For some people, it’s hard to take the Bible on faith alone – they need proof. Prophecy and history can do just that. Here are five “proofs” of biblical events that just may make you a believer…
Genesis chapter 19 the Bible tells of the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness by raining down sulfur and fire from the sky.
In late September, a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature presented evidence of a cosmic airburst in the Dead Sea area, one that could have inspired or may be evidence for the biblical tale of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
The prophet Isaiah foretold that a Persian leader, Cyrus The Great (c. 600 or 576 – 530 BC), would destroy Babylon and subdue Egypt. Isaiah said Cyrus would also let the Jewish exiles go free without any ransom. Isaiah made this prophecy around 740 BC, about 150 years or so, before the birth of Cyrus and around 80 years before the Jews were taken into exile. Approximately 201 years after Isaiah made this prediction, the prophecy came true in October 539 BCE.
the book of Daniel and the Bible was completed by 538-530 BC at the latest. The prophet Daniel predicted centuries before, quite specifically, how the relatives and progeny of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) would not inherit his rule. This came to pass, as Alexander’s half-brother, legitimate son and illegitimate son were all three murdered, and Alexander’s four generals took over power – exactly as Daniel’s prophecy predicted and verifiable in the secular history books.
In Deuteronomy 4:27 in the Bible, written between 1450-1405 BC, we are told that God will scatter Israel among the peoples and the nations. That did indeed happen, as the Jews were forced out of their homeland and spread around the globe. They would remain scattered for 2,000 until…
In the book of Ezekiel, written between 593-570 BC, the prophet reveals in chapter 36:8-12 that God will restore the nation of Israel and bring the Jews back to their homeland. Miraculously, some 2,000 years later, against all odds, this prophecy came true when the nation of Israel was formed in 1948.