What physical evidence is there that Solomon existed?

Question: Hello, I’d like to know if there’s any physical or scientific evidence of his existence. Thank you. Answer: Isn’t it amazing that people will cite historical documents and accept that someone like Julius Caesar or Sargon existed, but the Bible is skipped even though it is an ancient document? Now, if you are asking…

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Has the Ark of the Covenant been Found?

Question: Hi Jeff, Today a co-worker and I were discussing Ron Wyatt’s discovery of the ark of the covenant and when the earth shook, whether it was before Jesus said “it is finished” or after. He also quoted the crossing of the Red Sea discoveries of the Israelites and how accurate his findings are. Immediately…

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The Lachish Reliefs and Sennacherib’s Annals

by David Wheeler Today we will discuss a rather large archaeological discovery. It is the Lachish Reliefs from the palace of Sennacherib which were unearthed between 1845 and 1847. Sennacherib was the king of Assyria from 705-681 BC and his reign largely overlapped the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah. During this period, the kings…

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The Merneptah Stele

by David Wheeler Merenptah Stele Archaeology is a very helpful tool in establishing the existence of a place, ruler, or event. It becomes of increased interest to us when these discoveries shed light on a biblical place, figure, or event. The past three articles here have focused on those types of discoveries. The remains of…

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The Kurkh Monoliths – Stele of Shalmaneser III

by David Wheeler Via Evidence in Archaeology To see a Biblical figure referenced in a stone inscription is a beautiful thing. It testifies that the book which we revere and study from is a trustworthy historical document and based in reality. Sometimes the secular inscriptions can reveal details of the Biblical figure’s life that aren’t…

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The Historical Accuracy of the Bible

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Isaiah 41:21-29   I.         When we claim that the Bible is inspired, we are giving a vague notion that it uplifts a person (though it does) or that it is unique (though it is).             A.        Inspiration means it came from the mouth of God – II Timothy 3:16-17             B.        But it is important…

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Archaeology and the Old Testament

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Isaiah 41:21-29   I.         Mankind’s memories of the past are poor at best             A.        In general, we don’t keep extensive records and those records we do keep are often on material that does not last.             B.        There is a branch of science, called archeology that attempts to bring the past to light.             C.        Archaeology…

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Was Jesus married?

Question: Was Jesus married? Answer: “Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:6). Source: “Did Jesus have a wife?” The New York Times, September 19, 2012. Let’s start with the evidence: There is a fragment, measuring 4 x 8 centimeters, that contains the words “Jesus said to…

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Does a Camel Bone Disprove the Bible?

by Terry Partain Fox News, Yahoo News, Forbes, Duke University, and of course the New York Times have jumped on a story from Tel Aviv University that claims they have finally found evidence that the Bible made a mistake. Could be they think Bill Nye the Science Guy needs a little help. They have found camel bones…

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