The Bible and Archaeology

Ebla tablet

Archaeology shows the Bible is true

By Lanny and Marilyn Johnson

The Bible speaks about hundreds of ancient cities, kings, names, and events.  Is everything written in the Bible really true?  Important discoveries in archeology (sometimes spelled archaeology) have shown that the Bible is true.  Here are just a few of these discoveries.

The Bible tells about a group of people called Moabites that attacked Israel.  The Moabite stone was discovered in Jordan in 1868.  It records, in the rock, the Moabite attacks on Israel.  The Bible was right!

The Bible tells of King Nebuchadnezzar attacking Jerusalem in 586 B.C. (2 Kings 24:10).  The Lachish letters were discovered in southern Israel, from 1932 to 1938.  The Lachish letters show Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem just as the Bible said!

The Bible tells about a group of people called the Hittites, mentioned 47 times.  One hundred years ago there was no archeological evidence to prove the Hittites ever existed.  Some people said they never existed and you were ignorant to believe in the Bible.  But the Hittite capital and records were discovered at Bogazkoy, Turkey.  The Bible was right all along!

In northern Syria in the 1970’s, thousands and thousands of clay tablets were found.  These Ebla Tablets tell of a certain story very much like the Bible creation story.  They also speak of a flood story like that of the flood story in the Bible. The Ebla Tablets talk about Abraham and Isaac.  They also tell of two sinful cities, Sodom and Gomorrah.  Some people who do not believe, said that Ur and other Canaan cities of the Bible did not exist.  However, the Ebla Tablets showed the Bible was correct!…

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