Is The Bible Wrong About History?
They Say: Noah's Flood Didn't Happen. That proves the Bible is wrong!
HUMANISTS CLAIMS ABOUT: Inaccurate Statements About History
The Bibles false statements about history also bolster the Humanist position. Historians and other scholars have exposed many of the Bibles claims as historically inaccurate.
History and the Old Testament
Historians have long known that the biblical story of a worldwide flood is a myth. For instance, Andrew White says nineteenth-century Egyptologists found that Egypt had a flourishing civilization long before Noah, and no flood had ever interrupted it. [White, Vol. I, p. 257.]
Before we even get started, notice who is referenced as the source. If you've been reading these responses in sequence you'll recognize our old "friend" Andrew White. A source who has proven to be unreliable and inaccurate. (If you don't know about Andrew White, click here.)
The Global Flood (Noah's Flood)
The humanists say historians know there wasn't a flood. But that's not true. There are many historians, and more importantly geologists, who say there was a flood. Who is right? This is a huge topic that requires another complete web site to provide all the evidence, and answer all the questions. Was there a global flood? Yes. And if you take the time to actually look at the evidence... ALL of the evidence... without predetermining the answer you want to get... you'll find the evidence showing there was a global flood is overwhelming. Here are a couple of links:
Brief Article Listing a Few of the Evidences for a Global Flood
Longer Article with More Evidence for a Global Flood
Evidence for Noah's Flood
Can Certain Geological Features be Explained by a Flood?
Were There Flourishing Egyptian Civilizations Long Before Noah?
No. This is a common myth based on a list from about 280 BC. It is a list of pharaohs and the number of years they reigned as recorded by the historian Manetho. Modern historians assumed each pharaoh ruled one after another. This resulted in a very long history for ancient Egypt.
But There Numerous Problems With That
1) We now know there were geographically different Egyptian kingdoms at various times -- they are known as the Upper Kingdom, and the Middle Kingdom (Golden Age) or Lower Kingdom. At times there were multiple Pharaohs ruling in separate kingdoms at the same time. So not all names on the list were consecutive.
2) At times fathers and sons reigned together for a long time. This was a common practice that we see in other ancient civilizations. So more of the names and durations are simultaneous, not consecutive.
3) Egyptian dating is based on dynasties, but there are also overlapping dynasties.
4) The list created by Manethos was created with a specific purpose. "Called Aigyptiaka (On things Egyptian) it was written for the new Ptolemaic ruling dynasty, just as a near contemporary Babylonian, Berossos, wrote a history of Babylon for the new Seleukid dynasty. Each historian was setting out to prove that his country was the oldest, a matter of prestige to the new Macedonian rulers." - Quote from the World History web site.
5) The list created by Manethos is inconsistent, repeats pharaohs, omits some rulers, and different copies of the Manethos list conflict with each other. "As his work survives, it is hopelessly garbled in places. But, despite all the problems associated with dynastic divisions, Manethos work is so ingrained in Egyptology that it is now impossible to get rid of it." - Quote from the World History web site.
6) Egyptian chronology has been found to be inconsistent with ancient Assyrian and Hittite records.
Here is a link an article that discusses some of the other problems and issues with dating Ancient Egypt (click here). Yes, there are more.
So, although the commonly held belief among non-historians is that Egyptian civilization goes back to 5,000 BC, that is just a myth unsupported by the historical evidence.
That Noah's flood did not happen is just wishful thinking on the part of evolutionists and humanists. Deep time without a global flood are required for evolution to be true. But, both the Bible and the physical evidence support the fact that Noah's global flood was real.
Next Up: History and the Old Testament
The book of Exodus claims to contain a historical record of the escape of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. But historians and archaeologists have been unable to verify any of the events described in the book. No known Egyptian records refer to the biblical Moses, the devastating plagues God supposedly inflicted on the country, the escape of the Hebrew slaves, or the drowning of the Egyptian army. Further, White tells us the records contained on Egyptian monuments show that the pharaoh ruling at the time of the alleged escape of the Jews was certainly not overwhelmed in the Red Sea.
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