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Archeologists find evidence of Jerusalem earthquake described in Bible


August 27, 2021

(JNS) — Archeologists have uncovered in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem the first evidence of the capital being hit with an earthquake that was mentioned in the Bible, reported i24News.

According to the first verse of the book of Amos, the earthquake occurred during the time of the Kingdom of Judah in the eighth century BCE.

The Israel Antiquities Authority said last week that while evidence of the earthquake has been discovered across Israel, archaeologists have never unearthed markings of the destruction that prove the natural disaster also struck Jerusalem, the capital o...

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