The Bible has many of what some may call supernatural stories, but almost everything that is difficult to explain scientifically can be defined as a miracle. In the past, people did not have the means to investigate and understand the natural phenomena that occurred, but today we have a lot of tools that help us understand what really happened.
Some say that such scientific evidence contradicts the stories of the Bible, but many believe the opposite, that science confirms that these stories really happened. Therefore, today we present 10 proofs and explanations that some of the best-known biblical stories probably happened …
1. The Tower of Babel
In the history of the Tower of Babel, people decided to build a tall tower that would reach heaven, but God interrupted these plans by providing them with different languages that made communication difficult.
For a long time, researchers believed that history was a myth and nothing more, but today they are debating whether the Etmananki Temple can in fact be the Tower of Babel. The ancient temples of Mesopotamia were called “Ziggurat,” meaning “to be tall” or “to be prominent,” and the Etmananki Temple was considered one of the oldest temples whose construction was the most difficult. Originally the temple reached a height of 91 meters, but today only ruins remain.
2. Partition of the Red Sea
In the Book of Exodus, the Israelites crossed the Red Sea when Moses separated it in two. Scientist Carl Drews may have found an explanation for this phenomenon. According to his explanation, the Israelites could have crossed the Red Sea in this way if the wind was blowing at a speed of 95 km / h, creating a temporary land bridge.
3. The plagues of Egypt
In the story of the exodus, it is said that the waters of the Nile became blood during the first plague with which God struck the Egyptians. Some scientists say it was not blood, but red algae that filled the Nile and colored its waters red, but other researchers say it could be a deadly single-celled creature that may have killed many fish in the river and filled its blood with it. Either way, such speculation is compatible with scientists who claim that there were indeed ten Egyptian plagues, which came in the form of ecological disasters with one leading to the next.
4. Water from the rock
The Book of Exodus describes a story of Moses hitting a rock and receiving water. This is indeed an exceptional event, but today scientists know that limestone, abundant in the desert in the Mesopotamian region, is soluble in water and can store a large amount of liquid in it. Finding such a rock is not an easy task at all, but it is possible that the rock that struck Moses was in fact containing limestone.
5. The burning bush
The Book of Exodus tells us that Moses saw a burning bush that was not burning and scientists suggest that Moses was not simply witnessing any natural phenomenon, but a phenomenon called “earthquake lights”. This causes rocks and minerals to radiate light and occurs before or during tectonic movements, such as earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
However, such an explanation still does not satisfy all opinions, so researchers have deepened their research and speculated that the volcanic activity for which the direct lights of the earthquake appeared was below that specific shrub, which caused the soil around the bush was very hot. This phenomenon was even observed in Norway, where there was a bush “on fire”
6. Manna from heaven
While the Israelites had been in the desert for 40 years, they needed food to survive. According to the Bible, God provided the Israelite manna from heaven, but what is this manna? Scientists say it was a sweet secretion carried by the wind, which came from a mushroom from the bushes in the desert area where the Israelites lived.
7. Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
In the Book of Genesis, it is said that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with a rain of fire and today researchers who have studied the cuneiform manuscripts of the time in question discovered that an astronomer from the distant past documented having seen a meteor landing in the region. .Researchers can not say with certainty that the scriptures took place during the exact period when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, but this could explain the case.
8. Elijah the Prophet and the Fire of Heaven
The Bible speaks of a contest held between the prophet Elijah and the prophets of Baal, where they ascended a mountain and tried to determine who was the true god. When Elijah set up his altar, he poured water on it, and when he finished, he prayed to God to bring fire down from heaven and it did happen.
Although the Bible says that the sky was clear and without rain, scientists explain the phenomenon as a natural movement of lightning that hits the electricity that drives the water. It also happens today in several places in the world, where the sky seems clear for a second and suddenly a cloud appears that leads to the rays to the mountain peaks or large bodies of water.
9. The fall of Jericho
In the Book of Joshua, it is said that the Israelites came to the Promised Land, where they were forced to conquer the city of Jericho. According to the biblical story, they walked around the walls for a week, while blowing their shofars (an ancient musical horn typically made of ram’s horn) and on the seventh day the walls of Jericho fell. Today researchers believe that the walls fell in the wake of an earthquake in the area, whose findings were discovered in recent excavations.
10. The Universal Flood
The story of Noah’s ark is one of the best known in the Bible, and for many years scientists were sure that such an event could never have happened, but the geologists who studied rivers in the valleys of Washington DC discovered that they were created when the huge Montana glacier melted, flooding the area and creating those rivers and valleys. Today, scientists believe that the same flood that is told in the Bible occurred because of a large glacier that melts near Mesopotamia.
Whether these events occurred naturally or by the hand of God, depends on your decision, but the truth is that these well-known stories of the Bible probably occurred and were not recorded without purpose in the Book of Books