Key Takeaways From a Revolutionary Carbon-dating Study of Biblical Jerusalem

The bat skull that assisted in dating of Building 100 in the Givati excavation.
Photograph: Yaniv Berman, City of David Foundation

Over the past decade, archaeologists and scientists have collected and analyzed carbon samples from archaeological strata dating from 3,000 years ago—the time of the biblical kings of King David’s dynasty. Now, the results are finally in. What it revealed is a stunning overlap between biblical history and who built what in Jerusalem during the time of the biblical kings.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal goes through the key takeaways of the study and its connection to the Bible.

Let the Stones Speak

Show Notes

A Revolutionary Carbon-Dating Study of Ancient Jerusalem

Jerusalem in King David’s Time Was Much Larger Than Previously Thought, Researchers Say by Ariel David

Jerusalem in Brief No. 5,” by Chandler Collins

Radiocarbon Chronology of Iron Age Jerusalem Reveals Calibration Offsets and Architectural Developments,” Carbon-dating Study