January 11, 2006

ABC News: Ancient Village Discovery Raises Questions

According to ABC News International, the recent discovery of an ancient village outside Jerusalem raises new questions about the biblical story of the Jews fleeing the destruction of their temple at the hands of Roman authorities. Experts are still trying to determine whether the village was Jewish. If so, this may be interpreted as more archaeological evidence which contradicts a literal reading of scripture. Of course, the excavation is far from complete and speculation about possible findings or their outcomes is premature.