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Can We Trust in the Bible?

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¿Can we trust in the Bible?

I assert that at least one time in our lives we have read the bible or heard about it. While some people believe, enjoy and live what is written there, others prefer to avoid and underestimate his words. The bible has been translated into hundreds of languages, more than any other book. It has had a profound influence on humanity for more than 2000 years and remains the number one selling book in the world every single year. It was written for 40 authors from three different continents and contains 66 writings. Furthermore, it addressed the most controversial questions and has foretold future events.

As humans we tend to doubt of what we do not know or even see. As the Bible has been translated into several languages people care for believe or not what there is written. Through the years the theologians have been struggling to find evidence to support the Bible. In the book archeological evidence for the Bible by Charlie Campbell we can see lots of archaeological discoveries over the past centuries which have verified the historical reliability of the Bible. Consider, for example: until 1993 there was no evidence about the existence of David (the second king of Israel), he was just a figure of religious and political mythology. The skepticism about David fell down when a nearly 3000-year-old inscription was unearthed in Israel mentioning David the king of Israel. This was a huge discovery that gave strength to the Bible.

What is more, the Bible is filled of prophecies about people, places and events which have been fulfilled so far; over and over again authors rightly foretold future events with hundreds of years in advance. Let me exemplify with prophesies about the messiah. The authors of the Old Testament wrote hundreds of years before that he would be born from the seed of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3, 22:18) , from the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10), from the house of David (Genesis 49:10), in the city of Bethlehem(Micah 5:2), that he would born from a virgin  (Isaiah 7:14), that he would do miracles, that he would be rejected by his own people (Psalm 118:22; 1 Peter 2:7) and how he would die (Psalm 22:16-18, Isaiah 53; Zechariah 12:10).



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