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Tag: Nehemiah

Tips that Atheists can use for Understanding the Bible

When I was a high school religion teacher I ran into a bit of trouble because, for the final exam, I expected the students to be able to recall facts from the Bible that we had covered that semester.  Yes, I know.  If it had been chemistry class, recalling chemistry facts covered in the semester would have been an obvious thing to have on the exam.  I think the reason there was resistance to requiring that students know biblical facts is because a lot of people- even parents of kids in Christian schools- don’t actually think the Bible is true.  … continue reading...

Archeological Corroboration for the Old Testament found… Again. Atheists still don’t care.

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According to the article, this stone seal to the right has underneath it the Hebrew name “Temech” which is a name that is also found in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah chapter 7:55, which is a chapter containing a great number of names of other exiles returning from Babylon.  This does not merely corroborate the existence of the name but also offers some specification.  In Nehemiah, Temech’s children are listed as being temple servants.  The stone seal”was discovered just dozens of meters away from the Opel area, where the servants of the Temple, or “Nethinim,” lived continue reading...