Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Archaeologist sees proof for Bible in ancient wall

clipped from news.yahoo.com
Archeologist Eilat Mazar, center in red, who is leading the excavation of newly

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.

"It means that at that time, the 10th century, in Jerusalem there was a regime capable of carrying out such construction," she said.
That temple was destroyed by Babylonians, rebuilt, renovated by King Herod 2,000 years ago and then destroyed again by Roman legions in 70 A.D.
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