More archeological proof of the Hebrew Scriptures and David cited

Bethlehem, City of David (Painting, 1882)


There seems to be more evidence of the biblical David and/or his son Solomon:

August 1, 2013

The 3,000-year-old fragment of pottery that leading expert claims could prove that Old Testament stories are TRUE

  • Archaeologists discovered small piece of pottery with writing on it last year
  • Found in modern day Israel, the 3000-year-old Ophel Inscription was originally though to have Biblical Canaanite language on it
  • Now expert believes mysterious language is Hebrew, which could prove that ancient Israelites recorded history much earlier that originally thought
  • Could mean Bible stories of King David and King Solomon were not passed down orally but written down at the time and are accurate…

This would make the Old Testament an historical account of real-life events.

As expected, Dr Petrovich’s claims are stirring up controversy among the archaeological community.

Tel Aviv University archaeologist Israel Finkelstein told that the Ophel Inscription is critical to the early history of Israel but that romantic notions of the Bible shouldn’t cloud scientific methods.

In 2008, when a similar inscription was found at a site many now believe is one of King David’s palaces, he warned against the ‘revival in the belief that what’s written in the Bible is accurate like a newspaper.’

A few characters on the side of a 3,000-year-old earthenware jug dating back to the time of King David have stumped archaeologists until now — and a fresh translation may have profound ramifications for our understanding of the Bible.

Experts had suspected the fragmentary inscription was written in the language of the Canaanites, a biblical people who lived in the present-day Israel. Not so, says one expert who claims to have cracked the code: The mysterious language is actually the oldest form of written Hebrew, placing the ancient Israelites in Jerusalem earlier than previously believed.

“Hebrew speakers were controlling Jerusalem in the 10th century, which biblical chronology points to as the time of David and Solomon,” ancient Near Eastern history and biblical studies expert Douglas Petrovich told

Various ones have wanted to act like true science contradicts the Bible, but that simply is not true.  As we get closer to the end, it is interesting that archeologists continue to find more evidence of biblical peoples, places, figures, and events.

I believe, however, that this evidence will not be used so much to turn people to the God of the Bible as it will to those who look like lambs (cf. Revelation 13) but preach another gospel (Galatians 1:6-7).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Read the Bible Christians should read and study the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading. Here is a link in Mandarin Chinese: 读圣经

Bible: Superstition or Authority? Should you rely on the Bible? Is it reliable? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
What is the Appropriate Form of Biblical Interpretation? Should the Bible be literally understood? What do the writings of the Bible, Origen, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Augustine show?
Bible and Historical Resources on the Internet Electronic bibles, Two Babylons, early Christian literature, photos, and even links to old Herbert W. Armstrong materials.

Biblical Archaeology This is a website that has more information on biblical archeological as is sometimes known as the Bib Arch site.

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