Zev Porat

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Biblical-Era Town Discovered Along Sea of Galilee

A town dating back more than 2,000 years has been discovered on the northwest coast of the Sea of Galilee, in Israel's Ginosar valley.

The ancient town may be Dalmanutha (also spelled Dalmanoutha), described in the Gospel of Mark as the place Jesus sailed to after miraculously feeding 4,000 people by multiplying a few fish and loaves of bread, said Ken Dark, of the University of Reading in the U.K., whose team discovered the town during a field survey.

The archaeologists also determined that a famous boat, dating to around 2,000 years ago, and uncovered in 1986, was found on the shoreline of the newly discovered town. The boat was reported on two decades ago but the discovery of the town provides new information on what lay close to it.

Here is an interesting message Mike Shoesmith wrote several years ago which has been widely circulated around the world.

Let's imagine, in the theater of our minds, two Christians walking along the Holy Land and happening upon a large clearing. One of them notices something in the terrain. He bends over and discovers a fish bone. Upon further analysis, he discovers that it's around two thousand years old. Not only that, but there was thousands of them scattered all over that area.

Now, imagine one Christian turning to the other and saying, "most of these fish appeared instantly in the arms of God as he held the near empty baskets and miraculously multiplied them". The other Christian might be tempted to say, "well, that can't be right. It's scientifically impossible. There must be another explanation". The first Christian replies, "But it's in the Bible and ". "Ha!", says the second Christian, "you can't take the Bible literally. It just isn't scientifically possible and therefore it didn't really happen that way". What are we to make of this? Ridiculous, you say? Yet, it is exactly what Christian evolutionists do with militant vigor every day on this and countless other blogs around the world.

Michael D. Shoesmith is also the author of...

The Christian Perspective on Science
in which he gives his opinion on what the Christian's attitude toward science should be.

Doctrines of Atheism
outlines five discernible doctrines contained within the religion of Atheism.

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