A new archaeological discovery is helping to confirm the biblical record that presents King David as an historical figure in ancient Israel.

Some archaeologists and experts have doubted the biblical account because they have not been able to find any evidence of civilization dating back to the time when David is supposed to have ruled, according to the Bible: “no fortifications, public works or signs of statehood.”

“Until 25 years ago no one doubted that King David was a historical figure,”  adds Professor Avraham Faust, director of the archaeological dig. “In the last 25 years or so, however, David’s historicity, and especially the size of his kingdom, are hotly debated“.

That is no longer true, however, after this recent discovery.

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