Evidence of Ancient Hebrews | thebereancall.org

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Archeology continues to demonstrate the existence of ancient Israel and what they believed. The latest is “Ancient Hebrew’ Curse Tablet’ Discovered at Joshua’s Altar on Mt. Ebal.” In Deuteronomy:11:29, God describes how the Nation will corporately affirm the covenant on the Mount of Blessing (Mount Gerizim) and cursing (Mount Ebal) when they enter the land. This was carried out in Deuteronomy 27. 9-26 and Joshua 8. The find further confirms the Nation of Israel’s entrance into the land:

The tablet remarkably parallels the account in Deuteronomy 11, 27 and Joshua 8, which record the construction of an altar on this site at the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan and the declaration of “curses” from it (as part of a wider address establishing blessings for obedience, curses for disobedience—i.e. Deuteronomy 28, 30:19). Not only that, the inscription is by far the earliest to use the Hebrew name of the God of Israel: yhw (predating the next-earliest inscription by centuries). In the words of Prof. Gershon Galil, the discovery represents “absolutely the most important inscription ever found in Israel.”

The more they excavate into that part of the world, the more evidence is discovered which confirms Biblical claims.