A new archaeological discovery in Israel provides confirmation that a palace existed in the 10th century B.C. during the time the Bible describes as the rule of King David.
The Jerusalem Post reported that researchers from the Israel Antiquities Authorities and Hebrew University of Jerusalem discovered two large structures while conducting a seven-year excavation project.
The researchers claimed "The ruins are the best example to date of the uncovered fortress city of King David."
Critics of the Bible have long doubted the Bible stories of King David. Kenneth Humphreys, author of the book Jesus Never Existed, has written, "Possibly the only element of truth in the biblical story is the episode of David as renegade and outlaw leader, living from theft."
In 1986 Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology reported, "The Bible is our only source of information about David. No ancient inscription mentions him. No archaeological discovery can be securely linked to him. The quest for the historical David, therefore, is primarily exegetical."
The new discovery could alter the history books and the proclamation of skeptics.