Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Archeology Confirms Historicity of Edomite Kingdom in Old Testament
Prof. Adams of Hamilton's McMaster University says, he and an international team of colleagues fit into place a significant piece of the puzzle of human history in the Middle East -- unearthing information that points to the existence of the Bible's vilified Kingdom of Edom at precisely the time the Bible says it existed, and contradicting widespread academic belief that it did not come into being until 200 years later.

Their findings mean that those scholars convinced that the Hebrew Old Testament is at best a compendium of revisionist, fragmented history, mixed with folklore and theology, and at worst a piece of outright propaganda, likely will have to apply the brakes to their thinking.

Because, if the little bit of the Old Testament's narrative that Prof. Adams and his colleagues have looked at is true, other bits could be true as well.

This has happened before with Pontious Pilate and the two kings of Babylon. I mentioned the grammatical example before of the proper dating of the book of Daniel.

This will happen again. Somebody will say X in the Bible isn't accurate, because that will help convince themselves that the Bible isn't accurate. Something will show up which will correct that belief. They'll move onto something else.

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