Many of the archaeological discoveries, made in recent years by those who have been digging in the ruins of Biblical cities, are records plainer than if written in a book. These records coincide exactly with biblical narratives. Piece by piece the Old Testament is being confirmed, supplemented and illustrated. Even those things which seemed most like a MYTH are being shown to have been factual.
Narratives that are susceptible to proof are being proved. Does not that enhance the trustworthiness of the Bible as a whole? And make it easier for us to rely on all that the Bible says? Even its wondrous promises, both for this life, and that to come.
The most important single statement in the Bible is that CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD. This is the thing for which the whole Bible was written, apart from which life would mean nothing. It is the basis of our hope of Resurrection and Eternal.
Is it not refreshing to know that the book which is builded around this event is being proved to be a consistently historical book? And thus make our “assurance doubly sure” that this most important event of the ages is an actual fact.
Chosen of God, even before Abraham came; for Melchizedek, priest of God Most High, was already there. If, as Hebrew tradition holds, Melchizedek was Shem, then, possibly, he may have come out of the plains of Chaldea, on an earlier migration, while Abraham was as yet a boy, to take possession, in the name of Jehovah, of this particular spot, in the far western Promised Land. He may have known Abraham, and, possibly, may have had something to do with his call