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UNESCO’s Warfare Against Jewish History and Culture
Professor Proves Existence of 53 Biblical Characters
Sunday, August 06, 2017  Audio & Print versions

On July 7, UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization, passed a resolution calling the biblical Tomb of the Patriarchs a Palestinian heritage site. Yes, this is the burying place bought by Abraham, to bury Sarah and where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Leah are also buried — the forefathers and mothers of the Jewish nation. This is David Billington with you for Bible in the News.
Coinciding with Israel’s Independence Day in May of this year, UNESCO ratified a resolution on “Occupied Palestine” which "referred to Israel as the “occupying power” in its own capital, indicating that it has no legal or historical ties to any part of the city.” (Times of Israel)

Last year on October 26, UNESCO passed a resolution that ignored the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount.

Yes UNESCO is denying the very things it was formed to protect!

Cave of Machpelah in Hebron Israel

The Cave of Machpelah, the burying place of the Jewish forefathers, Hebron Israel.

Photo: David Billington

While most of the world denies history and archeology, Lawrence Mykytiuk, an associate professor at Purdue University has proved the existence of 53 biblical characters, as genuine historical characters through material evidence of their existence. Lawrence has a strict set of criteria to which each biblical name must match, as described by the Times of Israel:

"Mykytiuk’s system relies on three criteria: A biblical name must match the name on an authentic inscription, with no possibility of a forgery (thus ruling out items from the antiquities market, he said). The names — in the Bible and on the inscription — must match in terms of setting and time period. And, in perhaps the most exacting category, Mykytiuk looks for matches of at least three specific details identifying an individual, such as name, father’s name and title.

"'If it matches the same three mentions in Scripture, it’s a virtual certainty,” Mykytiuk said. “There might be a few people with the same name, father’s name,” he added, “but same title? That’s stretching it. I consider it a virtual certainty, either a dead ringer or virtual certainty.’”

The article describes some names in the list of 53:

"Verified characters include eight kings of the Northern Kingdom of Israel and six from the Southern Kingdom of Judah. One is King Ahab of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, who fought in the Battle of Qarqar in 853 BCE — an event that eagle-eyed Mykytiuk noted in both the Book of Kings and on an image of the Kurkh Monolith.

"'There was only one Israelite king at a time who could have fought [in the battle],” Mykytiuk said. “Bingo. There was a match between the inscription and the Bible.”

"Mykytiuk’s oldest verification is another sovereign — King David himself, from 1000 BCE. He found a match between the protagonist of Samuel I and the “House of David” wall inscription at the Tel Dan excavations in northern Israel.

“''King of Israel’ was in one line,” Mykytiuk said. “The next line read ‘Melech Beit David.’ It was in Aramaic, by the enemies, the Arameans, who conquered Tel Dan and indicated a victory monument, a stele, a big sign in stone. The Israelites reconquered it, and smashed [the stele] to pieces that they used to make a wall.’”

Denying Jewish historical ties to the land of Israel, is a complete and absurd denial of facts, history and archeology. Yet isn’t it what we would expect? Zechariah 14:2 says, “I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle…” Today there is a war against Jewish culture, against Biblical culture, history and archeology. While it may seem absurd to deny facts in such an obscene way, it demonstrates to us that we can’t trust the politicians, professors and other experts who are engaged in this ideologically motivated war against the Jewish people and the Bible. Soon the day will arrive when these same nations will come and submit to the rule of a Jewish king in Jerusalem — the Lord Jesus Christ. Zechariah continues in verse 16:

"And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles."

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