In the News...Archaeology Finds "Goliath"
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Many purported scholars have doubted that the stories of the Bible actually took place, but one of a number of recent finds thwarts that supposition and adds to the pile of proof that the Bible is true and that biblical characters actually lived and breathed just as we do today.
At an archaeological excavation in Tel es-Safi in southern Israel , the location of the ancient Philistine city of Gath, evidence of the use of the name Goliath has been found. A piece of pottery bearing a name that transliterates into Hebrew as Goliath was dated to soon after the period in which the story of David and Goliath, as related in the Bible, took place (Associated Press, Earthlink News, "Finding Said to Boost Proof of Goliath," Nov. 11, 2005).
This kind of evidence isn't like finding a letter from Goliath, but it, along with many other finds, helps establish that the Bible accurately presents the period of history it claims to.
This adds to the weight of evidence that the Bible is truthful, just as God says it is, and that the miraculous events of the biblical record, instead of being figments of the imagination of Israelite scribes, are in fact true instances of God's powerful intervention in the history of man.
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