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Israeli technology verifies biblical account of conquest of Gath

(JNS) - The Startup Nation meets the Bible.

Israeli technology that measures the Earth's magnetic field has verified an ancient narrative, researchers said on Thursday.

A new study scientifically corroborates the conquest of the Philistine city of Gath by Hazael, king of Aram-Damasus, as described in 2 Kings 12:17.

The breakthrough technology, which was achieved by researchers at four Israeli universities, enables archaeologists to identify burnt materials discovered in excavations and estimate their firing temperatures.

The technique can determine whether an item such as a mud-brick underwent...

 

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