New Lachish Find Adds Fuel to the Debate: Is the Bible Accurate?
April 25, 2019
“When the army of the king of Babylon was waging war against Yerushalayim and against the remaining towns of Yehuda—against Lachish and Azeika, for they were the only fortified towns of Yehuda that were left.” Jeremiah 34:7 (The Israel Bible™)
"During the Late Bronze Age, Lachish was a very large, grand Canaanite city. Then in the 12th-century B.C.E., it was destroyed, and stood waste for 200 or 250 years,” said Garfinkel. “The big question for research in the city is what happened in Layer 5 [of the early period] of the Iron Age: Is that a fortified city, or a village? If it was a city, when was it built? Some say, in the time of David and Solomon, in the early 10th-century BCE. Others think it was only built in the late 9th-century BCE.”