Biblical Archaeology and Apologetics

This 30-week, 1.5-hour class, will cover Biblical Archaeology and Apologetics. It is so important for our students to know why they believe what they believe. This class uses curriculum from Master Books and will be taught from a young earth, Biblical Christian worldview.

Experience the biblical lands as you discover sites, artifacts, and history first revealed in God’s Word. Learn the civilizations thought to be biblical myths until the sands of time and exploration revealed their existence. From the history of Israel to the powerful Egyptian pharaohs, discover these ancient peoples and cities, and the science of finding their place in history!

The Archaeology Book

You will learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible. You will unearth: how archaeologists know what life was like in the past; why broken pottery can tell more than gold or treasure; some of the difficulties in dating ancient artifacts; how the brilliance of ancient cultures demonstrates God’s creation; history of ancient cultures, including the Hittites, Babylonians, and Egyptians; the early development of the alphabet and its impact on discovery; the numerous archaeological finds that confirm biblical history; and why the Dead Sea scrolls are considered such a vital breakthrough.

Unwrapping the Pharaohs

Authors David Down and John Ashton present a groundbreaking new chronology that supports the biblical account. Go back in time as famous Egyptians such as the boy-king Tutankhamen, the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, and the beautiful Cleopatra are brought to life. Learn who the pharaoh of the Exodus was and where his pyramid is in this captivating new look at Egyptian history. The downloadable video includes a breathtaking journey through the pyramids and temples of Egypt. Go deep into ancient tombs and discover the fascinating architecture and history of the pyramids. See how discrepancies in biblical and secular chronologies are easily reconciled.

Unveiling the Kings of Israel

 Study the history of the small nation of Israel, including the troubled and devastating periods of loss and exile once lost to time. Far from being a book of myths, the Bible is an amazing historical record and each year, more archaeological discoveries continue to prove its validity and significance. Follow the intriguing clues found buried in ancient cities, on the walls of early monuments, and in the written records of our world’s oldest civilizations. Walk the ancient streets, explore the distant temples, and unearth the compelling history that continues to resonate with the world today. As you study fascinating accounts that fill in some of history’s unwritten record, you can follow the Biblical timeline through detailed photos and examples.

*Curriculum to be purchased for Archaeology:

  •  The Archaeology Book
  • Unwrapping the Pharaohs
  • Unveiling the Kings of Israel

These books can be purchased from Master Books or on Christianbook.com.

Both Unwrapping the Pharaohs and Unveiling the Kings are available as a download through Christianbook. This is an option, however, there are a lot of pictures that could be expensive to print out.

*For the Apologetics portion of class, we will be using Master Books curriculum

The Bible is increasingly under attack from every direction. Learn important details that can strengthen your confidence in the Bible’s inerrant nature. Discover how the Bible proves itself and the insight you need to strengthen your faith and defend God’s Word! The following books will be used from Master Books but do NOT need to be purchased.

  • How Do We Know the Bible is True? Vol. 1 and 2
  • Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions Vol. 1 and 2

The four books listed above do NOT need to be purchased. We will be discussing the arguments and facts in class. I will provide material for the Apologetics portion.

Class Homework: This course is designed to be taught to middle and high school students at the same time with varying assignments.

  • High School students will have more homework, research, reading, etc. 30-50 minutes on average several days a week.
  • Middle school students should expect 30 minutes on average several days a week.

Students need access to Schoology and a computer at home for assignments and research. There will be assigned readings.

*This class will provide 1 credit in Bible/Apologetics and 1 credit in Ancient World History for high school students.

Tuesday

Times: 9:00-10:30
Grades: 7-12
Class fee: $400
Supply fee: $ 45
Tutor: Andrea Reese

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically.