Have They Found King David’s Kingdom?

An archaeologist claims the ruins of five fortified cities in Jerusalem are the ruins of a kingdom ruled by the Biblical figure King David. Pictured is one of the ancient cities in Khirbet Qeiyafa

Aerial view of one of the five

An Israeli archaeologist says he’s found evidence that five important cities were built at the same time in ancient Israel, circa 1000 B.C.; and observers are wondering if it constitutes “proof” of King David’s kingdom (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-12296745/Has-kingdom-King-David-Expert-claims-five-cities-ruled-Biblical-figure.html).

The cities include Lachish and Beth-Shemesh, mentioned in the Old Testament. According to Yosef Garfinkle, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the cities were built at roughly the same time and following roughly the same layout. Plus they were linked together by a road network.

Until inscriptions are discovered, there’s no way to say for sure who ordered these cities to be built. The dating comes from Carbon-14 analysis of ancient olive pits.

Hmm… Let’s see… Who lived in Israel around 1000 B.C. and had the wherewithal and the authority to have five cities built?

It’s preposterous to think the authors of the Bible made it all up as fiction.

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