, 2007. [Note: requires registration, after which you may receive emails from the Biblical Archaeology Society]

Nadine Riedl, “Gottheiten und Kulte in der Dekapolis.” Dr.phil. thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, 2005.

Older Works

F. F. Bruce, Archaeology and the New Testament. London: Church Book Room Press, 1947.

F. F. Bruce, “Archaeological confirmation of the New Testament.” In: Revelation and the Bible: contemporary evangelical thought. Ed. Carl F. H. Henry, 319-331. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1958.

Thomas Kelly Cheyne and J. Sutherland Black, eds. Encyclopaedia biblica: a critical dictionary of the literary, political and religious history, the archaeology, geography and natural history of the Bible. 4 vols. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894.

Frank G. Jannaway, The British Museum with Bible in hand: being an interesting and intelligent survey of all the exhibits on view at the British Museum which confirm the absolute accuracy of the Holy Scriptures. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co, n.d. (1922?)

C. F. Rogers, “Baptism and Christian archaeology.” In: Studia biblica et ecclesiastica: essays chiefly in Biblical and patristic criticism. Ed. Members of the University of Oxford, Vol. 5. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1896.


E. Alliata, “Memories of St. Paul in the Holy Land: Presentation.” (2008)

Robert R. Cargill, “On the misuse of archaeology for evangelistic purposes.” (2010). Bible and Interpretation website.

Bruce Chilton, “Archaeology and Rabbi Jesus.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 12, no. 2 (2002): 273-280.

Andrew D. Clarke, “Another Corinthian Erastus inscription.” Tyndale Bulletin 42, no. 1 (1991): 146-151.

Thomas W. Davis, “The Beginnings.” In: Shifting sands: the rise and fall of Biblical archaeology, 3-46. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Mark Elliott, “The fundamentals, higher criticism and archaeology.” 2005.

Craig A. Evans, “Jesus and the ossuaries.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 13, no. 1 (2004): 21-46.

Craig A. Evans, “Archaeology and the historical Jesus: recent developments.” SBL Forum (2004)

W. Ward Gasque, Sir William M. Ramsay: archaeologist and New Testament scholar: a survey of his contribution to the study of the New Testament. Baker Studies in Biblical Archaeology. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1966.

P. J. Hadjidakis, Delos. [Athens]: Latsis Group, 2003.

David Instone-Brewer, “1 Corinthians 7 in the light of the Graeco-Roman marriage and divorce papyri.” Tyndale Bulletin 52, no. 1 (2001): 101-116.

David Instone-Brewer, “1 Corinthians 7 in the light of the Jewish Greek and Aramaic marriage and divorce papyri.” Tyndale Bulletin 52, no. 2 (2001): 225-243.

J. S. King, “Is Johannine archaeology really necessary?” Evangelical Quarterly 56, no. 4 (1984): 203-212.

Irina Levinskaya, “A Jewish or Gentile prayer house? The meaning of PROSEUCHE.” Tyndale Bulletin 41, no. 1 (1990): 154-159.

Irina Levinskaya, “The inscription from Aphrodisias and the problem of god-fearers.” Tyndale Bulletin 41, no. 2 (1990): 161-185.

Christoph Markschies, “Was lernen wir über das frühe Christentum aus der Archäologie des Heiligen Landes?” Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum 11, no. 3 (2007): 421-447.

Alan R. Millard, “How can archaeology contribute to the study of the Bible?” Evangel 9, no. 1 (1991): 9-12.

Alan R. Millard, “Archaeology and the Reliability of the Bible.” Evangel 9, no. 2 (1991): 22-25.

Robert L. Mowery, “Paul and Caristanius at Pisidian Antioch.” Biblica 87, no. 2 (2006): 223-242.

Alviero Niccacci, “Archaeology, New Testament, and early Christianity (SBF Essays 4).” (1998)

Alviero Niccacci, “Archaeology, and the New Testament: Bethlehem, tomb of Lazarus, Machaerus, Capernaum and Tabgha (SBF Essays 5).” (1998)

Jonathan Reed, “Excavating Jesus: who was the historical Jesus?” (n.d.)

Mark T. Schuler, Recent archaeology of Galilee and the interpretation of texts from the Galilean ministry of Jesus. Concordia Theological Quarterly 71.2 (2007), pp. 99-116.

Joan E. Taylor, “The Garden of Gethsemane: Not The Place of Jesus’ Arrest.” Biblical Archaeology Review 21, no. 4 (1995): 26-35.

Joan E. Taylor, “Qumran in context: reassessing the archaeological evidence.” Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 25 (2007): 171-183.

Joan E. Taylor and Shimon Gibson. “Roads and passes round Qumran.” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 40 (2008): 225-227.

Bastiaan van Elderen, “Some Archaeological Observations on Paul’s First Missionary Journey.” In: Apostolic history and the gospel: biblical and historical essays presented to F. F. Bruce on his 60th birthday. Eds. Woodrow Ward Gasque and Ralph P. Martin, 150-161. Exeter: Paternoster, 1970.

Ben Witherington, “Top ten New Testament archaeological finds of the past 150 years: how do shrouds, boats, inscriptions, and other artifacts better help us understand the Christ of the Ages?” Christianity Today (online), September (2003)

N. T. Wright, “Jerusalem in the New Testament.” In: Jerusalem past and present in the purposes of God. Ed. P. W. L. Walker, 53-77. Carlisle: Paternoster; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

Jürgen Zangenberg, “Überlegungen zur Möglichkeit einer ‘Topographie religiöser Gruppen’ in Samarien zur neutestamentlichen Zeit.” Biblisches Forum (1999)

Jürgen Zangenberg, Dry Bones, Heavenly Bliss: Tombs, Post-Mortal Existence and Life-After-Death in Ancient Judaism. Leiden: Faculty of Theology, University of Leiden, 2007.

Jürgen Zangenberg, “Das Galiläa des Josephus und das Galiläa der Archäologie: Tendenzen und Probleme der neueren Forschung.” In: Josephus und das Neue Testament: Das Neue Testament und Josephus: Wechselseitige Wahrnehmungen. Eds. Christfried Böttrich and Jens Herzer, 1-30. Tübingen: Mohr, 2007.

Jürgen Zangenberg, “Jesus – Galiläa – Archäologie: Neue Forschungen zu einer Region im Wandel.” In: Jesus und die Archäologie Galiläas. Eds. C. Claussen and J. Frey, 7-38. Neukirchen-Vlyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2008.

Joseph Zias, “The cemeteries of Qumran and celibacy: confusion laid to rest?” Dead Sea Discoveries 7, no. 2 (2000): 220-253.

Patrick Zuckeran, “Archaeology and the New Testament.” (2000).