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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jericho Unearthed - Bible Confirmed Once Again


Can archaeology prove the accuracy of the Bible? In this video, we hear from archaeologists about what is required to make an honest and intelligent assessment about the accuracy about the Bible.

Jericho Unearthed is a new documentary which assesses the validity of the Biblical record and the archaeological evidence, using incites from Garstang, Kenyon, and many other experts.

In the 1920’s archaeologist John Garstang concluded that he had matched evidence at the site to the stories in the Bible. His conclusions were challenged by archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon who explained that when the Israelites attacked Jericho as described in the Bible, there were no walls and no city.

Historian Sharon Woods explains that there has never been any archaeological evidence of the Bible in Jericho. For that matter, the wall that does exist is Middle Bronze Age and not Late Bronze Age.
Archaeologist Bryant Wood explains that “you have to come to a conclusion based on the evidence, not on what the authority figure says”.

What all of these archaeologists, scientists, and historians seen to have in common is that, you have to use concrete evidence and not the stories in the Bible to arrive at your conclusions.

4 Comments:

Emma Springfield said...

These are the types of debates I enjoy. Eventually someone will come up with definitive evidence to solve the mystery.

Margaret of Amazing Bible Timeline said...

So here's a place where Jericho would be expected to be found, with fallen city walls during one time frame (an event unique to the area), and the city was burned but according to secular historians this is NOT Jericho? hmmph.

I'd like to add a summary of this on our page on historical proofs of the Bible (http://agards-bible-timeline.com/q9_historical_proof_bible.html) with a link back to this

Lauren Axelrod said...

@Emma

You'll have to stay tuned, because I have a follow up. I just reviewed a book called Unveiling the Kings of Israel. It's a must read for Bible enthusiasts, archaeologists, or whomever is interested.

@Margaret

That would be wonderful Margaret. I've also just completed a book review of Unveiling the Kings of Israel. You'll have to read it on Monday.

Mike Golch said...

that was interesting.

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