Chapter 1: Christianity's Solid Foundation - Sixth: The Archaeological Proof
SIXTH: THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROOF
We can say with complete confidence that there is not one archaeological discovery which upsets the Bible record.
Some critics of the nineteenth century asserted that Moses could not have written the first five books of the Bible, as writing was unknown in his day. But in 1902 archaeologists discovered the famous stele of Hammurabi, who was known by the name Amraphe, King of Shinar in Genesis 14:1, a black stone monument on which is engraved the code of laws known as the laws of Hammurabi; this engraved stone was in existence about 1750 BC, hundreds of years before Moses.
Sir Charles Marston wrote, "As one goes over the ancient cuneiform writings, some before Abraham, the engraved seals from Babylonia, Assyria and other early civilizations, a remarkable trend of evidence is revealed... We derive the impression that the stories of the Creation, the Fall of man, the Death of Abel, as described in Genesis, were then matters of current knowledge."
Recent excavations on the site of Samaria show the actual ruins of the ivory house of King Ahab mentioned in I Kings 22:39.
In brief, the archaeological discoveries show that all the historical events mentioned in the Bible are true.
Certainly the rocks and antiquities declare the truthfulness of the Bible.