“For the first time in history we have actual objects from the time of David, which can be related to monuments described in the Bible.”

“This is the first time that archaeologists uncovered a fortified city in Judah from the time of King David,” Garfinkel said in a press release. “Even in Jerusalem we do not have a clear fortified city from his period. Thus, various suggestions that completely deny the biblical tradition regarding King David and argue that he was a mythological figure, or just a leader of a small tribe, are now shown to be wrong.”

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Editor’s note: This is bad news for Muslims, who deny the existence of any ancient Hebrew presence in the Holy Land.

This is also bad news for the secularists and atheists, since it bolsters the biblical accounts.

And of course, Jesus Christ is the eternal King of the Royal Line that began with King David, the son of Jesse, descended from the biblical Ruth.

No authentic David … no authentic Jesus!

Excavation of ancient site of Sodom and Gomorrah appears to reveal an intense “heat event””

The cities at the site were suddenly and completely wiped out in the Late Bronze Age, which makes a reasonably good fit with the biblical accounts of Abraham and Lot.  The entire presentation was very convincing, but never once did they deal with the “elephant in the room”: what caused the sites to be suddenly abandoned?

As soon as the session was over, I was the first to raise my hand.  “Did you find any arrow heads?  Signs of invasion?  What happened to them?”  The lead archeologist paused for a moment.  “I didn’t want to go there,” he said.  Another pause. “I’m preparing material for publication.”  Pause.  “All I want to say ‘on camera’ is, they appear to have been wiped out in a ‘heat event’.”

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Researcher claims moderns mistook old Roman fortress for Jerusalem Temple site.

Who to believe? Jesus and the Bible … or modern “scholars”?

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Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle discovered in Turkey

The tomb of St. Philip the Apostle, one of the original 12 disciples of Christianity’s central figure Jesus Christ, has been discovered during the ongoing excavations in Turkey’s south-western province of Denizli.

Italian professor Francesco D’Andria, the head of the excavation team at the Hierapolis ancient city in Denizli, told reporters on Tuesday that experts had reached the tomb of St. Philip whose name is mentioned in the Bible as one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus.

Professor D’Andria said archeologists had been working for years to find the tomb of the Biblical figure, and finally, they had managed to reach the monument while working on the ruins of a newly-unearthed church in Hierapolis.

D’Andria said the structure of the tomb and the writings on it proved that it belonged to St. Philip the Apostle, who is recognized as a martyr in the history of Christianity.

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King Solomon’s Wall: Magnificent 10th century B.C. structure unearthed in Jerusalem.

Situated just outside the Old City in Jerusalem, the Ophel City Wall site sits between the City of David and the southern wall of the Temple Mount.

Now open to the public, the Ophel Wall features ancient artifacts dated to the 10th century bc, a period during which the ancient kingdom of Israel experienced extraordinary expansion under King David and his son and heir, Solomon.

Among the Ophel discoveries is an impressive edifice—a 70-meter-long and 6-meter-high wall—constructed during King Solomon’s reign.

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Israeli archeologist says significant remains can still be found beneath Temple Mount.

Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University, one of the most prominent Israeli archaeologists, believes that remains from the First and Second Jewish Temple periods are currently below the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Mazar believes that the remains do include the Second Temple itself, in fact, and that with the technology available today, archaeologists can, at minimum, ensure that artifacts are not disturbed until a future excavation can be safely conducted.

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Beneath Jerusalem, an underground city takes shape

Archaeological digs under the disputed Old City are a matter of immense sensitivity. For Israel, the tunnels are proof of the depth of Jewish roots here, and this has made the tunnels one of Jerusalem’s main tourist draws: The number of visitors, mostly Jews and Christians, has risen dramatically in recent years to more than a million visitors in 2010.

But many Palestinians, who reject Israel’s sovereignty in the city, see them as a threat to their own claims to Jerusalem. And some critics say they put an exaggerated focus on Jewish history.

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