Via Christianity Today
Archaeologists at a dig in Jerusalem are claiming their discoveries prove a Bible passage is historically accurate.
Excavating the City of David in Jerusalem, archaeologists have found a host of ancient burnt artefacts dating back around 2,600 years.
The discovery of charred wood, grape seeds, pottery, fish scales and bones covered in layers of ash prove the authenticity of the biblical description of the burning of Jerusalem, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The book of Jeremiah describes the destruction at the hands of the Babylonians:
‘Now on the seventh day of the fifth month, which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.
‘He burned the house of the Lord, the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem; even every great house he burned with fire’ (52:12-13).