Archaeologists and workers in Israel in recent weeks have unearthed eight steps at the Pool of Siloam as part of a major project that will reveal – for the first time in centuries – the very stones that Jesus and the men and women of Scripture once walked.
New evidence reports Nathan Steinmeyer of the Biblical Archaeology Society is confirming the biblical description of the kingdom of Judah as it existed in King David’s time. This is significant, according to Steinmeyer, because “[d]espite King David’s prominence in the Hebrew Bible, little archaeological evidence has been directly linked to the early years of the Kingdom of Judah.” Because of this apparent discrepancy between the archeological record and the biblical description of the region during the 10th century B.C., “some scholars have argued that Judah only became a developed polity in the ninth or even eighth-century B.C.E.”
An investigative filmmaker who has explored Israel and the Middle East for archaeological evidence for the biblical stories says he has found a “pattern” of physical corroboration for the stories of Scripture that has helped strengthen his faith.
Tim Mahoney released his first “Patterns of Evidence” documentary in 2015 and is scheduled to release his next one in May: Patterns of Evidence: Journey to Mt. Sinai, Part II. It will be in theaters May 15 and 17, examining the various proposals for the biblical mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments.