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Claims of Inspiration

Over 2,700 times, the Bible writers claimed that

their writings were inspired by God. Exodus 11:

1; 12:1; 13:1; 2 Samuel 23:2; Jeremiah 31:2,7;

Acts 1:16; Ephesians 3:1-5; 1 Corinthians 2:10-

14; 14:37; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:

16-17; 1 Peter 1:10-11; 2 Peter 1:20-21.

Factual Accuracy

The Code of Hammurabi, found in 1901, con-

firms that writing was known before the time

of Moses (cf. Exodus 17:14, John 5:46); Hit-

tite Code, found in 1906, verifies that Hittites

were an actual historical people (cf. Exodus

23:28; 2 Samuel 11:3,6); the Taylor prism, dis-

covered in 1830, supports Sennacherib’s at-

tack on cities in Judah (cf. 2 Chronicles 32:1);

the Moabite Stone, found in 1868, confirms

that Omri was the king of Israel (cf. 1 Kings

16:21-28); the Cyrus Cylinder, uncovered in

1879, verifies King Cyrus’ foreign policy as

recorded in Ezra 1; Sargon’s palace, located

in 1843, supports the biblical record of his

kingship of Assyria (cf. Isaiah 20:1); Hezeki-

ah’s tunnel has been found under the city of

Jerusalem (cf. 2 Chronicles 32:30).

Predictive Prophecy

Definition of true prophecy (Jeremiah 28:9;

see also Deuteronomy 18:22 and Isaiah

41:22); fall of Babylon (Jeremiah 50:9,35-40;

51:36-39); punishment of Assyria (Isaiah 10:5-

6,12,24-25); coming of Cyrus as king of Persia

(Isaiah 44:28; 45:1-7); fall of Tyre (Ezekiel 26).

Concerning Jesus: birth (Isaiah 7:14); born in

Bethlehem (Micah 5:2); betrayed by a friend

(Psalm 41:9); price of betrayal (Zechariah

11:12); hands and feet pierced, and clothes

divided by lots (Psalm 22:1,16-18; Matthew

27:35,46); bones would not be broken (Psalm

34:20); suffering and burial (Isaiah 53); resur-

rection (Psalm 16:8-11; Acts 2:25-28).

Scientific Accuracy

Genesis 1:11,12,21,24—the Law of Biogenesis;

Genesis 6:15—perfect ratio for a cargo ship;

Genesis 17:12—perfect day to perform sur-

gery; Leviticus 11:7—pigs often carry parasites

that can harm humans if pork not cooked prop-

erly; Leviticus 17:11-14—life of the flesh is in the

blood; Numbers 19:11-18—danger associated with

dead bodies; Deuteronomy 23:12-14—proper

disposal of human waste; Isaiah 40:22—the

Earth is round; Ecclesiastes 1:7; 11:3; Amos

9:6—explanation of water cycle; Job 38:16—

knowledge of springs in the oceans and of

deep-sea trenches.


Jesus claimed to be God

: Mark 14:62; John

5:18; John 8:58; John 9:35-39; John 10:30.

Followers of Jesus claimed He was God


Matthew 16:16 (see also Acts 2:36); John 1:

1-5,14,29,34,41,49; John 20:28; Acts 9:20-22.

The centurion present at Jesus’ crucifixion also

acknowledged that Christ was “the Son of

God” (Matthew 27:54).

His resurrection proves He was God

: Mat-

thew 28:1-15; Mark 16:1-9; Acts 1:1-3; 17:31-

32; Romans 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:1-20.



Dinosaurs were created, with the first humans,

on day six of Creation (Genesis 1:24-27; Exodus

20:11). Dinosaur-like creatures are mentioned

by God in Job 40 and 41. [NOTE: The behemoth

is said to have swung its tail like a cedar (40:17)

—discrediting the notion that it was an elephant

or a hippopotamus.] Flying reptiles are men-

tioned by Isaiah (14:29), as well as the ancient

historians, Herodotus and Josephus.


Contrary to what many people have been

told about the alleged antiquity of this globe,

over 100 different scientific methods exist to

date the Earth, and most of them yield a rela-

tively young age for our planet.


A Bookmark of

Christian Evidences


from Apologetics Press


Valor & Virtue