Friday, July 20, 2018

Archaeological, Historical, and Prophetic Evidence for the Bible

I recently taught a two-part class at Mukwonago Baptist Bible Institute entitled "Archaeological and Historical Evidence for the Bible."  It is not a detailed and exhaustive analysis limited to the specialist but is a survey of important material that should be valuable and easy to understand for regular Christians as well as for skeptics open to the overwhelming evidence for Scripture.  The content is very similar to what should be, Lord willing, my forthcoming book on this topic (preview the Old Testament and New Testament sections here).  If you speak to atheists, agnostics, or others who question the historical accuracy of the Bible (or are such a person yourself) the content of these lectures should be quite valuable to you.  Furthermore, if you watched my debate with Freedom From Religion Foundation President Dan Barker on the proposition "Prophecy and Archeology Validate the Bible as the Word of God" (also on YouTube here) I am able to cover the historical evidence at a more relaxed pace than I could in the debate, as well as covering new finds that came to light after the debate took place (e. g., Sinai 361 from Serabit el-Khadim which refers by name to Moses and alludes to Israel's captivity in Egypt):

I am not done posting the lectures at this time, but there are enough of them online already that I thought it was worth mentioning to the What is Truth? readership.  Furthermore, I would commend them to your church's Bible college or institute if you do not already give your students a survey of the archaeological evidence for the Bible.  Sadly, it is possible to graduate from many fundamentalist or separatist Baptist institutions of learning and never study this great topic which will help you to be "ready to give an answer" (1 Peter 3:15) to those who question the intellectual warrant for faith in the Bible as God's infallible Word, when the glorious archaeological facts supporting God's Word should be known not just by Bible college graduates, but by the body of the every-day saints of God who fill the pews of His churches.


KJB1611 said...

Note that we have some more classes that should be going live soon, Lord willing. When I scheduled this post I thought we would have more live than we do right now (three classes). Please check the playlist again in the next few weeks to see some more made live, Lord willing.

KJB1611 said...

The Old Testament portion of the archaeology class, six videos of material, are now live on YouTube on the links in the body of the post.