The Bible is Wrong About History
Flood Didn't Happen. That proves the Bible is wrong!
section of our web site answers over 180 accusations against the Bible. These
web pages are the first draft of the book... Did
God Really Say?. Get your copy today. It's now available
HUMANIST'S CLAIMS: Inaccurate Statements About History
Bibles false statements about history also bolster the Humanist position.
Historians and other scholars have exposed many of the Bibles claims as
History and the Old Testament
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)
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
Article Listing a Few of the Evidences for a Global Flood
Article with More Evidence for a Global Flood
for Noah's Flood
Certain Geological Features be Explained by a Flood?
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
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.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) 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.
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
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.
Does a lack of ancient records prove that something
did not happen? Let's find out... click