EVIDENCE FOR CHRISTIANITY
THE BIG QUESTION?
DEAD SEA SCROLLS
SHROUD OF TURIN
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The Christian religion is based on a real geography. Looking through any Bible atlas you will see many names of cities, rivers, and mountains that are the same as our modern names for these areas. The geography of Christianity is not laced with fictitious names as though coming out of a fantasy novel. The birth of Christianity has a real history and geography and you can check that geography out on any modern day map of the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.
The geography of the Holy Lands as recorded in the Bible cover quite a large area. From the Bible early civilization starts out in Mesopotamia, which covers a large area. Then you read of places like Canaan and Egypt. Next the kingdom of Israel is established. Reading in the book of Daniel you read about future empires at the time of Daniel. Only these empires that Daniel prophesied about are ancient history to us. Daniel predicted the fall of Babylon which was the nation he lived in. He prophesied Babylon would be captured by Persia, and Persia captured by Greece, and Greece captured by Rome.
Rome covered much geography. It was the Roman government that was in power when Christ was born in Bethlehem and crucified at Calvary. The apostle Paul, a Roman citizen, who was a Jew who became a Christian, preached to many Gentiles the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paulís missionary journeys went through modern day countries such as Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and other European countries too numerous to mention. He also went to the islands of Cyprus and Crete and talked about going to Spain. The Apostle John who wrote the gospel of John, the three epistles of John and the prophetic book of Revelation was exiled on the island of Patmos. If you visit Greece you may have the chance to visit the island of Patmos.
On this page I will feature various places from the Holy Lands and give you some information about each place. What was the weather like? What products did these lands produce? Were the people fisherman? Did they mine ore? Did they raise animals or produce? What was the religion of the natives of the various lands? Archaeology can help us make sense out of the history of these lands.