Tel Dan Stele

"King David! Was he actually a historical figure?
Or merely a literary creation of biblical writers?

The discovery in 1993 by archaeologists in northern Israel of the Tel Dan inscription referring to the “House of David” caused unprecedented excitement—and provided an answer to the question!

The Israel Antiquities Authority says: "The fragmentary Tel Dan stone slab containing the inscription 'House of David' provided the first historical evidence of King David from the Bible.”"

The Tel Dan stele is a fragmentary inscription that describes the victory of an Aramean king over a “king of the House of David.”

Questions will continue to be debated in the always complex balance of archaeological discoveries, history and the Bible.

Engage with the Bible—in the ongoing discovery and accuracy of this Book of Books!"

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