“In the beginning....” With this familiar opening, the biblical history of mankind unfolds from creation through the days of the prophets. In the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, several different authors tell the history of the Hebrews and their interactions with other ancient peoples. The attention to detail that characterizes these books, including the naming of specific people and places, has convinced many people that the accounts therein are historical and true. In this chapter, you'll observe reasons why some believe that the Old Testament writers knew what they were talking about.

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