THE BIBLE

Investigator 69 1999  November

Anonymous, often opposed by skeptics, has defended the Bible in over 200 articles in Investigator Magazine. He described his method:
"I test the Bible statement by statement, claim by claim, anything I find that is testable by checking it against the latest scientific research I come across. Relying on mainstream science and news journals is part of normal scientific method.

I allow for figures of speech, poetry, context, parable and discoveries of textual critics. I've noticed hundreds of Bible statements which were considered false by scholars and critics but were later proven correct and the critics wrong.

Sometimes I generalize this observation and predict that Bible statements currently thought erroneous will likewise in future be shown by science to be correct."  (Investigator 56, 1997 September)

American scholar Jerry Bergman, Australian meteorologist Allan Brunt, Australian researcher in the defence industry Kevin Rogers, and a few others have also defended the Bible.

Updated: 2017 August

EPIC BIBLE DEBATES 75; 65 HISTORIANS and JESUS 129

HISTORICITY of Old Testament CHARACTERS 61
ACCURACY DEBATE 102-105 HISTORICITY of CHARACTERS and INDUCTION 117

HISTORICITY of JEZEBEL 121
ACCURACY DEBATE: WILLIAMS vs ANON  71-73 HISTORICITY of New Testament Characters 168
ACTS: LUKE'S EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT 153
HISTORY of RELIGION 125
ADAM and NEANDERTHALS 49; 71 HITCHENS, CHRISTOPHER  129
ADAM and EVE and HOMINIDS 86-101 HITLER, A FOLLOWER of JESUS? 143

HITTITES and the BIBLE 174
ADAM/EVE and HUMAN ORIGINS 109 HOMOSEXUALITY 141
DESIGN FLAWS and EVOLUTION 157-163

HORNETS 113

DESIGN FLAWS and EVOLUTION 158-159

The HYRAX SUPPORTS THE BIBLE 18

AGE of the EARTH  1; 3
IDOLS and IDOLATRY versus The Bible 162
AGE of the UNIVERSE and EARTH 106 INDIA and IDA SCUDDER 122

INDIA and THOMAS 164
ALCOHOL and the Bible 116 INDIA and WILLIAM CAREY 115
ALL SCRIPTURE 138
INDIA and SATI/SUTTEE 118
ANGEL GABRIEL DEBATE 121 INERRANCY 20
ANTIQUITY of the EARTH 47; 53-57 INERRANCY THEORY ESTABLISHED 52
ANTI-SEMITISM and JESUS 136 INTELLIGENT DESIGN, CREATIONISM & SCIENCE 108
APOSTLE PAUL versus Sigmund FREUD 149/151
IRAQ WAR and WATER 142
ARCHAEOLOGY SUPPORTS the NT 25 ISAIAH EXPLAINED 89
ASSYRIA vs GOD  71 ISAIAH'S VIRGIN 92-96
ASTEROIDS and the BIBLE  62 JERUSALEM 28 SIEGES? 20
ASTRONOMY and the BIBLE 159
JESUS and HISTORY'S TRUTH 147

JESUS, BRIEF HISTORY 159
ASTRONOMY, GEOLOGY, CREATION 79-83

JESUS SAID...? 90; 92; 93; 94

THEISM COMMUNISM 127 JESUS STORY and THIERING 147
ATHEISTS:  Dawkins, Harris, etc. 118 JOSHUA'S LONG DAY 141
BABEL & LINGUISTICS 24 KILLER GOD 141
BALAAM: See GOD, BALAAM'S DONKEY...
KING JAMES BIBLE 400 YEARS 139
BHUTAN, HAPPINESS and the BIBLE 160
JONAH 35-46; 94-96
BIBLE CONSISTENT 1   Abiathar/Ahimelech LIES and LIARS: A THEME OF THE BIBLE 101
BIBLE CONSISTENT 2   David's Men LIONS and the BIBLE 87
BIBLE CONSISTENT 3   Christ in the OT LIONS and the BIBLE UPDATE 174
BIBLE CONSISTENT 4   Hosea/Jezreel MALLEUS MALIFICARUM WITCH-HUNTS 112-113
BIBLE CONSISTENT 5   Resurrection Narratives MARS: THE GOSPEL PREACHED ON MARS? 156
BIBLE CONSISTENT 6   Ten Commandments

MATTHEW 24 PROPHECY 60

BIBLE CONSISTENT 7 Saul's Death; Judas' Field MIRACLES: DID JESUS DO MIRACLES? 26
The BIBLE: A Church Creation or by God? 145 MIRACLES: ONE MIRACLE NECESSARY 142
The BIBLE VERSUS CORRUPTION 173
MIRACLES and SCIENCE and NO KIDDING 140
BIBLICAL BLOOMERS 142 MIRACLES DEMOLISHED/CONFIRMED 130-131
BIBLICAL COSMOLOGY 115-117 MIRACLES (Seven) EXPLAINED 58-59
BIBLICAL GUIDANCE NEEDED? 148-152 MIRACLES (22 miracles) Yet To Be Explained 164

MIRACLES (6 Miracles) Yet To Be Explained 168
BIBLICAL MYTHOLOGY vs BIBLICAL FACT 162
MIRACULOUS HEALING 51
BIBLICAL PSEUDOSCIENCE 63 MISCELLANEOUS SPECULATIONS 30
BIBLICAL VALUES SAFER 41 MISSING LINK FRUITLESS SEARCH 49
BIOLOGY MISCELLANEOUS 95 MURDEROUS CHURCH vs GREAT DEEDS 140
BIRTH 100 MUSIC THERAPY 120
A BOOK YOU CAN TRUST 10 NAMELESS WOMAN 38
The BRITANNICA vs THE BIBLE  38 NAZARETH: Potter & Anon  16; 19; 22
The BRITANNICA REVISED 94 NAZARETH HOUSE The Home of Jesus? 131
CANAAN GENOCIDE 121 NEW TESTAMENT CANON AUTHENTICITY 127
CANAANITE APOCALYPSE 132
NEW TESTAMENT DOCUMENTS FALSE (K Cornish) 76
CANAANITE APOCALYPSE HISTORICAL? 135-136 NEW TESTAMENT MANUSCRIPTS 172
CHILD ABUSE & THE BIBLE 83-97 NOAH'S ARK, NO  INSECTS 49
CHILD ABUSE ROYAL COMMISSION 148
NOAH'S ARK; NOAH'S FLOOD 134-135; 138-139; 151-152
CHILD CORPORAL PUNISHMENT 131 NOBLE SAVAGE vs ORIGINAL SIN 128
CHRISTIAN INCREASE 12 NOBLE SAVAGE: THE LESSON 130
CHRISTIANITY and SECULARIZATION of LAW 164

CHRISTIANITY and CRIME 166

CHRISTIANITY and CRIME 168

CHRISTMAS STAR BETHLEHEM  39 OBESITY 155
CHRISTMAS STAR SOLVED 81 OCEANOGRAPHY 68-69
CHRISTMAS STAR & SKYMAP 88 OFFENCE AND FREE SPEECH 117
CHRISTMAS STAR: De Kretser & Anon 144-145
OLD TESTAMENT CHRONOLOGY and EGYPT 157
CIRCLE OF THE EARTH 52-60
CLIMATE 117 OMNISCIENCE SINFUL 158
COBRA: See BRITANNICA REVISED

CONTRADICTIONS LIST and RESPONSE 149/151
ORIGINAL SIN, The Science of 139
CONTRADICTIONS/DOUBLETALK 135 ORIGINAL SIN, Sex and Disease and 141


COPYCAT THESIS: CHRISTMAS STORY 87-88 OSTRICHES 147


COPYCAT THESIS: HORUS and JESUS 73-74
COPYCAT THESIS: HORUS and JESUS 155
POEMS 129
COPYCAT THESIS: HISTORY RELIGION 126 POLYGAMY: Stocker & Anon 19
COPYCAT THESIS: IRAN ORIGINS 121 POVERTY and JUSTICE BIBLE 129
CROCODILES 28 PRAYER: Holman et al 79-87
CRUCIFIXION DISTANCES 117-118 PRAYER: Anon et al 84-90
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 29 PREDESTINATION FREE WILL 12
CUSH: A LOST EMPIRE FOUND 124 PROPHECY EVIDENCE 131
DANIEL CRITIQUE by Dr Potter  57 PSALM 23 — THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
DARWINISM  CHALLENGED 27 PSYCHOANALYSIS CHILD ABUSE 86
DAWKINS GOD DELUSION 125
DEBT 133 RACE THEORY and EVOLUTION 52
DEMONS DEBATE 101-107 RACISM: Africans 111
DEVIL MALIGNED 105 RACISM A UNIVERSAL PROBLEM 153
Humans DESIGNED? See ADAM and EVE
Charles DICKENS and the BIBLE 159
REASONABLE FAITH ADELAIDE 151
The Bible on PHYSICAL DISABILITIES 165
RED SEA CROSSING: A Brunt  14
DOCUMENTARY HYPOTHESIS 152 RELICS 146
EAGLES' EYESIGHT  34 RELIGION: Long, Slow, Death of Religion  173-175
EAGLES' FLIGHT 98 RESURRECTION and other simple QUESTIONS 112
EARTH/SKY ON FIRE AT CHRIST'S RETURN 43 RESURRECTION/SOUL/SCIENCE 114-117
ENVIRONMENT 32
Bible ETHICS — BARBARITY 113-117 SALOME and JOHN THE BAPTIST 149
Bible ETHICS — BARBARITY 152 SAMARITANS and TEMPLES 169
Bible ETHICS, DARK SIDE 93 SAMSON: De Kretser & Anon 55
Bible ETHICS: The Bible on TOLERANCE 166
SATAN'S EXISTENCE 63
EUGENICS and NAZI RACE POLICY 80 SCIENCE and THE BIBLE 46
EUGENICS, DARWINISM, the THIRD REICH 153
SCIENCE, BIBLE, FAIRNESS 97
EUGENICS: Bergman; Potter 72; 73; 77 SCIENCE: CHRISTIAN ORIGIN of MODERN SCIENCE 169
FAIRY STORY BOOK 123 vs FACT 124 SCIENTIFIC FOREKNOWLEDGE 105
FAITH VERSUS REASON 145 SETI and the BIBLE 98
FALSE CHRISTIAN PROPHECY 67 SEVEN (And More) DEADLY SINS 143
FEEDING OF THE 5000 175
SEX LIFE OF JESUS 5
FESTIVALS and HISTORY 97 SEX RELATIONSHIPS  48
FETUS and SOUND 96 SHEBA 146
FIERY SERPENTS DEBATE 98-102 SHEEP and THE BIBLE 112
Bible FOOD 53 SHEER COINCIDENCE?  17
FREUD: See APOSTLE PAUL
SILOAM POOL FOUND 106
FUTURE ARTICLES 108 SILOAM TUNNEL 97
GAMBLING 138
SKEPTICAL URLS 74
GENESIS OF GODS:  73-79 SKEPTICISM and CHRISTIANITY 13
GEOGRAPHIC NAMES in the OLD TESTAMENT 50 SLAVERY AND THE BIBLE  76-84
GOD: "FINE-TUNING" DEBATE 126
SOCIAL DARWINISM  33
GOD: "FINE-TUNING" Williams vs Rogers 142
SPACEWATCH, SPACEGUARD and The Bible 171
GOD EXISTS I     137 STAR of BETHLEHEM 164 (See also: Christmas Star)
GOD EXISTS II     143 The SUPERNATURAL and GRAVITY 126
GOD: WHY SOME PEOPLE STILL BELIEVE 153
SUPERSTITION TRAP 124
GOD, BALAAM'S DONKEY and INDUCTION 155
TABERNACLE 133
GOD YAHWEH (Origin, Foreknowledge, etc) 157 TEN LOST TRIBES of ISRAEL and the DEVIL 154
GOLDEN RULE 120/133
TEN PLAGUES OF EGYPT 78
GOLIATH and DAVID 105; 106 TERRORISM 93
GOOD MORALS ARE GOOD 11 THEODICY: GOD, TSUNAMIS & EVIL 104
GREEN BIBLE 125 THEODICY: Skeptics vs Anon  64-72
HAPPINESS: See BHUTAN
THIEVERY and THIEVES: A THEME OF THE BIBLE 56
HARES, RUMINANTS and CUD [and AMY] 145
TRANSMISSION of SCRIPTURE 96-102
HEAD AND HEART 109 TRANSMISSION of KORAN & Book of MORMON 107
HEALTH and CRAP: Holman et al 89-94 TRUTH TWO APPROACHES 134; 137
HEALTH: CHURCH and FAITH BENEFITS 57
TYRE 111
HEALTH HELPED BY THE BIBLE 57 VARDIS FISHER and 1ST CENTURY CHRISTIANITY 165
HEALTH TEXTBOOK 54 WAR: GENESIS VERSUS ANTHROPOLOGY 131
HEALTHY INFANCY 51 WERNHER VON BRAUN 96
HELLFIRE DOCTRINE 143
WOLVES 111
The HERODIANS 167

HIPPOPOTAMUS 36 WORK/EMPLOYMENT 99

 




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