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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2011,12:11   

Biblical archaeology is following the same path that Newton and others did with the physical sciences: looking for evidence to support the Bible.

Up to a point you can find such evidence. Some of the cities mentioned in the Bible have been found. Some of the ancient rulers left records that are consistent with Biblical descriptions.

I'm no scholar, but my understanding is that the level of historical consistency rises after the Babylonian captivity, at the time they started writing stuff down.

Prior to that it seems to be a hodgepodge of legend and myth. Some of which is at least as historical as Washington chopping the cherry tree.

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