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Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1-2, ESV)

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Monday, August 15, 2005

More Evidence of Biblical Accuracy

The recent post I made about the Pool of Siloam discovery, and the picture I found of the site, reminded me of another similar discovery made back in March 2005.

Archaeologists from the University of California at San Diego found Edomite ruins dating from the 10th century B.C. - the period of King Solomon and King David. Who would have thought? The complete story can be found here.

Some highlights:

New archeological research from modern-day Jordan indicates the existence of the biblical nation of Edom at least as early as the 10th Century B.C., the era of kings David and Solomon, and adds to the controversy over the historical accuracy of the Old Testament... The new study, under the direction of University of California, San Diego, Professor of Archeology Thomas Levy, contradicts much contemporary scholarship which had argued that, because there had been no physical evidence, no Edomite state had existed before the 8th Century B.C. Until the current discovery many scholars had said the Bible’s numerous references to ancient Israel’s interactions with Edom could not be valid...

These results push back the beginnings of Edom 300 years earlier than the current scholarly consensus and show the presence of complex societies, perhaps a kingdom, much earlier than previously assumed. Previous investigations in Edom had been carried out in the Jordanian highland zone and had put the rise of the Edomite kingdom during the 8th to 6th centuries B.C. But the new work presents strong evidence for the involvement of Edom with neighboring ancient Israel as described in the Bible.

It amazes me that embarrassing discoveries keep happening, confirming the Biblical account, and yet secular historians and scientists persist in denying the Bible the benefit of the doubt in its assertions. Again, though, as Christians we can be confident that the Bible is truth.

Here's a nice picture of the site, by the way, and another of artifacts found there...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Marie-France said...

Hey Jeff! Thats really awesome stuff if you think about. People keep on finding ways to argue the bible when the world around us is constantly giving us evidence for biblical actuality.

Anyways, I was wondering what your e-mail ways. Mine's mf.jutras@gmail.com - We need to chat about friday. *wink wink*

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Betty said...

Yo! way cool site. I haven't had a chance to read it all, but this entry is pretty awesome. Its true,eh, like, there's all this evidence staring folks straight in the face, but it isn't dealt with. So, the Bible is true. I think its just so hard to face that (that the Bible is true when all these years they have been adament [sp?] that it is not), that the world keeps looking for things that dispute the Bible. Perhaps, they are afraid of the Truth? I dunno. It shall be interesting to see what happens as more discoveries are made. At least archaeologists admit it when they find evidence supporting the Bible. Hopefully there won't come a time when they withold it. Hmm, maybe thats me being silly. We shall see :)

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

Hey jeff! I love the site! Even though you dont think its as pretty as mone I think yours is very reflective of you! Im trying to figure out how to add you to my links. I will have to talk to Marie or Betty....tried myself.....didnt work....:)Anyhow ive read some of your entries. Its a shame that people are being mislead by the Word-Faith church, but I think its even sadder for the people who are the misleaders, because God doesnt take what ther're doing lightly.....Philippians 3:18-19 ttyl

9:55 PM  

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