King David

I decided to do this post because I keep seeing King David on “historical figures who never actually existed” lists. Even today, you’ll find plenty of nonbeliever sites claiming that biblical figures like King David, Moses, and Abraham have zero archeological evidence.

But it’s another instance where you can tell someone is being willfully ignorant. I wanted to link to a bunch of my sources I used when researching this topic, but unfortunately for some reason there’s a pay wall for most of it. Just google P. Kyle McCarter “The Historical King David”. If you can find the full thing without paying, you’re a better researcher than I am. I can find bits and pieces, but the most popular part is;

“The Bible is our only source of information about David.  No ancient inscription mentions him.  No archaeological discovery can be securely linked to him. . . .We cannot assume, therefore, that a statement about David in a given part of the Bible derives from an early source.  The David of Chronicles, for example, is the idealized David of the second Commonwealth, not the David of history.”

I took that specific quote from this page. It’s a Christian source which explains that archeological evidence has been found in northern Israel. An inscription which talks about the “House of David”.

Here is a non-Christian source which talks about the same thing, and also discusses more recent discoveries which prove that King David is a historical figure and not a fictional character. The non-Christian site linked above also includes the entire story of David (and as a sidenote, is a great site if you’re an ancient history buff).

So regardless what skeptics would have you believe, there is plenty of evidence to prove that King David really did, in fact, exist.

Mount Sinai

Exodus 19:11 (KJV)

And be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

Ron Wyatt was able to continue following the Bible past the Red Sea crossing until be came across the real Mount Sinai. Here it is on Google Maps.

It’s been scoffed at by both nonbelievers and believers alike, and the number one reason being that it’s not in the Sinai Peninsula. It’s in Saudi Arabia. That flies in the face of everything everyone believes about it. I mean, it’s called the Sinai Peninsula, after all. Yes, just like Upper Egypt is actually the southern half of Egypt and Lower Egypt is the norther half. Seriously.

So what is the evidence of this being the real Sinai? Let’s look at some pictures.

Exodus 19:18 (KJV)

And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

Exodus 32:3-5 (KJV)

And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the Lord.


Exodus 17:6 (KJV)

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.


There’s loads of other evidence. Watch this video, also narrated by Mary Nell Wyatt, for more information.

Red Sea Crossing

Exodus 14:22 (KJV)

And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

When people think of Old Testament miracles, the one they most often think of is the parting of the Red Sea. But where exactly did it happen? Most people assume it happened on this side:

Red Sea False Locations

Which I guess makes sense? I mean, they were fleeing Egypt and Egypt is literally, like, right there! But That doesn’t match what the Bible says. It’s very specific where they went, giving exact distances and everything. Ron Wyatt followed the Bible, literally, and found this:

It led him directly to the exact location of the crossing. Here is the location on Google Maps. He and his sons dove in the water and found Egyptian chariot wheels and other artifacts that only make sense in the context of the crossing. Not only that, the water is shallower from shore to shore in that spot. On either side of that spot, the water is much deeper. Almost as if God knew from the beginning He’d need that spot shallower. This video goes  more detail. It’s narrated by Mary Nell Wyatt, his wife.

But wait… If the crossing was actually on the east arm of the Red Sea, why is the traditional location of Mount Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula?  Emperor Constantine’s mother liked the mountain, so she said it had to be Sinai. If Ron Wyatt found the location of the Red Sea crossing, certainly he must have also discovered the location of the real Mount Sinai! Funny you mention that, because…



Noah’s Ark

Genesis 8:4 (KJV)

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

One of the most popularly debated stories of the Bible is the story of Noah’s Ark, the story in Genesis when God destroys the Earth for man’s wickedness, yet saves Noah and his family because of his faith. Part of the reason it’s “debunkable” by skeptics is that multiple cultures around the world have a similar story. So many, in fact, that there’s a Wikipedia article about them. With so many cultures having similar myths, that proves the account in the Bible is just a myth, right?

Well, think about it. If the Great Flood actually happened, isn’t that EXACTLY what you would expect would happen? Noah’s family left the ark and their descendants scattered around the world, but the story of what happened was passed down from generation to generation. Each of the different versions in the different cultures are too oddly specific to be a mere made up myth.

Imagine a thousand years from now. People will still be talking about World War II or 9/11. There might be slightly different versions, but that won’t mean the real history behind the stories is a complete myth. The same is true with the Flood story. Because of the witnesses to biblical history, we can study the Bible outside of the Bible.

But if the ark was real, surely it must have been found already.

It has been found already. And don’t call me Shirley.

Ron Wyatt is often credited as being the person who found Noah’s Ark. This may be news to you, because it was news to me when I heard about it a year ago. He discovered it in 1979. Yes, 36 years ago, and you’re likely just now finding out about it. It wasn’t just him saying it, either. Experts have examined the object and determined it has to be the ark. Durupınar site, as it’s officially called, matches not only the biblical location of the resting place for the ark, but also the dimensions described in the Bible, taking into account the aging of the wood.

Here is a two hour documentary detailing everything about the discovery, I would very highly recommend giving it a watch.

Archeobiblical: Introduction

“Archeobiblical” is a word I apparently just made up. Thought it was a preexisting word until I Google’d it. I mean it to mean “Archeological evidence which backs up the Bible”. My browser is putting a red line under “archeological”, because it’s usually spelled “archaeological”, meaning it thinks it’s misspelled, meaning it thinks the “archeo” part of this category is wrong. Well, the word is on, showing it can be spelled both ways. So take that, Firefox!

Anyway, I’ve always been interested in archaeology since I was very little. My family probably still remember the years I spent obsessed with Ancient Egypt, to the point where my mom printed out over fifty pages of newly discovered information about the subject (because at the time I only had very old books). It wasn’t until a little over a year ago that it even occurred to me that you could use the subject to back up the claims in the Bible. I’d always just assumed the stories to be true, and that the individual stories couldn’t be validated. It wasn’t until I heard about Ron Wyatt that my mind was opened to this.

After that, I started researching biblical archaeology, but even then it never occurred to me to write about it on this blog until a few days ago. I watched a documentary on Netflix called Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. It shows that using archaeology, the “experts” (skeptics) could be proven wrong. It’s a very good film, and I highly recommend anyone with even a slight interest in the subject to give it a watch.

After watching it, I started wanting to do a series on here about biblical archaeology. My only problem was coming up with a title. I wanted something unique, instead of “Archaeological Evidence That Back Up The Bible”. First off, that’s too long, and second that’s a boring title. Finally, I was sitting here and thought, “…..Archeobiblical!!”

And the rest is history. Or will be. Or whatever.