Find con­firms Bib­li­cal blaze

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NEW EV­I­DENCE has emerged that shows a pas­sage of the Bi­ble is his­tor­i­cally ac­cu­rate. Ar­chae­ol­o­gists ex­ca­vat­ing the City of David in Jerusalem found burnt arte­facts dat­ing back 2 600 years. The find con­firms the ref­er­ence to the burn­ing of Jerusalem and the cap­ture of the city in the Bi­ble.

The ar­chae­ol­o­gists from the Is­rael An­tiq­ui­ties Au­thor­ity found burnt bones, grape seeds, wood and pot­tery, which were cov­ered in lay­ers of ash.

Dr Joe Uziel said many of the items had stamped han­dles and seals which al­lowed the re­searchers to ac­cu­rately date them.

“It seems like not all of the build­ings were de­stroyed in a sin­gle event.

“It seems that some were de­stroyed and oth­ers were aban­doned and left.”

The Bi­ble refers to the fire in the Book of Jeremiah. – In­de­pen­dent

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