"Hays is a reliable and careful biblical scholar. This book is a valuable guide for Christians and non-Christians alike who are interested in seeing how solidly the Bible is rooted in history."--Paul Copan, Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, P
"Hays is a reliable and careful biblical scholar. This book is a valuable guide for Christians and non-Christians alike who are interested in seeing how solidly the Bible is rooted in history."--Paul Copan, Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University; author of Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God
With each passing year, archaeologists and historians uncover more evidence that the people, places, and events presented in the Bible are verifiable historical facts. This engaging, full-color resource presents 101 undisputed examples of those people, places, and events to help ground your reading of the Scriptures in the historical record. The proofs include
· Scripture references
· full-color photos
· a brief discussion of the evidence
· other places in the Bible where the person, place, or event is mentioned
· and lists of sources to consult for further information and verification
This fascinating volume is not only a strong apologetic for the historicity of the Bible but is also the perfect resource for the layperson who wants to enhance their personal Bible study and for those teaching Sunday school or leading a group study.
J. Daniel Hays (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Christian Studies and professor of biblical studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of over a dozen books, including The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary, The Temple and the Tabernacle, and God's Relational Presence. Hays has also led numerous study trips to Israel and Turkey.