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Technical Mysteries of the Bible
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Science and the Bible
Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

To spread the good news of the reality of God and Eternal Life through presenting technical stuff recorded in Ancient Scripture that could not have been humanly known until recently and independently discovered by Modern Science.


This work is dedicated to the proposition that one may believe the bible because of science rather than in spite of science.

If the bible is credible in areas of science that can be checked, such as earth science,  what, then do you do with what the bible says about eternal life?

Author's Note:

The Writings of AnOldScientist, though technical in content are written without stilted language typical of scientific writings.  This is done for the pxpress purpose of being readable by the general public.

Discovering Technical Information (Science related stuff) in the Bible:

Keys to recognizing technical information first recorded in Ancient Scripture:

1.  Discover the technical meanings of original language words.
     Example:  The word Earth in bible means the dry ground of continents, not the planet.  Glossary
2.  Compare multiple passages on the same subject.
     Example:  34 major biblical accounts of the origins (Not just the one up front.).  34 Biblical Creation Accounts
3.  Contrast date of original publication to date of independent human discovery by modern science.  See timeline.
     Example:  About 1015 BC, Psalm 104 and much earlier Job 38 both describe the earth emergence from below sea level in a sudden event.  In 2018 Binderman et. al. published scientific discovery of the same thing.  

Natural Science, not religion, is God’s favorite subject.

Yet science is avoided by most theologians.  There seems to be a pervasive fear that to dig too deeply into science would be to discover there is no such thing as God, no such thing as eternal life. 

AnOldScientist finds the opposite to be true.

The Science related stuff (technical information) recorded in the bible is not only credible but also, having been recorded before modern science discovered it, has to be considered to be indication that whatever the ultimate source of that information, it has to be acknowledged to be dependable and worthy of considering when that same source gives information concerning not only the existence of an afterlife, but also the details of the extraterrestrial life form in that afterlife.

Intellectual honesty in considering the technical information (science) in the ancient Hebrew Scriptures (the bible), results in realization of the truth of the Reality of God and the reality of Eternal Life.

Science and the Bible
Puzzled by the Controversy?

It is commonly believed that the bible and science are incompatible.

This is not true.  It is the traditional religious interpretation of the bible that is incompatible with science.  Further, the incompatibility is compounded with the traditional interpretation of the facts of science, science by consensus, being incompatible with reality.

The bottom line is, reality is recorded in the ancient scriptures of the bible, misinterpreted by religion for thousands of years, and eventually discovered by modern science, and expressed in different words so that both realities, although the same, are not recognizable.

A careful study of the ancient scriptures and of the facts of science reveals the ancient source of the information in the ancient scriptures, whatever that source was, was well aware of many realities later discovered by modern science, realities that could not have been humanly known at the time they were so recorded.

Any perceived disagreement between science and the bible is not between science and the bible, but is between the interpretations of the bible by theologians, and the interpretations of scientifically derived facts by scientists.
In reality, the disagreement is between religion and the bible, with science being on the side of the bible.

The ancient Hebrew Scriptures of the bible, plus science, plus Intellectual Honesty, results in the realization of Truth in the bible,

On the other hand, Any Religious Book (including the bible) when interpreted according to Religious Tradition (rather than science) and Political Correctness (rather than Intellectual Honesty) yields Traditional Interpretation (which is antithetical to scientific fact), Atheism (rather than the realization that God is a reality) and an afterlife of Eternal Non-Existence (rather than Eternal Life.)

 Political Correctness says:

all religions are equal.  If any religion is false, then, to be equal, none can be true, and all religions are false, giving false hope through superstitious imagination.

 Reality says: 

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Mat 7:13,14

 If the bible is credible in areas of science that can be checked, such as earth science,   What, then do you do with what the bible says about eternal life?

The Confluence of
Science and the Bible

Where the Rivers of Reality and Religion Meet

Confluence:  noun:  a flowing together; a junction.  In a literal sense, it's about rivers. But it's more often used to talk about the coming together of factors or ideas[1]



What if the bible really says what the technical meanings of its original words say?

Would the bible then be more in accord with reality as discovered by modern science, more than any theologian or scientist has ever imagined?


   [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you…”  I Peter 3:16 (KJV)

This is written so that you may believe the bible because of science
rather than believe the bible in spite of science.

The reality of the technical meanings of religious words in the bible brings clarity to a great number of technical mysteries that are found there.  The mystery remaining is, how did the author of the bible know the information before it was discovered by modern science?

If the bible is credible in areas of science that can be checked, such as earth science,   What, then do you do with what the bible says about eternal life?

[1] Definition edited from the confluence of ideas from and

Best regards,

Max B. Frederick

Max B. Frederick, an Old Scientist.