"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter," writes the author of Proverbs, "but the glory of kings is to search things out." The biblical account of reality - that God created a world that was knowable and his image-bearers to be knowers -powerfully explains the human drive to learn and investigate the world around us. It also justifies the utilization of general revelation as we pursue knowledge of the created order through various branches of science.
To put it bluntly, the Bible is not anti-science. Rather, the Bible explains why science works. And, every once in a while, the Bible offers an insight that sheds further light on an unsolved question of science. That seems to be the case with the Assyrian destruction of Lachish, an event recorded in the book of Kings.