Questions about the Bible
‘The Bible is so old, it must have been changed over the years.’
‘People believed in different things years ago. Nowadays, with the advances in science, we know better.’
‘The Bible is full of contradictions. You can’t trust it.’
‘Why are there so many different translations of the Bible?’
‘Why do some Bibles have more books in them than others?’
These are all important points and questions to consider when thinking about the Bible. Parts of the Bible are 3000 years old, written in a completely different language to ours and set in a very different culture.
Over the years, archaeologists, historians and scientists have studied Biblical stories, looking for evidence of its claims in the world we can see today. Some of these studies have returned interesting results, with the Biblical accounts shedding light on otherwise unaccounted-for events. However, it is important to remember that the Bible itself is a diverse text written for a number of different purposes. Understanding when and why each book was written goes towards answering some of the questions the text raises. This is what theologians have sought to do for centuries to answer the biggest question of all: Can we trust the Bible?
In this section, you will find articles on some of these big questions around the Bible: archaeological evidence for some of the stories found in the Bible; perspectives on the accounts of miracles; information about the way the Bible has been translated over the centuries; and the place of the Bible in an age of science.Bookmark