Sir Isaac Newton is quoted saying that “There are more positive marks of genuineity within the Bible than in every other prodiscovered history.” The Bible is certainly a dwelling doc, the very word of God. Allow us to discover three types of proof to confirm this fact. Consider 1) the “manuscript evidence”, 2) knowledge written 1000’s of years ago that science has proven to be accurate, and 3) the fulfillment prophecies contained within the Bible.
1. Manuscript Evidence
The Bible as we know it initially existed as handwritten manuscripts. Historians analyze manuscripts to determine the genuineity of historic documents. In the present day, there are more than 24,000 copies that include all or parts of the New Testament, dating as far back as 50 AD. This is remarkable! Homer’s Iliad, which is Historic Greece’s most well-known and history’s next greatest-documented book, has only 643 surviving copies. (In reality, there are more disputed lines in 643 Iliad manuscripts than in all of the New Testament manuscripts.) Examine this with the fact that we do not have ANY manuscripts of any of William Shakespeare’s 37 plays, which had been written less than four hundred years ago.
2. Ancient Discoveries
Science proves time and again that the Bible is the inspired word of God. Consider three examples.:
Two thousand -five hundred years ago, the prophet Isaiah speaks of the earth as being “spherical” at a time when everyone believed that it was flat (Isaiah 40:22). History dates the “discovery” of the spherical nature of the world across the sixteenth century.
During the time of Job, it was believed a god named Atlas held the earth on his shoulders! Nobody believed the earth “hangeth upon nothing” (Job 26:7) Job is the oldest book in the Bible; it was written over 3500 years ago
Ecclesiastes 1:7 says “