Ebla Tablets

Ebla Tablets Provide an Eye-Witness Accounting of Events Spoken of in Scripture

Uncovered in 1975 in Northern Syria, the Ebla Tablets are the public records and royal archives of the ancient city-state of Ebla. To date some 16,600 tablets have been found dating back to circa 2300 BC.

Akkadian  (Babylonian-Assyrian ancestry language) is the collective name given to the spoken language of those occupying Mesopotamia in the 3rd millennia BC.

Cuneiform is the name given to the written (pictograph) form of the language.

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Biblical Significance:

  • Possibly confirms the existence of Eber as mentioned in Genesis 11: 14(note most likely source of the term “Hebrew”)
  • Mentions cities of Sodom and Gomorrah which are spoken of in Genesis 13, 14, 18 and 19
  • Speaks about a priestly king ruling Salem (possibly Melchizedek)

The Ebla Tablets corroborate historical events spoken of in the Bible. As a result, we have yet more proof that the Bible is historically accurate.