Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Biases in Archaeology

I am not sure who this Jesse Long guy is, but he has some good comments about the up coming PBS NOVA documentary, The Bible's Buried Secrets, meant to hurl dispersions upon the historicity of the Bible. The producer of the documentary claims to have interviewed leading "experts," but usually that is code word for leading "critical God haters."

Jesse draws us to the one foundational issue often overlooked in documentaries like this: the role presuppositional biases play when archaeologists evaluate evidence.

PBS Program Claims Bible is Historically Unreliable

It's a good little reminder we are dealing with fundamental worldview commitments when we engage in apologetics and evangelism.

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Blogger Ebeth said...

dispersions or aspersions?

2:19 PM, October 03, 2008  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

You word usage people. God love ya all.

I probably would be more correct to say aspersions, but if my dictionary definition of dispersions is what you have in mind, then I can see how PBS wants to break apart and scatter about the truth of scripture.

11:26 AM, October 04, 2008  
Blogger thomas4881 said...

The Arch of Titus shows some items taken from the temple in Jerusalem. That would have to raise a lot of questions about the history of Israel based on that archaeological find. If those items are on the Arch of Titus that does prove their was a temple in Jerusalem? If those items are the items described in the book of Exodus that does prove the book true?

10:41 PM, October 04, 2008  

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