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Clues of Biblical Battle Between Angel of God and 185K Invading Soldiers Uncovered in Jerusalem: New Research

A newly discovered archaeological site may provide evidence of Biblical truth. Researchers in Jerusalem have uncovered an ancient military base that may provide clues of a battleground for God’s army against Assyrian soldiers who came to conquer the Holy Land around 2,700 years ago, per a report from British media.

As the Bible story goes, an angel of the Lord is said to have descended on the invading troops and killed 185,000 soldiers in a night. The Assyrian Empire reigned from 1,365 to 609 BC, led by King Sennacherib’s campaign to control all routes across the Syrian Desert that led to the Mediterranean Sea.

A previously known carving on the stone walls of Sennacherib’s palace depicts the conquest of Lachish, a city 42 miles south of Jerusalem, including an illustration of a military base floor plan. With this ancient engraving, archaeologist Stephen Compton was able to cross-reference aerial photos of the alleged area — part of a historic site in Israel called Ammunition Hill — in 1910 to discover the maps matched up.

“This appears to be the site of Sennacherib’s camp from the siege of Jerusalem, which was featured in the three books of the Bible,” Compton wrote in a June 4 press release. The drawings pointed to ruins of a perimeter wall and buried pottery shards revealed to be at least roughly 2,600 years old, according to Compton’s analysis.

The site is now believed to have been abandoned after Sennacherib’s invasion. (NYP / VFI News)

“That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!” - 2 Kings 19:35

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