Validating the bible
Deftly summarizing several thousand years of history, and drawing on the very latest findings of archeologists at work in the Near East, they case the bible in a sharp new light.
All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. She offered people an enlightened witness to their pain and horror, and confirmed what so many felt to be true: that their problems were solutions.I feel she started a psychological revolution into the exploration of the causes and consequences of childhood traumas, and she set the bar several feet higher for the whole psychology field.This begs the question of why people want to defend their parents.On the surface they might say, “I defend my parents because I love them, don’t want to view them negatively, and don’t want to hurt them.” But the real reason is that they themselves want to avoid the pain of opening old wounds, and the pain of grieving these wounds.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting that archeology continues to substantiate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible, examines the discovery of a 2,700 year-old bulla, a clay impression about the size of a dime.