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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by tosca1, May 20, 2019.

  1. tosca1

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    Interesting finds that relate to things written in the Bible have been discovered by archeology. And, they're still digging....and still discovering....

    Here are some of the discoveries:




    https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org...-bible-royal-seal-of-hezekiah-comes-to-light/
     
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    DEAD SEA SCROLLS


    Archeology has been giving us some evidences that support the historicity of the Bible. It's a very slow process, but rewarding.


    What are some exciting discoveries in biblical archaeology?
     
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    THE SONS OF JACOB

    The dates for a lot of these discoveries are quite old. This high place discovery below was made in 1976.
    Technology was not anywhere like what we've presently got. I suppose analysis of discoveries will go much faster now.


    https://christiananswers.net/q-abr/abr-a028.html



    Biblical Archaeology: Bonus 32 - High Place of Jeroboam I
     
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    CRUCIFIED MAN

    Just so to be clear, the discovery isn't the remains of Jesus Christ. It gives us a clearer picture though, of the sufferings of a man being crucified.


    How Jesus died: Extremely rare evidence of Roman crucifixion uncovered in Italy
     
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    KETEF HINNOM AMULETS


    Silver scrolls from the 7th century BC, containing aaronic blessings - known as the oldest text of the Hebrew Bible. They are also called, amulets (to ward off evil).



    Associates for Biblical Research - The Blessing of the Silver Scrolls
     
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    It isn't exactly revealing is it.
    I think even the most ardent atheist will accept that Biblical stories are based on local events.
    No one disputes that Crucifixion occurs
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are a fantastic relic but prove nothing.
    The Royal Seal, ok so King Hezekiah existed

    I'm sorry but it is clutching at straws.
     
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    James Randi's take ...

     
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    Separately, no....not revealing.

    But cumulatively? As they pile up? Then, they are.

    Circumstantial evidences become more powerful and can be conclusive, when there's many of them to reinforce each other!

    They become CORROBORATIVE evidences!


    here's an explanation of corroborating evidence:



    Corroborating evidence - Wikipedia
     
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    They only "pile up" to support that the Bible got some history right. Almost all holy books have some history in them. Similar support for the Koran would not convince you that it was true in any meaningful way. The same should apply to the Bible.
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    To repeat the point I agree with and which does not prove anything except that in some cases Bible accounts reflect history.

     
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    That's the thing with the Bible. Crumbs here and there - but, they are cumulative!
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Finding the seal proves that Hezekiah was likely around or at least an official bearing that name.

    It does not prove anything that he may or may not of did in the least that is described in the Bible .
     
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    In some cases......so far, what has been discovered.

    Archeology is a slow process. Also, don't forget that some parts of the world are not conducive for archeology at present due to wars.
     
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    How do you deal with the clear errors in the Bible? If you are blind to them no one can take your unsupported claim of accumulation seriously at all.
     
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    We do know Hezekiah was around - we can check the box for that. What he did - well, I don't know if they've already finished everything and packed up. Who knows?
    But one thing we do know - Hezekiah from the Biblical narrative existed.
     
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    What errors? Can you be more specific?
    We can discuss one - but if you're bringing up a lot of so-called "errors," then you should create your own thread. I don't want this thread derailed.

    This thread is for discoveries by archeology.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    You do realize there are a lot of fictional accounts of people with real names?
     
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    That's not the way that archaeology sees circumstantial evidence.

    Any amount of circumstantial evidence raises the balance of probabilities. It cannot produce certitude .....

    That's not bad...... it's just increasing the probability beyond possibility.


    No. Circumstantial evidence is not corroborative evidence, only Primary and Direct evidence can corroborate.

    That's not bad, since much of our history is based upon 'best guess'. In the UK we held some fairly accurate guesses about Richard III, until recently his body was discovered and excavated in a Midlands car-park! We now have Direct evidence for a number of proposals.

    Equally, a lack of archaeology doesn't negate anything. For instance, Nazareth was probably a bustling and busy community in the early 1st century, even though only one building foundation has been found and a number of lamps.
     
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    And? What do you mean by that?
     
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    I'm referring to all archeological discoveries related with the Bible.
    Each discovery is a corroborating evidence.
     
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