Quirinius And The Census

For many years, critics of those who believe the Bible to be 100 accurate, used a passage found in the Bible to point out an apparent historical error. Luke 2 1-2 states And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. Since the Bible states that Jesus was born before the death of Herod the Great, who died in the spring of 4 B.C., critics claimed that the Bible...

The Book Of Daniel

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god. The fact that Nebuchadnezzar pillaged lands which included Israel during his first year as king is recorded on Babylonian tablets known as...

Joshua And The Promised Land

After wandering in the wilderness for forty years, Moses handed over the leadership of the Hebrew nation to Joshua, who brings the children of Israel into the promised land of Canaan. According to the Bible, after entering Canaan, Joshua had to go to war with the peoples who occupied the land. There is an amazing piece of evidence to support this. A letter has been found, written by a man named Abdi-Hiba, Governor of Jerusalem, to Pharaoh Akhenaten who reigned between 1387 and 1366 B.C.,...

King David

A stone erected to pay tribute to a Syrian king, and a record of his victories over Israel, was uncovered during excavations in the biblical city of Dan during 1993. The stone mentions the name House of David. According to the Bible, the city of Dan was the northern most city of Israel and was named after Dan, the father of one of Israel's twelve tribes. A description of how the city was first taken is found in Joshua 19 47 And the border of the children of Dan went beyond these, because the...

King Belshazzar And Darius The Mede

In Daniel chapter 5, a Babylonian king by the name of Belshazzar mocks God by throwing a party with articles taken from the Jewish temple. As a result, God passes judgement on Belshazzar by taking away his kingdom and dividing it between the Medes and Persians. Bible critics love to use this story to point out apparent historical errors in the text, trying to disprove the accuracy of the Bible. The first thing they say is that the last king to rule the empire of Babylon before being captured by...

The Pool Of Siloam

In the Gospel of John it is recorded that Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth at the pool of Siloam. The pool of Siloam was fed by water from an underground spring which flowed through a tunnel originally constructed by King Hezekiah, who ruled from 716-687 B.C., as recorded in IIKings 20 20 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah all his might, and how he made a pool and a tunnel and brought water into the city are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah...

Crucifixion Darkness

Crucifixion Darkness

'Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land . . . And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit . . . So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that happened, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God The first reference found outside of the Bible mentioning this darkness which fell over the land during the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, comes from a...

The High Priests Annas And Caiaphas

Annas High Priest

The Bible states that at the time of the trial of Jesus, there were two high priests, Annas and Caiaphas. Luke 3 1-3 says the following Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he went...

Moses And Pharaoh

The Photo Dead Body Pharaoh

In Cecil B Demille's classic The Ten Commandments staring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner plays the role of Pharaoh Ramesses in one of the all time great Bible movies about Moses. But according to the Bible, Ramesses could not have been the Pharaoh of the Exodus. The reason many movies about Moses portray the Pharaoh as Ramesses is because of the Bible passage found in Exodus 1 8-11 which states Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, Look, the...

Jezebel Seal

Jezebel Seal

Another event which occurred at the time of Jezebel was when the prophet Elijah challenged the 450 prophets of Baal whom she had appointed. Elijah told the people If the Lord is God follow him but if Baal is God, follow him. And to show the people that the Lord was God he challenged the prophets of Baal to call upon Baal to reign down fire from heaven, but nothing happened when they prayed to Baal. Then Elijah prayed to God that the people would turn their hearts back to the Lord. God heard...

John The Baptist

Beheaded Executed

THE BAPTISM OF JESUS IS RECORDED IN MATTHEW 3 13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me But Jesus answered and said to him, Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of...

The Death Of Herod Agrippa

Herod Agrippa Worms

Flavius Josephus wrote the following account of Herod Agrippa's death which matches the account found in the Bible After Agrippa had ruled in Judea for three full years, he traveled to the city of Caesarea, which in the past was called Strato's Tower. There he put on an exhibition in honor of Caesar, declaring this to be a festival for the Emperor. And there came a large number of officials and those of a high-ranking status. At sunrise on the following day he put on a robe made of all silver...