By 1925, there was archaeological corroboration for 29 kings mentioned in the Bible’s Old Testament. The spelling of these names as seen on the archaeological discoveries could be compared to their spelling in the Bible, as well as their spelling in other ancient writings.
The spelling of each of these 29 kings’ names, as seen on their archaeological artifacts, matches EXACTLY their spelling in the Hebrew Masoretic Text (original manuscript of the Old Testament Bible).
But we mentioned that these kings are mentioned in ancient writings other than the Bible. Are they as accurate?
The Librarian of Alexandria, considered the greatest scholar of the 200 B.C. timeframe, gets the spelling of just 4 Egyptian kings’ names even close to their spelling on archaeological evidence.
The Librarian of Alexandria also documented Assyrian kings. Just one of these names is identifiable on an archaeological artifact, and it is misspelled.
Ptolemy documented 18 kings, all misspelled when compared with archaeological evidence.
In addition, names are also misspelled by the Scribe of Assurbanipal, the Pseudo-Callisthenes, Abulfeda, Manetho, Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, Africanus, Castor, etc.
By the way, the Bible not only spells them correctly, it also places them in the correct chronological order, and places them in the correct historical periods. The Bible is always proven true.
“This almost universal inaccuracy and unreliability of the Greek and Arab historians with reference to the kings of Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon is in glaring contrast with the exactness and trustworthiness of the Hebrew Bible… and so we have, in this incontestable evidence from the order, times, and spelling of the names of the kings, an indestructible basis upon which to rest our faith in the reliability of the history recorded in the books of the Old Testament Scriptures.”
— Robert Dick (RD) Wilson, PhD, Princeton Graduate, Learned 45 Languages, Author of A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament.