In this session we examine historical evidences external to the Bible – historical writings of non-biblical authors from that era as well as archaeology – to assess not the textual reliability (which we did in Session 3) but whether what the Biblical writers record for us actually did happen. We are not trying to assess here whether the Biblical writings are scripture in an inspired-by-God sense. We are just seeing if there is evidence that supports whether the Bible can be taken seriously as history.
Last week news outlets worldwide reported the passing of noted journalist and author Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens, a preeminent controversialist, was a prominent critic of the Gospel, especially noted for… Read More »The Passing of Christopher Hitchens: Carrying misconception to the Grave