There’s a curious message from God in Isaiah 22:15-24. It’s addressed to a palace steward named Shebna, who was apparently spending a lot of time and money building a magnificent burial plot for himself. The Lord said, “Go, say to this steward, to Shebna, who is in charge of the palace: What are you doing here and who gave you permission to cut out a grave for yourself here, hewing your grave at this height…Beware, the Lord is about to take firm hold of you….” The lintel of this very tomb is in the British Museum. The picture is above and the explanation is below.
- The size of the slingshot balls excavated from Old Testament Israel, reminiscent of David.
- The reed pitched basket from Egypt, reminiscent of the small ark that held baby Moses.
- The golden wine goblet dating to the general days of Nehemiah, who was the king’s cupbearer.
- Artifacts from the ancient Hittite Empire. For years, critics said that there were no such tribes as the Hittites and that the Bible was mistaken. Now you can go to the British Museum and see evidence that the Bible was right all along.