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February 18, 2005

Once again -- Bible is correct

“Liberal Theologians” never miss a chance to claim the Bible is false. For example with scant evidence they claim the kingdom of Edom mentioned in the Bible could not have existed that early. Recent finding have left them wiping egg from their collective faces:

The Edom dig is described in Antiquity, a British archaeological quarterly, by Russell Adams of Canada's McMaster University; Thomas Levy of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues in Britain, Israel, Germany and Jordan.

They report that pottery and radiocarbon dating of organic materials from a major copper mill in Jordan show settlement in the 11th century B.C. and perhaps earlier. An impressive fortress site, 80 yards square, dates to the 10th-century era of David and Solomon.

This doesn't explicitly support the Bible's references to Edom, Adams says, but does prove that the Edomites thrived in the 10th century, and that lends credibility to the biblical chronology. Dever has examined pottery from the site and is convinced that some is Israelite, indicating David's kingdom engaged in international trading.

Of course the evidence prior to this hardly backed their claim in the first place. The ironic part is that while many dispute the reliability of radiocarbon dating -- Liberal “theologians” have traditionally supported its accuracy, and now must accept the findings.

For more info on radiocarbon dating see:
    Is Carbon Dating Reliable?
    Time Upside-down: Chapter Four
    The Unreliability of Radiometric Dating

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 18, 2005 09:05 AM

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