Part of the Large Stone Structure thought by some archaeologists to be the remains of King David’s Palace (Devor Avi)
King David’s existence has sometimes been doubted by biblical skeptics. David was the second king of Israel, with Saul being the first. David was king of Israel about three thousand years ago (dates to help figure this out are in the article, Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?).
Some doubt whether the structure above in the photograph is really related to him. Today, a new find was announced that may change the views of some archaeologists who have been skeptical of many of the biblical accounts (and even existence) of King David:
Evidence of Canaanite Jewish Rituals in Reign of King DavidAn archaeologist finds spectacular evidence confirming the reign of King David and that non-Jews believed in one Creator.Israel National News – May 8, 2012
A Hebrew University archaeologist has uncovered spectacular evidence confirming the reign of King David and that non-Jews believed in one Creator. Architecture that was uncovered pre-dates the First Temple built by King Solomon.
Prof. Yosef Garfinkel announced on Tuesday the discovery of objects found in the ruins called Khirbet Qeiyafa, a fortified border city in the Kingdom of Judah adjacent to the Valley of Elah, less than 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem and half five miles west of Gush Etzion.
“This is the first time that archaeologists uncovered a fortified city in Judah from the time of King David,” according to Prof. Garfinkel. “Even in Jerusalem we do not have a clear fortified city from his period. Thus, various suggestions that completely deny the biblical tradition regarding King David and argue that he was a mythological figure, or just a leader of a small tribe, are now shown to be wrong.
Parts of the structures, such as the doors, help explain obscure technical terms in the description of Solomon’s palace as described in the First Book of Kings 6.“For the first time in history, we have actual objects from the time of David, which can be related to monuments described in the Bible,” the archaeologist said.http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155579
Of course, those of us who believe the Bible, knew that King David existed.
As we get closer to the end that archeologists continue to find more evidence of biblical peoples, figures, and events.
For some who have heard statements from pseudo-archaeologists that deny various biblical accounts and personalities, it may be helpful for them to realize that as time goes on, more and more archaeological evidence surfaces that supports the Bible.
Bible prophecy has proven trustworthy and will again.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
The Bible: Fact or Fiction? This is a booklet written by Douglas Winnail that answers if the Bible is just a collection of myths and legends or the inspired word of God.
Read the Bible Christians should read and study the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading.
Biblical Archaeology This is a website that has more information on biblical archeological as is sometimes known as the Bib Arch site.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? About when was Solomon’s temple dedicated? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2019 or 202x?