I remember writing to the Smithsonian Institute to inquire about whether there was any evidence supporting the claims of Mormonism, only to be told in unequivocal terms that its archaeologists see 'no direct connection between the archaeology of the New World and the subject matter of the book.'" Archaeologists have never located cities, persons, names, or places mentioned in the Many of the ancient locations mentioned by Luke, in the Book of Acts in the New Testament, have been identified through archaeology."In all, Luke names thirty-two countries, fifty-four cities and nine islands without an error." Archaeology has also refuted many ill-founded theories about the Bible. It was pre-Mosaic; not only that, but it was pre-Abraham (2,000 B. It preceded Moses' writings by at least three centuries."Over 20,000 tablets, many containing law similar to the Deuteronomy law code.Historians and archaeologists have repeatedly confirmed its authenticity.Using the writers' own writing styles and personalities, God shows us who he is and what it's like to know him.
These writers had direct access to the facts they were recording.
At the time of their writing, there were still people alive who had heard Jesus speak, watched him heal people and perform miracles.
So the early church readily accepted the four gospels because they agreed with what was already common knowledge about Jesus' life.
For example, a theory still taught in some colleges today asserts that Moses could not have written the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible), because writing had not been invented in his day. "It had wedge-shaped characters on it and contained the detailed laws of Hammurabi. The previously thought fictitious five cities of the plain in Genesis 14 (Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar) are identified.
Some people have the idea that the Bible has been translated "so many times" that it has become corrupted through stages of translating.