Israeli Archaeologist: Jeroboam II, Not David, is the Real Biblical Hero

10th Century Stepped Stone Structure.
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JERUSALEM - In his latest attack against King David, Tel Aviv University archaeologist Israel Finklestein now says that the history of the United Monarchy under kings David and Solomon is really just a description of the magnificent kingdom of Jeroboam II, projected back by aggrandizing Jewish scribes centuries later.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks at a recent Haaretz article featuring this new theory and shows why it is dishonest to the facts on the ground, and in the Bible itself.

Show Notes:

Did David and Solomon Actually Exist? - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/178-did-david-and-solomon-actually-exist

The United States and Britain in Prophecy - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/literature/44-the-united-states-and-britain-in-prophecy

Talking Biblical Shiloh With Excavation Director Dr. Scott Stripling - https://watchjerusalem.co.il/388-talking-biblical-shiloh-with-excavation-director-dr-scott-stripling

Meet the real King David, the one the Bible didn’t want you to know about – Haaretz - https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-meet-the-real-king-david-the-one-the-bible-didn-t-want-you-to-know-about-1.7062754