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The Bible has been shown to be historically accurate in its statements. While at first blush this would seem to be a less than stellar proof of God's inspiration of the Bible, it is notable that other religious writings often are not.

beeblebrox, Rapture Ready 22 Comments [6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Oh Zaphod - stop using your stupid head!

6/9/2006 6:25:10 AM

David D.G.

Reflective of cultural habits and concepts, yes; accurate in referring to historical EVENTS, not so much -- at least, not in any way that has been verified much. A few incidents and individuals have gotten some evidence to support their veracity, but it is extremely spotty, with little to say whether the biblical account is all that accurate apart from mentioning its existence.

~David D.G.

6/9/2006 10:05:37 PM


And the Bible has been shown to be horrendously scientifically inacurate in its statements.

6/9/2006 11:53:37 PM


Also: THe songs of They Might Be Giants have shown to be mush more historically/scientifically accurate than the Bible. I propose that we now use the work of TMBG as our holy scripture!

6/10/2006 6:59:22 PM

O rly? Then how come historians and archaeologists both say that the Egyptians never kept Jewish slaves?

12/22/2007 12:08:37 PM

Pie Man


2/23/2008 4:56:53 PM


This is to the masses of believers.
They need to be reassured.
A lot of these fundy comment are said not expecting the sensible are seeing them.

It's total bullshit but par for the coarse.

The Bible has no proof of events at all and theres mounting disproof every year.

They hate Bioligists Archeologists, museum currators, Historians etc.... because they're all chipping away at the fables.

Honestly, even Christians have been critisizing the Bible since free speech has been introduced. 200 years or so now.

2/23/2008 8:27:08 PM


In fact I think the Bible Belts the Christians last stand and they know it. But theres a lot of con-money still available.

2/23/2008 8:30:25 PM


Besides the fact the the egyptians did not keep Jewish or Hewbrew slaves; if the bible was historically accurate wouldn't there be an overwhemlming amount of archological evidence supporting the story of Moses and "the children of Isreal" wondering around the wilderness for 40 years?

2/25/2008 5:49:09 AM

Brian X

Okay, a few questions:

-Which king of Persia was Ahasuerus? There are two possible candidates. (And if you pick Xerxes, why does the name Vashti not sound a damn thing like Amestris (Xerxes' wife in Herodotus) even if you factor in a possible dropped digamma (w) at the beginning (*Wamestris)?)
-Why is there no record of a King Darius the Mede?
-Why is it that of all the Old Testament patriarchs, only Joseph shows even the slightest ghost of appearing in any historical records? Why do the legendary accomplishments of Yehoshuwah ben Nun not appear in any contemporary Canaanite records? Why, by all indications, does Joshua's Jericho appear to have been abandoned or damn close to it at the alleged time of the Exodus?
-Why do the Sumerians, the oldest and most influential of the Middle Eastern peoples, not appear at all in the Bible, even though Sumerian was still used as a liturgical language in the Assyrian temples almost up to the arrival of the Romans? (Granted the Sumerians would have been deep antiquity to the Israelites, but surely there'd be something a bit more tenable than a plagiarized flood myth and an offhanded reference to the Plain of Shinar.)
-Why is the very idea of a united Israel-Judah kingdom under the house of David barely tenable at best? Why do outside references to David appear only in references to his descendants if he was so powerful?
-Why are the cross-references mentioned in Samuel, Kings and Chronicles lost to the ages? Surely if God meant to preserve his word, he would also have preserved the necessary background materials?
-Why is John the Baptist well-known in Roman history but the first references to Jesus appear in the Pauline letters two decades after his death? Is it not unreasonable to assume that the notoriously brutal Pilate simply nailed up Jesus as a public nuisance with no records or consultation just to clear one more annoying street preacher out of the way?
-Why was the canon status of Revelation a matter of intense argument even as late as Martin Luther?
-Why, if the Bible is truly inspired, was its compilation so political in nature? (And furthermore, why did the Jews throw out the Septuagint if it was the standard version of the Tanakh for several centuries? Surely God didn't change canons in midstream.)

I could go on, and on, and on, and never even touch the internal contradictions...

2/25/2008 7:57:33 AM

Le Rois

Even though many of the key stories (such as Mary's "virgin" birth) came from legends from religions in existence long before the Bible was even a dream?

6/2/2010 7:52:16 PM


A complete and total load of manure.

Too bad for your argument that the Bible contains numerous parallels with the myths and legends of other ancient cultures of the region. Hell, the life of Jesus bears a striking resemblance to the ancient Egyptian sun god, Horus.

6/2/2010 8:07:55 PM

Quantum Mechanic

[citation seriously fucking needed]

2/3/2012 8:37:28 AM


Horus Christ, this is ignorant.

2/3/2012 12:09:41 PM

Quantum Mechanic

[citation needed]

It's a forgery.
You're road kill.

4/5/2012 2:19:00 AM

There is nothing in the bible that has been shown to be historically true.

4/5/2012 8:36:20 AM

Quantum Mechanic


8/21/2012 9:16:33 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Never actually read that ludicrous pile of bullshit, have you?

7/7/2014 5:26:51 PM

Quantum Mechanic


5/1/2015 3:38:39 AM

"The Bible has been shown to be historically accurate in its statements."

I believe you misspelled "hysterically".

5/1/2015 5:32:46 AM


Tyre Bitch.

"The Bible has been shown to be historically accurate in its statements."

Just keep telling them this, repeatedly, they've accepted much bullshit to date they'll swallow this too. Just one of the mantra methodology lies fundamentalism and other cults hammers at them.

5/1/2015 6:29:14 PM

It has been shown to be wrong. Multiple times. Scientifically, geographically, historically. Also what would you know of other religious writings?

10/4/2017 10:16:39 AM

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