Historical Bible Facts
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Historical Fact One - The 17 Historical Books are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
Historical Fact Two - The Bible was written over a 1500 year span (from 1400 B.C to A.D. 100) over 40 generations
Historical Fact Three - The Bible was written by over 40 authors from many walks of life including kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars
Historical Fact Four - The Bible was written on three continents - Asia, Africa, and Europe
Historical Fact Five - The Bible was written in three languages - Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek
Historical Fact Six - The word Bible comes for the Greek word Biblia, which literally means "books.
Historical Fact Seven - The Old Testament was written in Hebrew. The New Testament was written in Greek
Historical Fact Eight - The Star of Bethlehem was reported by Matthew, but at the same time Chinese astronomers recorded it, too
Historical Fact Nine - The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro
Historical Fact Ten - The verse notations were added in 1551 by Robertus Stephanus, after the advent of printing
Historical Fact Eleven - Jesus Christ was a historical person about whom many ancient authors wrote.
Historical Fact Twelve - A Roman historian named Tactitus and a Jewish historian named Josephus both support the historical accuracy of the Bible
Historical Fact Thirteen - In 1930-1936, Professor John Garstang discovered the city of Jericho during an archaeological dig
Historical Fact Fourteen - Most modern scholars hold that the canonical Gospel accounts were written between 70 and 110 CE, four to six decades after the crucifixion
Historical Fact Fifteen - John the Baptist began his ministry in the "15th year of Tiberius" (Luke 3:1-2)
Historical Fact Sixteen - A shepherd boy discovered old clay jars in a cave by the Dead Sea. The old jars contained dusty scrolls, which turned out to be ancient copies of the Old Testament
Historical Fact Seventeen - Historical Accuracy. The names of towns, cities, battles, kings, empires and great events, widely apart in time and place, are given without an error
Historical Fact Eighteen - The ruins of cities of Assyria, Egypt and Babylon have been unearthed and tablets found that prove the accuracy of the Bible narrative.
Historical Fact Nineteen - No one has been able to identify one historical mistake anywhere in the Bible
Historical Fact Twenty - The Hittites were once thought to be a Biblical legend, until their capital and records were discovered at Bogazkoy, Turkey.
Historical Fact Twenty-one - Archaeological evidence has confirmed that the Jews were exiled to Babylon in the 6th Century BC just as the Bible says.
Historical Fact Twenty-two - Ages and Periods of Biblical History - Seven Ages.
1. The Adamic Age. Gen. 1-8-From the creation to the flood.
2. The Noachian Age, Gen. 9-11-From the flood to the call of Abraham.
3. The Abrahamic Age, Gen. 12-Ex. 19-From the call of Abraham to the giving of the law.
4. The Mosaic Age, Ex. 20-1 Sam. 31-From the giving of the Law to the reign of David.
5. The Davidic Age. 2 Sam. 1-2 Kings 25-From David's ascension to the throne to the restoration.
6. The Ezraitic Age. Ezra-Mal.-From the restoration to the birth of Christ.
7. The Christian Age. Matt-Rev.-From the birth to the second coming of Christ.
Historical Bible Facts
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Historical Bible Facts