Source of Bible’s knowledge

To the editor:

A Nov. 6 letter failed to prove that historical events on which Judaism and Christianity are based are myths rather than facts.

This is typical of the misinformation in that letter:

“…fundamentalists accept as definitive the…mythological writings of semi-literate, bronze/iron age, desert dwelling, goat-herding tribe…in a remote part of the world.”

How was the Bible written by ignorant people who could barely read or write? The radical “People’s Almanac” falsely claimed that Jesus was illiterate, even though he read from the Scriptures in the synagogue on the Sabbath.

Did a “desert dwelling, goat herding tribe…in a remote part of the world” write the Bible? Do deserts and goat herders diminish human intelligence?

That well-educated skeptic must know about the Fertile Crescent. It was not a desert wasteland, but a fertile region of cropland, pastures, orchards and forests that included the Holy Land where God’s prophets lived.

The people who wrote the Bible lived in great civilizations of the ancient world: Moses in Egypt, Daniel in Babylonia and Persia, Paul and the other Apostles in the Roman Empire, etc.

The book, “Scientific Facts in the Bible,” says that “…the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will occur while some are asleep at night and others are working at daytime activities in the field,” That is based on what Jesus said (Luke 17:34-35) in the first century.

That book explains: “This is a clear indication of a revolving earth, with day and night at the same time. Science didn’t discover this until the 15th century.” Jesus knew it!

Where did the knowledge in the Bible come from? The scientist and genius Albert Einstein said, “All knowledge comes from God.”

Robert Kohtala