Does it ever make you angry when an unbeliever treats the Bible as if it was a collection of fairy tales? It should because that is sheer nonsense. Today’s devotional will give good evidence. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
John 17:17 (ESV)
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth
“…Higher critics of Scripture doubted the Bible’s description of King Solomon’s wealth. But Archaeologist Henry Breasted between, 1925 and 1934, unearthed the remains of one of Solomon’s ‘chariot cities’ at Megiddo in northern Palestine. Breasted found stables capable of holding over 400 horses, also the remains of barracks for Solomon’s chariot battalions, which were stationed to guard a strategic path at Megiddo. Nelson Glueck, another archaeologist, found the remains of a huge refining factory for copper and iron, two metals Solomon used when bartering for gold, silver and ivory (see I Kings 9:28; 10:22).” [John F. MacArthur, Jr., Why Believe the Bible? (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980), p. 34]
J. A. Thompson, Ph.D., Director of the Australian Institute of Archaeology and chairman in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Melbourne, writes, “…it is perfectly true to say that biblical archaeology has done a great deal to correct the impression that was abroad at the close of the [nineteenth] century and in the early part of [the twentieth] century, that biblical history was of doubtful trustworthiness in many places. If one impression stands out more clearly than any other today, it is that on all hands the over-all historicity of the Old Testament tradition is affirmed.” [J. A. Thompson, The Bible and Archaeology, (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1962), p. 5]