Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It Must Be Tough Being an Historical Skeptic

It must be frustrating being a skeptical historian. For years, assumptions have been made by them as to the inaccuracy of biblical history -- only to be proven wrong.

The latest example is the discovery of a house dating from the times of Jesus in the city of Nazareth. The skeptics have questioned for years whether Nazareth even existed in the times when Jesus would have been a young boy. The new findings suggest that it was perhaps a hamlet of 50 houses or so covering a 4 acre area. The buildings appear to have been camouflaged to blend into their background so that the Romans would be unaware of their presence. Having been there and remembering how I could see Nazareth from far away against its backdrop, this makes perfect sense. And it being no more than a small village simply concurs with the biblical account. All the more reason for the Jerusalem big shots to look down on Jesus: "How could anything good come from Nazareth?"

So, Merry CHRISTmas, historical skeptics. You might want to go wash the egg off your faces before you hit the eggnog.


Jeff said...

Another example of the forces of this world working to convince people God is not real. It reminds me of my joy in knowing the end of the story.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff! Same thing happened a few years ago with the uncovering of the Hittite people. Skeptics scoffed at their existence too. I hope they uncover something from Solomon's reign in the near future.

Josh Ross said...

Very interesting.

"wash the egg off your faces before you hit the eggnog"

How do you really feel? :)