A Visit To Hezekiah’s Tunnel

Post 6 – This week in #weeklybiblereadingarcheology, Hezekiah’s tunnel under the City of David (Jerusalem), from 2 Kings 20:20. This tunnel redirected the Gihon spring, the only source of fresh water for the city. Formerly, the spring was reached outside the main walls of the city. When Continue reading

The Siege of Lachish in Archeology


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Post 5 – The siege of Lachish (2 Kings 18:13-17). Extensive archeological work has been done at Lachish (Top). Lachish was evidently the second most important city in the kingdom of Judah after the capital Jerusalem. King Sennacherib of Assyria built what he called a “palace without rival” at Continue reading

King Pul (Tiglath-Pilaser III)


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Post 4 – These 3 wall reliefs are on display at the British Museum. This is the mighty Assyrian king Tiglath-Pilaser III (Bottom left) also known as Pul (2 Kings 15:19), which was apparently his birth name. The Assyrian empire was greatly expanded during his reign. He invaded the northern 10 tribe Kingdom Continue reading

Jehu and Jezebel

Jehu and Jezebel 2

(Left) Photo {{PD}} Wikimedia Commons. (Top Right) Photo by author. (Bottom Right) Photo Credit: Zev Radovan. Collection Israel Museum.

Post 3 – Jehu and Jezebel. From this weeks Bible reading, 2 Kings 9-11. At the British Museum (Left), the Black Obelisk of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III. It contains the earliest depiction of an Israelite king (Jehu) paying tribute to the Assyrian king (Close up, top right). Although this event is not Continue reading

Hazael the Syrian


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Post 2 – Another Bible account corroborated by archeology! From the collection at the Louvre, this ivory piece is believed to be the Syrian usurper Hazael who we meet in this weeks Bible reading (2 Kings chapter 8). Hazael makes creative use of a wet blanket to steal the Syrian kingship from his master Continue reading

The Moabite Stone (Mesha Stele)

Moabite Stone

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Post 1- Here we are at the Louvre in 2008, with the Mesha Stele (the Moabite Stone). It describes some of the events from this weeks Bible reading, 2 Kings chapter 3. (Bottom) Robin points to the Divine Name. This monument proved that even pagan nations knew the name Jehovah. #weeklybiblereadingarcheology #biblereadingarcheology #biblereadingarchaeology