In addition to the unbelievable amount of manuscript evidence we have verifying the accuracy of the biblical texts, there have been many incredible archaeological finds that support the historical events of the nation of Israel. In this video Chad Hampsch talks about the necessity to consider the scientific and archaeological discoveries that verify the Bible.
Important Archaeological Finds Verifying the Biblical Text
Merneptah Stele – c. 1209 BCE – Egyptian mention of Israel
Mesha stele – c.850 BCE – Moabite mention of the House of David and House of Omri
Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III – c.825 BCE – Earliest impression of a biblical figure, Jehu or possibly his messenger.
Tel Dan Stele – c.800 BCE – Record of the House of David and King of Israel
Nimrud Tablet K.3751 – c.733 BCE – First inscription found describing Judah
Siloam inscription – c.701 BCE – Record of the construction of Hezekiah’s tunnel
Sennacherib’s Annals – c.690 BCE – Assyrian King Sennacherib’s siege of Jerusalem
Nebuchadnezzar Chronicle – c.550 – 400 BCE – Nebuchanezzar’s first siege of Jerusalem
Cylinder of Cyrus – c.530 BCE – King Cyrus’s policies toward former Babylonian captives
Arch of Titus – c.82 CE – Relief showing items taken from the temple by Titus’s army
Chad Hampsch is the Vice President of the Kanakuk Institute.