Bible Manuscript Older Than Critics Thought


In its latest update, LCG reported:

Newly Discovered Bible Text Supports Bible Understanding. “Scientists have discovered the earliest known Hebrew writing—an inscription dating from the 10th century B.C., during the period of King David’s reign… ‘It indicates that the Kingdom of Israel already existed in the 10th century BCE and that at least some of the biblical texts were written hundreds of years before the dates presented in current research,’ said Gershon Galil, a professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel, who deciphered the ancient text.” To this point, most Hebrew scholars believed that most of the Old Testament originated in about the 6th century B.C. This new research suggests a date of at least 400 years earlier ( [Yahoo], January 15, 2010). Skeptics often criticize the Bible as being a collection of myths compiled by relatively recent writers. However, as time goes on and more credible research surfaces, it becomes increasingly evident that the Bible is indeed a source more ancient than “experts” traditionally have thought. Christ noted “…For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known” (Matthew 10:26). Could it be that, at the end of the age, God’s Truth will be evident to all, and that in order to continue to deny it, one will have to “ignore” widely known facts?

The fact is that many critics of the Bible cannot stand the fact that many prophecies contained in it have come to pass.  Thus, they tend to like to claim that it was written after certain prophecies were fulfilled.  But of course, since there is a real God who inspired the Bible, what it teaches has come to pass and will come to pass.

What the Bible teaches will affect you.

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How is God Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient? Here is a biblical article by Wallace Smith which answers what many really wonder about it.
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Read the Bible Christians should read and study the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading.
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