The use of Natural Science to Augment Chronological Knowledge in Biblical Archaeology

Johan Pretorius


Biblical archaeology, as with all the modern-day scientific fields, benefits from the advances in technology and development of new techniques. Chronology, the study of the order in which things occur, is paramount in biblical archaeology. The application of scientific principles to determine chronology, together with the utilisation of refined techniques in radiocarbon dating, enables biblical archaeologists to obtain a clearer picture of the Holy Land of ancient times. Scientific principles, with the aid of modern technology, enhance the accuracy of relative chronology. Radiocarbon dating presents the biblical archaeologist with a valuable tool in unravelling the past.

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