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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Feb 21, 2007 at 21:37

But there is no proof of a worldwide flood and even if it did happen the egyptians didn't write it down.

Bone beds point to the flood. Geology also can be answered by the Flood. The dimensions for an ark for a man in the desert region is points to divinity. The Egyptians may not have written down a Flood account but the Babylonians, Chinese, Native Americans, Greeks, etc wrote one down but their stories have no proof themselves, but in fact serve as proof to the Biblical account.

We can easily tie the bone beds, many religious flood stories, geology, and divine dimensions can be explained by the Flood.

What are these laws? Remember this Moses did not write down the whole off the torah.

The laws would be about circumcision (which is scientifically proven that it's healthy on the eighth day), the ceremonial regulations, and etc.

What's the second sentence? Are you trying to say Moses copied from the Egyptians? I wouldn't agree with that since from the beginning of Cain and Abel, murder was outlawed. Or are you saying Moses didn't author the Pentateuch/Torah? If so then what makes you say that?

But Jesus died for our sins and suffering should have this ended when Jesus died for have sins.

Not really. Jesus freed us from our punishments in Hell so that we may be with him in Heaven. Not everyone has accepted Christ and those who have sometimes sin. Suffering ends after Jesus wipes out evil at the end of time.

So you give me about 4 prophecies and expect me to believe that the Bible is the truth. Ok then maybe you could explain these verses:
28 The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, "This is what the LORD says: 'Because the Arameans think the LORD is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the LORD.' "
29 For seven days they camped opposite each other, and on the seventh day the battle was joined. The Israelites inflicted a hundred thousand casualties on the Aramean foot soldiers in one day. 30 The rest of them escaped to the city of Aphek, where the wall collapsed on twenty-seven thousand of them. And Ben-Hadad fled to the city and hid in an inner room.
Twenty-thousand people died becasue of big falling wall. It must have been big has the great wall of china.

Please include the reference next time :D. I think that the wall was tall and possibly could have encircled the city. The Great Wall of China is not very tall, at least it is far longer than it is tall.

9 Joab reported the number of the fighting men to the king: In Israel there were eight hundred thousand able-bodied men who could handle a sword, and in Judah five hundred thousand. 2 Samuel 24:9
There were 1,300,000 men fighing in a tribal in about 1000bce this is nearly larger than the USA army. But it gets worst because this verse contradicts with 1 chronicles 21:5 which says there were 1,100,000 million men from Israel and 470,000 from Judah given a total of 1,570,000 million men nearly 300,000 more men than off the one in samuels.

Throughout the Bible, we see military figures similar to that. Perhaps the reason was that military was stressed upon since in the ancient world, warfare was about as essential as trade. Therefore it wouldn't be unreasonable to believe that Israel, in its geographic location especially (Assyria to the north, Persia to the south, Babylon to the West, Arabia to the West, Philistines, Edomites, Egyptians, etc), stressed upon military might.
So why is there a difference in numbers? Well let us examine an Amplified Bible which is a near word for word translation:
And Joab gave the sum of the numbering of the people to the king. There were in Israel 800,000 valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were 500,000. (2 Samuel 24:9) Amplified Bible

The Hebrew word for ‘valiant' means ‘men of honor' which may mean that these were the men who already had military experience. The remaining number in the difference of the numbers of 1 Kings and Chronicles are the soldiers with no battle experience. However, one cannot be completely sure although there are reconciliations.

Several explanations are named here: http://www.apologeticspress.org/articles/508

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