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NIV Quest Study Bible: Is There Any “Secular” Evidence to Support the Bible’s Claims?
Bible Gateway Blog ^ | September 2, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen

Posted on 09/08/2019 11:10:11 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Although the Bible is not an ancient history textbook, it does report events that have been confirmed by other historical works. Consider the following examples:


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TOPICS: General Discusssion; History; Religion & Science; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: archeology; bible; christianity; crucifixion; deadseascrolls; evidence; history; iraq; israel; jesus; newtestament; notahistorytopic; oldtestament; turkey

1 posted on 09/08/2019 11:10:11 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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PING!


2 posted on 09/08/2019 11:10:31 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What about all the prophecy that has come true?


3 posted on 09/08/2019 11:17:04 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Google “Sinai inscriptions”, and then select “images” from the menu.

Those were inscribed by slaves working in the mines in sinai. They are in Hebrew, and mention such things as Moses, etc.


4 posted on 09/08/2019 11:20:01 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

To some degree various portions of the Bible very much are ancient history textbooks. In fact, over a hundred years of constant archeological research has proven the Bible is a reliable and to a large degree the ONLY historical text for this area for the period of time covered.


5 posted on 09/08/2019 11:30:54 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Of course! The historicity of the Bible is without question. A bloody shame the same cannot be said about that fairy tale called the koran.


6 posted on 09/08/2019 11:33:56 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yes plenty- several ‘secular’ writers back then documented events- Even roman officials would document certain events-


7 posted on 09/08/2019 11:38:43 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Several cites cited in the Bible have been found when secularists said they didn’t exist.


8 posted on 09/08/2019 11:41:48 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Too bad there is no historical proof that HELL !! exists.


9 posted on 09/08/2019 11:43:05 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Until recent excavations at Tell Mardikh uncovered tablets mentioning Sodom and Gomorrah”

And even as we learn more about these destruction truths, we have a society that is IN OUR FACES with everything LGBTQ.


10 posted on 09/08/2019 11:44:49 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England
The Lord tells us over and over in both the OT and especially in the NT, that men (read all humans) love the darkness and hate the light, so it is more and more of them loving it in our world today!

We’ve been warned but failed to heed our many teachings so much so today that we become pariahs in our own society, yet I remember being taught that this world is not my home.

I am reminded in my bible that I will be tested and that Jesus didn’t come to preach to the healthy but to the sick, that the sickness He sought to heal wasn’t so much of men’s physical infirmaries but to heal men’s souls. Some will listen and be healed, others will not and will hate the truth and those who offer it with love.

11 posted on 09/08/2019 12:10:00 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: firebrand

Indeed, the prophecies of the fall and re-rise of Israel as a result if their sins.

God even made that prophecy living in Hosea, as a constant upheaval, by comparing the way his wife would comit adultery on him and the way Israel would.

Ever since then the family has been destroyed by sin in exact si ilar way as a means for people to remember Israel for those who are intimate with the tragedy as God would inspire it in them.

In fact, the Crucifixion follows the very divorce court model morphing into a criminal inquiry, something very common nowadays with men put in prison for child support they refuse to pay to the adulterous woman wasting it with her pimps instead of spent in representation of God for the children.


12 posted on 09/08/2019 12:38:02 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hatse:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: George from New England

Too bad there is no historical proof that HELL !! exists

Well, there is, the same Bible says Jesus Himself went there.


13 posted on 09/08/2019 2:41:00 PM PDT by TalBlack (Damn right I'll "do something" you fat, balding son of a bitc)
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To: George from New England
Too bad there is no historical proof that HELL !! exists.

There is. And it took place in real history.

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus himself tells a story about a rich man who is in hell.

Some believe, because they have been falsely taught, that the account is a parable. But it does not have the earmarks of a parable. The story contains a name, the man Lazarus, and tells of a rich man who, Jesus says, in hell.

The KJV says that the man is in hell. The Greek word Jesus uses is hades, spelled ᾅδῃ, in the Greek of the New Testament. Strong's Concordance says about the word: [hádes]. . . properly, the "unseen place," referring to the (invisible) realm in which all the dead reside, i.e. the present dwelling place of all the departed (deceased); Hades.

Of the place, Jesus says that it is a place of horrid torment ("I am tormented in this flame.""), that is separated from wherever Father Abraham is by a great, fixed gulf of some kind.

Jesus makes it pretty clear that the rich man is there for eternity, with no comfort, and pain.

The Son of God has warned us in an account of a real place about three real men.
14 posted on 09/08/2019 2:55:45 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As I have written to you before, abandon the NIV.

Stick with the NKJV. Preferably a MacArthur study Bible.

His study notes are invaluable.


15 posted on 09/08/2019 4:23:27 PM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is Mine)
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To: sauropod

I use NLT (Charles Swindoll Study Bible).


16 posted on 09/08/2019 7:02:50 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Apologetics makes good use of other sources to add credence to the Bible.


17 posted on 09/09/2019 4:11:55 AM PDT by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches, or Trump in general, while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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