Originally Posted by ckblv
You didn't answer my question, when HASN'T the Bible been proven correct by Archaeologist's?
I'm sorry, the way the post was formatted, I missed this the first time. I read back a ways, and can't find where you asked that question.
Unless, you considered this to be a question;
|Archaeology always proves the Bible right. I can't think of one time it hasn't.
in which case, would explain why there is sometimes difficulty in communication.
The motivation of early archeaologists to make the claims that they had found this or that biblical location was simple. It made the artifacts they were stealing to spirit home to their museum or auction block that much more valuable.
As you made the claim (that you now seem to state was actually a question), I was under the impression that you had some positive statements to offer, other than the "places in the bible really existed" line. Stephen King mentions dozens of places that actually exist in his work, it's called "Historical Fiction". Does that mean that his books have been proven true?
But, just case in point...archeology is reasonably certain that a leader named David existed...yet, they cannot find any evidence of his "kingdom" being anything other than a self-proclaimed monarchy of some little hill country chieftain. Many of the works traditionally attributed to Solomon are now actually being dated, instead of "declared", and are being found to have been built much, much later. Evidence of an armed invasion and occupation of the land of Canaan doesn't exist. The areas destroyed date (not "declared") to wars far later, some as late as the Roman occupation.
There has been a claim made by "biblical archeology" that the presence of six-chambered gates at several contemporary cities throughout the region proves a vast kingdom. Except that they have found that the gates were not built by Israelites, but by "contract laborers". The thing about contract laborers is that they will build whoever hires them whatever they want, as long as they have the money. So any city state could have six-chambered gates just by saying "We want gates like so-and-so!".