Compares scripture with archaeological findings
Shows how scholarly research supports the essence of the Bible
Is the Bible True?
How Modern Debates and Discoveries Affirm the Essence of the
ScripturesBy Jeffery L. Sheler
When Jeffery L. Sheler, religion writer for U.S. News & World
Report, set out to investigate the authenticity of the Bible, he didnt
find any easy answers.
He did find that, while some scientific discoveries may challenge our
understanding of the Bible, on the whole science and scholarly debate have
consistently and substantially confirmed [the Bible] as a credible and reliable
source of history. He also observes that the true message of the Bible can be
neither proved nor disproved by scientific methods.
Sheler concentrates on five areas of biblical scholarship, specifically:
history, archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the quest for the historical Jesus,
and finally, debunking the Bible Code phenomenon.
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