Apologist Josh McDowell Advises Christians: Use Great Caution Appealing to Pre-1999 Biblical Archaeology

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So many advancements in archaeological science have been made in the past twenty-five years—and the pace has accelerated since 1999—that involving the views and conclusions of past scholars in support of the biblical text is highly suspect.  From a Christian apologetics perspective, then, making a case for the historical credibility of the Bible must now focus on more recent methodologies, data, and discoveries, being careful to utilize pre-1999 material only after meticulous re-analysis in the light of more advanced technologies and current knowledge.

—Josh and Sean McDowell, Evidence that Demands a Verdict, p. 415





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