Validating the bible
1500 BC, reveal institutions, practices, and customs remarkably congruent to those found in Genesis.These tablets include treaties, marriage arrangements, rules regarding inheritance, adoption, and the like. Genesis 23 reports that Abraham buried Sarah in the Cave of Machpelah, which he purchased from Ephron the Hittite.If anyone tries to tell you that Jesus is not God in the flesh close your ears because anyone who believes that blasphemy will not enter into Heaven. 1 John And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. John -24 This made the Jews ask, “Will he kill himself?Jesus said if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins. Is that why he says, ‘Where I go, you cannot come’? John -19 “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen.In 2 Kings 9–10, Jehu is mentioned as King of Israel (841–814 BC).That the growing power of Assyria was already encroaching on the northern kings prior to their ultimate conquest in 722 BC is demonstrated by a six-and-a-half-foot black obelisk discovered in the ruins of the palace at Nimrud in 1846.
Such precise urban evidence measures favorably when compared with the geographical sites Shishak’s Invasion of Judah.Second Samuel 11 tells of David’s adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.A century ago the Hittites were unknown outside of the Old Testament, and critics claimed that they were a figment of biblical imagination.Do not open.” Hezekiah’s Siloam Tunnel Inscription. Fearing a siege by the Assyrian king, Sennacherib, Hezekiah preserved Jerusalem’s water supply by cutting a tunnel through 1,750 feet of solid rock from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam inside the city walls (2 Kings 20; 2 Chron. At the Siloam end of the tunnel, an inscription, presently in the archaeological museum at Istanbul, Turkey, celebrates this remarkable accomplishment. The cuneiform on a hexagonal, 15-inch baked clay prism found at the Assyrian capital of Nineveh describes Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah in 701 BC in which it claims that the Assyrian king shut Hezekiah inside Jerusalem “like a caged bird.” Like the biblical record, however, it does state that he conquered Jerusalem, which the prism certainly would have done had this been the case.The tunnel is probably the only biblical site that has not changed its appearance in 2,700 years. After having conquered the 10 northern tribes of Israel, the Assyrians moved southward to do the same to Judah (2 Kings 18–19). The Assyrians, in fact, bypassed Jerusalem on their way to Egypt, and the city would not fall until the time of Nebuchadnezzar and the Neo-Babylonians in 586 BC. This tolerant policy of the founder of the Persian Empire is borne out by the discovery of a nine-inch clay cylinder found at Babylon from the time of its conquest, 539 BC, which reports Cyrus’s victory and his subsequent policy of permitting Babylonian captives to return to their homes and even rebuild their temples. This list of correlations between Old Testament texts and the hard evidence of Near Eastern archaeology could easily be tripled in length.