Biblical Archaeology – Nebuchadnezzar’s Iraq
As I’m meditating and studying the book of Daniel this morning I stumbled into this recent archaeological find related to the very time the scripture is historically documenting.
The time period where God has given a unbelieving king, a king who did not in fact know the true God, King Nebuchadnezzar, power to conquer and rule over the Jewish people. Scriptures make it clear God allowed this because of the sins of His people and disobedience in refusing to follow His ways.
Clearly a MASSIVE archaeological find of 110 ancient Babylonian tablets being discovered in Iraq is meant to speak to the world, to any who can hear the message.
We have here 2500 year old cuneiform clay tablets dating back to the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s rule in Babylon confirming (yet again) that the PROPHETIC book of Daniel is indeed a historically reliable record. Perhaps some of those who think these writing are simple “mythology” along the lines of other writings to should at least take a 2nd look at the book.
This is especially important when you consider that the scientific find (archaeology is science, right?) hails from an Ancient land that is so relevant it appears EVERY day in our present news on screens everywhere. Perhaps there are reasons to pay attention to these lands and the prophetic words related to what has occurred and we are warned WILL occur in the world as it relates to ancient “Babylon” and the middle east.
And why should you or I care today about this “ancient” history? What’s the point?
Eccl 1:9 (NLT)
History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.