The Bible contains 66 books written over 1500 years ago by 44 different authors. Her stories and people who lived in her history were validated by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948. The manuscripts date back to 150-170 BC and contain all or parts of the Old Testament books except the Book of Esther. Many other discoveries have helped to prove many details about the Bible that the top critics mocked:
The Cyrus Cylinder Cyrus’ discovery of 1879, records the overthrow of Babylon and his subsequent salvation of Jewish prisoners.
The Gemstones , Discovered in 1799 in Egypt by Napoleon scholars, has been written in three languages: hieroglyphics, demotic, and Greek. Open the hieroglyphic mystery that helped confirm the authenticity of the Bible.
The Mopet stone It was discovered in 1868 in Dibon, Jordan, and confirmed the Moabite attacks on Israel as recorded in 2 Kings 1 and 3.
The Lachish letters , Discovered in 1932-1938, 24 miles north of Beersheba, described the attack of Nebuchadnezzar on Jerusalem in 586 BC.
It is also clear from the authenticity of the Bible archaeological excavations that prove the existence of the names of people and cities in the Bible. For example, the discovery of Petra helped to confirm the authenticity of the Bible record.
In addition, many Bible prophecies have already been fulfilled. Prophecies concerning Babylon (Isaiah 13: 19-22), Tire (Ezekiel 26: 3-5), Sidon (Ezekiel 28: 21-23), Cyrus (Ezra 4: 3; 5: 13-14; Isaiah 44:28; 45: 1), Mido Knight (Daniel 8: 20-21), Greece (Daniel 8: 20-21), and Jesus’ hometown of Bethlehem (Micah 5: 2) were all fulfilled as expected. These fulfilled prophecies are an extremely powerful argument for the credibility of the Bible. They suggest that we can trust the prophecies concerning the Antichrist and other end-time prophecies.
Unity of the Bible
There is further evidence of Bible inspiration in its coherent unity. In more than 3,000 places, the Bible declares itself inspiring. It does not contradict itself.
Bible prophecies in situations such as Babylon, Tire, Petra, and Egypt, as well as Messianic prophecies, confirm the validity of the Bible.
The Bible has survived for centuries and even thousands of years. Despite all the attempts of Satan to hide it, destroy it, and make it accessible to the average person, the Bible has been saved by God.
“The words of the Lord are pure words: as you have tried silver in a furnace of the earth, you have cleansed seven times. You will keep it, O Lord, you will keep it from this generation forever” (Psalm 12: 6-7). Jesus also promised that “heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
But what does the Bible say about his inspiration? Where do you say they get a revelation?
2 Peter 1:21 says: “For prophecy did not come in an old time by the will of man: but the holy men of God spoke when the Holy Spirit brought them.”
In fact, the Bible categorically states that “all Scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for faith, for reference, for reform, and for knowledge in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).
When he wrote this, he was referring primarily to the Old Testament. Those who say that the Old Testament, or the Gospels, or other parts of the Bible are no longer applicable to us, are incorrect. The entire Bible exists for us. The Bible refers to Jesus and his solution to the problem of our sins.
From Genesis to Revelation, Jesus appeared in its various forms. In the Pentateuch (the first five books), Jesus revealed. In Genesis, Christ is our Creator. In going out, Christ is our sanctuary, our refuge, and our Muslim. In Leviticus, Christ is our sacrifice and our judge. By numbers, Christ is our guide. In Deuteronomy, Christ is revealed as our reward. In the books of Revelation and Daniel, we see Christ as our judge. These aspects of Christ are found in the Bible.
Psalm 119: 160 says, “Your words are true from the beginning.”
In John 17:17 we read, “Your word is truth.”
The greatest evidence of the Bible’s inspiration in Christ is revealed and the changes in those who study it (John 5:39; Acts 4:12; Matthew 11: 26-28).