Written records of biblical King David discovered by researchers

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Written records of biblical King David discovered by researchers
The stele was discovered in fragments in 1868 roughly 15 miles east of the Dead Sea and currently resides in the Louvre museum in Paris.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: JANUARY 12, 2023

The Mesha Stele, also called the Moabite Stone, is a basalt stone slab that has provided historians and linguists with the largest source of the Moabite language to date. Researchers have only now been able to verify with a considerable degree of certainty that the stele contains explicit references to King David.

The stele was discovered in fragments in 1868 roughly 15 miles east of the Dead Sea and currently resides in the Louvre museum in Paris. While it was damaged in 1869, a paper-mache impression of the inscription was captured before the damage occurred. The slab is etched with a lengthy account of King Mesha of Moab going to war with Israel. The events described correspond, albeit imprecisely, with a similar account in 2 Kings chapter 3.

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Dave123

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That is really interesting because it wasn't until the 1980s that a unified kingdom under David was accepted by the biblical archeology community at large. That tells me that they already knew it was true and rejected the evidence. There was a reference to the "house of David" found in the 1980s, up north in Tel Dan. That is when the archeological community finally had to swallow their pride and admit that King David was a real person. But they knew as far back as 1868, but refused to accept the evidence publicly. Makes me wonder what other discoveries have been made that they are not being honest about with the public.
 
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