Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk lists 50 figures from the Hebrew Bible that have been confirmed archaeologically. The 50-person chart i
includes Israelite kings and Mesopotamian monarchs as well as lesser-known figures.
Mykytiuk writes that ďat least 50 people mentioned in the Bible have been identified in the archaeological record. Their names appear in inscriptions
written during the period described by the Bible and in most instances during or quite close to the lifetime of the person identified."