Hi Wayne. I don't think that we've talked before.
>So whereas I would definitely agree that concordance is very
_useful_ (indeed valuable), ultimately even if we could show
>an undeniable 1 to 1 agreement between the scientific
>and the biblical accounts, it still comes down to whether
>you think the writers told the truth to the best of their
>ability or not.
I 95% agree with you on this. The other 5% may provide discussion.
I think that a lot of us (in our incredibly busy world) gloss over a lot of
things. I do it myself all of the time. You have to, to survive. That is
why a listserv such as the ASA is absolutely invaluable. With all due
respect to the Middle East, thank God we have such a free and open soceity
where debate like this is possible. I can't begin to tell you how much I
I'll probably gloss over a lot even in just this one reply. I think,
however, that we can fall flat on our faces when we focus on the "biblical
writers." Either God inspired 100% of the Bible, or 0%, or somewhere in
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