The Times of Israel ran a story on Lawrence Mykytiuk a researcher who attempts to confirm the historicity of figures mentioned in the Tanakh and New Testament. His criteria are:
- A name appearing in the must match the name on an inscription on an object, structure or non-Biblical document that has proven authenticity
- The name in the Bible and on the corroborating inscription must match in terms of setting and time period.
- There must be matches of three or more specific details identifying an individual
Using these, he believes he’s proven a total of over 50 figures mentioned in the Bible to be actual, historical personages including David, King of Israel.
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