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Category: History

  • The Greatest Event in History

    Written by: Eric Hovind What event is greater than the creation of the world? What event is more amazing than Jesus walking on water or raising Lazarus from the dead? What event is the most important, life-changing, and exciting event in … Continue reading

  • The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Part 2

    “And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty, and your faith is also empty” (1 Cor 15:14). For Christians the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation of our faith. Apart from the resurrection, … Continue reading

  • The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Part 1

    by Gary R Gromacki PhD INTRODUCTION: Something happened over 1,970 years ago that changed the course of world history. This event turned men of fear into men of faith. This event explains the existence of the Church and changes in the … Continue reading

  • C.S. Lewis & the Doctrine of the Virgin Birth

    By Juan Valdes, Reasons for Hope ”Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 Introduction  Unafraid of dealing with controversial … Continue reading

  • Canaanite Fortress Discovered in the City of David

    By: Robin Ngo A massive 3,800-year-old fortress that protected the Gihon Spring was uncovered in the City of David.Photo: Eli Mandelbaum, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Excavations around the Gihon Spring in the City of David have uncovered a massive 3,800-year-old … Continue reading

  • The Benefit of the Doubt

    Recently, archaeological remains were discovered in Jerusalem that affirmed the presence of Hasmoneans in Jerusalem during the second century BC. This was in accord with historical texts, such as the book of 1 Maccabees. In this brief article, Dr. Scott … Continue reading

  • Was Jesus crucified on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope This is a question that is hotly debated.  While the early church set the day of crucifixion on Friday,  the biblical evidence for a Friday crucifixion is very weak.  The reason for setting Friday … Continue reading

  • Noah movie making waves

    by Keaton Halley and Lita Cosner Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, Noah, has created a big splash in the church community, even before it landed on the big screen this past weekend. For example, in the US, the Christian TV channel National Religious Broadcasters threatened … Continue reading

  • Why Do We Have a Bible?

    By: Jacob L. Wright  A new phenomenon is changing the face of education, making first-rate courses from the world’s best universities available to all, wherever they live. The phenomenon is often subsumed under the umbrella term “Massive Open Online Course” … Continue reading

  • Zircon: Earth’s Oldest Crystal?

    by Vernon R. Cupps, Ph.D., & Brian Thomas, M.S. * Most people are familiar with man-made, diamond-like cubic zirconia (zirconium dioxide), but zirconium silicate, a less well-known form of zirconium, also exists in crystalline form. Called zircon for short, this mineral is found … Continue reading

  • Understanding Revelations in the Bible

    Discovering gospel meaning or understanding revelations in the Bible has baffled readers for centuries. In this 13th-century mosaic in the cupola of the Baptistry in Florence, a voracious Devil devours sinners. Historical Bible study indicates that when Revelation’s author refers … Continue reading

  • Jethro in the Bible

    Bodelian Library, Oxford, MS Bodley 2708, Folio 39V A good man? Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, is a devoted family man, well respected for his advice on governing and his benevolent leadership of the tribes of Midian. This early 13th-century illustration from … Continue reading

  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Medieval Human Dung

    By: David Coppedge Centuries before antibiotics were put into use for human health, genes for antibiotic resistance already existed in viruses found in human coprolites, new research shows. The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) states that antibiotic resistance genes in the human … Continue reading

  • The Expulsion of the Hyksos

    By: Noah Wiener “After the conclusion of the treaty they left with their families and chattels, not fewer than two hundred and forty thousand people, and crossed the desert into Syria. Fearing the Assyrians, who dominated over Asia at that … Continue reading

  • Original Animal Protein in Fossils?

    By: Brian Thomas I first learned about original soft tissue fossils fromCreation magazine in 1997.1 What looked like red blood cells and blood vessels from insideTyrannosaurus bone did not fit what I had been told about how fossils are millions of years … Continue reading

  • Cuneiform Reed – Ark Story Doesn’t Float

    By: Brian Thomas, M.S. News emerged in 2010 that Irving Finkel, a cuneiform expert at the British Museum, had translated an ancient tablet describing Noah’s Ark as round and built of reeds.1Now, Finkel is publishing a book on the find, … Continue reading

  • The Only Game in Town? Richard Dawkins and the Limits of Reason

    Evolution by natural selection is “the only game in town, the greatest show on Earth,” asserts Richard Dawkins. We have come to expect claims like this from Richard Dawkins, perhaps the most famous defender of Darwinian evolution alive today. Unlike … Continue reading

  • What Was Adam’s Sin?

    We have been really surprised at the amount of feedback on various points that we have received arising from Russell Grigg’s article Did Adam sin out of love for Eve? published on January 26, 2012. In this feedback article we present further comments, interspersed … Continue reading

  • Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination

    By: Noah Wiener “The closest parallel to the Book of Exodus in the ancient West is Homer’s Odyssey. Both are stories of migration—of identity suspended until the protagonist—Odysseus or Israel—reaches a home. Neither account records events of the sort that are … Continue reading

  • Chinese Dinosaurs May Have Been Buried in Volcanic Ash

    By: David Coppedge A new analysis of Chinese fossils claims a Pompeii-style eruption buried them suddenly.  What does this imply about dating the fossils? The fossils of the Jehol strata, containing many dinosaurs and birds, are well known for exceptional … Continue reading