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: 2020 July


ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY

ARCHAEOLOGY Supports the NT 25 HISTORY of Religion 125
ASSYRIA vs GOD  71 HITTITES and the Bible 174
BABEL & LINGUISTICS 24 JESUS and History's Truth 147
BABYLONIAN EXILE 586 BCE or 607 BCE? 182 JESUS, Brief History 159
BABYLONIAN EXILE DATE and JWs 186

CHRONOLOGY: Old Testament and Egypt 157 JESUS SAID...? 90; 92; 93; 94
CRUCIFIXION DISTANCES 117-118 JESUS STORY and Thiering 147
CUSH: A Lost Empire Found 124 JOSEPH of Arimathea 182
ESTHER, AHASUERUS, and MORDECAI 177 NAZARETH: Potter & Anon  16; 19; 22
ESTHER and MORDECAI — How Old? 185 NAZARETH HOUSE – The Home of Jesus? 131
ESTHER: Who Was Ahasuerus? 188 NOAH'S ARK, No  Insects 49
EXODUS and Moses Fairy Tale Part 1  181 NOAH'S ARK; Noah's Flood 134-135; 138-139; 151-152
EXODUS and Moses Fairy Tale Part II  182 RED SEA CROSSING: A. Brunt  14
EXODUS and Moses Fairy Tale Part III  183 SALOME and JOHN THE BAPTIST 149
EXODUS and Moses: A Fairy Tale No More 184 SAMARITANS and TEMPLES 169
FEEDING of the 5000 175 SAMSON: De Kretser & Anon 55
Jewish FESTIVAL-DAYS and HISTORY 97 SEJANUS, PONTIUS PILATE and JESUS 189
GOLIATH and DAVID 105; 106 SHEBA 146
The HERODIANS 167 SILOAM POOL FOUND 106
HISTORIANS and Jesus 129 SILOAM TUNNEL 97
HISTORICITY of Old Testament Characters 61 TABERNACLE 133
HISTORICITY of Bible Characters and Induction 117 TEN LOST TRIBES of ISRAEL and the Devil 154
HISTORICITY of Jezebel 121 TEN PLAGUES of EGYPT 78
HISTORICITY of New Testament Characters 168 TYRE 111



ASTRONOMY

AGE of the Universe and Earth 106 EARTH/SKY on FIRE At Christ's Return 43
ASTEROIDS and the Bible  62
ASTRONOMY and the Bible 159 JOSHUA'S Long Day 141
ASTRONOMY, Geology and Creation 79-83
BIBLICAL Cosmology 115-117
CHRISTMAS STAR of Bethlehem  39 SPACEWATCH, SPACEGUARD and the BIBLE 171
CHRISTMAS STAR SOLVED 81 SPACEWATCH, SPACEGUARD... Part 2 (Theology) 176
CHRISTMAS STAR & SKYMAP 88 SPACEWATCH, SPACEGUARD... Part 3 (Sodom/Gomorrah) 185
CHRISTMAS STAR: De Kretser & Anon 144-145 SETI and the BIBLE 98
CHRISTMAS STAR of Bethlehem 164



BIOLOGY; ANTHROPOLOGY
ADAM and Neanderthals 49; 71 MISSING LINK Fruitless Search 49
ADAM and EVE and Hominids 86-101 MISSING LINK NEBRASKA MAN 41
ADAM/EVE and Human Origins 109 HIPPOPOTAMUS 36
BIBLICAL Pseudoscience 63 HORNETS 113
BIOLOGY: Miscellaneous Biology 95 The HYRAX Supports the Bible 18
BIRTH 100 INTELLIGENT DESIGN, Creationism & Science 108
The BRITANNICA versus The Bible  38 LIONS and the Bible 87
The BRITANNICA REVISED (Cobra) 94 LIONS and the Bible Update 174
CROCODILES 28 MISCELLANEOUS Speculations 30
DARWINISM  CHALLENGED 27 NOBLE SAVAGE vs Original Sin 128
DESIGN FLAWS and Evolution 157-163 NOBLE SAVAGE: The Lesson 130
DESIGN FLAWS and Evolution 158-159 ORIGINAL SIN, The Science of 139
EAGLES' EYESIGHT  34 ORIGINAL SIN, Sex and Disease and 141
EAGLES' FLIGHT 98 OSTRICHES 147
EUGENICS and NAZI RACE POLICY 80 RACE THEORY and EVOLUTION 52
EUGENICS, DARWINISM, the THIRD REICH 153 RACISM: Africans 111
EUGENICS: Bergman; Potter 72; 73; 77 SHEEP and THE BIBLE 112
FETUS and SOUND 96 SHEEP: Psalm 23 — The Lord is my Shepherd
FIERY SERPENTS DEBATE 98-102
HARES, RUMINANTS and CUD [and Amy] 145 WAR: Genesis versus Anthropology 131
HEAD AND HEART 109 WOLVES 111


CHRISTIANITY; HISTORY; SOCIAL REFORM
CHRISTIAN INCREASE 12 KINDNESS 188
CHRISTIANITY and Secularization of Law 164 MALLEUS MALIFICARUM and Witch-Hunts 112-113
The Long, Slow, DEATH of RELIGION  173-175 MURDEROUS CHURCH versus Great Deeds 140
Charles DICKENS and the BIBLE 159 ORPHANS 191
INDIA and Ida Scudder 122 ORPHANS ADDENDUM 192
INDIA and Thomas 164 PHYSICAL DISABILITIES and the Bible 165
INDIA and William Carey 115 Christian Origin of Modern SCIENCE 169
INDIA and Sati (Suttee) 118 VARDIS FISHER and 1ST-Century Christianity 165


ETHICS
ALCOHOL and the Bible 116 HOMOSEXUALITY 141
ANTI-SEMITISM and Jesus 136 HOMOSEXUALITY: Letter from a Homosexual 7
Bible Ethics — BARBARITY 113-117 KILLER God 141
Bible Ethics — BARBARITY 152 KINDNESS 188
BIBLICAL Guidance Needed? 148-152 LIES and LIARS: A Theme of the Bible 101
CANAAN GENOCIDE 121 The Bible's "MOST HORRIFYING" Morality 91
CANAANITE APOCALYPSE 132 OFFENCE and Free Speech 117
CANAANITE APOCALYPSE HISTORICAL? 135-136 POLYGAMY: Stocker & Anon 19
CHILD ABUSE and The Bible 83-97 POVERTY and JUSTICE 129
CHILD ABUSE Royal Commission 148 RACISM A Universal Problem 153
CHRISTIANITY and CRIME 166 RELICS 146
CHRISTIANITY and CRIME 168 SEVEN (And More) Deadly Sins 143
Bible Ethics CORRUPTION 173 SEX RELATIONSHIPS  48
CRUELTY to Animals 29 SLAVERY and The Bible  76-84
DIVINE COMMAND and UTILITARIANISM 177 SOCIAL DARWINISM  33
Bible Ethics — DARK SIDE 93 TERRORISM 93
GAMBLING 138 THIEVERY and THIEVES: A Theme of The Bible 56
HELLFIRE Doctrine 143 The Bible on TOLERANCE 166
DEVIL MALIGNED 105 TWO WITNESSES RULE 183
GOLDEN RULE 120/133
GOOD MORALS are Good 11 WORK/EMPLOYMENT 99


GEOLOGY; GEOGRAPHY; OCEANOGRAPHY; CLIMATE
AGE of the Earth  1; 3 New Testament GEOGRAPHY 183
ANTIQUITY of the Earth 47; 53-57 Old Testament GEOGRAPHY 50
CIRCLE of the Earth 52-60
CLIMATE 117 OCEANOGRAPHY 68-69


HEALTH & WEALTH

BIBLICAL Values Safer 41 HEALTH Helped by The Bible 57
CHURCH and FAITH BRING BENEFITS 57 HEALTH Textbook 54
DEBT 133 HEALTHY INFANCY 51
DEBT and Hedonism 178 HEALTH and CRAP: Holman et al 89-94
Bible FOOD 53
MUSIC THERAPY 120
GLEANING, Welfare, and Government Debt 190

HEALTHPeople of Faith are Healthier 41
OBESITY 155



PROPHECY

PROPHECY EVIDENCE 131 PLAGUES, COVID 19, MATTHEW 24, REVELATION 6 192
MATTHEW 24 Prophecy 60
SEA LEVELS and CLIMATE CHANGE 179
NAMELESS WOMAN 38 SHEER COINCIDENCE?  17



PSYCHOLOGY

APOSTLE PAUL versus Sigmund Freud 149/151 CHILD CORPORAL PUNISHMENT 131
BEAUTY, BIAS and JUDGMENT 187 PSYCHOANALYSIS and CHILD ABUSE 86
Bhutan, HAPPINESS and the Bible 160



SCRIPTURE

EPIC BIBLE DEBATES 75; 65 DOCUMENTARY HYPOTHESIS 152
ACCURACY DEBATE 102-105 FAITH versus REASON 145
ACCURACY DEBATE: Williams vs Anon  71-73 FAIRY STORY BOOK 123 vs FACT 124
ACTS: Luke's Eyewitness Account 153 FALSE CHRISTIAN PROPHECY 67
ALL SCRIPTURE 138 INERRANCY 20
The BIBLE: A Church Creation or by God? 145
ATHEISTS:  Dawkins, Harris, etc. 118 INERRANCY Established as a Theory 52
BIBLE CONSISTENT 1   Abiathar/Ahimelech
BIBLE CONSISTENT 2   David's Men
BIBLE CONSISTENT 3   Christ in the OT ISAIAH Explained 89
BIBLE CONSISTENT 4   Hosea/Jezreel ISAIAH'S Virgin 92-96
BIBLE CONSISTENT 5   Resurrection Narratives KING JAMES BIBLE 400 Years 139
BIBLE CONSISTENT 6   Ten Commandments MIRACLES: Did Jesus Do Miracles? 26
BIBLE CONSISTENT 7 Saul; Judas; Field of Blood MIRACLES: One Miracle Necessary 142
BIBLE INVESTIGATION METHOD 193
MIRACLES and Science and No Kidding 140
BIBLICAL Bloomers 142 MIRACLES Demolshed/Confirmed 130-131
BIBLICAL MYTHOLOGY vs Biblical Fact 162 MIRACLES (Seven) Explained 58-59
A BOOK You Can Trust 10 MIRACLES (22 miracles) Yet To Be Explained 164
CONTRADICTIONS LIST and RESPONSE 149/151 MIRACLES (6 Miracles) Yet To Be Explained 168
CONTRADICTIONS/DOUBLETALK 135 MIRACULOUS Healing 51
COPYCAT THESIS: Christmas Story 87-88 NEW TESTAMENT CANON AUTHENTICITY 127
COPYCAT THESIS: Horus and Jesus 73-74 NEW TESTAMENT DOCUMENTS FALSE (K. Cornish) 76
COPYCAT THESIS: Horus and Jesus 155 NEW TESTAMENT MANUSCRIPTS 172
COPYCAT THESIS: HISTORY RELIGION 126 SCIENCE and THE BIBLE 46
COPYCAT THESIS: IRAN ORIGINS 121 SKEPTICISM and CHRISTIANITY 13
DANIEL CRITIQUE by Dr Potter  57 TRANSMISSION of SCRIPTURE 96-102
DAWKINS GOD DELUSION 125 TRANSMISSION of the KORAN & Book of MORMON 107



The SUPERNATURAL

ANGEL GABRIEL DEBATE 121 OMNISCIENCE SINFUL 158
BALAAM'S DONKEY and INDUCTION 155 PRAYER: Holman et al 79-87
HEAVEN (Cosmography of) 189

DEMONS DEBATE 101-107 PRAYER: Anon et al 84-90
GENESIS OF GODS:  73-79 RESURRECTION and other simple QUESTIONS 112
GOD: "Fine-Tuning" Debate 126 RESURRECTION/SOUL/SCIENCE 114-117
GOD: "Fine-Tuning" Williams vs Rogers 142 SATAN'S EXISTENCE 63
GOD EXISTS I   137 The SUPERNATURAL and Gravity 126
GOD EXISTS II  143 SUPERSTITION TRAP 124
GOD: Why Some People Still Believe 153 THEODICY: GOD, TSUNAMIS & EVIL 104
GOD YAHWEH (Origin, Foreknowledge, etc) 157 THEODICY: Skeptics vs Anon  64-72
IDOLS and IDOLATRY versus The Bible 162



OTHER TOPICS

FUTURE ARTICLES 108 PREDESTINATION FREE WILL 12
GREEN BIBLE 125 REASONABLE FAITH ADELAIDE 151
HITCHENS, Christopher  129SCIENCE, BIBLE, FAIRNESS 97
HITLER, A Follower of Jesus? 143SCIENTIFIC FOREKNOWLEDGE 105
IRAQ WAR and WATER 142SEX LIFE OF JESUS 5
JERUSALEM 28 SIEGES? 20 SKEPTICAL URLS 74
JONAH 35-46; 94-96 WERNHER VON BRAUN 96
POEMS 129TRUTH Two Approaches 134; 137





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