Unbelievers have long scoffed at the biblical story of the fall of the ancient city of Jericho. That’s why I was delighted to see this headline on the front page of the newspaper: New Study Backs Biblical Version of Jericho’s Demise.
The Associated Press article began, “The walls of Jericho did come tumbling down as recounted in the Bible, according to an archeological study.” Archeologist Bryant G. Wood of the University of Toronto said, “When we compare the archeological evidence at Jericho with the biblical narrative describing the Israelite destruction of Jericho, we find remarkable agreement.” Wood noted that the Bible places the event after spring harvest and indicates that the Israelites burned the city – both factors confirmed by the archeological remains.
Once again, archeology bears testimony to the truthfulness of Scripture. But we don’t believe the Bible just because its authenticity is attested to by man’s word. We believe it is because God’s Word. As 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” We can therefore have complete confidence in what it says.
It’s a fact – that walls of Jericho did fall. The Bible stands! – Richard W. De Haan
The Bible stands like a mountain towering
Far above the works of men;
Its truth by none ever was refuted,
And destroy it they never can. – Lillenas
To the wise, the Word is sufficient.
- April 17, 1991, Our Daily Bread