Scientific Accuracies of the Bible

Many people doubt the Bible for various reasons. One of them is that the Bible is not accurate scientifically, but this just isn't so. The Bible is not a book about science, but when it does speak scientifically, it is accurate. In fact, it was far ahead of any other writing of its time. Please consider the following: 

  1. The Shape of the Earth
    1. Isaiah 40:22, "It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in."
      1. This may or may not be construed to support the spherical shape of the earth. The horizon is a circle, and a circle is flat.
  2. The Earth is suspended in nothing
    1. Job 26:7, "He stretches out the north over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing."
      1. This is particularly interesting, considering that the cosmology of other cultures at that time did not have the earth suspended in nothing, but rather upon pillars, people, or animals.
  3. The Stars are Innumerable
    1. Genesis 15:5, "And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”'
  4. The Existence of Valleys in the Seas
    1. 2 Samuel 22:16, "Then the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were laid bare by the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of His nostrils."
  5. The Existence of Springs and Fountains in the Seas
    1. Genesis 7:11, "In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened." See also Gen. 8:2, Prov. 8:28.
  6. The Existence of Water Paths (Ocean Currents) in the Seas
    1. Psalm 8:1, 3, 6, 8, "O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! 3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained. 6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands. You have put all things under his feet. 8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas."
  7. The Hydrologic Cycle
    1. Job 26:8, "He wraps up the waters in His clouds, and the cloud does not burst under them."
    2. Job 36:27-28, "For He draws up the drops of water, they distill rain from the mist, 28 Which the clouds pour down. They drip upon man abundantly."
    3. Ecclesiastes 1:6-7, "Blowing toward the south, then turning toward the north, the wind continues swirling along; and on its circular courses the wind returns. 7 All the rivers flow into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again."
  8. The Concept of Entropy
    1. Psalm 102:25-26, "In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded."
  9. The Nature of Health, Sanitation, and Sickness
    1. The listing for this section is too large for this page, but the Scriptural references are Leviticus 12-14.


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Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.