Archaeology and the Bible

The Bible speaks of a king called David, whom it states lived around 1000 BC. There was no other ancient writing outside the Bible that spoke of such a man.

Bible sceptics said, ‘David never lived. He comes from a story made up in the 6th century BC for the Bible. Jews in exile wrote the story of David, a great and powerful king, to cheer a downtrodden people into believing they had a glorious past’.

Then in 1993 archaeologists discovered a stone containing an inscription. Amongst the writing were the words ‘House of David’. What is significant is that this find has been dated to the 9th century BC, at least 250 years before the story was said to have been invented.

Not to be outdone, Bible sceptics said that ‘though David existed he was only a small tribal chief, It was only later that Jews made him out to be powerful.’

Then on 4th August 2005, Archaeologist, Eilat Mazar, discovered the remains of a massive building, which is dated to the time of David and fits with the Bible account of his building for himself a large palace. This discovery throws cold water on the sceptics theory that David, whom they first did not want to believe existed, was only an insignificant ruler. Instead the Bible was once again proven to be accurate with its history.

Archaeology proves the Bible!

Here is the challenge, if it is accurate with its history, should we not consider it accurate with regards to God?

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