In what will seem like a glaring contradiction, it has been recently reported by reputable sources that the radical-Islamic terrorist organization known as ISIS, or IS, has unwittingly validated a number of historical details recorded in the Bible! As difficult as this may seem to believe, the details make the story even more miraculous! In their effort to destroy numerous biblical era sites, ISIS terrorists unknowingly unearthed evidence supporting a number of Old Testament accounts. When ISIS fighters took over Mosul and other areas in Iraq throughout 2014, they had no qualms about disturbing the number of archaeological digs that were underway and other important historical sites such as the tomb of Jonah. ISIS literally demolished the tomb of Jonah and dug tunnels underneath looking for buried treasure or artifacts they could sell on the black market to finance their terrorist operations, according to the UK Telegraph.
Experts Verify the “work” of ISIS
After control if vast areas of Iraq was wrested from ISIS earlier this year, archaeologists reluctantly began checking on several ancient sites to see how much damage ISIS had done. According to an archaeology journal published by Cambridge University, these concerned archeologists made some startling discoveries. It turns out that tunnels dug by the terrorist group revealed a previously untouched Assyrian palace in the ancient city of Nineveh and several inscriptions that corroborate biblical accounts. While some of the historical details recorded in the Bible are often downplayed by critics due to the scant support outside the Bible, the inscriptions found in the old city of Nineveh – inscriptions inadvertently uncovered by ISIS – give an order of Assyrian kings that perfectly aligns with the order given in the Bible!
Relevant Bible Passages
The list of Assyrian kings that align with the inscriptions uncovered by ISIS match the mention of Sargon II (known as “Sargon” in Scripture) found in Isaiah 20:1. Additionally, Sennacherib who is mentioned in 2 Kings 18-19, 2 Chronicles 32, Isaiah 36-37 has found additional support from the ISIS work, as well as Esarhaddon who is mentioned in 2 Kings 19:37, Isaiah 37:38, and Ashurbanipal (also known as Asnappar, Osnapper or Asenaphar) in Ezra 4:10. Other inscriptions uncovered by ISIS terrorists confirm biblical references to the city of Calah (Genesis 10:11-12) and the methodology of resettlement used by the Assyrians (Ezra 4:10).