Hard Questions About the Bible

When I was searching for proof that the Bible is true, I realized that there is some obvious proof that people may not always think about.  You could argue that stories like the Parting of the Red Sea are fictional, and people like Moses are just legendary figures.  But there’s one thing that you can’t dispute, and that’s the existence of the Jewish people, called Israelites in the Bible.

Jews trace their ancestry to the Biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  This is told in the Old Testament, the Jewish version is the Tanakh.  To Jews, the Tanakh/Old Testament is the actual history of their people, and the first five books,  called the Torah, were written by Moses.

Just before Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, and through the Red Sea, something happened, called Passover.  The Pharaoh wouldn’t let the Israelites go, so God put a plague over Egypt, killing the first born, but ‘passed over’ the Israelites,  Present day Jews hold Passover to be so important and significant, they celebrate it annually even today.  During Passover, Jews perform the Seder, a multi-step ritual to remember their ancestors’ liberation from slavery in Egypt.

It’s recognized that Jews are among the most persecuted people in the world.  According to the Bible, they were God’s chosen people.  And according to Christians, they were the people from whom Jesus came.  You would think that God’s chosen people would be protected from suffering, but with Jews that was rarely the case.

Next:  Living Proof Part 2

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