Today our tour group followed the gravel pathways of ancient Tel Dan to a large, rock wall—a city gate that dates from the time of Solomon’s temple.
In the courtyard of Dan’s gate complex, archaeologists unearthed sections of a large engraved stone—an ancient basalt stele. The celebrated Dan Stele (we’ve affectionately dubbed it “Steely Dan”) specifically mentions a triumph over the “House of David.” This phrase represents the only mention of King David’s dynasty outside of the Bible. The stele—which dates to about one hundred years after David’s death—remains problematic for liberal scholars who deny David ever existed. But here is proof.
I guess rocks do cry out—in a way, huh?
Wayne Stiles, Bible Teacher for Emerald Bus 2