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Historical Record Confirms These 53 Biblical Figures Once Walked the Earth

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz : Aug 9, 2017 : Breaking Israel News

"This evidence shows that it is not essential to have religious faith in order to understand and accept much of what the Bible presents. It demonstrates that even on the basis of writings outside of the Bible alone, Scripture does have a considerable degree of historical credibility." -Lawrence Mykytiuk, Purdue University

(Israel)—[Breaking Israel News] A recently published academic study which proves the historical existence of at least 53 Biblical figures may represent a recent trend in the academic and archaeological world giving unprecedented credibility to the truth of the Bible. (Illustration: King David rejoices as the Ark is returned to the Temple. David was among the 53 Biblical figures proven to have existed in the new study/Wikimedia Commons/via BIN)

Lawrence Mykytiuk, a Purdue University Libraries professor, recently confirmed in a study that 53 figures "mentioned in the Bible have been identified in the archaeological record". Using archaeological sources and references from outside of the Bible, Mykytiuk established that the existence of at least 53 people described in the Bible is confirmed by the historical record.

Mykytiuk's study is a watershed moment in the debate surrounding whether or not the Bible is historically accurate and therefore relevant to academia and historic studies outside the realm of religion and theology.

"While some would put their hand on the Bible and really mean it when they take an oath, a few revisionist academics would throw it out and say..."

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