JERUSALEM (AP) - A biblical wall that has eluded archaeologists for years has finally been found, according to an Israeli scholar. A team of archaeologists in Jerusalem has uncovered what they believe to be part of a wall mentioned in the Bible's Book of Nehemiah.
The discovery, made in Jerusalem's ancient City of David, came as a result of a rescue attempt on a tower which was in danger of collapse, said Eilat Mazar, head of the Institute of Archaeology at the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem-based research and educational institute, and leader of the dig.
Artifacts including pottery shards and arrowheads found under the tower suggested that both the tower and the nearby wall are from the 5th century B.C., the time of Nehemiah, according to Mazar. Scholars previously thought the wall dated to the Hasmonean period (142-37 B.C.).
The findings suggest that the wall is actually part of the same city...
Jim Lincoln wrote: Some more information on this topic, information that has the Muslims all worked up, but then they are always worked up, since the truth does that to them. "Muslims fume at discovery of 1st Temple remains" http://www.jnewswire.com/article/2206 By the way, Israel Finkelstein, mentioned in the article is an atheist, which makes something of an non-believing Iraqi?
Sorry to disappoint you Jim. I have read many of your postings and I have enjoyed everyone. I appreciate your boldness and stand for the truth. But, I can't agree with you here. It is hard for me to be pre-millenial when I believe the millenium is just about over, and Christ could return soon. When he comes, then we can say of this world "The End". We are currently somewhere between Rev. 13-16
I believe every Christian should be pre-millenislist, but that isn't what determines if a person is a Christian or not, what does, A Christian believes that it is: Individual repentance, one cannot be born a Christian. It is Christ alone, no belief in works or membership in a particular human organization. Grace alone, Christ's grace is completely sufficient for our salvation -- again no church can dole it out. Faith alone, again, we cannot add to what God has given us, or Christ's sacrifice is meaningless. Scripture alone, you should see enough examples of organizations that Christians would consider cults, because they have extra biblical authority.
but one should have correct Eschatology
I see there is a lot of comment on the Internet about this wall. I wonder why the Muslims haven't thrown some sort of riot about this?