Numerous archaeological discoveries give evidence of the use of copper during the period 4300-3000” (Joseph Free, The major supposed evidence that archaeologists use to discredit the Bible (other than the argument from silence) is their dating system, which often is contrary to the biblical dates. In John -41, Jesus quoted from both major sections of Isaiah and said both were written by the same prophet named Isaiah.For the following important reasons we refuse to accept archaeological dates that contradict the Bible: Consider that in the 19th century, skeptics claimed that writing didn’t exist in Moses’ day. Of the authority of the Old Testament, Jesus said,“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.The evidence for Christ’s resurrection is irrefutable, as we have shown in this book. When someone invents a religion, he glorifies its leaders, but the four Gospels depict the founders of Christianity as very weak (e.g., Peter denying Christ thrice; the disciples fleeing and hiding; Thomas and others doubting Christ even after He appeared to them). On Christ’s authority alone we would trust the Bible and reject the skeptics.Further, if men had made up the accounts of Christ’s resurrection in the Gospels, they would not have said that the women were the first to believe. In fact, dates for Hammurabi’s life differ more than 150 years among archaeologists, having been variously dated to 1848-1806 (long chronology), 1792-1750 (middle chronology), 1728-1686 (short chronology), and 1696-1654 (ultra-short chronology) (Paul Kriwaczek, , 2012, Kindle location 173).Frederic Kenyon attributed the features of the Jordan Valley to vast terrestrial movements two million years ago, and William Albright claimed that “Homo sapiens” evolved artistic abilities sometime around 30,000 to 20,000 B. The Neolithic period was a time of profound change in human society as the focus changed from hunting and gathering to domestication and farming. there were no metal tools in Neolithic times” (Actually, there were no “prehistoric” times and no times when man did not use metal, including complex alloy metals.The Bible plainly states that Adam’s immediate children knew how to domesticate plants and animals and work with brass and iron (Gen.
In fact, there is archaeological evidence of iron instruments dating to more than 1,500 years before the supposed iron age, but this evidence is typically ignored or downplayed in favor of the evolutionary scheme.In that day women had no authority in the eyes of society. Referring to the Hittite kingdom, we are told that the resources for determining dates are “inaccurate and unreliable” and the reconstruction of the sequence of Hittite kings is “still mostly educated guesswork” (Billie Jean Collins, , which was discovered in Bulgaria in 1961, has been dated to 2,500 BC by conventional methods such as pottery and to as old as 5,500 BC by radiocarbon methods. To accept such a fallible system as an authority equal to that of the Bible or even greater than that of the Bible would be the height of foolishness, in our estimation.The account of the women believing first is not something that would have been written unless it actually happened and unless the writers were committed to recording the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. When archaeologists investigate the site of an ancient city, they dig a trench and often find layers of civilization built one on top of the other.Archaeologists typically ignore evidence that doesn’t fit their preconceived evolutionary theories. The evolutionary model has writing evolving from crude pictures to complex alphabetic symbols, but consider the following facts from archaeology itself.First, the writing that is considered the oldest in existence does not feature pictures but rather a script. Second, one of the oldest known writing systems, Egyptian, used a pictograph script and a non-pictograph script at the same time from the beginning.