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In Case You Haven’t Heard

22 Sep

We will let the article speak for itself. You can read it at the following ink:

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/archaeologists-discover-site-of-famous-biblical-battle.html

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered what they believe to be the site of a biblical city mentioned in the story of David and Goliath.

Charisma News reports that the two-gated city is thought to be around 3,000 years old. Its modern name is Khirbet Qeiyafa and it is in Israel’s Elah Valley.

Archaeologists believe the city was referenced in the Old Testament and that its name during biblical times was Sha’arayim, which is Hebrew for “two gates.” The city is mentioned in 1 Samuel 17: 52 which says, “And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath and the gates of Ekron, so that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.”

Scientists used carbon-14 dating of some 28 charred olive pits to determine that the city flourished at the end of the eleventh century BCE through the early tenth century, which included the days of King Saul and David.

Good news but remember Christianity survives by faith not physical evidence. We know that the Bible is true because God cannot lie (Titus 1). If God lied then we do not follow a holy God but a being in need of a savior. Physical evidence is good as it shores up our faith but we will never get enough physical evidence where we do not use faith anymore.

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