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Photo: Vessels discovered in Jerusalem's City of David within a layer of destruction from the 8th century BCE, which coincided with a massive earthquake mentioned in the Bible. They are photographed after their restoration by Joseph Bocangolz. (Dafna Gazit / Israel Antiquities Authority)

Archaeological Proof Supports Biblical Account of Jerusalem Earthquake

It is always amazing when the archaeological evidence proves the known recorded facts about Jerusalem! The writings in the Tanach (the comprehensive Jewish Biblical writings) recorded the history of the Jewish people, Jerusalem and all of Israel. It’s a beautiful thing to watch these facts proven by evidence that was buried thousands of years ago…

Photo: Vessels discovered in Jerusalem’s City of David within a layer of destruction from the 8th century BCE, which coincided with a massive earthquake mentioned in the Bible. They are photographed after their restoration by Joseph Bocangolz. (Dafna Gazit / Israel Antiquities Authority)

Archaeologists unearth 1st Jerusalem evidence of quake from Bible’s Book of Amos

Article Courtesy: Times of Israel

The multi-year coronavirus pandemic is now firmly branded as a benchmark in modern memory. Likewise, in the first verse of the Book of Amos, the 8th century BCE biblical prophet referred to “two years before the earthquake” as an anchor to the events he was about to relate. Two centuries later, the prophet Zechariah again referred to this destructive earthquake period, so deeply was it ingrained in the collective psyche.
Now, for the first time, a team of Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists in Jerusalem’s City of David report that they have found unprecedented concrete evidence of this 8th century BCE earthquake in the ancient capital.

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