Dating archaeology challenges biblical credibility
The vivid description of faith and victory has been a source of inspiration for countless generations of Bible readers.
But did it really happen as the Bible describes it?
Christian apologetics also offers rebuttals of opposing worldviews. Below are some excellent Christian apologetic resources from various Christian websites.
Archaeology and the Bible The story of how and why the Bible was written and how it fits into the extraordinary history of the people of Israel is closely linked to a fascinating tale of modern discovery.
The early discussions about the exclusion or integration of various apocryphes involve an early idea about the historicity of the core.
The Ionian Enlightenment influenced early patrons like Justin Martyr and Tertullian - both saw the biblical texts as being different (and having more historicity) than the myths of other religions.
Continue reading The story of the Israelite conquest of Jericho (Joshua 2-6) is one of the best known and best loved in the entire Bible.
The site has been excavated several times in this century.
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Many fields of study span the Bible and history, such fields range from archeology and astronomy to linguistics and comparative literature.
Scholars also examine the historical context of Bible passages, the importance ascribed to events by the authors, and the contrast between the descriptions of these events and other historical evidence.
Archaeological discoveries since the 19th century are open to interpretation, but broadly speaking they lend support to few of the Old Testament's historical narratives and offer evidence to challenge others.
The Bible exists in multiple manuscripts, none of them autographs, and multiple canons, none of which completely agree on which books have sufficient authority to be included or their order (see Books of the Bible).