Excavators of Tell es-Safi (the Philistine city of Gath) have made many discoveries over 20 years of excavations, but in 2015 they found the monumental gate of Gath from the time of Goliath (its most famous resident).It is one of the largest city gates ever found in Israel, attesting to the importance of the city 3,000 years ago.The Bible records that Christ is the firstborn of many brethren --- Colossians Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: Christ was the pace setter, the trail blazer, the initiator of a new and improved way for us to achieve God Consiousness.Romans For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.This is not the same Eshba’al who is referenced in 1 Chronicles , a son of King Saul, but that's the only other mention of the name in ancient records, both from the identical era.Excavations at Lachish in 2014 turned up an ostracon (clay potsherd with writing) dating to around 1130 B. The meaning of the nine-letter Canaanite inscription is unclear, but the excavators say it provides significant information about the development of the Canaanite alphabet, and ultimately Hebrew, Greek, and Latin alphabets.(This list is subjective, and based on news reports rather than peer-reviewed articles in scientific publications.) An Israeli boy enjoying a picnic with his family in mid-November at the ruins of the biblical city of Beit Shemesh found what appeared to be the small head of a statue and showed it to an Israeli tour guide.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.This was one of 34 bullae (seal impressions) turned up in this particular excavation.John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.I also believe Christ is/was YHWH and KRISHNA and Melchezidek - in other words the spirit that incarnated Jesus Christ has incarnated more than once.Christ lived an example life for us and the begettal was part of the "example" and was also necessary for him to become free of the cycle of birth and death forever just as it can be for us.