Absolute dating archeology

Even the story of Jonah is somewhat verified by archeological finds in Nineveh.

On the seventh day, they marched around the city seven times, and at the blast of a trumpet, the people shouted. To the so called thinking man of the 2Oth century, such stories belong to the realm of mythology. He found pottery and scarab evidence that the city had been destroyed about 1400 BC, coinciding with Joshua’s date; and in a number of details, dug up evidence confirming the Biblical account in a most remarkable way." "‘The wall fell down flat.’ Dr.

According to the Bible account, the walls of the city fell down flat; and the fighting men of Israel, who had the city surrounded, went straight to the center of the city, killing everyone (with the exception of a woman named Rahab, and her family). Garstang found that the wall did actually ‘fall down flat.’ The wall was double, the two walls being 15 ft apart; the outer wall, 6 ft thick; the inner wall, 12 ft thick; both being about 30 ft high.

Following the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, the people of Israel crossed the Jordan River under the leadership of Joshua, who replaced Moses as the earthly captain of God’s people.

Israel prepared to conquer the walled city of Jericho by marching around the city walls once a day for six days. John Garstang, director of the British School of Archeology in Jerusalem and of the Department of Antiquities of the Palestine Government, excavated the ruins of Jericho, 1929-1936.

The purpose of this study is to present to you simple, yet forceful and useful evidence - proof, in fact! But it certainly could provide evidence that either supports the contention that it is, or it can provide evidence that it is not.

- that the Bible is indeed the absolute and immutable word of God. The fact is that archeology provides evidence that does point to the authorship of the Bible as being Divine.

This booklet contains the elements of that examination (it will take a much larger book to cover the subject with any degree of completeness).

It is a skeleton, which is the beginning place for hanging the meat of more study.

Garstang found great layers of charcoal and ashes and the wall ruins reddened by fire. Houses alongside the wall were burned to the ground.

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