The scholars’ main attack on Bible history in the early 20th century was that no secular records existed to provide evidence of the Flood, the Exodus, or the lives of David and Solomon.
Many claimed that Moses could never have written the first five books of the Bible, since writing had not been invented at that time. But when the curious, energetic men and women dug up the past, these commonly held ideas were proved to be without foundation.
And we've only begun to confirm the Bible in the last century.
Modern archaeology has challenged the world of education to admit that the Bible is factual. Solid, documented evidence outside the Bible record confirms events and persons that were at one time considered to be suspect or plain false.
Now we have the Rosetta Stone, and the coveted tablets found at Elba? Elba dates back to before 2000 BC and was a thriving cultural center. Its records contain references to Sodom and Gomorrah.
The tablets confirm the accuracy, authenticity and authority of the Bible.
Noah's grandson Kush is specifically named as a post flood king in the Sumerian Kings list, giving additional "corroboration" by science of the accuracy, authenticity, and authority of the truth of the Bible.
In Genesis Chapter 10 is the Table of Nations. Each nation mentioned in the table can be traced down to a modern-day country, and is considered to be one of the most accurate records of the ancient world, like most of the history of the Bible.
The story of the Walls of Jericho has been verified by three different international teams over several decades. Every detail of the story from the Bible that could be verified from such a dig has been affirmed. All of the walls were down except the North wall, probably where Rahab lived.
Since you are in denial of truth and true knowledge confirmed by evidence in fact, you probably don't know the significance of the Jericho story. It is the end result of the Exodus, for which evidence has never before been found and ASSUMED to be myth, but is now fact; similarly to Moses and Noah.
Deciphering of the Behistun inscription in the 19th century was one of the most remarkable archaeological advancements and most vital to understanding ancient writings uncovered in the Fertile Crescent. The discovery opened the door for archaeology to further confirm the Bible’s historical accuracy.
Many ancient cultures in the Middle East used cuneiform, but these works were a mystery until the trilingual Behistun inscription was deciphered—the discovery made possible the translation of other cuneiform writings.
The Behistun breakthrough led to others, including the translation of 22,000 tablets at the ruins of Nineveh, Shalmaneser’s Black Obelisk, Shennacherib’s Prism, and the epic poems of Gilgamesh and Enuma Elish.
These poems contain accounts of the Flood, creation and the tower of Babel that closely parallel the Bible.)
Bible critics had long sneered at references in the Bible to a people called the Hittites (Genesis 15:20; Exodus 3:8, 17; Numbers 13:29; Joshua 1:4; Judges 1:26 and elsewhere). Their opinion was that the Hittites were simply one of the many mythical peoples made up by Bible writers.
Toward the end of the 19th century, Hittite monuments were uncovered at Carchemish on the Euphrates River in Syria, proving the Bible right. Later, in 1906, excavations at Boghazkoy (ancient Hattusas, capital of the Hittite Empire) in Turkey uncovered thousands of Hittite documents, revealing a wealth of information about Hittite history and culture. The centuries-old Hittite rubbish showed they were a real and formidable power. They were once one of the dominant peoples of Asia Minor and the Near East. They exercised considerable control south into Syria and Palestine.
The Bible was right all along! Today, no one questions the existence of the Hittites. Volumes of books exist on the history, art, culture and society of the Hittites. Yet an anti-Bible prejudice still exists. Even scholarly people usually believe that if it’s in the Bible, it’s wrong.
The Bible is true and science is true, and therefore each truly read, proves the truth of the other. But the Bible is right and has always been right even before science.
In 1974, Italian archaeologists found approximately 17,000 cuneiform tablets and fragments at the site of ancient Ebla in northern Syria. The inscriptions on these artifacts date them prior to the 24th century b.c. Noachian Flood.
Similar finds were uncovered in Egypt and Mesopotamia. The tablets show that writing was common centuries before Moses. The critics can no longer claim that Moses and his contemporaries were illiterate or that the Pentateuch was written by Ezra in the 5th century b.c.
Also, Nelson Glueck a Jewish scientist, and universally esteemed as one of the greatest archaeologists, said that no archaeological discovery has ever contradicted the Bible.
We must keep in mind the difference between scientific observations and opinions of scientists, especially in historical arenas. We are all aware of the ideas, opinions, and theories of some scientists which contradict portions of Scripture, but if we are careful to separate that which is established fact from that which is merely theory, we find that there are no contradictions between the facts of science and the Bible. Fact is there is no empirically supported scientific claim that in any way is in conflict with Christianity. The same cannot be said for evolution, abiogenesis, or Big Bang.
The Bible is not a science book, but I'm not aware of ANY instance, where the Bible DOES touch on science, that it has been proven incorrect. How can anyone DENY the evidence of the Bible and the scoreboard, when science corrects itself (proven incorrect?) almost daily?
I think we agree that science requires evidence in addition to corroboration.The parts of the Bible that can be confirmed by science certainly corroborates both.
When you've put the work in to validate, verify and prove many of the scriptures that are provable or verifiable outside of the Bible from science or historical account, then you have the confidence to believe the parts that cannot be tested or proven. But it's too much work for most people and their faith is in jeopardy; or they just become atheists and believe science, but few people confirm their starting assumptions.
If you do not believe Noah or Moses were real men in verifiable, literal history, then you have not examined the evidence. If you do not believe the history of the Bible, then you have not examined the evidence.
How do you DENY verifiable evidence? That would be inept, ignorant, and delusional, having confirmed nothing.