More details about Philistines uncovered

biblical archaeologyAn AP story at various points casts aspersions on the Bible’s historicity (nothing new there), but an archaeological excavation finds information that “faithfully reflects” the Scriptural story.

The findings at the site support the idea that the Goliath story faithfully reflects something of the geopolitical reality of the period, Maeir said – the often violent interaction of the powerful Philistines of Gath with the kings of Jerusalem in the frontier zone between them.

“It doesn‘t mean that we’re one day going to find a skull with a hole in its head from the stone that David slung at him, but it nevertheless tells that this reflects a cultural milieu that was actually there at the time,” Maeir said.
via Finding Goliath? Archaeologists Uncover Details About the Bible‘s ’Bad Guy’ Philistines.

 

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