This is called “ceramic typology.” In 1890, Flinders Petrie observed that each layer at Tel Hesi contained its own unique type of pottery.
The fact that a greater abundance of iron has not been found seems to indicate that it was not widely used in early times, but another contributing factor may be that iron oxidizes more quickly and completely than copper and, having disintegrated, would not be as readily detected in excavating. Christ often quoted from the book Isaiah and said the prophet Isaiah wrote it, not an unknown group of editors as the critics claim.The evidence for Christ’s resurrection is irrefutable, as we have shown in this book. When someone invents a religion, he glorifies its leaders, but the four Gospels depict the founders of Christianity as very weak (e.g., Peter denying Christ thrice; the disciples fleeing and hiding; Thomas and others doubting Christ even after He appeared to them). On Christ’s authority alone we would trust the Bible and reject the skeptics.Further, if men had made up the accounts of Christ’s resurrection in the Gospels, they would not have said that the women were the first to believe. In fact, dates for Hammurabi’s life differ more than 150 years among archaeologists, having been variously dated to 1848-1806 (long chronology), 1792-1750 (middle chronology), 1728-1686 (short chronology), and 1696-1654 (ultra-short chronology) (Paul Kriwaczek, , 2012, Kindle location 173).In all of these cases and hundreds more, the skeptics were wrong and the Bible was right. He was saying that nothing written in the Scripture can be set aside or ignored.Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, and His resurrection alone gives infallible witness to this claim. It is authoritative to every detail; it is a chain with no weak links.