The pioneering european archaeologists of the 1800′s in the Middle East ventured forth into those vast deserts with Bibles in hand, their roadmap to discover the lost kingdoms of Mesopotamia, which needed to be dug from under the shifting desert sands of what had been a well watered region, circa 2000 B.C., the text of Genesis their guide, in search of the cities of the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Sumerians, and Elamites, having no clue, without the Bible, that those ruins should indeed exist, by the many cities’ ruins discovered that the Bible is the most accurate source of ancient history ever compiled, actually written by eyewitness sources (refer to article #13 at http://GenesisVeracity.com), rendering moot the secular historians’ contention that the Bible is essentially mythology; not to be trusted as a legitimate historical reference in public schools.
The Hittites, of Heth (a son of Canaan), were also thought to be mythological, until the 1940′s, when the stone and brick ruins of their cities were discovered in Turkey, and Abraham was said to have been a figment of the Hebrews’ imagination, until it was learned from an ancient egyptian text that Beesrsheva, now in the Negev desert of southern Israel, was known to the ancient Egyptians as the Fort of Abram, so you can see that it’s just a matter of time that more and more of the Bible will be confirmed by modern archaeology, such as the material noted at this blogsite under the various categories, reinforcing the fact that the book of Genesis is accurate.
And because the ancient place names, from Tarshish (southern Spain) in the west, to Sin (Siang) in the east in China, names listed in the Table of Nations, the progeny of Noah and his wife, including Canaan, Elam, Nimrud, Asshur, Sidon, Gomer (Cimmerians), and Uz (Uzbekistan), match up with the ancient etymologies of the names of those supposedly unrelated archaic clans, it’s obvious that the book of Genesis certainly should have its place on the public schools’ table, ranking as the most reliable source for ancient history, according to the evidence, so I wish more preachers would point this out.
But preachers are afraid to talk about Noah’s Flood, they don’t know how to handle it, because to say that Noah’s Flood was as described in the Bible is to say that the earth is young, like the Bible says, thus drawing scorn from crazed darwinists who often hold the reigns of power in communities, or they are just too lazy to bother with learning the material needed to successfully corroborate Genesis history with the archaeological and geological record. They can even explain why the universe is young too, if they just understood gravitational time dilation as it relates to the rapid expansion of matter at the beginning, but either way, almost all avoid preaching about the biblical Deluge (when it happened and its extent) like the plague, failing in the admonition to knowlegably defend the faith, which obviously doesn’t include darwinism and its necessitated billions of years.
And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.