Daily Devotional - January 25
Is the Bible true? Again and again, archeology confirms that the Scriptures are true.
Here a few discoveries archeologists have made.
- The Bible tells of Israelites being attacked by Moabites. Guess what they dug up in 1869? The Moabite stone which records the Moabites attacking Israel.
- The Bible tells of Jerusalem being attacked by King Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC (2 Kings 24:10). Guess what was found? In southern Israel, in the 1930s, the Lachish letters showing that Nebuchadnezzar did attack Jerusalem.
- The Bible speaks about Abraham and Isaac, and Sodom and Gomorrah. Guess what they dug up in northern Syria in the 1970’s? The Ebla Tablets mentioned these two people groups and these two cities.
- The Bible mentions the city of Jericho and how the Israelites marched around the city’s mighty walls once a day for six days. On the seventh day, they marched around the city seven times with the priests blowing their trumpets and the people shouting, and then the walls fell down (Joshua 6). So what have archeologists find in 1997? Evidence that “the wall fell beneath itself.”
- The Bible mentions slings and stones being used as deadly weapons. David used them when he killed Goliath (1 Samuel 17), and 700 Benjamites used slings and stones and never missed (Judges 20:16). So what have we discovered? Archeologists now recognize that the ancient armies’ most important weapon was the sling!
Archeology continues to show that God’s word is true!
Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss.
~ Judges 20:16