Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1285-1287 Biblical Turkey

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

The Biblical sites in Turkey are second in number only to Israel, thus it has claim on the description The Holy Land as well. Two thirds of the books of the New Testament were written to or from sites in Turkey. Mark Wilson, Visiting Professor of Early Christianity at Regent University and a resident of Turkey, has written a book that catalogues the Biblical sites. It’s called Biblical Turkey. In this series we discuss these sites, the archaeology that has been done on them, and what visitors today might find in a visit to the sites. (The New York Times also carried a recent travel feature on Turkey.)

UPDATES: Here’s a PDF file of Mark Wilson’s latest Asia-Minor Report, courtesy of Leen Ritmeyer. Also, Mark mentioned the new Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep. Here’s more.


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