Monday, April 28, 2014

City of David- Jerusalem

Jerusalem continues to be a land of discovery for the archaeological world
 that reveals the Bible's historical precision.
The City of David (not as Bethlehem), but the"dig",
 is just south of the Dung Gate and the "Southern Wall" excavations of the Temple.
When David conquered the city of Jebus (the previous name),
 the city was a mere 300 yards long and 100 yards wide.
The city that David conquered and reestablished
 as his kingdom capital was small,
 bounded by the Kidron Valley to the east
 and the Tyropean Valley to the west.

Excavations in the early 1800s have not only revealed 
the earliest walls and structures dating before
 David (c. 1800-1500 BC)
 and the exposed evidence of David's presence,
 but the centuries of Israelite history that would follow.

Current excavation here since 2005-
Perhaps the remains of King David's Palace
Some discoveries really show the connection
 to the Biblical accounts, as above.

Well-preserved finds are being discovered 
that show intricate workmanship.

Biblical stories continue to have more and more documentation.

In order to discover more and more of the ancient ruins,
In order to discover more and more of the ancient ruins,
 something gets destroyed.
That is simply the nature of working
 to find the early story of each site. 

Some of the remains in the buildings are
 significant artifacts showing that the quarters
 were part of Jerusalem's elite.
This site includes city walls, royal buildings, 
seal inscriptions, towers, and a four room house.
The most amazing discovery has been
 Hezekiah's Tunnel-next. 

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