Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Did you know that all of this is pure conjecture and not a shred of archeaological evidence to support any of this? Did you know that archeaology
supports the bible as being truth? See my signature link for real science proving the bible.
edit on 10-5-2012 by lonewolf19792000 because: (no reason given)
C'mon now! While archaeology does support SOME of the "history" in the bible to say it "supports the bible as being truth" is not the truth.
Archaeology refutes many biblical claims. For instance:
1. According to biblical chronology Adam was created 6,000 years ago as the first human. Archaeology shows that there were humans in Ethiopia 160,000
years ago. www.cbsnews.com...
Archaeologists have also unearthed buildings that were 8,000 years old in Israel itself. " Israeli archaeologists uncovered the 8,000-year-old remains
of a prehistoric structure nestled away in the upscale neighborhood of Ramat Aviv. The cornerstone of the ancient building, which lies on a
construction site for exclusive apartments, long precedes the time of Abraham and the rest of the Bible's figures."
2. The Exodus:
Archaeology proves, according to the rules of argumentation and evidence of the game of archaeology, that there were only 3 million people in
Egypt in the Late Bronze Age. The Bible’s own proposition is that some 600,000 fighting men, aged 20 and upwards, migrated out of Egypt during a
period which may be correlated with the Late Bronze Age. When we add women, children and elderly, 600,000 fighting men implies some 2.5 to 3 million
people who migrated from Egypt in the Late Bronze Age. However, the archaeological evidence shows no such thing at all. There is no such disruption to
the archaeological record. In fact, Egypt generally grew in strength throughout this period.
So, the Bible’s proposition that 600,000 fighting men migrated out of Egypt in the Exodus is proved false by archaeology. The idea that God has
called a certain people to him is also affected by this evidence. Without an Exodus, there’s no theological establishment of Israel. And the only
biblical account of the Exodus is disproved. So, archaeology disproves this part of the Bible.
Numbers chapter 1 gives an idea of the huge number of Israelites that apparently wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. However, the Israeli
archaeologist Eliezer Oren spent 10 years excavating the site, and "failed to provide a single shred of evidence that the Biblical account of the
Exodus from Egypt ever happened" (Barry Brown, "Israeli Archaeologist Reports No Evidence to Back Exodus Story," News Toronto Bureau, Feb. 27,
3.Joshua 8:26-28: For Joshua drew not his hand back, wherewith he stretched out the spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua. And
Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a desolation unto this day.
Joseph Callaway, professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, excavated the ruins of Ai between 1964 and 1976 and afterwards reported that what
he found there contradicted the Bible version completely:
The evidence from Ai was mainly negative. There was a great walled city there beginning about 3000 B. C., more than 1,800 years before Israel's
emergence in Canaan. But this city was destroyed about 2400 B. C., after which the site was abandoned. Despite extensive excavation, no evidence of a
Late Bronze Age (1500-1200 B. C.) Canaanite city was found. In short, there was no Canaanite city here for Joshua to conquer (Biblical Archaeology
Review, "Joseph A. Callaway: 1920-1988," November/December 1988, p. 24).
I could go on, but I think the above shows my point.
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