Monday, January 16, 2006

Media Ignorance of the Bible Rises Again

In another dazzling display of biblical ignorance, CNN claims that a recent archaeological find about a mile from Jerusalem casts doubt on the Bible. You can find the story here. As best as I can figure out, this article claims that a Jewish village has been found on the main Roman road from Jerusalem to Nazareth. This town seems to have been continuously occupied after the 70 AD destruction of the Temple until the Bar Kochba revolt of 132 AD. This apparently disproves the accepted view that Jews around Jerusalem fled just before and after the 70 AD incident. Okay. No big deal. But the headline of this story says it "casts doubt on the Bible story." After a search of the Bible, I amazingly turned up no such story of a mass exodus of Jews from the Jerusalem area around 70 AD. Interesting. Just goes to show you that the media will do whatever they can to attack the Bible and Christianity in general.


Blogger said...

I saw that article and thought the same thing. The title of the article is absurd - just inflammatory words with no real connection to facts.

1/16/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger The Archer of the Forest said...

It all has to do with readership. Anything "disproving the Bible" is a gold headline. And you have to admit it worked! I doubt I would have read a headline on yet another archaeology dig in the Holy Land...and I like archaeology.

1/16/2006 05:31:00 PM  
Blogger The Archer of the Forest said...

FYI...I refer to Methodists as Pelagians because essentially they are with the whole Holiness thing.

1/16/2006 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger FriarCluck said...

I'm back in business...thought you'd like to know.

1/17/2006 08:49:00 PM  

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