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Archaeology

by Stacia McKeever on June 12, 2017

Illustrations by Paul Agner

Archaeologists have made many discoveries that confirm what the Bible says. For example, they have discovered the city of Jericho—or, at least, what’s left of it!

Do you remember what happened at Jericho? As Joshua 6 tells us, the Lord commanded the Israelites to march around the walls of Jericho a certain number of times. After they did this, they were to blow trumpets and shout. Then, the walls of Jericho would fall to the ground, and the Israelites could march into the city. According to the Bible, that’s what happened—the walls of Jericho fell down flat (Joshua 6:20).

Jericho

Ruins from Jericho

Archaeologists digging in the ruins of the old city of Jericho have found piles of bricks from fallen city walls!

Not only that, they also found a section of wall that is still standing. Do you remember how God spared Rahab (the lady who hid the Israelite spies) and her house (Joshua 2)? Some think that the section of wall that is still standing may be where Rahab’s house was—showing how God spared her as He said He would.

Sculptures

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Sculptures from the palace of Sargon II, who is mentioned in Isaiah 20:1.

Archaeologists have made other discoveries that confirm the Bible’s teachings, too!

Word to Know

Archaeology: Archaeology is the study of the remains of past human life and activities.

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