Bible: Fact or Fiction?

13 Jul Bible: Fact or Fiction?

Most people know that the Bible is the bestselling book of all time, yet many harbor serious doubts about its origins and accuracy. What evidence do we have that it’s true?

Historical Accuracy

As a child I grew up with Bible “stories”. As an adult I view them as history because the Bible is remarkably accurate as verified by historians and scientists, particularly archaeologists.

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the mid twentieth century provided solid proof that the Bible was true to its original two thousand year old text. The Bible has lists of kings and records some of their actions and contains references to “other books” which have been lost to history such as “The Book of Jasher”, mentioned in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18; and “The Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel” referenced nineteen times in 1 and 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles. Perhaps in the future these too will be discovered, hopefully in my lifetime because I really want to read the history of these kings!

Some doubted the existence of King David. They believed him to be a mythical Biblical creation until in 1993 archaeological evidence unearthed in Northern Israel supplied the first actual proof of his existence.

In the sixth chapter of Genesis we first read the incredible account of God instructing Noah to build an ark. There is physical evidence of the existence of Noah’s Ark at the Durupinar Site, located in Turkey less than 20 miles South of Mount Ararat, between the Caspian and Black Seas. Beginning in 1985 the site has undergone scientific testing including imaging that produced 3-D images showing a “shipwreck” that matches the dimensions specified in the Bible. This video contains outstanding information on the archaeological site and Biblical proofs.

This only scratches the surface of the information that has been unearthed.

Next week I’ll share more thoughts.

Your Sister in Christ,

Shelly Good-Cook

Office Manager


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