Items Posted In April, 2019

Not A Chance

Big Bang History

Posted on April 28, 2019 by

Categories: Cosmology, Science

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There is Not a Chance the universe could have been created without an intelligent designer.  The more we have learned about the universe and about physics in general, the more we have come to understand the complexity of science.  But even more importantly, we have also come to understand how the physical constants of nature are required to be the values they are in a very precise manner, even though they do not have to be that value at all. One of the physical constants – the cosmological constant – is one of the most precisely tuned constants required for… Read More »

COBE Finds the Big Bang

COBE satellite

Posted on April 27, 2019 by

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COBE Finds the Big Bang The COBE satellite was able to find hard evidence for the occurrence of the Big Bang.  Further study would make this event one of the best understood and best-documented events in the history of the universe. One of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century was the cosmic background radiation and what it means.  The background radiation comes to earth from all directions equally and is nearly exactly the same (isotopy) in all directions as well.  The existence and characteristics of this radiation were predicted decades before its initial characterization in 1992, but the importance… Read More »

King Hezekiah’s Stamp

hezekiah bulla

Posted on April 26, 2019 by

Categories: Archaeology, Historical

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King Hezekiah’s stamp was found in an archaeological excavation and has been confirmed to belong to the ancient Jewish king.  It is a clay seal otherwise known as a “bulla” that was discovered in the Ophel excavation at the southern wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The bulla itself is tiny, measuring only about a centimeter in diameter, bearing a seal impression showing a two-winged sun disk blanked by symbols including an Egyptian ankh.  The bulla bears the Hebrew inscription translated as “Belonging to Hezekiah, (son of) Ahaz, king of Judah.” In the ancient world, bullae were used to… Read More »

Seal of Prophet Isaiah

Isaiah bulla

Posted on April 23, 2019 by

Categories: Archaeology, Historical

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The seal of Prophet Isaiah shows the historicity of one of the most important prophets in the Hebrew Bible.  He foretold Christ’s birth and many aspects of his ministry. One of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in recent years concerns the recovery of an 8th century BC seal impression discovered in the First Temple remains near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.  Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar notes, We appear to have discovered a seal impression, which may belong to the prophet Isaiah, in a scientific, archaeological excavation. The discovery was made at an excavation site called the “Ophel” which is located… Read More »