Thursday, 12 July 2007

It's all true in the Old Testament

Well it seems some scientists have found proof of a part of the OT.

THE British Museum yesterday hailed a discovery within a clay tablet in its collection as a breakthrough for biblical archaeology - proof of the accuracy of the Old Testament.

The cuneiform inscription in a tablet dating from 595BC has been deciphered for the first time - revealing a reference to an official at the court of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, that proves the historical existence of a figure mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah.

It is rare evidence in a non-biblical source of a real person, other than kings, featured in the Bible.

The tablet names a Babylonian officer called Nebo-Sarsekim who, according to Jeremiah 39 was present in 587BC when Nebuchadnezzar "marched against Jerusalem with his whole army and laid siege to it".,23599,22060312-2,00.html
I have no doubt the stories told in the Bible, and specifically the Old Testament are true historical events. When I was in high school I had an Anglican Father teach us RE, he started by saying the Bible was a book stories and fables and that we had to understand the Old Testament was like a book of fairy tales, stories which and made up but were written to illustrate moral lessons.

I had a fun year with him, and grew in my knowledge of the Bible as I constantly tried to correct him on his obvious false teaching.

Anyway, I think because of that background, I find it really heart warming when a totally non-Biblical based study proves events in the Bible actually happened.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its a totally awesome discovery!!! To have this 'proof' just reinterates that our God is a God of truth and that His word is completely trustworthy.

Like God needs to prove himself again and again to us, but, gee wiz, its so amazing to know that our God continually chooses to connect and open our eyes and hearts to Him.

~ Rach.

That old saying goes 'History is His-story'

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