Josh McDowell wrote a book called Evidence That Demands a Verdict. There have been many updates and I have given his book to a number of people searching for facts about God and His Son.
Now comes more evidence. A huge complex has been uncovered near what could be the birthplace of Abraham. The site in Iraq was discovered by a team of British archaeologists near the city of Ur.
Stuart Campbell, a professor of Near Eastern archaeology at Manchester University, called the discovery "breathtaking." Campbell said, "The surrounding countryside was the birthplace of cities and civilization about 5,000 years ago and home to the Sumerians and later Babylonians."
National Geographic notes that Ur probably originated "sometime in the fifth millennium B.C." and was discovered in the 1920s and 30s after an expedition.
I recall a Jewish friend telling me on my first trip to Israel in 1979 that nothing discovered in the region has ever disproved what is in the Bible. More evidence that demands a verdict.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: April 10, 2013