From the Biblical Archeology Review quote from Ayreh Shimron,
“I think here is where we have to consider the possibility—perhaps even probability—that the Old Testament narrative regarding the threat that the Assyrian monarch Sennacherib made toward Jerusalem in the year 701 B.C.E. is historically correct.”
What?! The Bible might have gotten the story right! I’m shocked! :-D
Down the page quote from Ayreh Shimron,
“they also had a few things going for them. For example, simple oil levels, and a very efficient surveying instrument called a gromar that was used for surveying straight lines and simple angles, were already available at the time. The usage of the gromar is implied by the many 45 and 90 degree angles cut during execution of the tunnel.”
Well, we shall have to find out what a “Gromar” is and what it has to do with 45 and 90 degree angles soon!
I ran into a site with a number of skeptics claims from the last few centuries and the truths we have uncovered that show the Bible’s accuracy.
Like any “proof” these things will never convince those who don’t want the light to shine on them, but it gives us greater confidence in the reality of our Bible’s witness.
From Zionism Israel’s site,
“However, radiometric measurements by Amos Frumkin of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his colleagues, reported in Nature vol 425, p 169, 2003 and summarized in New Scientist, proved rather conclusively that plant life disrupted by the tunnel (by C-14 dating) and stalactites and stalagmites that grew after completion of the tunnel (by uranium-thorium dating) originated about 700 BC.”
Why are these radio-metric dates accurate when we know so many aren’t? This tunnel wasn’t dug until after the earth had finished calming down after the Flood. It had been well over a 1,000 years since then and even the Ice Age was long gone, so the stalactites were growing at predictable rates. There weren’t even any volcanoes around to throw off the dates!
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Psalm 19:7-10