The Tale of the Tel: Solomon’s Gates (1 Kings 9:15)


One of the lingering questions concerning the reliability of the Bible has been whether Kings David and Solomon ever really lived and if they did, was the nation of Israel a powerhouse or

aliveintheword-1294805760just a little backwater nation. Beginning in the middle of the 20th century, strong archaeological evidence has been found to indicate not only the reality of these two kings, but that the United Kingdom was indeed rich and powerful. Much of this has relied on the unearthing of Solomon’s Gates.

Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORDs temple, his own palace, the terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer. (1 Kings 9:15)

King David was known as the uniter of the twelve tribes into one nation. Extra-Biblical evidence of a Davidic rule has been found.

Even stronger archaeological evidence is found with the unearthing of the…

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