Historicity of the Bible  

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The historicity of the Bible is the question of its "acceptability as history," in the phrase of Thomas L. Thompson, a scholar who has written widely on this topic as it relates to the Old Testament.

This can be extended to the question of the Christian New Testament as an accurate record of the historical Jesus and the Apostolic Age.

Many fields of study compare the Bible and history, ranging from archeology and astronomy to linguistics and comparative literature. Scholars also examine the historical context of Bible passages, the importance ascribed to events by the authors, and the contrast between the descriptions of these events and historical evidence.

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