The Strongest Biblical Archaeological Evidence

The Rosetta Stone, with its trilingual inscription, was key to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics. efforts, Rawlinson received a knighthood from Queen Victoria in 1855. Another young British subject, Austen Henry Layard, drew inspiration from such discoveries and the fame it mann's efforts, thinking him to be on a fanciful search. But, incredibly enough, heeding the descriptions in Homer's Iliad and those by other Greek writers, Schliemann began to excavate. In 1871, he found the remains of...

Kingdoms Downfall

He July-August issue of The Good News presented archaeological evidence that confirms and clarifies the biblical record of the early kings of the northern 10 tribes of Israel after the death of Solomon. We continue the story with the later kings and downfall of the kingdom. We come to the final stages of the northern kingdom Israel as a nation. Jehu's downfall came at the halfway mark of Israel's 19 kings and, tragically, the kings who followed him would all refuse to repent and turn to the...

Kingdom Divided

Moabite Stone

With this wealth of information about Assyrian history, it would be natural to expect some mention of the long relationship between Israel and Assyria, as well as the final Assyrian victory over the northern tribes. This is precisely what has been found. Recent issues of The Good News have covered some of the archaeological evidence .that confirms and clarifies the biblical record from Genesis through Solomon's kingdom. We continue the story with the breakup of Israel, looking first at the...

Phoenician People

Phoenicians Culture

Young monarch, even to the extent of recognizing him as an equal. That this is the case is clear from his willingness to provide his own daughter as a wife for Solomon, a concession almost without parallel in Egyptian history since it was a candid admission to the world of Egypt's weakness and conciliation. Normally Egyptian kings took foreign princesses but did not give up their own daughters to foreign kings Kingdom of Priests, Baker, Grand Rapids, 1987, p. 292. Compare to David Rohl, A Test...

King Solomons Reign Israels Golden Years

Hazor Excavations Images

In earlier issues The Good News has discussed various archaeological finds that illuminate and verify the biblical record. In this issue, we focus on the reign of Solomon, successor of David as king of Israel. Once David had consolidated the Israelite empire, under the guidance of God he chose his son Solomon to be his successor. The reign of this young man became truly legendary. Under Solomon's rule Israel reached the pinnacle of wealth and power. Tragically, the glory of Solomon's kingdom...

Archaeology and the Book of Exodus Exit From Egypt

Archeology Sexaul Cults Cannanites

In earlier issues, The Good News examined archaeological finds that illuminate portions of the books of Genesis and Exodus. In this issue we continue our exploration of discoveries that help us understand other aspects of the Exodus account, beginning with the incident of the Israelites' worship of the golden calf. After crossing the Red Sea see The Red Sea or the Reed Sea , p. 24 , the Israelites made their way to Mount Sinai. The account of Israel's appropriation of a golden calf to worship...

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Samuel David Jerusalem

as in David's time that built cities and made contacts with surrounding nations Biblical Archaeology Review, May-June 1995, pp. 33,35 . David was originally headquartered in Hebron, in southern Judah, but now, with all 13 tribes accepting his rulership, he needed a central base from which to govern. An ideal place was on the northern border of Judah, the city of Jebus, also called Jerusalem, but it was in the hands of the Jebusites, a remnant Canaanite tribe that had heavily fortified the...

Archaeology and Genesis What Does the Record Show

Antediluvian Civilization

Century ago Charles Darwin advanced an alternative to the biblical account of creation. About the same time, Karl Marx made use of the theory of materialism, which stated that matter has always existed and doesn't need a Creator. This provided his followers with an alternative to belief in God. Then literary criticism focused its sights on the Bible and slowly began to attempt to tear it to pieces. Literary critics claimed that the Archaeologists excavating the site of ancient Sumer have...