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All articles by Clive Anderson

Clive Anderson is a Christian minister and author of nine books on historical and biblical subjects, including the
prophet Nahum and Sennacherib of Assyria. He co authored with Brian Edwards the popular Though the British
Museum with the Bible. Clive regularly leads tours of the British Museum and Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Italy
and Greece

Article

December 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘The gods do not live among humans’

‘What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans’ (Daniel 2:11). King Nebuchadnezzar was an awesome and feared king, whose word and wishes had to be obeyed. Members of his court were terrified because they were unable to…

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Making sport of Jesus

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September 2012
Articles > Biblical/theological

Making sport of Jesus

Making sport of Jesus ‘Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads’ (Matthew 27:39) 2012 has been the year for momentous events. These have drawn large crowds, with millions of global spectators reached through many media outlets. Not least among these extraordinary happenings were those surrounding Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee.  …

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Sennacherib loses face

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September 2004
Articles > Biblical/theological

Sennacherib loses face

In 1851 the young Englishman Austin Henry Layard (pronounced Laird) was excavating at the ancient site of Nineveh, opposite Mosul in modern Iraq. He opened up room 36 of Sennacherib's 'Palace without Rival', in the mound of Kuyunjik.The walls of the small room were covered with magnificent carved slabs — now in the British…

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Two houses

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January 2003
Articles > Biblical/theological

Two houses

It is said that archaeologists lay out the corpse of history. The remains may be recognisable as those of once-living entities, but by definition a corpse is lifeless. The passage of time brings decay and increasing difficulty with interpretation.However, archaeology is not just concerned with dead people, ancient monuments and buried objects. It also…

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Archaeology and the Bible

Article

December 2002
Scientific (including creation)

Archaeology and the Bible

Archaeology is a young discipline. Little serious archaeology was done before the nineteenth century, but as western nations extended their empires, whole new worlds opened up. At first, the cultures of Egypt and of ancient Mesopotamia - today's Syria, Iraq and Iran - were studied for their own sake. But it soon emerged that…

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