The Bible’s Archaeological Evidence

(1900=Abraham, 1700=Joseph, 1447=Moses, 1000=David): What has become evident over the last few decades is that unlike the difficulties found with the Qur'anic evidence, the most fruitful area for a confirmation of the Bible's reliability has come from the field of archaeology, for it is here that … [Read more...]

The Qur’an’s Archeological Evidence

[III] THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS If we are to take the Qur'anic and Biblical records seriously, we will need to inquire further as to whether there are other sources which we can turn to for a corroboration of their accounts. Since we are dealing with scriptures which often speak of history, … [Read more...]

The Bible’s Documentary Evidence

(1900=Abraham, 1700=Joseph, 1447=Moses, 1000=David) The documentary evidence for the reliability of the Bible has been an area of research which has been increasing rapidly over the last few decades. But this hasn't always been so. The assumption by many former archaeologists was that the Old … [Read more...]

The Qur’an’s Documentary Evidence

[II] DOCUMENTARY ANALYSIS [A] THE QUR'AN'S DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE Documentary evidence for the Qur'an has always been difficult, due to the paucity of primary documents at our disposal (as was mentioned in the previous section). The oldest Muslim documents available are the Muslim Traditions, which … [Read more...]

The Bible’s Manuscript Evidence

Unlike the Qur'an, when we consider the New Testament manuscripts (MSS) we are astounded by the sheer numbers of extent copies which are in existence. Muslims contend, however, that since we do not have the original documents, the reliability of the copies we do have is thus in doubt. Yet is this … [Read more...]