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83 Real Bible People

Lawrence Mykytiuk’s popular BAR feature “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible” describes 50 Hebrew Bible figures that have been identified archaeologically. His subsequent follow-up articles have increased the number of figures that can be identified archaeologically to 83. In this BAS Library Special Collection read all five of Lawrence Mykytiuk’s BAR articles that, together, reveal 83 biblical personalities—from both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament—confirmed by sources outside the Bible.

Mykytiuk has supplemented his BAR articles with a complete online list of endnotes detailing the archaeological evidence identifying each Biblical figure. We know that not all of our readers have access to some of the relatively obscure scholarly publications mentioned in his endnotes, so we put together a list of BAS Library-exclusive articles on each of the 53 figures from the Hebrew Bible.

Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible

BAR, March/April 2014
by Lawrence Mykytiuk

Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible

BAR, January/February 2015
by Lawrence Mykytiuk

Archaeology Confirms 3 More Bible People

BAR, May/June 2017
by Lawrence Mykytiuk

New Testament Political Figures Confirmed

BAR, September/October 2017
by Lawrence Mykytiuk

New Testament Religious Figures Confirmed

BAR, Summer 2021
by Lawrence Mykytiuk