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Archaeological Dig uncovers possible piece of Solomon's Temple

In February, 2010, an archaeological excavation in Israel uncovered a gate, tower and wall that could verify the existence of Solomon’s Temple 3,000 years ago.

The structures, near the Temple Mount outside Jerusalem, are currently being verified as dating back to the tenth century B.C. This would place them at the time of the first temple built by King David’s son Solomon, as recorded in 1 Kings 5 of the Old Testament.

Skeptics have tried to disprove biblical events since the days in which they occurred, but some archaeological finds have stood the test of time in proving biblical events as truth.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Are the events recounted in the Bible true? You may already be familiar with this...

Last year, I casually asked an Orthodox rabbi, a man who has devoted 40 years to Torah studies, how Rameses II could possibly have been the Pharaoh of the Exodus. After all, his armies over-ran western Asia. Surely he would have found, killed, or recaptured his runaway slaves.

The answer I got back was, that's precisely why it couldn't have been Rameses. Either the Exodus account happened, or it didn't, and if it did, the Egyptian state was laid prostrate. I've summarized the rest of his answer here: