Biblical dating records
"The convergence of the dates suggest that we are on safe grounds," Faust said.
He also noted that one of the charcoal samples is not from the floor but from the foundation deposit (the chalice), strengthening the conclusion that the house was built around 3,000 years ago.
Archaeologists have discovered a sprawling, possibly 3,000-year-old house that suggests a biblical kingdom called the United Monarchy, ruled by King David and later Solomon according to the Hebrew Bible, actually existed.
The trail of harmony between biblical and secular history is lost as one moves back into the period of the judges. In fact, the majority of scholars today have concluded that the Bible is simply not historically reliable before the United Kingdom period."[The house] is located in the highest part of the mound, in an area which dominates large parts of the city as well as agricultural lands and roads below it," and was likely occupied by a senior official, wrote Faust and archaeologist Yair Sapir, in the Radiocarbon article.Before construction of the house began, a 3,200-year-old chalice was buried in what archaeologists call a foundation deposit.They explain away the earlier portions of the Bible as folktales bearing little if any resemblance to real history.Until recently, conservative, Bible-believing scholarship has been in a difficult position. D., has proposed that this apparent disharmony results from a problem in traditional biblical chronology.