King David: King Solomon: First Temple Jerusalem: Bible Dates: Archaeology: Bible Calendars: Middle Eastern History.The new discoveries in the excavations in the City of David illuminate the ancient history of Jerusalem and the reality described in the Bible. - Mazar
Many today don't want to believe in God or the Bible, and in spite of the account of David's life and exploits recorded in the Bible, many who still rely on the Bible still doubt the stories about King David.
In spite of the account of David's life and exploits recorded in the Bible, some critics doubt that King David actually existed (Mario Seiglie)
Archaeology will have the final word!
Archaeologist in Israel says she's found king's palace Sunday, December 04, 2005 By Scott Wilson The Washington Post
Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar believes the evidence she has uncovered during months of excavation and biblical comparison points to an extraordinary discovery...She believes she has found the palace of King David....Some archaeologists believe Jerusalem was no more than a tiny hilltop village when it served as David's capital. The discovery of a palace or other large public building from David's time would strengthen the opposing view that he and his son, Solomon, presided over a civilization grander than the collection of rural clans some historians say made up the Jewish kingdom.
One of the many things I learned from my grandfather was how to relate to the Biblical text: Pore over it again and again, for it contains within it descriptions of genuine historical reality... But it is clear that concealed within the Biblical text are grains of detailed historical truth.
An aerial photo of the most ancient part of Jerusalem and the Jebusite city conquered and ruled by King David. The arrow marks the location of the Palace of King David identified by Hebrew University archaeologist, Dr. Eilat Mazar
The Hebrew University archaeologist, Dr. Eilat Mazar, hopes to continue the excavations to completely uncover the palace of King David. She is requesting donations from individuals or institutions who are interested in further supporting this work. For more information, please contact the Jerusalem Christian Review at edchr@Christian.edu.
Archaeologist claims: Israelites could read 3000 years ago : By Associated Press November 9, 2005
Scholars say the discovery by Pittsburgh archaeologist Ron E. Tappy, a professor at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, is the most concrete evidence that Israelites were literate as early as the 10th century B.C.
"This is very rare. This stone will be written about for many years to come," Tappy said Wednesday at a news conference. "This makes it very historically probable there were people in the 10th century (B.C.) who could write."
Slowly, as more excavations bring to light new material, the biblical record continues to gain solid historical backing. So far, archaeology has confirmed the existence of the following kings of Israel and Judah: Omri, Ahab, Jeroboam II, Jehu, Pekah, Hoshea, Ahaz, Hezekiah and Manasseh. Now David is also placed in this growing list of historically confirmed kings and no longer viewed as a myth.
In 1993 a fragment of a monument was found at the site of the ancient Israelite city of Dan that mentioned David and his dynasty dating to about 100 years after David's death.
Then another mention of King David was found in a monument of about the same time. It is called the Moabite Stone or the Mesha Stela. Discovered in 1868
A water tunnel dating back to the First Temple era - has been uncovered in the ancient City of David, a prominent Israeli archeologist said Wednesday.
The tunnel was discovered under an immense stone structure built in the 10th century BCE that has previously been identified by Mazar as the palace of King David.
Near the end of the First Temple period, the tunnel was converted to an escape passage, perhaps used in a manner similar to King Zedekiah's escape during the Babylonian Siege, as related in 2 Kings 25:4, she said.
But the tunnel's characteristics, date, and location, Mazar said, testify with "high probability" that the water tunnel is the one called "tsinor" in the story of the King David's conquest of Jerusalem (Samuel II, 5:6-8; Chronicles I, 11:4-6).
"The new discoveries in the excavations in the City of David illuminate the ancient history of Jerusalem and the reality described in the Bible," Mazar said.
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Mazar and her crew are still presently excavating the the site. Just last year they uncovered the clay tablet mentioned earlier and a portion of a 10th century wall.
2. King Herod's Tomb
In 2007, Israeli archaeologist, Ehud Netzer, announced that he and his team discovered the tomb of King Herod.
3. The Stone Dead Sea "Scroll"
In July 2008, the Biblical Archaeological Review published an article about a rare type of text. It was referred to as a stone scroll because it is a stone tablet with the text written in ink.
4. The site of David and Goliath
In an archaeological excavation in the Elah Valley, archaeologists claimed in 2009 that they found the Elah Fortress. The fortress has been mystery for over 150 years.
5. The Parting of the Red Sea
Just this past year, a team of scientists with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado studied the possibility of the parting of the Red Sea...the scientist conducting the study did not state that the parting of the Red Sea event happened exactly as written in Exodus. They only assert that under the right conditions, such an event was possible.
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix Five to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]
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Newsletter No. 26 Did Pharaoh Drown in the Red Sea? Newsletter No.25 Babylonian King Nebuchadrezzar Newsletter Nos.21-24 Laws of Evidence Newsletter No.20 Is the Bible God Inspired or just the History of Israel? Newsletter No.19 Josephus and the date of the Exodus Newsletter No.18 The Septuagint, The Masorete and the Exodus Newsletter No.17 The Significance of Ahab's death Newsletter No.16 The Life and Death of King Ahab of Israel Newsletter No.15 The Burning of Solomon's Temple Newsletter No.14 The Chronologies of Josephus Newsletter No.13 A Biblical Contradiction which is NOT! Newsletter No.12 Josiah to the Destruction of Jerusalem Newsletter No.11 Josiah to Zedekiah Newsletter No.10 Uzziah to Josiah: Judah 7th Century BCE Newsletter No.9 Manasseh's Captivity Newsletter No.8 Josephus : 1st Century Jewish Historian Newsletter No.7 The Prophet Jeremiah Newsletter No.6 Exodus Newsletter No.5 Ancient Egypt. The Hyksos, 18th Dynasty, Rameses II Newsletter No.4 Academic Disagreements : Opinions and Assumptions Newsletter No.3 Academic Opinion Versus Fact Newsletter No.2 Academic Opinion - Facts and Misdirection Newsletter No.1 Religious Compartmentalisation - Psychological Dysfunction
Topic 1. What is the Seder Olam Rabbah Topic 2. Seder Olam Chronological Chart : Adam to Abraham: Topic 3. Seder Olam & The 430 year Covenant with Abraham: Topic 4. Joseph in Seder Olam Rabbah: Topic 5. Seder Olam & The Pharaoh who knew not Joseph: Topic 6. Seder Olam & Israel Wandering in the Wilderness: Topic 7. 850 year/17 Jubilee Period, Joshua to Ezekiel's Vision in 14th year Exile: Topic 8. Comparative Chronologies:Seder Olam Rabbah, Josephus, Book of Judges: Topic 9. Ehud & 80 years of Peace - Judges 3:30 and Erroneous Biblical Chronology: Topic 10. Seder Olam:How Long was the Ark of the Covenant at Kiriath Jearim?: Topic 11. Seder Olam Rabbah's Confusing Chronology : Samuel, Saul and David: Topic 12: Seder Olam Chronological Discrepancies regarding Samuel, Saul & David. Topic 13: Apportioning the 63 years left for Samuel & Saul Topic 14: Seder Olam Rabbah : How many days in a Biblical year? Topic 15: Chronologies of Samuel,Saul, David & Solomon