Knowledge of Israel’s history is important if one is to understand the message of the Old Testament. Both message and history are inseparably intertwined. Israel’s history is divinely ordained as preparatory for the coming of Christ. One cannot understand Him without knowing of those events, which called for and led to His coming. Archaeology is a tool that can help one understand biblical history better.- For example, The Siloam Inscription ties together both King Hezekiah from 2 Kings 20:20 and Jesus in John chapter 9 over 700 years later.