Archaeology cannot prove' the Bible but can provide background and sometimes strong correspondence with the text. New discoveries can quickly change the picture. Archaeology helps us to see that the people of Israel were part of a complex ancient cultural, social and geographic picture.
The fear of death cannot be overcome by ancient or modern philosophies which are but guesswork. Only Christianity offers a rational explanation for the human condition that is grounded in an historical reality - the resurrection of Christ. Only Jesus has defeated death.