The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III. - Shalmaneser ruled ancient Assyria around 850 BC. One of the carved images reveals Jehu, the king of Israel bowing before the powerful monarch with his face to the ground. It is the same Jehu that is mentioned in the Bible.
The Rosetta Stone is a document that was carved in 196 B.C. and honours the Pharoah of Egypt praising him for the good things he had done for the priests and people of Egypt. The document is in three languages - Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic.After many years of studying the Rosetta Stone and other examples of ancient Egyptian writing, Jean-François Champollion deciphered hieroglyphs in 1822.
Nimrod - Born Dec 25th. Nimrod, became a tyrannical ruler. As king, Nimrod created Babel. When Nimrod died, his wife, Queen Semiramis, deified him as the Sun-god, or Life Giver. Later he would become known as Baal, and those who followed the religion Semiramis created in his name would be called Baal worshippers. They became associated with idolatry, demon worship, human sacrifice and other practices regarded as evil.
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III was made in the 9th century BC in ancient Assyria. It is about 6+ feet in height & is made of fine grained black limestone. The cuneiform text reads "Tribute of Jehu, son of Omri.." Jehu and Omri were Israelite kings who are referred to in the Bible (1&2 Kings). A close-up photo showing an Israelite, possibly Jehu, bowing to the king of Assyria can be seen by clicking "Read more" below. The obelisk was found in 1846 in Nimrud and is now in the British…
The Code of Hammurabi (Codex Hammurabi, originated 1760 BCE in Ancient Babylon) is an ancient law code that predates the Law of Moses (1312 BCE), also known as the Mosaic Law/Torah (Jews) or Old Testament (Christians). Hammurabi's Code was created by the Babylonian king Hammurabi on seven foot tall, black diorite steel and depicts the king receiving the law from, Shamash, the Babylonian God of Justice
The Code of Hammurabi - Musée du Louvre; well-preserved Babylonian law code (first las code), dating back to about 1772 BC; "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" (lex talionis); cuneiform or wedged-shaped writing
Both Greek and Egyptian records spoke of an alien people who were thought to be closely connected with the import of copper. Egyptian records had referred to them as the “Keftiu” or” Keftians”, said to be “red-skinned”, from the red ochre they used, and came from the “Isles of the Sea”. (Photo: one of 30,000 ancient slate and clay tablets with cuneiform and paleo-Hebrew writing found in Michigan in 1890)
The Mesha Stele (846 BC) Popularly known as the Moabite Stone, it records the revolt of Mesha, King of Moab, against Israel. This incredible stele mentions Omri, King of Israel, and David of the United Monarchy. It even refers to Yahweh, the unique name of the God of Israel. Together with the testimony from the Tel Dan Stele, we have a powerful external witness that the Bible records the true history of the kings of Israel and their interactions with foreign kings.