Skip to comments.New Archaeological Find Confirms Biblical Account of the Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem
Posted on 08/02/2017 10:49:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
(Photo: YouTube/Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel)Artifacts dating from the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the sixth century BC.
A newly discovered archaeological find confirms the Old Testament's account of the taking of Jerusalem by the Babylonian Empire in the sixth century BC.
Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority at the Jerusalem Walls National Park, as funded by the City of David Foundation, discovered strong evidence of fire damage from around the time when the city was conquered by the Babylonians.
The IAA explained in a YouTube video from late July that various findings recently unearthed included "charred wood, grape seeds, pottery, fish scales and bones, and unique, rare artifacts."
"These findings depict the affluence and character of Jerusalem, capital of the Judean Kingdom, and are mesmerizing proof of the city's demise at the hands of the Babylonians," explained the YouTube video.
"Among the excavation's salient findings were dozens of storage jars which served to store both grain and liquids, several of which had stamped handles. Several of the seals discovered depict a rosette a petalled rose."
IAA excavation directors Ortal Chalaf and Dr. Joe Uziel noted that this seal was typical for the end of the First Temple Period and were used by Judean royal administrators.
The findings came just before the national commemoration of the anniversary of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem, which was observed on Tuesday.
"At the dig site, the rampant destruction caused by a fiery inferno is clearly seen. Burnt charcoal layers of destruction preserved flooring and utensils in situ, giving a stark picture of the immediacy of the blaze," reported the Times of Israel.
"This is not the first time that remains of the Babylonian First Temple destruction were found in the City of David. What is interesting in the current dig, located beyond what is commonly thought of as Jerusalem's city limits during the First Temple, is that not all the excavated buildings of this period show the intense destruction layer."
A significant historical event for both Jews and Christians, the Babylonian captivity began around 586 BC when King Nebuchadnezzar conquered the city of Jerusalem.
"The exile formally ended in 538 bce, when the Persian conqueror of Babylonia, Cyrus the Great, gave the Jews permission to return to Palestine," noted Britannica.com.
"Historians agree that several deportations took place (each the result of uprisings in Palestine), that not all Jews were forced to leave their homeland, that returning Jews left Babylonia at various times, and that some Jews chose to remain in Babyloniathus constituting the first of numerous Jewish communities living permanently in the Diaspora."
Eventually, some people are going to realize the “stories” of the Bible are actually true.
How long that’s going to take, I do not know.
It takes some people a while to understand what it all means.
Yes but doesn’t think indicate that the temple was located in the City of David and not the temple mount? As such wouldn’t that make it easier politically to rebuild it?
When it ever in doubt? There are other sources than the Bible which make it clear Babylon conquered Israel.
“The exile formally ended in 538 bce, when the Persian conqueror of Babylonia, Cyrus the Great, gave the Jews permission to return to Palestine,” noted Britannica.com.
So Cyrus the Great called the area “Palestine” in 538bce???
IIRC THe City of David is Jerusalem. The Temple Mount is in what they are calling the City of David.
If atheist, never. One cannot prove faith that way.
The reasons for disbelieving the historicity of the Bible are fundamentally emotional and spiritual. The antidote for that is not disparate facts but the single person of Christ.
This is the Skeptic’s Game. I figured it out at 10 when I learned that the Reason to disbelieve the Bible was the absence of extra-biblical evidence for the existence of the Hittite Empire.
Then they discovered Hattushah, the capital of the empire, and...
... on to the next Reason.
A wonderful find.
This might help....
I guess what I am saying is that the city of David at the time of David is much smaller than modern day Jerusalem. So the question is - where was the old city actually located on today’s map? then the next question is - when Solomon built the temple was it in the ancient city of David or on the current temple mount? Lots of folks seem to think that the current temple mount is not the original site for the temple at all.
It’s the Temple Mount. The Muslims always try to build a mosque over their enemies Hoky places to signify victory over their enemies.
The invasion and conquest by the Babylonians was because of child sacrifice. They were warned before they entered the Promised Land not to practice child sacrifice as were the nations in the land.
However, the LORD did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath with which His anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him. And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also from My sight, as I have removed Israel. And I will cast off Jerusalem, this city which I have chosen, and the temple (house) of which I said, My name shall be there.
Surely at the command (mouth) of the LORD it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; AND THE LORD WOULD NOT FORGIVE. (All caps mine) 2 Kings 23:26 & 27 and 24:3 & 4
Manasseh had repented during his time in Babylon and was allowed to return to Jerusalem where he destroyed the altars. The nation was given a reprieve and under the rule of his grandson, Josiah, a great revival occurred. Later, child sacrifice was again practiced and that is when the destruction occurred.
that’s the question - is it really> No one ever got rich by assuming the moslems knew what they were talking about lol
You make a very good point.
This is somewhat like Heinrich Schliemann and his belief in Troy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Schliemann).
Agreed. I love finds like this.
**on to the next Reason.**
Moses could not write as writing had not been invented yet, then it was found writing had been around for a long, long time.
on to the next Reason.
Pontius Pilate never existed! Until it was found he DID EXIST!
on to the next Reason.
Some are, some aren't. This one wasn't actually doubted, despite the headline.
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