Sodom and Gomorrah are two cities mentioned in the Bible that have long been considered untrue or mythological by many people. But recent excavations at Tell Mardikh, (Now known as the site of Ebla), have totally confirmed the Bible's accuracy! Nearly 15,000 ancient tablets were uncovered and in their translations, they made factual references to the actual cities of Sodom and Gomorrah!Still need more proof?
Other Biblical validations through archaeological discoveries have silenced scoffers on issues such as the existence of the Hittites, the Horites and the Edomites. Even names that were once denied by Bible critics such as Darius, king Belshazzar and King Sargon have now been totally substantiated through various archaeological findings! In fact, more than 40 different kings referenced throughout the Old Testament portion various records and inscriptions that are separate writings from the Bible! Not only did the names of these kings confirm Bible accuracy, but the times of their existence and the geographical locations that they ruled were totally consistent with Bible history!
It should also be stated that no archaeological discovery has ever disproved or conflicted with any historical fact of the Bible! Also, the exciting discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls which began in 1947, has proven without a doubt that the integrity in the translation of the Bible has been totally reliable and without discrepancy!
And it doesn't stop there - - the list of evidence found by numerous archaeologists is endless and repeatedly assures us that Biblical records are a flawless account of human history!
Since the Bible is not just a spiritual road map but has also proven to be a totally accurate historical document, we can rest assured that Jesus did indeed exist and walk the earth!
Just look at the coins in your pocket - the dates printed on the coins shout to the world that the special historical event of Jesus walking the earth really happened! To designate the time before Jesus came, our worldwide dating system uses the B.C. standard which simply means "Before Christ" To designate the time of Jesus walking the earth, our entire dating system totally changed to pinpoint this historic event by now using A.D. (Anno Domini) which means "Year of the Lord"! Think about it- Even the coins in you pocket confess to the fact that Jesus actually existed!
Plus, there are many ancient historical records written outside of the Bible which also validate the existence of Jesus and His followers!
The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, (A.D. 37), recorded the existence of Jesus in his writings. Cornelius Tacitus, (A.D. 112), who was a Roman historian writing about the reign of Nero, also refers to the existence of Jesus Christ and Christians in Rome. Lucian of Samosata in Syria, (A.D. 125), also made reference regarding Christ's leadership to His followers and also wrote about the death of Jesus on the cross, (Crucifixion).