A Commentary on The Bible as History: Has the Bible been proven to be Historically Accurate?


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A Commentary on The Bible as History
Has the Bible been proven to be Historically Accurate?
                For some in the Christian community who may need a little proof to back up their waning faith, archeological discoveries that confirm the truth of the Scriptures may do just that. The Bible as History first published in 1955, and later revised in 1980 gives ample evidence to erase any doubts from your mind, if you choose to believe what God has laid bare before us in the pages of Werner Keller’s book. Keller’s book gives us a comprehensive review of scientifically established investigations of the discoveries of Biblical archeology.
For more than a century, American, English, French, and German Scholars have been digging up finds in Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Egypt. In Palestine, places and towns long buried in the sands of time, which have been mentioned in the Bible, have been unearthed and brought back into the light of day. Each of these discoveries are just as described in the Bible, and were found in the exact locations the Scripture places them. On many ancient inscriptions scholars have recognized the names of people and places found in both the Old and new Testaments.
Many of these discoveries, including ancient cuneiform tablets having Biblical names, transferred Biblical narratives, into the historical realm. One of the most important finds, the Dead Sea Scrolls, gave us our first pre-Christian Biblical text, with a complete text of the book of Isaiah, which proves the historical accuracy of the written texts we have today. Archeological scholars have awakened from eternal slumber the ancient Tower of Babel where the languages were confused, the cities of Pithom and Raamses where the Hebrews were enslaved, Gibeah, which was King Saul’s stronghold, and King Solomon’s horse stables, in Megiddo. From the new Testament, King Herod’s palace, the Pavement where Jesus faced Pilate, and the Babylonian astronomical tables showing the exact dates on which the star of Bethlehem was seen by the wise men.
                The knowledge of these discoveries and many others should encourage most people to at least examine, but probably radically alter their views about the Bible. Many stories in the Bible can no longer be viewed as fanciful tales exaggerated from the past, but must now be considered historically sound. Often these archeological finds correspond perfectly with Biblical narratives, not only confirming them, but shedding new light on some obscure passages. The stories in the Bible are not just literary masterpieces of the past, but are true narratives of things that actually took place, though the languages of the past may have limited the transmitting of the facts somewhat. The events of the Bible are true historical facts that have been recorded with an astonishing measure of accuracy. Thanks to these archeological discoveries, many Biblical passages can be better understood than ever before.
                No book in the history of the world has had as much influence and has so affected humanity as the Bible. Even after two millennia, there is no sign of its losing its power over the hearts and minds of those who read and study its pages. In view of the overwhelming mass of evidence The Bible as History presents and of the well attested and authentic archeological discoveries now known to us, the Bible can now be seen as the miracle it is, the Word of the Living God. These proofs have been preserved for posterity for millennia so that in these last days when doubts and loss of faith so threaten us, we can hold on to our hope and trust in the word of God as never before – with physical proof to boost our faith to new levels.
archeology, Bible, Christianity, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Mesopotamia, The Bible as History, Dead Sea Scrolls, Werner Keller.
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I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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