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Antarctica had rich ecosystem before it froze over

Antarctica had rich ecosystem before it froze over

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“For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits. Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.” (Genesis 7:17-23) read more

10,000-year-old extinct lion cubs discovered in near-perfect condition in Siberian permafrost

10,000-year-old extinct lion cubs discovered in near-perfect condition in Siberian permafrost

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Extinct cave lion cub

MSN News published an article on October 27, 2015 about extinct lion cubs being discovered in Siberian permafrost. The article says:

“Two extinct cave lion cubs were discovered in permafrost in northeastern Siberia, a ‘sensational’ and unprecedented find according to The Siberian Times. The cubs are believed to be at least 10,000 years old, though they might be even older, and were found almost perfectly preserved thanks to the permafrost.

The region where the cubs were discovered, the Sakha Republic, has yielded discoveries before, including woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, bison, and horses. The remains of the lions are the most complete specimens of their kind ever discovered, according to researchers involved. read more

The Cyrus Cylinder

The Cyrus Cylinder

God had had his prophet Jeremiah in chapters 25 and 29 to foretell that the Jews would be released from Babylonian captivity after 70 years and be allowed to return to their homeland. Cyrus’s decree for the Jews to return to their homeland was recorded in 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles and Ezra. The fulfillment of the prophecy is recorded in the book of Ezra. To Bible critics, the prediction and the fulfillment matched so perfectly, they declared it was too good to be true since up until 1879, there was no independent verification. The Cyrus Cylinder pictured below blew the critics away. read more

The Lachish Reliefs

The Lachish Reliefs

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In 1850 12 stone slabs were discovered in Sennacherib’s palace in Nineveh. The reliefs on these slabs originally a single, continuous work, measuring 8 feet (2.4 m) tall by 80 feet (24.4 m) long, which wrapped around the room. They depict Sennacherib’s victory over the fortified Judahite town of Lachish (2 Kings 18:13-15).

The “story” begins on the far left, with the Assyrian vanguard carrying spears and shielding screens to protect the archers and sling-throwers behind them. The viewer gets the impression of a large body of troops moving in a dense wave over the terrain. Next we see the storming of the citadel, with siege engines climbing ramps to the city gate. The defending Judahites hurl down stones and firebrands, while the Assyrians dowse their battering rams with water. Captives are led out of the first captured tower with three Judahites impaled on stakes. Two more rows of captives (men, women and children) are led out of the defeated city. They are brought before Sen­nacherib to acknowledge him as their new sovereign before being deported to Assyria. read more

Archaeological Evidence for the Bible

Archaeological Evidence for the Bible

Critics who brush off the Bible as a compilation of mythology and legends, do so overlooking the fact that archaeologists have made thousands of discoveries over the past century that have verified hundreds of details in the Bible. The articles, audio, books, and videos in the link below explain some of these exciting discoveries and why you can be confident in the Bible.

Archaeological Evidence for the Bible

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