King Hezekiah’s Water Tunnel has Been Found.

The KJV Bible is the most completely accurate book ever created. No matter what topic the Bible touches on, Science, History, Creation, Prophecy, ect … the Bible will never be proven false. People have tried to prove the Bible false for Centuries and failed. And as more discoveries are made, they only prove the infallibility of the Bible.

The Bible tells us in Second Kings chapter twenty verse twenty that King Hezekiah made a conduit (tunnel) to carry water into the city. This is also recorded in Second Chronicles chapter thirty-two verses three and four.
2 Ki 20:20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
King Hezekiah’s water tunnel was cut through solid rock in preparation of a siege from the Assyrian king Sennacherib. This tunnel has been found. It is an average of 6 feet high, and an average width of two and one half feet. The length of the tunnel is one thousand seven hundred forty nine feet long. That is approximately six football fields long. In 1880 a schoolboy playing in the tunnel found some marks cut on the rock wall nineteen feet from the openings. These marks looked like some kind of writing to him. He told his teacher, Dr. Schick, who upon examining it found it to be a record in the Hebrew language, of the building of the tunnel. It reads as follows “The tunnel is completed. This is the story of the tunnel. While the stonecutters were lifting up the pick, each toward his neighbor (from opposite ends), and while they were yet 3 cubits apart, there was heard a voice of one calling to another; and after that pick struck against pick; and waters flowed form the Spring to the Pool, 1200 cubits, and 100 cubits was the height of the rock above.”

The finding of Hezekiah’s Tunnel is not the only archaeological discovery that attests to the truth of the account of Hezekiah in the Bible. The repairs in the wall that are mentioned in Second Chronicles thirty-two verse five have also been found. 2Ch 32:5 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised [it] up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo [in] the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance. The Bible says that Hezekiah built up the wall that was broken and that he made another wall without. The Foundations of a second wall have been found. This second wall is outside the original wall running parallel to David’s wall at a distance of thirty feet.

The Assyrian king Sennacherib’s account of this invasion has also been found. It was recorded on a clay prism, which he himself had made. It now resides in the Oriental Institute Museum in Chicago. The inscription says “Hezekiah himself! shut up like a caged bird in Jerusalem” Although he did not record his defeat (no Assyrian king would ever record a defeat) he did record how he laid siege to Jerusalem just like the Bible says that he did.

Another Assyrian inscription has been found that says “On the twentieth day of Teber Sennacherib was killed by his sons in revolt.” This also matches up exactly with the Bible account in Second Chronicles thirty-two verse twenty-one.

It is an important to understand that the Bible is completely accurate in every detail. Because of this we can look at the story of Hezekiah and believe that he really did have all the wonderful character traits that we see in this account. He had Faith, Courage, Concern, and Trust. And if Hezekiah can have these traits even in the trials that he faced, then we too can have them in the trials that we face.

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