Curious about the depth of the cave, he tossed in a small stone expecting it to hit the bottom, but instead, he heard the sound of breaking pottery.
This shepherd boy had accidentally discovered Biblical archaeology’s greatest find.
Daniel’s stories and prophecies place the book within the three military campaigns of Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar against Judah. The text, now in the British Museum, is partially broken but clearly documents the 597 B. campaign against Jerusalem as described in the Bible.
Babylon’s armies capture Daniel and his friends in 605 B. were found in 1930 in the destroyed gate of the city of Lachish.
C., as skeptics have suggested, its accurate predictions run well past that time.) .