Scholars tend to be cautious when making claims to the point where they are not allowing the evidence to see the light of day to the extent possible. Biblical archaeology has logged many thousands of finds that give us confidence in the historicity of the Bible, the trustworthiness of the Scriptures. Let's not overplay our hand on what biblical archaeology can do, but let's not underplay our hand either.
Bible chronology has very often been portrayed by critics as inferior, subordinate, secondary to that of the pagan nations. However, the Bible is a historical book, incomparably so among all other ancient writings. The historical records of the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes, Persians, and others are, primarily, fragmentary; their early periods are obscure or,... Continue Reading →
All history is fragmentary. Each particular fact is the center of an infinite complex of circumstances. No man has intelligence enough to insert a supposititious fact into circumstances not belonging to it and make it exactly fit. This only infinite intelligence could do. A successful forgery, therefore, is impossible if only we have a sufficient... Continue Reading →