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Tyler O’Neil’s article here last Wednesday about the discovery of a burial ground of the ancient Philistines was fascinating and instructive. (Other stories on the excavation are here and here.) As I’ve shown at PJ Media in the past, I am fascinated by these archaeological efforts in and around Israel. It’s not so much that so many of the Biblical stories are being confirmed as largely true: It has long been evident that the Hebrew chroniclers were fairly accurate historians — albeit with a strong interpretive point of view that other peoples in their era surely didn’t share — so the archaeological confirmations should not be much of a surprise.
Yet even that which should not surprise us should still impress us and sometimes inspire us. After all, very few other peoples 3,000 years ago were such avid, careful, and largely accurate chroniclers as the Hebrews.