Bible History

Seven C’s of the Bible

Most people look at the Bible as a book that contains many interesting stories and theological teaching. While this is true, the Bible is so much more—it’s a history book that reveals the major events of history that are foundational to the Bible’s important messages.

Chronology of Ancient Civilizations

Nothing in ancient history (when properly understood) can possibly conflict with biblical history. As archaeologists continue to make exciting new discoveries, we have nothing to worry about. God’s eyewitness record is 100% true and reliable, the only sure starting point for studying the timeline of human history.

The Biblical Timescale

The Bible provides us with a timescale for history. Although not measured by means of atomic clocks, the several dates and facts underlay a proper understanding of the Bible.

Josephus and Biblical History

Josephus is an eminently important and helpful source for gathering details about New Testament times, but Christians should be careful not to read him as an apologist for Christianity or to rely upon him too heavily. Nor should they be ignorant of his bias in favor of Judaism.

Articles About Bible History

  • Are There 20 Commandments?
    March 2, 2015

    The Bible is inerrant, yet some have tried to state that the Bible erroneously records 20 commandments.

  • Jan. 12, 2014 from Answers Magazine

    Have you ever wondered how the early history of Egypt and other ancient nations fits within biblical history?

  • Dec. 11, 2012 from Answers Magazine

    One of the most-quoted resources about the world during Bible times is the first-century historian Josephus. But who was this man?

  • Editorials Debate Value of Sanitized Bible
    March 3, 2012 from News to Know

    Editorial discusses the supposed usefulness of a "sugarcoated" Bible.

  • Feedback Article
    Historical Fiction
    Feb. 3, 2012 from Feedback

    Is it right to incorporate biblical history into fictional stories? Tim Chaffey, AiG–U.S., takes a look at this issue.

  • Magazine Article
    God Rules
    Feb. 6, 2011 from Answers Magazine

    Lord, what area of my life today needs to be brought under your authority in full compliance to your Holy Word?

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  • Magazine Department Article
    A Parting of the Waves
    Dec. 27, 2010 from Answers Magazine

    Is there any natural explanation for the parting of the Red Sea that allowed Moses and the children of Israel to cross and elude the pharaoh’s army?

  • Red Sea Parted “Naturally”?
    Sept. 25, 2010

    A recently reported study by meteorologist Carl Drews has suggested a way in which the waters of the Red Sea could have parted “naturally,” enabling the children of Israel, led by Moses, to cross as pharaoh’s army pursued (Exodus 14). Such an explanation might leave God with credit for the timing of the event, but little else.

  • Feedback Article
    Will the World End in 2012?
    Sept. 17, 2010 from Feedback

    A concerned reader wonders about the 2012 hype. Tim Chaffey, AiG-U.S., addresses his concerns.

  • Modern Jews Have Implications for Biblical History
    June 5, 2010

    The history of the Jews—and, more broadly, the Hebrews—is wrapped up in the history of the Bible. For that reason alone, modern studies of those identifying as Jews often have interesting implications for biblical history.

  • How Long Ago Was the Curse?

    Building on last week’s article, Bodie Hodge, AiG–U.S., shows how to calculate the age of the earth and the time of the Fall.

  • So, What Are the ‘7 C’s’ Anyway?
    Jan. 1, 2010

    Those familiar with the message of the Creation Museum know that it will feature a ‘walk through history’ based on the ‘7 C’s of History.’

  • Feedback Article
    Do Chinese Characters Support Genesis?
    June 26, 2009 from Feedback

    Are the Creation and Flood accounts of Genesis hidden in Chinese characters?

  • Feedback Article
    It’s Only Natural?
    Aug. 8, 2008 from Feedback

    Is there a natural explanation for the Nile turning red as recounted in the Bible? Should we look for “natural” explanations? Bodie Hodge, AiG–U.S., exmaines this issue.

  • Connecting the Bible to the Real World
    March 4, 2008

    With a biblical framework in place, we can teach our children how the Bible explains the world around us.

  • Feedback Article
    The Bible and Slavery
    Feb. 2, 2007 from Feedback

    "Just because human beings are from "one blood" doesn't mean that the bible is anti-slavery..."

  • Feedback Article
    How Can You Claim the Bible is God’s Eyewitness Account of History?
    June 23, 2006 from Feedback

    Why should we trust what the Bible says about itself?

  • Magazine Article
    Real History: The Timeline of the Bible
    Sept. 1, 2005, p. 28

    The Ussher timeline chart by Paul Hansen that appeared in Creation magazine in September 2005 is available for download.

  • Seven C’s of History
    May 20, 2004

    Most people look at the Bible as a book that contains many interesting stories and theological teaching. While this is true, the Bible is so much more!

  • Feedback Article
    Archbishop James Ussher—Blundered or Brilliant?
    March 19, 2004 from Feedback

    This feedback critiques the creator of the comics which depicted James Ussher as a fool, despite the fact that he was a giant among scholars.

  • Dead Archbishop “Revived”!
    Oct. 1, 2003 from Answers Update

    Archbishop James Ussher, one of history’s most famous and respected historians, spent over five years researching and writing The Annals of the World. His volume is now available once again.

  • Hairless Hokum
    Aug. 25, 2003

    The origin of clothes is only a mystery if one rejects the written record of God’s Word.

  • The Bible—“It’s Not Historical”
    April 1, 2003 from Answers Update

    Millions of people each year visit the Smithsonian Institution—a leading research organization in Washington, D.C., with many museums—funded by US tax dollars. But what message are visitors getting?

  • Book Chapter
    The Seven Cs
    July 1, 2002 from Why Won’t They Listen?

    We need to begin a full-scale training program to equip the troops with the most powerful weapon in the universe—the Word of God.

  • Semi-Technical Research Paper
    Evidentialism–The Bible and Assyrian Chronology
    April 1, 2001, pp. 62–68

    Assyrian chronology is not as simple as Thiele would have us believe, and there is no reason to bend the Bible to fit the current reconstructions of Assyrian chronology.

  • Semi-Technical Research Paper
    Sojourn of the Jews
    April 1, 2001, p. 60

    Chronologists have differing views as to the length of the sojourn of the Jews. I think it would not be a problem for anybody if they just collect all the relevant verses.

  • More than Just Bible Stories
    Feb. 26, 2001

    In many church settings, Bible stories are taught as just that—stories, nice accounts that, although they may have a moral message, have no real bearing on the world around us.

  • Magazine Article
    In the Days of Peleg
    Dec. 1, 1999, pp. 46–49

    Ancient documents about the days of Peleg are consistent with the total accuracy of the Bible’s chronology.

  • Technical Research Paper
    The Antediluvian Patriarchs and the Sumerian King List
    Dec. 1, 1998, pp. 347–357

    The Sumerian King List records the lengths of reigns of the kings of Sumer. The initial section deals with kings before the Flood and is significantly different from the rest.

  • Technical Research Paper
    Some Remarks Preliminary to a Biblical Chronology
    April 1, 1998, pp. 98–106

    There are a number of points where modern Biblical chronologies disagree with each other.

  • Magazine Article
    Where Does History Begin?
    June 1, 1992, p. 44

    The early chapters of Genesis are factual history, and when compared with other writings the Bible has dramatically superior records of creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel.

  • Magazine Article
    Creation, Flood and Coming Fire
    March 1, 1986, pp. 17–20

    There is an interesting prophecy in 2 Peter 3 concerning the last days of this earth’s history, and it very much relates to the whole creation/evolution issue!

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