Search & Research: Luke Historian Archives

Monday, February 22, 2010

Archaeologists Find More Evidence to Support Biblical Narrative

(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

"JERUSALEM – An Israeli archaeologist said Monday that ancient fortifications recently excavated in Jerusalem date back 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon and support the biblical narrative about the era.

If the age of the wall is correct, the finding would be an indication that Jerusalem was home to a strong central government that had the resources and manpower needed to build massive fortifications in the 10th century B.C.

That's a key point of dispute among scholars, because it would match the Bible's account that the Hebrew kings David and Solomon ruled from Jerusalem around that time.

While some Holy Land archaeologists support that version of history — including the archaeologist behind the dig, Eilat Mazar — others posit that David's monarchy was largely mythical and that there was no strong government to speak of in that era..."

Click here to continue.

Once again, I'm surprised at what the world has failed to know. I thought everybody knew this. But then again, not everybody realizes that faith can be reasonable and sometimes "reason" is really blind faith. I still have yet to see any archaeological or paleontological evidence of macroevolution that hasn't been revealed to be a hoax.
"'There's a kernel of historicity in the story of the kingdom of David,' [Aren Maeir] said."
Tell me about it...

No comments:

Post a Comment

The Latest Word...

The following are written works and information gathered and contributed by Luke Historians.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin