“Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.” Peter used the evidence of antiquity to prove the meaning of prophecy concerning Jesus in Acts 2:29.
Abel Beth Maacah– unexcavated mound, city saved by “wise woman” in II Samuel 20:14-22.
Absalom’s Pillar– located in Kidron Valley east of Jersualem, mentioned in II Samuel 18:18.
Accho(now called Acre) – city mentioned in Judges 1:31. libgen is
Aczib– city which the tribe of Asher failed to take, mentioned in Judges 1:31.
Adullam– secret cave of David in I Samuel 22:1.
Ai– Joshua burned this city mentioned in Joshua 8:28.
Akeldama– Potter’s Field where Judas hanged himself, mentioned in Matthew 27:6-10.
Amarna– tablets (dated 1400 B.C.) in this Egyptian city contain a letter from the ruler of Urusalem (Jerusalem) warning the Pharaoh that all the cities of Canaan are besieged by the Khabiri (Hebrews).
Anathoth– home town of Abiathar the priest mentioned in I Kings 2:26 and of the prophet Jeremiah mentioned in Jeremiah 1:1.
Antioch– mentioned in Acts 11:26, excavated in 1932, city where disciples were first called Christians. Libgen Ebook Mirror Proxys
Antipatris– mentioned in Acts 23:31, city where Paul was taken under arrest.
Arabah– a dry valley named in Joshua 18:18.
Ararat – mountains where Noah’s ark rested in Genesis 8:4; large stones used to stabilize an enormous ancient ship are found in the area of Mount Lubar (a mountain of Ararat).
Areopagus– also called Mars Hill in Athens, mentioned in Acts 17:17, where Paul preached about the “Unknown God” monument discovered in 1903 in city of Pergamum.
Ashdod– Philistines took the ark of God here in I Samuel 5:5, excavated in 1962 which confirmed destruction by Uzziah king of Judah mentioned in II Chronicles 26:6.
Ashkelon– excavated in 1921, city mentioned in Judges 1:18.
Asaiah – a seal impression was discovered with the words “Asaiah servant of the king” mentioned in II Kings 22:12,14 and II Chronicles 34:20; he was one who King Josiah commanded to inquire of Huldah the prophetess concerning the lost Book of the Law.
Asshur– son of Shem in Genesis 10:22, first capital city of Assyria and named in Numbers 24:22, excavated in 1853.
Babylon(Babel) – excavated in 1899, first mention as Babel in Genesis 10:10, also discovered was the foundation of the “House of the Foundation Platform (tower) of Heaven and Earth” in Genesis 11, also clay tablets referring to Jehoiachin king of Judah mentioned in II Kings 24:12,15.
Baruch son of Neriah – a seal of this scribe was discovered, who wrote down the words of Jeremiah as mentioned in Jeremiah 36:4.
Beersheba– named by Abraham who dug a well still found there, mentioned in Genesis 21:30-32, discovered in 1874.
Bethany– town of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, mentioned in John 12:1.
Bethel– God revealed himself to Jacob who named this place in Genesis 35:2-7, excavated in 1954.
Beth Shearim– In this town, the tomb of the family of Rabbi Gamaliel is located. He was the grandson of Hillel, founder of the sect of Pharisees. He was also the teacher of Paul and a member of the Sanhedrin. Gamaliel gave his opinion and warning about the ministry of Peter and the other apostles in Acts 5:34-40. The simple inscription on the tomb reads, “This [tomb] is of the Rabbi Gamaliel.”
Bethesda– discovered in 1888 with its columns and porches, pool in Jerusalem where Jesus healed a man sick for 38 years, mentioned in John 5:2.
Bethlehem– location of Jesus’ birth and Rachel’s tomb still standing, mentioned in Genesis 48:7 and I Samuel 10:2.
Beth Shan– city mentioned in Judges 1:27 and temples discovered in 1937 where Saul’s armour and severed head were displayed mentioned in I Samuel 31:10 and I Chronicles 10:10.
Beth Shemesh– city excavated in 1931, mentioned in Judges 1:33, jar handle discovered with inscription “belonging to Eliakim, steward of Jehoiachin.”
Beth Zur– city excavated in 1931, fortified by Rehoboam to defend Judah, mentioned in II Chronicles 11:7.
Caesarea– city excavated in 1960, where Paul appeared before Felix, Festus, and Agrippa, mentioned in Acts 23:33; discovered here was a stone inscription naming “Pontius Pilate Prefect of Judea”.
Caesarea Philippi– city where Peter declared that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God in Matthew 16:16.
Calah– city excavated in 1845, mentioned in Genesis 10:11 as one of the first cities, built by Nimrod.
Capernaum– city located on northwest shore of Sea of Galilee, and mentioned in John 6:59, an ancient synagogue was discovered believed built on the site of the one where Jesus preached. The names of Alphaeus, Zebedee and John are found on one of the pillars (see Mark 3:17-18).
Carchemish– city excavated in 1914, where a decisive battle was fought ending the Assyrian empire, mentioned in II Chronicles 35:20.
Colossae– identified in 1835, location of the church to whom Paul wrote the Letter to the Colossians.
Corinth– inhabited until an earthquake in 1858, excavators found a 1st century limestone block referring to Erastus as commissioner of the city, mentioned in Romans 16:23; the court where Paul was taken in Acts 18:12 has been located.
Cyrus Cylinder – relates the decree of Cyrus to return the prisoners of Babylon (including the Jews) to their own land and the restoration of treasures to their temples as in Ezra 1:2,3.
Damascus– oldest continuous city, mentioned throughout the Bible beginning in Genesis 14:15, street called Straight still existing (at higher position) mentioned in Acts 9:11.
Dan– most northern city of Israel and where Jereboam set up golden calf, mentioned in Genesis 14:14 and I Kings 12:29, only surface explorations have been done.
Dead Sea Scrolls– found near Qumran began in 1947, manuscripts or fragments of every book of the Old Testament (except Esther) dating between 100 B.C. and 68 A.D., other scrolls repeatedly tell of their expectation that the Messiah was about to appear.
Derbe– a mound located 15 miles south of Lystra, where Paul preached mentioned in Acts 14:6.
Dibon– city excavated in 1868, Moabite Stone was discovered written in Hebrew, refers to the House of David; describes revolt of Mesha, king of Mesha, and names Omri king of Israel, mentioned in II Kings 3.
Dothan– town excavated in 1953, where Joseph was thrown into a well mentioned in Genesis 37:17-28 and where Elisha had a vision mentioned in II Kings 6:13.
Ebla– excavated in 1964, clay tablets with names similar to those in the Bible: Ebrum in Gen.10:21, Abraham, Esau, Saul, Michael, David, Israel, Ishmael, and of gods El, Ya, (who was supreme over other pagan gods named in Bible such as) Dagan, Astar, Adad, Kamis, Malik. Also named are hundreds of place names mentioned in the Bible and one tablet mentions the 5 cities of the plain in the same order as given in Genesis 14:2 (first time these place names were found outside Bible).