A very important ancient inscription has been discovered which confirms that the biblical kingdom of Israel really did exist in the 10th century BC, just as the Bible records. While this will not surprise “people of faith,” it shatters the beliefs of the archaeologists and “scholars” who have held to the “minimalist” position that the Bible cannot be taken seriously and that is full of exaggerations.
The ancient Hebrew inscription was found on a pottery shard, and it advocates justice and concern for slaves, widows, orphans and the poor. These are themes that are totally consistent with scriptural commands in the Bible which date to the 10th century BC! That the Hebrew inscription dates to the 10th century BC with such commands is more significant than the link below (about this find) acknowledges. Note that this ancient Hebrew inscription refers to “the king,” confirming that the Hebrew speakers of the 10th century BC not only had kings, but kings who cared for the poor and needy.
Who were the two most important Israelite kings of the 10th century BC? They were Kings David and Solomon, each of whom wrote biblically-preserved injunctions to remember the needs of the poor, the widows, the fatherless, etc. King David advised such virtues in many of his Psalms (Psalm 41:1, 82:3-4, 69:33, 140:12, etc.). His son, King Solomon, wrote many proverbs commanding the same theme (Proverbs 19:17, 22:9, 28:8, 29:7, etc.). The fact that the Bible records that the two most important and powerful Israelite kings of the 10th century wrote about the need to help the poor, widowed, fatherless, etc., combined with the finding of a 10th century inscription confirming there was an Israelite king who obviously encouraged his subjects to have compassion on the poor, widows, fatherless, etc. provides powerful evidence that Kings David and Solomon really did live and had the very attitudes attributed to them in the Psalms and Proverbs. The king sets the tone for his entire kingdom. If the king was cruel and pitiless, one would not see such an inscription advising mercy to the poor and needy while referencing “the king.” This inscription had to be made at a time when there was an Israelite king who not only had such compassionate attitudes toward the poor, but also taught them to his subjects. This fact strongly argues that this inscription dates to the time of either King David or King Solomon. It also supports the Bible’s narrative that Israel had kings in the 10th century BC, and that such kings taught their subjects compassion on the poor, widows, fatherless, etc.
This is a very important archaeological find which supports the Bible’s accounts! Keep in mind that the reigns of Kings David and Solomon were already “ancient history” at the time of the Roman Caesars. So many armies have conquered their way through the ancient Promised Land over the millennia and destroyed so many cities, artifacts, works of art, etc. that it is a wonder that anything is left from the 10th century to be found at all! Given that this inscription supports the Bible’s historical narrative accounts, it is hardly surprising that it received so little attention in the modern press—which is generally antagonistic to the Bible due to the false teachings about evolutionary dogmas which have permeated modern society. As we progress deeper into the latter days, the truth of the Bible and the folly of evolutionary theory will eventually become painfully obvious even to its duped advocates. The Bible will eventually have a total win over all its detractors!