The Historical Accuracy of the Bible.
There were several secular historians who wrote about the events of the New Testament at the same time the Bible was being written. Josephus is the most well-known of them. He was a Jewish historian. Tacitus was a Roman historian who would have no benefit from not telling the truth. Both these men, as well as others, can be used to back up the historical accuracy of the Bible.
There are historical discoveries regularly coming to light that continue to support the accuracy of the Bible. Merrill Unger, who compiled a Bible dictionary wrote, “Old Testament archeology has rediscovered whole nations, resurrected important peoples, and in a most astonishing manner filled in historical gaps, adding immeasurably to the knowledge of Biblical backgrounds.”
Have you Read the Bible?
Have you ever taken the time to read your Bible cover to cover? Assuming your Bible is 1000 pages long (not counting study notes), and you read a page every 5 minutes, it should take you 84 hours or just under 3 and a half days to read it all. You have read many other books cover to cover, but have you read the most important book of all time?
The Hebrew Bible actually has 24 books, not 39. 1&2 Samuel, Kings, Chronicles are each counted as one book, not two. Ezra and Nehemiah are combined. The 12 books of the minor prophets are all one book called "The Book Of The Twelve."
There are 10 places where people were raised from the dead in the Bible:
Elijah raised the widow's son (1 Kin 17:17-24).
Elisha raised the Shunammites son (2 Kin 4:18-37).
A dead man came to life when his body was set on the dead bones of Elisha (2 Kin 13:20-21).
Jesus raised a widow's son (Lk 7:11-15).
Jesus raised the daughter of Jarius (Lk 8:41-42,49-56).
Jesus raised Lazarus (Jn 11:1-46).
Jesus was resurrected (Mt 28)(Mk 16)(Lk 24)(Jn 20-21).
Many dead saints came out of their graves after Jesus' resurrection (Mt 27:51-53)
Peter raised Tabitha (Dorcas) (Acts 9:36-51).
Paul raised Eutychus (Acts 20:9-12).