my books: friends & counselors: #2

Archaeology has always fascinated me. And so, when Dale W. Manor, long-time professor at Harding University and field director of excavations of Tel Beth Shemesh makes this observation his concluding word in his book Digging Deeper Into the Word: The Relevance of Archaeology to Christian Apologetics (Warren Christian Apologetics Center, 2015, p.80), I take note:

“… the biblical narratives are embedded in historical circumstances. Only the Hebrew religion and Christianity present themselves as rooted in history. While other religions have historical roots to the degree the Buddha lived, Muhammad lived, and so forth, their circumstances of divine intervention into human activity do not exist. A mass of inscriptional materials intersect with the people, events, and circumstances of biblical revelation.”