Endnotes- Is the Bible True?

  1. Richard Dawkins, A Devil’s Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love(Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003), 245.
  2. http://quotes.lifehack.org/quote/richard-dawkins/the-bible-should-be-taught-but-emphatically/.
  3. Cited in Lee Strobel, The Case for Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000), 141.
  4. C. S. Lewis, The Inspirational Writings of C. S. Lewis: Surprised by Joy (New York: Inspirational Press, 1986), 122–3.
  5. C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1970 ), 101.
  6. J. I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993), 113.
  7. Citation from Surprised by Joy
  8. Genesis 1:1.
  9. Hebrews 11:3, J. B. Phillips.
  10. Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe (New York: Vintage, 2000), 81-82.
  11. Isaiah 40:21-22.
  12. George Smoot and Keay Davidson, Wrinkles in Time(New York: Avon, 1993), 17.
  13. Lawrence M. Krauss, “The End of the Age Problem and the Case for a Cosmological Constant Revisited,” Astrophysical Journal 501 (1998): 461–6.
  14. Hugh Ross, The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd ed. (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2001), 175–99.
  15. Fred Hoyle, “Let there be Light,” Engineering and Science(November 1981).
  16. Edward Harrison, Masks of the Universe (New York: Norton, 1978), 116.
  17. Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time (New York: Bantam, 1990), 125.
  18. John Boslough, Stephen Hawking’s Universe(New York: Avon, 1989), 109.
  19. Paul Davies, God and the New Physics (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983), 174.
  20. Robert Jastrow, God and the Astronomers (London: W. W. Norton, 1992), 107.
  21. To read the major arguments for the two different interpretations of yom, see Rich Deem, “Genesis Clearly Teaches That the Days Were Not 24 Hours,” Evidence for God, http://www.godandscience.org/youngearth/genesis.html; and James Stambaugh, “The Meaning of ‘Day’ in Genesis,” Institute for Creation Research,http://www.icr.org/article/meaning-day-genesis/.
  22. Gerald L. Schroeder, Genesis and the Big Bang (New York: Bantam, 1990), 85.
  23. 2 Peter 3:8, NCV.
  24. Francis Crick, Life Itself (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981), 88.
  25. Quoted in William A. Dembski and James M. Kushiner, eds., Signs of Intelligence(Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2001), 108.
  26. Ibid., 115.
  27. Quoted in Gary Habermas, interview with Antony Flew, “My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism,” Philosophia Cristi (winter 2005).
  28. Cited in http://www.wsj.com/articles/eric-metaxas-science-increasingly-makes-the-case-for-god-1419544568.
  29. R. K. Harrison, Introduction to the Old Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1969), 201.
  30. “The discovery of the codified Laws of Hammurabi (ca. 1700 B.C.), the Lipit-Ishtar code (ca. 1860 B.C.), the Laws of Eshnunna (ca. 1950 B.C.) and the even earlier Ur-Nammu code have refuted these claims.” Cited in Ken Boa and Larry Moody, I’m Glad You Asked (Wheaton, IL: Victor, 1977), 97.
  31. Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (New York: Harper, 1988), 27.
  32. Biblical Archaeology Society Staff, “The Tel Dan Inscription: The First Historical Evidence for King David from the Bible,” Bible History Daily, September 17, 2014,http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/artifacts-and-the-bible/the-tel-dan-inscription-the-first-historical-evidence-of-the-king-david-bible-story/.
  33. Lazar Berman, “Archaeologists Say They Have Found One of King David’s Palaces,” The Times of Israel, July 18, 2013, http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-say-one-of-king-davids-palaces-found/.
  34. Paul Johnson, “A Historian Looks at Jesus,” speech to Dallas Seminary, 1986.
  35. Bruce M. Metzger, The Text of the New Testament(New York: Oxford University Press, 1992), 39.
  36. Owen Jarus, “Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel,” Live Science, January 18, 2014, www.livescience.com.Note: Craig Evans, an expert on ancient texts, says, “A combination of carbon-14 dating, of studying the handwriting on the fragment and studying the other documents found along with the gospel…led the researchers to conclude that the fragment was written before the year 90.”
  37. Metzger, 36–41.
  38. http://normgeisler.com/
  39. Ibid.
  40. John A. T. Robinson, Can We Trust the New Testament?(Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1977), 36.
  41. Cited in Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2004), 243.
  42. William F. Albright, “Toward a More Conservative View,” Christianity Today, January 18, 1993, 3.
  43. http://y-jesus.com/wwrj/1-jesus-real-person/.
  44. Rene Salm, “The Myth of Nazareth: The Invented Town of Jesus. Does it Really Matter?” December 22, 2009, http://www.nazarethmyth.info/naz2article.html.
  45. Associated Press, “First Jesus-Era House Discovered in Nazareth,” December 22, 2009.
  46. N. S. Gill, “Pontius Pilate,” About Education, http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/pontiuspilate/g/PontiusPilate.htm.
  47. Jennifer Walsh, “Ancient Bone Box Might Point to Biblical Home of Caiaphas,” com,August 31, 2011,http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44347890/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/ancient-bone-box-might-point-biblical-home-caiaphas/.
  48. Cited in Geisler and Turek, I Don’t Have Enough Faith, 256.
  49. Cited in Josh McDowell,The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict(Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999), 61.
  50. Johnson, “A Historian Looks at Jesus.”
  51. Cited in “Are the Gospels True?” Y-Jesus, http://y-jesus.com/wwrj/4-are-gospels-true/1/.
  52. Cited in McDowell,
  53. Peter Steinfels, “Jesus Died – And Then What Happened?” New York Times,April 3, 1988, E9.
  54. C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (San Francisco, CA: Harper, 2001), 170.
  55. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, What If the Bible Had Never Been Written?(Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998), 213.
  56. McDowell, 12–13.
  57. Deuteronomy 18:20-22.
  58. Romans 3:29, NLT.
  59. Deuteronomy 28:1, 15, 64, NCV.
  60. Amos 9:14-15, NCV.
  61. Ezekiel 36:16-23; Luke 21:24.
  62. Jeremiah 9:16.
  63. “Jerusalem,” Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem.
  64. Johnson, History of the Jews, 4.
  65. Ray C. Stedman, God’s Loving Word(Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House, 1993), 50.
  66. Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Zechariah 12—14.
  67. Isaiah 9:6, NIV
  68. Isaiah 7:14.
  69. Jeremiah 23:5.
  70. Micah 5:2.
  71. Isaiah 53:3.
  72. Psalm 41:9.
  73. Zechariah 11:12.
  74. Isaiah 53:7.
  75. Zechariah 12:10.
  76. Isaiah 53:12.
  77. Isaiah 53:9.
  78. Psalm 16:10.
  79. Luke 19:10.
  80. Portions of Isaiah 53, NCV.
  81. Randall Price,The Stones Cry Out(Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1997), 280.
  82. McDowell, 79.
  83. “Isaiah 53: How Do the Rabbis Interpret This?” Hear Now!http://www.hearnow.org/isa_com.html.
  84. Rachmiel Frydland, “The Rabbis’ Dilemma: A Look at Isaiah 53,” Jews for Jesus,http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/v02-n05/isaiah53.(For more detail see http://wisdomintorah.s3.amazonaws.com/medialibrary/Isaiah-53-Rabbis-Commentaries.pdf)
  85. Zechariah 12:10, NLT.
  86. “Did Jesus Claim to Be God?” Y-Jesus, http://y-jesus.com/more/jcg-jesus-claim-god/.
  87. http://sciencespeaks.dstoner.net/Christ_of_Prophecy.html.
  88. John 19:34.
  89. Acts 1:11, NCV.
  90. Henrietta C. Mears, What the Bible Is All About, ed. (Ventura, CA: Regal, 1983), 291.
  91. Zechariah 14:2-3, 9, NCV.
  92. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tyndale
  93. 2 Timothy 3:16.
  94. Ibid., 24.
  95. Cited in https://abrahamlincolnandthecivilwar.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/baltimore-black-delegation-gives-president-lincoln-a-bible/.
  96. John 3:16.
  97. John 10:10b,NCV.