How can we know the Bible is Real?


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How can we know the Bible is Real?

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Biblical Evidence 2 Timothy 3:16‐17 2 Peter 1:16‐21

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“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may  b be our wishes, our inclinations, or the  i h i li ti th dictates of our passions, they cannot alter  the state of facts and evidence ” the state of facts and evidence. John Adams

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MANUSCRIPTS I Love Car I Love Card I Love Card I love cardboard Il I love cardbrd db d I love crdboard Il I love cardboard db d I love cardbeerd

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MANUSCRIPTS Author

Date Written Plato 427‐347 B.C. Caesar 100‐44 B.C. Aristotle 384‐322 384 322 B.C. BC Homer (Iliad) 900 B.C. 1st Cent. A.D.  New Testament (A.D. 50‐100) 

Earliest Copy Time Span Earliest Copy Time Span 900 A.D. 900  A. D. 1100 A D 1100 A.D. 400 B.C. 2nd Cent. A.D. (c. A.D. 130 f.)

1200 yrs 1000 1400 500 yrs less than 100  years

Number of  Number of Copies 7 10 49 643

Accuracy of  Accuracy of Copies ‐‐‐‐ ‐‐‐‐ ‐‐‐‐ 95%

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99.5%

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Archaeology Genesis 14:8‐9 • 5 Cities of the plains 5 Citi f th l i • 1974 1974 The Elba Tablets  The Elba Tablets proved their  existence

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Archaeology

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Archaeology Many places in the Bible • Israelites in Egypt I lit i E t • Merneptah Merneptah Stele Stele • 1896 Proof that the  Egyptians knew of the  Israelites

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Archaeology Joshua 1:1‐4 • Hittites mentioned Hittit ti d • Believed to have  never existed never existed • 1906 Hugo Winckler  found proof in Turkey

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Prophecy Over 2000 fulfilled prophecies • Over 300 are Messianic O 300 M i i Daniel 2 – Daniel 2 – Daniel tells about the next 4 kingdoms Daniel tells about the next 4 kingdoms • Babylon • Medo‐Persian • Greek • Roman

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Prophecy Isaiah 44 • Isaiah wrote between 740 and 690 BC I i h t b t 740 d 690 BC • Tells of King Cyrus • Cyrus lived in 536 BC Cyrus lived in 536 BC

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Prophecy Ezekiel 44:1‐2 • Tells of the East gate  T ll f th E t t being closed • 1543 the gate is  sealed up…still sealed  today d

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Statistics Daniel’s prophecy about 483 years from Jerusalem  restored to Messiah Ministry restored to Messiah Ministry Statistical Probability

1 in 105

100,000

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Statistics Zechariah 11 tells of the 30 pieces of Silver Statistical Probability

1 in 1011

100,000,000,000

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Statistics David and Zechariah described crucifixion on the  cross Statistical Probability

1 in 1013

10,000,000,000,000

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Statistics Only 8 Messianic Prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ Statistical Probability

1 in 1017

100 000 000 000 000 000 100,000,000,000,000,000

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