Evidence of Bible story discovered by King Uzziah
It is the story of an earthquake.
“The words of Amos, a sheep farmer from Tekoa, who prophesied concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Joash king of Israel two years before the earthquake” , explains the book of the prophet Amos. saves his time.
Today, evidence of this earthquake 2,800 years ago has been discovered around Jerusalem – a site where evidence has been lacking until now. (Tekoa, Amo’s hometown is 16 km south of Jerusalem).
“The excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of David National Park have uncovered archaeological evidence of the earthquake that occurred during the kingdom of Judah, as mentioned in the Bible,” reports the Israel Antiquities Authority.
“The famous earthquake, which occurred in Israel around 2,800 years ago, appears in the Bible and has already been exhibited in several sites across Israel, but researchers believe that for the first time they were able to identify remains of destruction indicating that the earthquake also struck Jerusalem – the capital of Judah.
“According to Dr Joe Uziel and Ortal Kalaf, directors of excavations for the Israel Antiquities Authority, the earthquake that occurred in the mid-8th century BCE was probably one of the quakes most powerful and most damaging earths of antiquity. Evidence of its occurrence was discovered during previous excavations carried out at various sites across Israel. “
The evidence comes from the site of a collapsed building in Jerusalem. “Recent excavations have revealed a layer of destruction from the collapsing walls of the building, including a row of shattered containers, bowls, lamps, cooking utensils, shattered storage and storage jars. Researchers say that since then no signs of fire have been found; it was not a deliberate event; therefore, the reason for the destruction is the earthquake that occurred in Israel in the eighth century BCE.
Archaeologists Uziel and Kalef described their find.