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The sound of unbridled joy seldom breaks the quiet of the British Museum's great Arched Room, which holds its collection of 130,000 Assyrian cuneiform tablets, dating back 5,000 years.
But Michael Jursa, a visiting professor from Vienna, let out such a cry last Thursday. He had made what has been called the most important find in Biblical archaeology for 100 years, a discovery that supports the view that the historical books of the Old Testament are based on fact.
Originally posted by jaydelay
seems to me it just means that a person mentioned in the bible actually existed. Still along way from proving the Old Testament 100%.
Originally posted by theindependentjournal
When it comes to Nothing turning into ROCKS and then into HUMANS and the amount of supernatural force that would be needed they have no problems believing.
Nobody's arguing with the point that these stories are ancient. Most of us have a big problem believing that the walls of Jericho fell down because of some noise, that the sun stopped moving in the sky, or that god actually spoke from a piece of flaming vegetation. That's all.
Originally posted by edsinger
Tiny tablet provides proof for Old Testament
The sound of unbridled joy seldom breaks the quiet of the British Museum's SNIP
It would seem that the Bible is proven right again... And yet still there will be those that will find a way to attempt to shoot this find down...
Well I was right, most saw 'me; and went a shoot'n, hehe. If anyone actually opened and read the article, they would have noticed that the
'proof' claim was by the author, not me. That's ok, I still stick by 'my' statement that the Bible is proven right once again.
Originally posted by marg6043
As an avid reader of history I find the discovery of the tables amazing, but to say that it makes the bible factual is an overstatement.
The bible is an amazing book full of history, myth, lore and legend but they are intertwined by bias writers.
So is not surprised that is going to be discoveries that match bible events, but that is far from proving the bible as an irrevocable book of true facts.
Nice try Ed.
Well Hello there Marg! I do believe that the Bible is the Word of God and I will leave it at that. When we read it, not very many of us are reading it in Hebrew in this case or Greek in the NT.
Just came across an interpretation about the there was morning and there was evening, as the KJV states in English, and yet another translation 'could' be there was chaos and there was order, but the translation subject is one that is for another thread, for another day.