Archaeology’s Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

 

Introduction – 4

 

Archaeology & Faith- 8

 

The Problem of Objectivity- 14

 

Archaeology’s Limitations- 19

 

The Issue of Archaeological Forgeries- 25

 

Amateurs Outdo the Experts- 31

 

Archaeological Reports- 38

 

There is No Smoking Gun- 44

 

Is It Biblical Archaeology or Not- 49

 

Pseudo Archaeology- 55

 

Similar Histories- 62

 

The Archaeological Eras- 68

 

Who Owns Archaeology- 74

 

Nothing is New Under the Sun- 80

The Amount of Biblical Evidence- 87

 

Does Archaeology Prove the Bible True- 94

 

The Anti Biblical Bias in Archaeology- 99

 

The Bible is a Reliable Ancient Text- 105

 

Why We Study History- 110

 

Why We study History 2- 115

 

Some Final Words- 120

 

About the Author- 125

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Noah’s Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

 

Part One

Introduction………………………………………………….pg. 3

 

Science and Evidence…………………………………..pg. 8

 

The Issue of Interpretation………………………….pg. 19

 

The Lack of Evidence for the Exodus………..pg. 28

 

A Few Words on Scientific Dating…………….pg. 37

 

Part Two

The Researchers……………………………………………..pg. 43

 

The Literary Evidence……………………………………pg. 53

 

The Mysterious Ruins……………………………………pg. 62

 

The Sahara Desert Discoveries……………………..pg. 72

 

The Underground Rivers & things……………….pg. 81

 

Noah’s Tombs…………………………………………………pg. 87

 

Conclusion……………………………………………………..pg. 95

 

Appendix 1…………………………………………………….pg. 101

 

Appendix 2…………………………………………………….pg. 105

 

Appendix 3…………………………………………………….pg. 106

 

About the Author………………………………………….pg. 109

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Archaeology’s Introduction

Introduction

You may have heard a little about archaeology and may have even seen the many articles in the news detailing the discoveries.

Yet you may not know that much about this scientific research field. Studying history is not the most exciting activity for a majority of people in this world.

They have more pressing concerns which keeps their minds in the present. They do not want to be concerned about the problems that people had 3,000 years ago or even 2,000 years ago.

Although many people are bored with history archaeology can help modern people face their troubles, find the answers they seek as well as help guide their children to be constructive contributing citizens.

The information that the past holds help farmers with their crops get a better yield. That information also helps one adjust their lifestyle to eat better foods for a healthier lifestyle.

Archaeology also helps people live better Christian lives. The people who take the time to read about the past, find that different discoveries build their faith which they then can pass on to their children.

Knowing the answers to little children’s questions go a long way in keeping those same children from walking away from their faith and their families.

What follows is a brief discussion on what takes place in the field of archaeology. There is a lot more to the field than making wonderful discoveries.

In fact, there are a lot of personal agendas at work that would undermine the objectives already stated in this section.

Not every archaeologist is a Christian. That means that the average pastor, church leader, missionary and parents should take the time to familiarize themselves with the field of archaeology.

Too many archaeologists have lost their faith when they looked to archaeology over God to sustain their faith.

Archaeology is not infallible, and it is filled with limitations that hinder it from uncovering all the details of the past.

Then different archaeologists with their own theories often distort the physical evidence they uncover and try to have it say what they want it to say.

It is up to the believer to take the initiative and learn about the field of archaeology so they can address controversies, unbelievers’ arguments and their own children’s questions

This book gives you an overview of what goes on in the realm of archaeological work. It is written to help the reader become more aware of what goes on in the field and helps them be more wary when someone says the events of the Bible did not take place.

It is also written so that the unwary believer can be more alert and protect their own faith when unbelieving archaeologists declare the Bible wrong.

God wants his people to gain knowledge, but that knowledge has to be the truth. God’s people are not to be repeating misinformation nor take any information blindly.

They need to be equipped to handle archaeological discoveries as God would want. The way to do that is to follow God’s word over science.

You can’t do that if you do not know much about the field of archaeology as it is one tool that is used to mislead God’s people and call their faith a lie.

Just so you know, archaeology actually supports the Bible, contrary to what many archaeologists and other unbelievers claim.

Keep that in mind as you read these pages.


 

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Noah’s Introduction

We have decided to place the Introduction to both of our new books here to help get some more interest. First up will be the Introduction from Noah’s Flood Did Take Place

 

Introduction

Go and start digging

These are the words of an atheist friend of mine, whom I have had the ‘pleasure’ of debating different religious topics, including Noah’s Flood. His solution to the debate was for me to go out with a pick and shovel and spend my time trying to dig up any physical evidence I could while he sat back in his air conditioning and waited.

In the scenario described above, my friend got to sit in the cat bird’s seat and decide which artifacts I dug up were or were not evidence. It is a little unfair to do all that hard work only to have it dismissed out of hand.

Needless to say, I did not take his advice and do physical digging traveling around the world to see what I could find. Fortunately, that work has already been done by other explorers and their efforts will be noted in this work. But our discussions did get my thinking about evidence for Noah’s flood and where it could be found.

What we know about the flood

Comes from the Bible or the legends and myths of the many secular nations that grew out of the remaining 8 people who were safe on the ark. None of these works describe what the real evidence of the global flood would look like.

The Bible gives us clues and said that everything was destroyed. But the term destroyed can be used in a variety of ways. One meaning can point to the fact that everything is gone, taken out of existence.

Another would refer to the fact that some items have been so damaged that it cannot work again. A third meaning refers to killing animals, etc. All three meanings of the term destroyed are evident in the global flood.

Buildings, records, books, societies, and so on have been taken completely out of existence. Other buildings and artifacts do remain, but are so ruined that they cannot be used ever again.

Finally, lots of animals, etc., lost their lives in the global flood. Any physical evidence to support the flood would have to cover those three categories.

What we don’t know about the flood

This is an important issue because if we had these facts, it might be a lot simpler and easier to find the physical evidence so many people demand to see before they accept the historicity of Noah’s Flood.

We do not know what language the pre-flood people spoke. We can assume that the original post-flood society spoke the same language as the pre-flood civilization. But once God confused the tongues, we do not know what that was.

Tracing a history of language to get to the original may help a little, but since God created several languages at that time, it would still be impossible to get to the original pre-flood language.

Then we do not know how many people lived on earth at that time. Nor do we know how extensive their civilization was. It is safe to say that since it was a global flood this pre-flood society filled the whole earth. Although, how many people lived at the time is another matter.

We also do not know the extent of their achievements. What they did, what they built, how they built it and so on, all remains a mystery today. It has all been destroyed.

Even if we found the ark

As you can see, it is pretty difficult to pinpoint what the physical evidence should look like. Local floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters would have had their hand in altering the evidence from the first day after the flood to the present.

That is not the only difficulty we have. Even if we found physical evidence for the global flood, how can we verify that this evidence came from the global one? There have been scores of local floods over the years producing on a minor scale some of the same devastation.

Or, even if any of the numerous ark searchers were successful and found an ark, how would we know it was the ark? We do not even know what gopher would is, so how could we identify the ark through its wooden remains?

Having an unknown species of wood forming this discovered structure, does not automatically identify it as gopher wood. Even a scratched sign saying ‘Shem was here’ would not be proof as that sign could have been inscribed at any time throughout history.

Without positive verification, doubters, like, my atheist friend or Woolley’s detractors, would just sit back in their comfortable armchairs and simply dismiss the physical evidence without consideration. Positive verification is basically an unreachable goal.

But we have hope

Whether you believe that Noah’s global flood happened or not, we probably have more evidence for the global flood than any other biblical event. The existence of the many different forms of physical evidence provides the verification that is needed to accept that the biblical global flood was historical.

These pieces of evidence do not come from Christian sources. Instead, they come from history itself and there is no other explanation for their existence. I hope you have an open mind as this series discusses that evidence.

Also, this work will not discuss scientific matters so able discussed by top Christian and unbelieving scientists. Those topics are aptly covered by their publications. Nor is this a discussion on seashells found on mountaintops

That issue has been thoroughly discussed and examined as well. There is no need to rehash ground that very few will accept as evidence for the flood. What will be discussed are discoveries that in and of themselves point to very little.

But when you put them together you come up with a lot of evidence for Noah’s Flood. The first part will discuss a science and evidence to provide a little perspective on the issue. Also, a discussion on interpretation is needed.

This issue cloaks the eyes of many to the truth especially when applied to biblical events. After that a comparison with the biblical Exodus is needed to show that differences in events and their impact on the world.

Finally, a brief chapter on dating as this topic is very subjective and marred with corruption, as well as controversy. Part two will spend its time looking at the physical evidence different researchers have uncovered over the decades.

The lack of unity, the lack of belief, and the failure to work together has led many researchers to the wrong conclusion. But when combined together, they present a stirring picture of Earth’s past. One that supports the Biblical record.


 

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A little help needed, please

I need to market my new books but my problem is that I am not good at self promotion.

It is more like bragging to me, and I do not like to brag. So feel free to copy and paste the following and send it off to those you know especially church pastors, missionaries and church leaders. They are also good for bible school and seminary students and professors

A Special Announcement

Dr. David Tee’s latest 2 books were published and now available. These are short E-books and they are short because he wants people to read them. If you would be so kind to purchase a copy and then if you like them, pass the word and the links on to your friends and relatives. he would appreciate it.

Book #1- Archaeology: What You Need to Know

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Book #2: Noah’s Flood Did Take Place: An Examination of the Non Scientific Evidence

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Thanks for the help

Bart Ehrman Has Written Again

This may not be news as this country may be a bit behind when it comes to receiving new published books. His new book is called Jesus before the Gospels and that caught my eye.

Having read many of Dr. Ehrman’s books not because I like what he writes but I am interested in his point of view and see what arguments he uses to defend his lack of belief. As well as his point of view.

In this book, Dr. Ehrman creates a very bad, distorted argument misapplying memory to make his point, or lack of them. Everyone should be used to this by now and it is a wonder he keeps writing as he does not make verifiable statements in the majority of his works. This one included.

It is a surprise that as a scholar he would use the memory argument as he undermines his own career and the work that not only he does but all other scholars do with this argument.

He ignores the fact that ‘people do not have a memory of a historical person’ they have facts, research , and other pieces of evidence to support their point of view. Dr. Ehrman also ignores the fact that what people write about when writing about Jesus and other historical figures is heavily influenced by their spiritual beliefs or lack of them, Dr,. Ehrman is a case in point here.

They are also influenced by what they can accept or reject when they find details about a historical person’s life. It isn’t a memory most of the historians and scholars are trying to construct. If they are honest, they are trying to get to the truth behind the legend or man.

That is another facet that Dr. Ehrman ignores as he propels his distorted argument further. Then Dr. Ehrman ignores the major difference between the Bible and other historical works. he makes the former to be a human written book by men with faulty memories and who were not even Jesus’ disciples.

As usual, he provides no verifiable evidence to prove those accusations true. One of the biggest false statements he makes is that when it comes to Jesus, he says all we have are memories (pg.3)

He grants no credibility to the gospels as true historical biographies but calls them memories written long after the fact, by people who were not there and only heard other people talk about Jesus (pg. 3). Again, he fails to provide any evidence to back up his astounding claim.

Dr. Ehrman is famous for saying about the biblical books, ‘they are copies of copies of copies of copies’ and he makes the same statement here about the Gospels . He says they are ‘memories, of memories of memories’ (pg. 3) a very weak and distorted point of view.

As usual, Dr. Ehrman does not grant any divine source to the Gospels or the books of the Bible and treats them solely as faulty human treatises that have nothing of God in them. Plus, he late dates the gospels to fit his narrative not the truth.

You do not have to read past the Introduction to see that this is another failed attempt by Dr. Ehrman to change people’s minds about the Bible and their faith. he is a typical once a believer now turned unbeliever.

He tries to change the scriptures so he doe snot have to deal with the reality that he gave up heaven because he couldn’t work through a problem properly in his youth.

The fact that he tries to place what everyone else has done  under the category of memory only further ruins his credibility when it comes to teaching or talking about the Bible. He tries to ruin the work of others with his faulty argument and that is never good.

There is really nothing good found in this work that is worth reading except to help one form an argument against Dr. Ehrman and his weird position. He takes the idea that the other gospel accounts were on par with the Bible and says that these accounts changed the memory of Jesus.

The reality is that all they change is Dr. Ehrman’s hold on reality as those other gospels were written with other purposes in mind than creating a ‘memory’ of Jesus.

He does say in the first chapter, pg. 47, that he wants to find those ‘memories’ of Jesus that have some sort of historical value but since he dismisses the gospels as true accounts, he goes off blindly looking at wild tales of Jesus the ancient writers outside of the faith wrote and acts like the Jesus Seminar.

He wants to decide what is the real tale of Jesus and does not want God doing it. For some reason he thinks his subjective point of view is higher and better than the truth

He does this ion other chapters we have only skimmed through and we must ask, who appointed Dr. Ehrman as the boss of what is or isn’t true? He may be self appointed.

It is easy to say that Dr. Ehrman is a clear example of a deceived person stumbling around in the dark blinded by evil trying to lead people to a false narrative and call it true.

Yet Dr. Ehrman is so much like Dr. Cargill, an atheist who teaches the Bible, and other bible scholars who do not believe in God yet feel they have the right and authority to say what is true or not true about the Bible.

They set themselves up as judge and jury when it comes to biblical content and expect Christians to take their word over God even though they never produce one shred of real evidence their version is true.

Dr. Ehrman does not produce one piece of evidence though he claims to use the work of other fields of study. The problem is he applies their modern day conclusions to people who are long dead and can’t be examined. That is just cheating and wrong.

But that is what you get with people like Dr. Ehrman. They do not have the truth and they wouldn’t recognize it if it bit them on the rear.