My sons got to go to Grace Community Church yesterday and hear John MacArthur speak on the tribulation. Here is a clip from “Larry King Live” with John MacArthur as a guest.
Dr Price, who directs excavations at the Qumran plateau in Israel, the site of the community that produced the dead sea scrolls some 2,000 years ago, expertly guides you through the latest archaeological finds that have changed the way we understand the world of the bible. (Part 3 of 6 in the film series The Stones Cry Out) HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED………
Did the Patriarchs of the Bible actually live?
Have the legendary cities of Sodom & Gomorrah been discovered?
Did the walls of Jericho really fall down?
Was King David a man or a myth?
Can we locate the tomb of Christ today?
The Stones Cry Out allows you to see and hear archaeologists who have made some of the most significant discoverires of our time and how the ancient evidence they unearthed confirmed the historical persons and events of the bible. Filmed on location in Israel and Jordan, this fascinating porgram will enable you to appreciate the living message of the bible.
My grandson was riding with me in the car the other day when the song “My God is greater” came on the radio. I was quite shocked that he sang every word correctly. It was quite thrilling to me to hear a four year old do that. When I think of discoveries like the Ebla Tablets that verify names like Adam, Eve, Ishmael, David and Saul were in common usage when the Bible said they were, it makes me think of this song below by Chris Tomlin.
From time to time you will read articles in the Arkansas press by such writers as John Brummett, Max Brantley and Gene Lyons that poke fun at those that actually believe the Bible is historically accurate when in fact the Bible is backed up by many archaeological facts. The Book of Mormon is blindly accepted even though archaeology has disproven many of the facts that are claimed by it. For instance, sheep did not exist in North America when they said they did.
“Sheep” are mentioned in the Book of Mormon as being raised in the Americas by the Jaredites between 2500 BC and 600 BC. Another verse mentions “lamb-skin” (~ AD 21) However, Domestic sheep are known to have been first introduced to the Americas during the second voyage of Columbus in 1493.
tablets was discovered among the
ruins of an ancient palace. These
tablets became known as “The Ebla
Tablets”, and they were originally
discovered under the direction of two
professors from the University of
Rome – Dr. Paolo Matthiae and Dr.
Giovanni Petinato. At this point, about
17,000 tablets from the ancient Eblaite
Kingdom have been
recovered. These tablets appear to
have been written during the two last
generations of ancient Ebla. This
means that they probably come from
some time around 2300 to
2250 B.C. But what is remarkable
about the Ebla tablets is not how old
they are, but rather the
amazing parallels to the Bible that
For example, one scholar was very
surprised at just how close much of
the language on the tablets is to
and David have been found on the tablets. Now, it is important to note that the tablets are not
necessarily referring to those specific people. Rather, what it does demonstrate is that those
names were commonly used in ancient times.
In addition, quite a few ancient Biblical cities are also mentioned by name in the Ebla tablets.
chapter 14. Some Bible skeptics have long tried to claim that the victory of Abraham over
Chedorlaomer and the Mesopotamian kings in Genesis 14 was fictional and that the five “cities
of the plain” (Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar) referred to in that chapter are
legendary. But it turns out that the Ebla tablets refer to all five of the “cities of the plain”, and on
one tablet the cities are listed in the exact same order that we find in Genesis chapter 14.
tablets do confirm quite a few historical details found in the Scriptures.