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.