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Facts About the Bible

The Bible contains 66 Books written by 44 authors.

It was written over a 1500-year period of time.

Evidence of the Bible's inspiration includes:

Prophecy - See the following: Babylon (Isa. 13: 19-22), Tyre (Ezek. 26:3-5), Sidon (Ezek. 28:21-23, Cyrus (Isa. 44:28, 45:1), Medo-Persia & Greece (Dan. 8:20, 21), and Jesus' Birthplace (Mic. 5:2).

Archaeology - Moabite Stone discovered in 1868 at Dibon, Jordan, confirming Moabite attacks on Israel as recorded in 2 Kings 1 & 3.

The Lachish Letters, discovered 1932-1938, 24miles north of Beersheba, describing the attack of Nebuchadnezzar on Jerusalem in 586 B.C.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1948.They date back to 150-170 B.C. and contain all or parts of the Old Testament books except the book of Esther. They confirm the Bible's accuracy.

Cyrus' Cylinder records Cyrus' overthrow of Babylon and his subsequent deliverance of the Jewish captives.

The Rosetta Stone discovered in 1799, in Egypt, by Napoleon's scientists, was written in three languages-hieroglyphics, demotic, and Greek. It unlocked the mystery of understanding hieroglyphics. Understanding hieroglyphics helps to confirm the authenticity of the Bible.

Cohesive unity - Evidence of the Bible's inspiration also includes its cohesive unity. In more than 3000places the Bible declares itself inspired (2 Pet.1:21). It does not contradict itself. It is either inspired by God or a fraud.

Accuracy - Certainly it is inconceivable that a Book so accurate through the centuries could be considered anything less than inspired by God.Christ revealed - The greatest evidence of the Bible’s inspiration is evidenced in the Christ it reveals and the changes in those who study it.