posted on Jul, 21 2013 @ 07:41 AM
reply to post by TheFinder
Let me preface this by mentioning that I am a Christian, so I can only share what I know of Christian history. I haven't studied other religions
anywhere NEAR enough to know anything about how their timeline holds up.
I wouldn't necessarily say that you could ever truly align it with one or the other. You can't definitively prove that everything lines up perfectly
for a couple of reasons. For one, if we had absolute proof that everything in the Bible was true, there would be no true faith involved. Secondly, our
knowledge of ancient history is limited by the archaeological discoveries that have been made. Which then raises another question, does the evidence
not exist, or have we simply not found that evidence?
At the same time, I personally think it'd take a complete fool to claim that there is absolutely no evidence for the biblical timeline. There are a
number of ancient societies that existed when the Bible says they did, where the Bible says they did, and the Bible often does a rather accurate job
at the names of some of their rulers. So I believe that it's rather safe to believe that some of the details described in the Bible occurred when it
describes in the general way it describes. For example, Israel being conquered by the Babylonians.
I think that overall, Christianity at least can be separated into two categories: what can be proven (or at least is likely) to be true/possible, such
as the wanderings of the Israelites, and what does have to be taken on faith (like the miraculous signs that Jesus performed.