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chap 12

 BIBLICAL  ARCHEOLOGY

Most people are aware several years ago Noah’s Ark was discovered in Turkey on Mount Ararat, beneath snow and volcanic debris. Much of it is intact !

It has been carbon dated to be 4,800 years old, which fits the Biblical account perfectly.

Large sections show the timber structure with large, crude iron fasteners.

Animal stalls with food still in them, petrified animal dung and broken antlers.

The parts that are there match the description in the Bible as well as its location . Scripture states in Genesis 8 verse 4 , “ the Ark rested in the seventh month on the 17th day of the month upon the mountains of Ararat “ .
There’s that # 7 again , signifying The Creators Re-creating after the cleansing flood .



Below is an aerial view of Noah’s Ark.




On another related point of science agreeing with the Bible  ,in Israel during the last several years , archaeologists have been unearthing many finds like ; the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah . In Genesis 19, the account is told how these cities were destroyed by flaming sulfur ball hail, fire and brimstone, rained down from Heaven, for their sexual immorality, fornication and sodomy. Sodom is where we get the word sodomy from.



Each of the cities of the plain contain evidence of “ brimstone “ which Almighty God rained down upon the cities to destroy them ! The brimstone, of golf ball size,

is composed of 96-98 % sulfur , with trace amounts of magnesium which create an extremely high-temperature burn .

This is the only place on earth where you can find 96 % pure monoclinic sulfur in a round ball !  This ” brimstone “ is NOT from any type of geothermal activity, since there isn’t evidence of any such in the area , and besides , geo-thermal sulfur nodules are only 40 % pure sulfur and are of the rhombic type .  This is one of a kind as The Creator is one of a kind !

Sulphur nodule burned into ziggurat wall




12b extreme heat ionization marks


12c extreme heat, melting and bubbling of stone !


In Egypt the remains of Joseph’s Palace have been excavated , in Goshen , where the Israelites were given residence by Pharaoh , after his brothers sold him into slavery . There are several characteristics that identify this structure as Joseph’s Palace . Underneath the foundation was found the remains of a Syrian style house , which is where the Israelites had come from .The palace above it had a spacious and elegant layout , not common for this dwelling place of the Israelites , but more for Egyptian royalty . 

Joseph’s brothers being jealous of him had sold him into slavery but he had favor with the Almighty and rose to be a powerful advisor to the Egyptians . Because of this , this structure had both Egyptian and Semite characteristics in architecture . All around it were smaller more modest dwellings with only Semitic characteristics. The property had two distinctly separate apartments on it , undoubtedly for his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh .

It had 12 tombs and 12 pillars , one for each of the 12 brothers/12 tribes of Israel . There was one other tomb in the shape of a small pyramid . This signified that although being an Israelite he was considered Egyptian royalty .  Inside there was a statue of a medium completed man with red hair in a customary mushroom shaped hairstyle of a Israelite nobleman . 

Around his shoulders could still be seen the colors of multi-striped coat . This of course is the famous Dreamcoat .  Over his shoulder he had a Egyptian throwing stick , an established symbol of the Pharaohs authority . This fits the Genesis 50:25-26 scripture that says ; “ and Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel saying Almighty God will surely visit you and you shall carry up my bones from hence , so Joseph died being a hundred and ten years old and they and embalmed him and he was put in a coffin in Egypt “ 

The statue had been anciently smashed in a way that showed the hatred of intentional defacing , literally the face was focused on for damage .  Hatred is exactly what the Egyptians would have felt , for any Jew , after the plagues , the Exodus and destruction of Pharaohs army , by the Red Sea collapsing on them . Of course over time you would have expected the valuable personal belongings in the tomb to have been taken by grave robbers , but the bones were gone also .

 There wasn’t the usual careless damage to the tomb done by grave robbers , instead there was evidence of careful brick by brick removal . This showed the careful and respectful removal of Josephs body on Holy Land .

In order for Moses to have been able to identify his tomb it must have been well known and marked , as it was , for him to have been able to fulfill the following scripture . Exodus 13:we 19 states , “ and Moses took the bones of Joseph with him for he had straightly sworn the children of Israel saying , Almighty God will surely visit you and you shall carry up my bones away hence with you “ .

There is much more archeological evidence such as ; Solomon’s wall.




And Solomon’s Palace Throne Room.

David’s Palace and Tower,



Herods Palace, where the trial of Christ occurred.


Even pottery with SPECIFIC names from the Bible written on them have also been discovered !

This amazingly specific discovery was , two bullae , (clay seals on an official royal document) , were found on the east side of the city of David, bearing the Hebrew names, “ Gedaliyahu ben ( son of)Pashur “ and “ Yehucal ben Shelemiyahu ben Shovi “ . These Hebrew names are exactly recorded in the Anglicized King James Version , showing these bullae were the seals of two princes , specifically mentioned in the Bible , both of them together in the same verse , who persecuted Jeremiah ! Jeremiah 38:1 states , “ Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan and Gedaliah the son of Pashur , and Jucal the son of Shemalemih and Assure the son of Shelemiah , and Pashur the son of Malchiah heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken unto all the people “ .

These can be seen in Armstrong auditorium , in Edmond Oklahoma ,

due to the fact that students , from the Philadelphia Church of God Bible College helping at the archaeological dig helped to uncover them .


A bullae of King Hezekiah was also found .



Recently a 1,750-foot aqueduct , was discovered , that brings water ,

to this very day , from the Gihon Spring on the east side of Jerusalem to the west side . Two scriptures chronicle this  , 2nd Chronicles 32-33 states , “ this same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon , and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David . “

2nd Kings 20: 20 confirms this ; “ and the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and all his might , and how he made a pool , and a conduit , and brought water into the city , are they not written in the Book of Chronicles of the kings of Judah “



Hezekiah’s Tunnel.

This aqueduct was an engineering marvel . A few of the amazing facts are ;

it was carved straight through bedrock with nothing but hand tools ,

over its 1,750-foot length , it only drops one foot in height , from one end to the other , creating perfect pitch for flow and was done with two groups of men working with pickaxes from two separate ends , meeting in the middle !

If you were to walk through this tunnel today , you can still see the marks even showing which direction the men swung there pickaxes , as they chipped their way through the hard stone .

At the halfway point , where the two teams of men met in the middle ,

you can read an inscription commemorating the completing of it .  Examination of the Hebrew script shows it to be written in the very style dating to Hezekiah’s time period , although some of the old Hebrew words are partially worn away so the inscription is not word perfect . It says ; “ when the tunnel was driven through while we were still with axes each man toward his fellow and while there were still 3 cubits to be cut through , there was heard the voice of a man calling to his fellows , for there was an overlap in the rock on the right and when the tunnel was driven through the quarrymen hewed the rock , each man toward his fellow , axe against axe , and the water flowed from the spring toward the reservoir , 1,200 cubits and the height of the rock above the head of the quarry men was a hundred cubits . “ This inscription parallels both the biblical and the geographical facts .

Original pick marks in Hezekiah’s Tunnel



Water still flows today.

At the opening of Hezekiah’s Tunnel is the Pool of Siloam.

At the opening of Hezekiah’s Tunnel is the Pool of Siloam.


Another example of archeological proof of the veracity of the Bible, is the utterly destroyed remains of the city of Jericho were found with evidence of all of the walls having fallen down and outward , just as scripture says .

Also , the city shows signs of utter destruction and burning with fire .

This is all in exact agreement to what the Bible says in Joshua 6: 20-24 . Furthermore the remains had been carbon dated to the exact time when Israel would have been entering the Promised Land .



Another impressive artifact found is the Mesha Stele , a four foot tall engraved black stone recording the victories of the Moabite King , Mesha .

On this stone is mentioned the Israelite King Omri , the tribe of GAD and the Vessels of Yahuwah . One of the scriptures mentioning the events between King Meisha and Israel is , 2nd Kings 3:4-5 , which states , “ and Mesha king of Moab was a sheep-master , and rendered unto the king Israel a hundred thousand lambs , and a hundred thousand rams , with the wool .  But it came to pass when Ahab was dead , that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel . “ It also appears to have mentioned the “ House of David “ , although there is some debate about this , due to some damage on the stone.



All of these finds are from the Old Testament , here’s one from the New Testament . Everybody knows Pontius Pilate was the Judean prefect , who betrayed Christ with a kiss , to be scourged and crucified .

Approximately 50 years ago a unique white stone , somewhat damaged ,

was discovered in Caesarea , bearing the Latin words ;
[DIS AUGUSTI]S TIBERIEUM
[…..PO]NTIUS PILATUS
[….PRAEF]ECTUS IUDA[EA]E
[..FECIT D]E[DICAVIT]
Which translated reads:
To the honorable Gods (this)
Pontius Pilate,
Prefect of Judea,
had dedicated……



Obviously the full inscription , due to the damage of time , could not be interpreted , but the clear reference to Pontius Pilate , Prefect of Judea ,is unmistakable ! These are just a few of the more notable archeological finds .  So for even the most hardened skeptic there’s nothing like hard evidence ! Again, pun intended.

I know , despite all this truth , there are some skeptics, smart cookies and pessimistic doubters out there that still have some unanswered questions, due to the widely accepted archeology record of cavemen and dinosaurs .  Trust me, no stone will be left uncovered. Pun intended.  So here is the explanation on that …….

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