Have you been led to believe that there is no evidence to support Old Testament Scriptures? Have you been told that the Christian faith was invented and then augmented much later than other faiths and professions?
I’ve been enjoying a lot of good videos produced by archaeologists and historians who are Bible believers, and who believe the Bible as it is written: this post concerns one of them.
Among the disciples of Jesus Christ, even as he performed miracles and spoke powerful words, there were some who didn’t believe. Even so now there are people who do not believe and some who have profound faith, in every sphere of life. Why is that? Why aren’t those without faith searching more diligently, considering how enormously important the issue is? Here’s something Jesus himself had to say on the matter:
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil (John 3:19).
Some who don’t believe are in that condition because they haven’t opened their eyes to the truth yet, or they haven’t been exposed to it. Others don’t believe because they don’t want to believe. This fact can be applied to the archaeologist and the scientist as much as it can to any other man on the street. We all have our own bias.
Again, Jesus said:
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24).
That’s my own verse for the day-why not make it yours?
THE OLDEST YAHWEH INSCRIPTION
One of the fabulous videos I’ve seen recently is called “The Oldest Yahweh Inscription” (1).
An archaeologist called Joel Kramer is here interviewed by host Henry Smith, on behalf of Associates for Biblical Research, who have a large number of great videos online, along with other materials. The discussion concerns the find of two Egyptian inscriptions, found in present-day Sudan, which was a part of ancient Egypt. They refer to Yahweh, the God of ancient Israel, who some secular archaeologists like to say was invented much later than the inscriptions are actually dated, and who dismiss the idea that Israelites worshipped Yahweh.
The most significant one, which Kramer has himself inspected, dates to the end of the 15th century BC. It was found on a pillar in the ancient temple of Amenhotep III in Upper Egypt. It lists the enemies of Amenhotep III, and refers to:
“the nomads of Yahweh”.
Kramer and Smith address the fact that according to Scripture, the Israelites were at that time nomads. The two recall other inscriptions to Yahweh which have been found, dating far back into Old Testament times, destroying, once again, the empty claims of secularism and unbelief.
You can watch a video of Joel himself describing his expedition to the temple, along with photos (note 2).
1 YouTube video: “The Oldest Yahweh Inscription: Digging For the Truth Episode 49”