Below is an article from Breakpoint on recent developments in the identification and dating of Jesus’ tomb. While it’s not definitive, it certainly provides some interesting insight and demonstrates how technology is aiding the archeological research of Christian history. Continue reading
It’s amazing how often “science” changes. Back in June 2015, there was a news article
which stated that scientists had shown that Neanderthals and homo sapiens had interbred 50,000-60,000 years ago, which effectively meant that Neanderthals are human. Now they’re saying the interbreeding happened more like 100,000 years ago.
Based on the Bible, I would say that there is no meaningful difference between Neanderthals and homo sapiens. If they can breed, then they’re the same “kind”. Humans were created on day 6 of the Creation Week (Genesis 1:27). I think the differences from Neanderthals and other humans are just genetic traits which began to take shape after the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), when humans were grouped by language, effectively narrowing the gene pool for those groups and giving them common physical traits. But what do I know?
More confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy (as if we didn’t already know that it accurate already). http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/biblical-name-eshbaal-found-outside-of-the-bible/
Below are the two biblical references to this name.
1 Chronicles 8:33 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
1 Chronicles 9:39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.