Skip to comments.Israel: Bible Assyrian seige account matches archaeological find
Posted on 08/21/2013 3:54:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Archaeologists say they have discovered massive fortifications on the coast of Israel that may have protected an Assyrian artificial harbor during the Iron Age more than 2,700 years ago.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) unearthed the crescent-shaped structure in the Israeli city of Ashdod, just south of Tel Aviv. The impressive fortifications date back to the eighth century B.C. At their core is a mud-brick wall that measures more than 12 feet (3.6 meters) wide and 15 feet (4.5 m) high. This wall is covered in layers of mud and sand extending outward hundreds of feet.
"The fortifications appear to protect an artificial harbor," TAU archaeologist Alexander Fantalkin said in a statement. "If so, this would be a discovery of international significance, the first known harbor of this kind in our corner of the Levant."
The researchers are not exactly sure who built the defensive structure, but they think it may be associated with a rebellion.
From ancient Assyrian inscriptions, researchers have gleaned that a rebel king of Ashdod named Yamani led a revolt against Sargon II, the king of the empire, around the time the fortifications were built. Sargon II's forces quickly put down the rebellion. Whereas some researchers have conjectured that the rebels put up the fortifications in anticipation of a fight, Fantalkin said the construction is too huge to have been completed under hasty circumstances.....
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they already have artifacts from Assyria that mention a few Israeli kings, I saw them in the British museum in 1993
More and more Biblical figures and events each decade are confirmed. How I wish Egypt did not control the Red Sea, then we could fully explore down there.
I have the old Indiana Jones line ready, "Didn't you guys go to Sunday School?" Sometime this term someone will fall into my trap...
The Muslims wanted the theory of out of Africa so bad the got the Pharaohs pegged as Black, at least until King Tut’s DNA was thought to be Irish then later releases said he shared a common ancestor with half of Europe. Some think the great Pyramid goes back to Adam and that is a long time before any Pharaohs. They keep adding footnotes to passages in the Bible.
I like the way you think my FRiend.
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Isaiah 9:10 read by our government officials following 911 attack on our country, stating "we will rebuild".
Read Harbinger, very startling indeed
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Oh come on you guys!!!!! Don’t you know the Bible is only a book of fairy tales believed by a bunch of right wing tea-baggers and bitter clingers?!?!
(Typical words of the typical atheist). Lol