The Bible -Is It True? (History, Part 2/3)

History and archaeological facts have also proved that the time frame and descriptions in the books of the Bible are accurate and true. Here are another four examples:

Tel Dan and the Tel Dan Stele In 1838, the “Father of Biblical Geography” – Edward Robinson discovered the archaeological site of Tel Dan. This was the place in Judges 18:29 “And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.”
Then, at around 1993-1994, while excavations were still ongoing at the Tel Dan site, the Tel Dan Stele was found. Written on the stone are the words “House of David.” This pointed David’s reign as written in the books of Samuel and Kings. And, also proving David to be a real person, not just a mythical hero.
Both the Tel Dan and Tel Dan Stele are tourists attractions in the Israel.

Hittites This ancient civilization was once thought to be a Biblical legend and never really existed.
Okay, hold up, I am going to take a break from here and mention something first. It is interesting to note that even though historians and archaeologist once thought that this was a fake civilization, there is no mention of this in most websites and books. There’s no “Oops, apparently, we were wrong, and the Hittites do exist!” Instead, most of the researches just states that the Hittites were real, as if they knew it all the time, so that they would not be embarrassed that the Bible had once again proved that it was correct.
All right, back to the subject! The first mention of the Hittites in the Bible was in Gen 15:20 “And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,” They are then mentioned for about another twenty-one times throughout the Old Testament.
The civilization of the Hittites is also open for tourists.

The Flood as Described in Genesis Throughout human history there have been many accounts or stories of a world wide flood. For example, there are ancient flood myths from Greece and the Epic of Gilgamesh. In China, there was the “Great Yu,” while in India, there was “Matsya.” And then, there is the Biblical account of the Flood. And, unlike all the other myths, this account has physical evidence supporting this world wide flood.
There have been fossilized marines found on top of MOUNTAINS. Evolution tries to explain this away by millions of years of plate tectonics. But, in the first place, evolution did not happen, therefore there is no such thing of “millions of years.” And, think about this, how come the majority of the fossils are still intact if plate tectonics did happen? I would expect to have more broken pieces of fossils then whole ones.
Then, there are the massive graveyards of bones with all kinds of animals fossils in the mix. Some of the fossils, according to evolution, weren’t even suppose live during the same time. But, hey, what do you know? This “contradicting fossils” were in the same mix!
All this pointed to something catastrophic that happened on a world wide scale.

Hezekiah’s Siloam Tunnel Inscription This tunnel was discovered in 1838 and was described in 2 Chronicles 32 and 2 Kings 20:20. It told of how King Hezekiah was besieged by Sennacherib, king of Assyria. To conserve the water during the siege, King Hezekiah built the Slioam Tunnel and also stopped all the water on the outside of the city to make it harder for the Assyrians.
This is also open for tourists.

So, my friends, we have just gone though four – among a host of others – historical and archaeological evidences that, again, prove the validity of the Bible. Do take note again, that even though the Bible can be used to sometimes find some relics, it is not to be used solely as a textbook for such. It has a greater message that it conveys – the message of salvation!

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