Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Archaeology continues to support biblical accounts

I am always interested to hear how archaeology continues to support the biblical accounts. This article from the New American details a dig going on right now in Goliath's home town of Gath.
Most notably, what has been unearthed so far upholds the biblical account of Goliath. The Blaze explains: "The findings at the site support the idea that the Goliath story faithfully reflects something of the geopolitical reality of the period, Maeir said — the often violent interaction of the powerful Philistines of Gath with the kings of Jerusalem in the frontier zone between them."
You can read the rest of the article here: Archeologists: Philistine Relics From Goliath's Hometown of Gath?

1 comment:

Andrew Faris said...

One of the interesting things about this is that I remember reading in college that there are 5 Philistine cities mentioned in the Bible with any prominence (or maybe at all, I'm not sure). 3 of them had been found, but at that time it was big news that a 4th had recently been found, leaving Gath as the 5th. So anyway, apparently the city itself is a recent-ish find.