No other book is questioned or criticized more than the Bible. From the early centuries, we have over 5,000 manuscripts of the New Testament. Including Syriac, Latin, Coptic, and Aramaic, we have over 23,000 texts of the ancient New Testament to confirm the wording of the Bible. It can be proved with out a doubt that the New Testament of today and in fact the entire Bible says exactly the same things today as it did over 2,000 years ago and beyond.
A few more objections are that there are no ancient writings about Jesus outside of the New Testament. Not true, in fact writings confirming Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, and resurrection include Flavius Josephus (A.D. 93), the Babylonian Talmud (A.D. 70-200), Piny the Younger’s letter to the Emperor Trajan (approx. A.S. 100), the Annals of Tacitus (A.D. 115-117), Mara Bar Serapion (sometime after A.D. 73), and Suetonius’ Life of Claudius and Life of Nero (A.D. 120).
The science of archaeology has done much to confirm Biblical history and help us to understand the customs, culture and circumstances in Bible times. It has authenticated the ancient books of the Old and New Testament in many ways. It has shown the uniqueness of the Bible in its overwhelming accuracy compared to all other ancient writings. Proof of the Bible is not dependent on archaeology or any other scientific evidence. The Bible has the capacity to defend itself, and to give its positive message to those who seek God through its pages. Nevertheless, archaeology has done a great deal to restore confidence in the Bible as the revealed Word of God. It has thrown a great deal of light on previously obscure passages, and has helped us to understand customs, culture, and background in many ways that seemed most unlikely to our fathers in a previous generation.