The method was further developed by William Albright in the 1920s and 1930s at Tel Beit Mirsim in southern Palestine.
“His work remains the basis of all modern ceramic typology, which is constantly being refined by continuing excavation” (Hoerth and Mc Ray, , p. Ceramic typology presupposes that an archaeological investigator can distinguish between types of ancient pottery so infallibly that he can tell when it was made and by whom, though living thousands of years after the fact. I understand that the pottery dating method has some benefit, but it must be recognized that it is very inexact and leaves wide room for subjective interpretation.
-22), and there is no evidence that disproves this.
In fact, there is archaeological evidence of iron instruments dating to more than 1,500 years before the supposed iron age, but this evidence is typically ignored or downplayed in favor of the evolutionary scheme.
Archaeologists typically ignore evidence that doesn’t fit their preconceived evolutionary theories. The evolutionary model has writing evolving from crude pictures to complex alphabetic symbols, but consider the following facts from archaeology itself.
First, the writing that is considered the oldest in existence does not feature pictures but rather a script. Second, one of the oldest known writing systems, Egyptian, used a pictograph script and a non-pictograph script at the same time from the beginning.
The method is based on the hypothesis that types of pottery changed with time and that the prevalence of a certain type of pottery in a certain archaeological strata indicate a unique time period.
This striking candor is powerful evidence that the Gospels are true, unvarnished accounts. As George Hanson rightly said, “The simple faith of the Christian who believes in the resurrection is nothing compared to the credulity of the skeptic who will accept the wildest and most improbable romances rather than admit the plain witness of historical certainties. They apply their evolutionary assumptions to this and are convinced that they are looking at the advance of civilization from a “stone age.” Actually, while there were and are stone age people, there is no stone age.
The difficulties of belief may be great; the absurdities of unbelief are greater” (). Men have lived in a wide variety of manners since the days of Adam.
In all of these cases and hundreds more, the skeptics were wrong and the Bible was right. He was saying that nothing written in the Scripture can be set aside or ignored.
Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, and His resurrection alone gives infallible witness to this claim. It is authoritative to every detail; it is a chain with no weak links.