I’m not sure why that title came to my mind. I suppose it’s just another one of my tributes to the downright stiff-necked mankind’s attempts at knowledge continuing to pale in contrast to the Bible. Not everybody realizes that faith can be reasonable and sometimes “reason” is really blind faith. I still have yet to see any archaeological or paleontological evidence of macroevolution that hasn’t been revealed to be a hoax.
First they “discovered” that the Hebrews spoke Hebrew before they were captives in Babylon (imagine that). Now they’re surprised that Israel might have been powerful enough during the reign of Solomon to build impressive fortifications. Though I’m surprised these things were still publicly in question, I give archaeologists credit for admitting the evidence, and Yahoo credit for letting it make the homepage news.
“JERUSALEM – An Israeli archaeologist said Monday that ancient fortifications recently excavated in Jerusalem date back 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon and support the biblical narrative about the era.
If the age of the wall is correct, the finding would be an indication that Jerusalem was home to a strong central government that had the resources and manpower needed to build massive fortifications in the 10th century B.C. That’s a key point of dispute among scholars, because it would match the Bible’s account that the Hebrew kings David and Solomon ruled from Jerusalem around that time.
While some Holy Land archaeologists support that version of history — including the archaeologist behind the dig,— others posit that David’s monarchy was largely mythical and that there was no strong government to speak of in that era…”
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Some unabashedly think that “David’s monarchy was largely mythical”? Are they related to the people who thought that Piltdown man wasn’t mythical? Now for my favorite quote:
“‘There’s a kernel of historicity in the story of the kingdom of David,’ [Aren Maeir] said.”
As Brad Scott says to researchers, keep on looking. Keep on studying. All that is there to be found is more evidence for the existence of YAHWEH (the God of the Bible, in case you don’t know Him). Before long they will be staring Him in the face. Maybe in response you will try to be all smart-alecky and say that the accuracy of the Bible doesn’t directly correlate to the existence of the God of the Bible. Keep on dreaming, people! If you argue like that, I’ll write an article that will make you cry.