Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Proof of the Creator and Biblical Truth Is Being Revealed--

God does have a sense of humor...
He keeps revealing the proof that the Bible is true...and uses the efforts of man to do it!

A Fortification of gigantic size has been uncovered in Jerusalem...
It was built to defend against "marauding desert nomads" ..(wonder if they were the offspring of Hagar?...)

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region, experts say.

The wall is built of enormous boulders, confounding archaeologists as to how ancient peoples built it.

The wall is built of enormous boulders, confounding archaeologists as to how ancient peoples built it.

Standing 8 meters (26 feet) high, the wall of huge cut stones is a marvel to archaeologists.

"To build straight walls up 8 meters ... I don't know how to do it today without mechanical equipment," said the excavation's director, Ronny Reich. "I don't think that any engineer today without electrical power [could] do it."

Archaeologist Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority added, "You see all the big boulders -- all the boulders are 4 to 5 tons."

The discovered section is 24 meters (79 feet) long. "However, it is thought the fortification is much longer because it continues west beyond the part that was exposed," the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a news release.

It was found inside the City of David, an archaeological excavation site outside the Old City of East Jerusalem on a slope of the Silwan Valley.

The wall is believed to have been built by the Canaanites, an ancient pagan people who the Bible says inhabited Jerusalem and other parts of the Middle East before the advent of monotheism.Video Watch report on the discovery of the ancient wall »

"This is the most massive wall that has ever been uncovered in the City of David," Reich and Shukron said in a joint statement about the find. It marks the first time "that such massive construction that predates the Herodian period has been discovered in Jerusalem."

It appears to be part of a "protected, well-fortified passage that descends to the spring tower from some sort of fortress that stood at the top of the hill," according to the joint statement.

The spring "is located in the weakest and most vulnerable place in the area. The construction of a protected passage, even though it involves tremendous effort, is a solution for which there are several parallels in antiquity, albeit from periods that are later than the remains described here."

Such walls were used primarily to defend against marauding desert nomads looking to rob the city, said Reich, a professor at the University of Haifa.

For More:>>>http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/09/04/israel.wall.discovered/index.html

8 comments:

JGregg said...

i LOVE it ... God is indeed good, especially when He confounds the wisest of the world with simple, often seemingly foolish things. Another confirmation in the timeline of HIStory of Biblical truths come to light. - Jg.

Always On Watch said...

I'm sure the offspring of Hagar were among those Jerusalem had to defend again.

My guess is that some of the offspring of Hagar intermingled with some of the ancient Canaanite tribes.

And we do know what the Israelites were ordered to do and did not do after entering the Promised Land. Remember?

Always On Watch said...

Um,"again" should read "against."

Bryan said...

No matter how far you run, how high you climb, or how deep you dig, there is no getting away from the truth: God and His word!

christian soldier said...

JG-He always shows us --we just have to be willing and aware in order to see...

AOW-the Esther story is one of the examples of the Hebrews' lack of obedience --Haman was the off-spring of one of the peoples that were to be eliminated....

B-and the knowing brings a smile to the heart....

Z said...

and they're STILL fighting Hagar's offspring, of course!

WOW, is this cool, Carol...
I've often thought that as God revealed this kind of thing it would be closer to the promise; not solely (souly?!) 'needing' faith makes it less and less sure we'll all be here for long, though I'm not one to talk 'end times' too much.

christian soldier said...

Z-me either--the WORD says that God the Father knows the time--I live and 'do battle' as if it is going to be a looong time before HE comes again...---

Anders Branderud said...

Hello! We agree of the existence of a Creator and the truth of Tan’’kh – the Jewish Bible. And I think it always is great about archeological discoveries which confirm the account in Tan''kh.

Since you are a Christians I think the website www.netzarim.co.il will be of interest to you. It contains research, previously unknown to most Christians, about Ribi Yehoshua and what he and his followers taught. It is a essential read to learn about his teachings, which are in accordance with Torah – the instruction manual from the Creator.

Have a very nice weekend!
Anders Branderud