Archaeology Is Good For The Bible

"Truth springs from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. -Psalm 85:11

The more archaeologists discover, the better the Bible looks! That is not the case with other major religions. Take for example Mormonism, which claims that there were two great civilizations in North America that are said to have rivaled the magnificence of ancient Israel. Yet, to this day all archaeological discoveries point to the contrary. The Bible is different. The more we dig, the more we find that the Bible’s history is true. Take for example the case of the Hittites. They were the empire located to the north of Galilee in modern day Turkey and Northern Syria. The Hittites were at one time a nation large enough and powerful enough to rival the Babylonians and Egyptians.

Before 1906, the only place that the Hittites were mentioned was in the Old Testament. Many so called “scholars” believed that the Bible had just made them up and that they never really existed at all. The Bible mentions the Hittites in many key moments of its salvation history. In Genesis 23, Abraham buried his wife Sara in a cave on land that was purchased from a Hittite. Even king David, in 2 Samuel 11, is mentioned committing the sin of adultery with Bathsheba, whose husband was Uriah the Hittite. In 1906, the archaeologist Hugo Winckler found the ancient Hittite capital Hattusa, along with its royal archives that contained over 10,000 tablets. The discovery confirmed that the Bible’s history had been true and reliable all along.

Today, archaeologist have discovered most of the major cities, empires, and even some major figures mentioned in the Bible. Unfortunately, most major discoveries receive little media attention. In 1990, a bone box (ossuary) was discovered with the bones of Joseph Caiaphas, the high priest that sentenced Jesus Christ to death. What a monumental discovery that was for all the scoffers of the Bible that claim most of the Biblical figures were imaginary! Yet, hardly any press was given. Rest assured, the Bible’s history is true! Every day archaeology is making new and exciting discoveries that confirm and uphold the faith of Christianity.

God Bless,

Pastor Joel