The Bible and Archeology

Through archeology, scientists are able to learn about the artifacts and human antiquities. Normally, these materials are gained through excavation from underground using tools such as spades.

The Bible portrays archeology on how the bulk information in it was literally unearthed through patience and devotion. This was done in order to showcase the historical accuracy of the Bible as the word of God. Archeology was used by the writers of the Bible in their bid to chronologically show how events took place during different times.

The Bible has mentioned thousands and thousands of lands. These lands were home to many people who lived there in the years that have past. Using the artifacts which were adapted from these mentioned lands, the Bible is able to show the custom and lives of the people who lived there.

However, some of the readers and critics portray the Bible as inaccurate and even unreliable in showing the chronological history of events. To them, the Bible does not clearly show the date or the century during which events took place. Mainly, the Bible necessitates on the people and the place where they lived without showing the date.

For instance, the Israelite’s were enslaved by Egyptians in the land of Egypt. Later, Moses was by God to deliver them from the slavery. God also sent Moses to lead the Israelite’s to the land of promise which was known as Canaan. However, despite the Bible mentioning the Israelite’s, Egyptians, Egypt, and Canaan, it does not show the date when the events took place.

Nonetheless, the Bible readers and researchers have essentially located places, sites, structures, and materials which can be used to accurately locate events and their dates. Today, many place such as Israel still retains some of the most famous places where events in the Bible took place. Therefore, those who visit Israel can be able to see these places.

Israel is still recognized as God’s land since the ancient times. In 2 Samuel 5: 7-9, Joab climbed a shaft in order to take up the city of Jerusalem, the then Jebus, for his king, David. This is also stated in 1 Chronicles 11: 5-7. The shaft on which Joab climbed is still present in Israel up to today.

Another famous place to watch in Israel is the King Hezekiah’s tunnel. In the present date Israel, the tunnel can be seen stretching from Gihon’s spring all the way up to Siloam’s pool. This tunnel is stated in the Bible in the verse, 2 Kings 20: 20. It is also another present visible place which can be used to locate the history of events which are outlined in the Bible.

Other places which visitors can view in Israel include: the Citadel of Jerusalem, actual scrolls at Qumram near the Dead Sea, and also the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified. Also, visitors can see the Herod’s fortress palace remains where Jesus was initially paraded and mocked before being sent to the Pilate for condemnation.

Essentially, most of these places show the artifacts and antiquities which show the early history and events which are represented in the Bible. Archeologists can easily use these materials and structures to locate the date when the events took place.