How is the Bible different than mythology?


By BibleAsk Team

The Bible and Mythology

Mythology is defined as non-historical allegorical narrative or tradition dealing with gods, demigods, and legendary heroes of a particular people. The Bible is different than mythology in that God left absolutely no room for doubt as to whether or not it is His factual written Word. If anyone undertakes an honest effort to examine the facts, he will find the Bible is indeed the word of God. Let’s consider some of these facts briefly:


Unlike mythology, the Bible has a historical background. Its characters are real people living in verifiable places during historical events. For example, the Bible mentions Nebuchadnezzar, Sennacherib, Cyrus, Herod, Felix, Pilate, and many other historical figures. Biblical history coincides with the secular history of many nations, including the Egyptian, Hittite, Persian, Babylonian, and Roman empires.


Unlike Mythology, the events of the Bible took place in geographical areas such as Canaan, Syria, Egypt, Mesopotamia,and others.


Unlike mythology, the Bible has many confirmations in sciences such as biology, geology and astronomy.


Unlike Mythology, biblical archaeology shows hundreds of thousands of artifacts that have been discovered. Just one example: skeptics used the Bible’s references to the Hittite civilization as “proof” that the Bible was a myth. There was never any such people as the “Hittites,” according to the science of the day. However, in 1876, the first of a series of discoveries was made, and now the existence of the ancient Hittite civilization is well documented. Archaeology continues to bolster the Bible’s historicity. As Dr. Henry M. Morris has remarked, “There exists today not one unquestionable find of archaeology that proves the Bible to be in error at any point.”

5-Fulfilled Prophecies

Unlike mythology, the Bible contains an astounding number of fulfilled prophecies. One third of the Bible is prophecy. Myths do not have prophecy. The Bible contains over 1,800 predictions concerning more than 700 separate subjects found in over 8,300 verses. These miraculous prophecies could only be accomplished with the supernatural guidance of God, who sees the end from the beginning.

6-The Power to Transform Lives

Unlike mythology, the Bible has transformed countless number of lives. There is a reason Christians around the world risk their lives daily to share with others the life-giving truth of this remarkable amazing book. No other book in history have left such a remarkable effect on its readers as the Bible. For this reason, it remains the best-seller of all times.

7-The Life and Miracles of Jesus

The Bible tells us of the life and supernatural works of Jesus that was witnessed by a whole nation. Both the Bible and secular literature testify to that.

Christ healed all sickness (Luke 5:15-26), fed thousands of people (Luke 9:12-17), had authority over nature (Luke 8:22-25), cast out demons (Luke 4:33-37), raised the dead (Luke 7:11-16), lived a sinless life (1 Peter 2:22), sacrificed His life for humanity (1 John 3:16), and then was resurrected from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). No other man on earth ever did such mighty works (John 10:24-38).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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