Archaeologists working in Israel claim to have discovered the gates of the ancient city of Gath. And if you’re not impressed, then you should be. Because according to legend, Gath was the home of giant Biblical monster, Goliath.
In case you’re not familiar, Goliath kinda looked like this:
Experts claim that the gates they’ve discovered are the biggest ever found in the Holy Land. And alongside the gates are fortified walls, so huge they no doubt instilled fear in anyone who approached.
So yeah, this sounds like the place Goliath would call home.
So does the existence of Gath prove that the story of Goliath and his struggle against David is true? Not necessarily, but it does confirm that the handful of references to the city in the Bible are accurate.
And there’s still more evidence that this discovery proves the truthfulness of the Bible as a historical document. According to researchers, they have found evidence of an earthquake which damaged the city in the 8th century BC.
The Book of Amos in the Hebrew Bible mentions a similar disaster, which would have occurred around that time.
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H/T: London Mail