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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Old Testament Accuracy Demonstrated?

Here is another article from London--this time about an Assyrian cuneiform tablet bearing the name of a minor figure in Jeremiah 39. See the article for yourself, here.

This is a picture of the small clay tablet.

This quote from the article puts the discovery in the proper perspective.

"This is a fantastic discovery, a world-class find," Dr Finkel said yesterday. "If Nebo-Sarsekim existed, which other lesser figures in the Old Testament existed? A throwaway detail in the Old Testament turns out to be accurate and true. I think that it means that the whole of the narrative [of Jeremiah] takes on a new kind of power."

And perhaps the entire Old Testament as well.

I love the fact that my faith is based on people and places that are real--we're not talking about Atlantis, Valhalla, a lost Jewish empire in America or even Never-Never Land.

So the question becomes, if accuracy is demonstrated more and more in matters such as these, what does it say about the greater accuracy in its understanding of God?


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