A tour of the British Museum shows that there's more to the Bible than people may think.
The Bible: Fact Or Fiction?
|King Sargon is mentioned in only 1 verse in the Bible|
Thought to be a made up character, until this frieze was found
- Sargon is on the left
Photo: Tim Bader, CC-BY 3.0, via British Museum
Ask an atheist the same question, then they may say that it's either made up, or that the true events have been "dressed up", to make them seem more than they are.
Ask anyone else, and they'll probably say something in the middle.
For many years, there was plenty of evidence from ancient manuscripts to show that people like Moses, King David and Jesus, lived in the places and times that the Bible said they did.
While there were some discrepancies between sources and many topics were hotly debated, the overall weight of evidence pointed to the veracity of the biblical text.
However, the field of archaeology was strangely silent on the matter.