Yigael Yadins Archaeological Contributions Essay

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Yigael Yadin’s Archaeological Contributions
Introduction
Biblical Archeology has helped in supporting the historicity of the Bible. Not that archaeology proves or disapproves the Bible – this it does not, it only supports the history of the Bible. One of the discoveries that support the biblical historicity is the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls came from eleven caves, mined over the course of seven years, over 15,000 documents supporting biblical historicity have been unearthed at Qumran. One of the archeologist that played an important part in this discovery was Yigael Yadin of Israel. Yadin, not only contributed to the discovery and research of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than any other archeologist, but he also
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Lipa, having an apparent talent for learning went to school as a rabbinical student in the huge Slobodka yeshiva located in the river town of Kovno, some 200 miles north of Bialystok. However, Lipa was not destined to be a rabbi. Lipa met Chassiya when he joined “the Workers of Zion.” After five years, Chassiya and Lipa decided to leave
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