Archaeological evidence and Historical Correlates of the Bible in the time of the Kings of Israel
•The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (858-824 B.C.) shows Jehu, king of Israel, bowing before the Assyrian king. This is the only known picture of an Israelite king.
•Tablets from the time of Tiglath-Pileser (744-727 B.C.) state that he received tribute from Jehoahaz of Judah. This is the full name of Ahaz (2 Kings 16:7).
•A wonderfully detailed limestone relief from Sennacherib’s palace at Nineveh shows the siege of Lachish.
•One of the most important is the cylinder of Nabonidus (555-539 B.C.). He was the last ruler of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. This stele proves that his son Belshazzar was co-regent with him (Daniel 5; 7:1; 8:1). Scholars previously scoffed at Belshazzar’s existence.
Posted on October 31, 2011, in Archaeology, Historical Correlation with the Bible and tagged achaeology, Ahaz, Assyria, Babylon, Belshazzar, evidence, Israel, Jehoahaz, Jehu, Judah, king, Lachish, Nabonidus, Nineveh, Sennacherib, Shalmaneser III, Tiglath-Pileser. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.