Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1219-1220 – James Hardin and the 10th Century Problem


What does the lack of archaeological evidence for 10th century B.C. Jerusalem have to say about the reigns of David and Solomon, which were supposed to have taken place at that time? That’s one of the issues that archaeologists have been arguing about for the past decade or two. James Hardin, a professor at Southern Mississippi State University, takes some time to explain why the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, as the saying goes.

BREAKING NEWS – The details of our planned 2011 Book & The Spade Holyland Archaeological Study Tour are now out in a preliminary form. You can get that information by going here. We’d love to have you join us.

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