Well, it’s another day of Biblical Archaeology and the archaeologists have found more archaeological evidence for the Bible! Check it out!

Read it in this link right here:
http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2016/10/26/earliest-reference-to-jerusalem-found-in-rare-ancient-papyrus#.WBUlE_orLIU

Here’s a picture of it to prove it!

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It’s 2,700 years old. A reference to Jerusalem 2,700 years old. So, this is the earliest reference to Jerusalem in history, correct?
NO.

As much as I love Biblical archaeology, and this does in fact help corroborate the Bible, this is just not the very first reference to Jerusalem. A ton of outlets are claiming that it is even though it isn’t. Jerusalem is recorded 3,300-3,400 years ago, at least 600 years before this reference, in the Amarna Tablets. Technically, it’s spelled Urusalim in the Amarna Tablets, but Scholars still know it means Jerusalem. I suppose, because of this variant spelling, technically this manuscript is the first unequivocal reference to Jerusalem, or perhaps the earliest reference in Hebrew, even though it isn’t the earliest in general. This discovery was made a few days ago. Like 3 days or something. At least we have even more evidence for the Bible know (even though there have been around 4-5 major discoveries in the last three months alone that each verify a serious major Biblical narrative to be historical… you can send me an e-mail if you want to know about them, that are of course much more serious than this one).

You might be thinking as well, that these kind of posts aren’t what I usually do. Whatever, I’ll have a real post later today or tomorrow.

EXTRA POINT:

If you wanted me to respond to any objection to Christianity (the Bible or anything), or prove anything about Christianity being true, just post a comment and I may add it to a list of some of my posts coming to the future. For example, if you want to see me prove that the Gospels were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — just post a comment! (although I already did that here, but a part two and three will eventually be posted i guess) Thanks for the read!

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