Saturday, January 9, 2010
Bible written much earlier than "suspected"
How could it be written hundreds of years before the events happened?
Well, folks, you have another obstacle:
By decoding the inscription on a 3,000-year-old piece of pottery, an Israeli professor has concluded that parts of the bible were written hundreds of years earlier than suspected.
The pottery shard was discovered at excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa near the Elah valley in Israel -- about 18 miles west of Jerusalem. Carbon-dating places it in the 10th century BC, making the shard about 1,000 years older than the Dead Sea scrolls...
The inscription is the earliest example of Hebrew writing found, which stands in opposition to the dating of the composition of the Bible in current research; prior to this discovery, it was not believed that the Bible or parts of it could have been written this long ago.
It doesn't matter. The cynics are just simpletons who don't understand the elegance of what they haven't studied.
Sort of like the stock market bears.
Maybe they should work for Richard Dawkins after they're broke!
Posted by Palmoni at 2:27 PM