We will continue to answer the question, “How is it possible for a book, the Bible, to support its own self-proclaimed evidence?” One great point is: the Bible is absolutely flawless.
- The idea that Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible was rejected because critics claimed writing was not developed until after Moses died (about 1451 BC). That criticism was overturned when archaeological discoveries, such as the Code of Hammurabi, showed writing was in use hundreds of years before Moses.
- Critics thought the Hittites were a figment of biblical writers’ imagination. In 1906, excavations in Boghazkoy, Turkey, discovered the capital of the Hittite empire. Over 10,000 tablets were contained in the city’s library.
- In the late 1800s, Sir William Ramsey took the view that the book of Acts was a second century work of fiction that lacked historical validity. After years of painstaking research in Asia Minor, Ramsey was forced to conclude that the writer Luke was a first-rate historian.
Precise accuracy is strong evidence of the Bible claim of inspiration. Next week’s article will discuss how the Bible is perfectly harmonious.