Dating biblical texts
The Bible has a tremendous amount of historical detail, so not everything mentioned in it has yet been found through archaeology.However, not one archaeological find has conflicted with what the Bible records.: "Archaeology has repeatedly failed to substantiate its claims about events that supposedly occurred long ago in the Americas.That would probably be true if the translations were being made from other translations.But translations are actually made directly from original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic source texts based on thousands of ancient manuscripts.I remember writing to the Smithsonian Institute to inquire about whether there was any evidence supporting the claims of Mormonism, only to be told in unequivocal terms that its archaeologists see 'no direct connection between the archaeology of the New World and the subject matter of the book.'" Archaeologists have never located cities, persons, names, or places mentioned in the Many of the ancient locations mentioned by Luke, in the Book of Acts in the New Testament, have been identified through archaeology.
What the New Testament writers originally wrote is preserved better than any other ancient manuscript.There is one central message consistently carried by all 40 writers of the Bible: God, who created us all, desires a relationship with us. The Bible not only inspires us, it explains life and God to us.It does not answer the questions we might have, but enough of them.The text even describes the five porticoes (walkways) leading to the pool.
Scholars didn't think the pool existed, until archaeologists found it forty feet below ground, complete with the five porticoes.These are called the four gospels, the first four books of the New Testament.