In the early 20th century experts in the field of archaeology insisted that no civilization even existed in UR of the Chaldeans when the Bible records that Abraham lived there.On the basis that no evidence was currently available they declared Abraham a mythical character.The pulpit's one business is the simple, expository teaching of God's word! Jesus not only came to redeem mankind but to reveal the nature of God.
(See Matthew 24, Psalm 102) Let's take a look at how our Bible came to us: Before written language, God's people passed his word down from generation to generation by word of mouth, or song.
For instance, the opening of Genesis, penned by Moses was actually 'The Creation Hymn', sung for ages, finally written down. But alas, translating it alone would not be enough to get it to the English - speaking people.
How about the nation Israel" born again" in one day in 1948 as per Isaiah 66 is one that seemed COMPLETELY impossible.
(Matthew 24) Another fine example can be found in the book of Daniel (Ch.-27).
Recent evidence however has proven beyond any question the existence of an advanced civilization in UR of the Chaldeans during the 21st and 20th centuries B. Abraham's historicity is also confirmed by ancient inscriptions that bear the names of almost very town mentioned in Ch.