The Conclusion

If the Bible is a true and accurate historical record, then biblical chronology should align with discoveries in archeology, literary works, artifacts, cave art, etc. regarding those subject matters in time and place. As with all critical analysis, the more facts or patterns of evidence in an area of interest, such as science or archeology, that match the chronologies of events or story lines in the Bible, the more confidence we can have in pointing to the Bible as a true and accurate historical record. Common sense must prevail, if there is a conflict between the evidence and the time period, the weight of the evidence should put the time period in question. If it can be said that it is possible that this condition could be the result of this action or circumstance then it must be accepted as a competing theory. The serious scientist should seek the truth and not just seek for evidence that supports one belief or theory. You cannot take empirical evidence and add theory to it to make it fit your belief and then call it fact if there are competing theories it fits as well and it fits those competing theories without adding extraneous theories to the empirical evidence to “make it fit”.

  • If the Bible is a true and accurate historical record regarding the time of creation and the cradle of civilization, then you would expect to find evidence of early civilization (buildings, art, literary works, government, infrastructure, etc.) originating in and around Mesopotamia in about 4000 BC. This is exactly what you find, as a matter of fact!
  • If the Bible is a true and accurate historical record regarding the fallen angels manifesting themselves as gods for men to worship during the Antediluvian period, then you would expect to find ancient literature making reference to such and remains of worship centers from before 2500 BC around the world with little to no idols. This is exactly what you find in all the king lists and other literature of all the major cultures before 1800 BC, and ancient worship centers such as Stonehenge and the SechinBajo Peru,as a matter of fact!
  • If the Bible is a true and accurate historical record regarding people living extremely long lives for the first 1,800 years of creation, then you would expect to find ancient literature making reference to such, skeletal remains of people with accentuated facial and body features, and animals many times larger than in today's world. This is exactly what you find in the king lists of all the major cultures before 1800 BC, the remains of Neanderthal man, and many of the animals dating from before 2500 BC, as a matter of fact!
  • If the Bible is a true and accurate historical record regarding Noah's World Wide Flood, then you would expect to find massive fossiliferous strata laid down with multiple layers due to continental drifting and catastrophic events of that magnitude. You should find oceanic sea creatures in every place in the world, including the top of mountains. This is exactly what you find throughout the world and exemplified in North America, as can be seen in the Grand Canyonwhere oceanic fossiliferous sandstone makeup 95% of the strata, e.g., the Morrison formation spread out from Texas to Canada covering 580,000 square miles and an average of 328 feet thick, the source for the Navajo Sandstone layer in southern Utah coming from the Appalachian Mountains over 1,200 miles away, and sea creatures such as trilobites at the top of Mount Everest, as a matter of fact!
  • If the Bible is a true and accurate historical record regarding Noah's World Wide Flood, then you would expect to find a demarcation in the cultures and civilizations around the world at about the same time interval (BTR 2500-2209 BC). This is exactly what you find in the archeological discoveries attested to by many credible archeologists and the DNA scientific discoveries, as a matter of fact!
  • If the Bible is a true and accurate historical record regarding Noah's World Wide Flood, then you would expect to find ancient literature making reference to the Great Flood, Noah, the Ark, and his sons and their families being the only survivors. This is exactly what you find in many epic tales such as The Epic of Gilgamesh, chronologies of the nations such as China, Egypt, and Sumer, and poems such as the Indian Verdas from before 1800 BC, as a matter of fact!