Science and the Bible

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2009-01-01
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Avalos, Hector
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The extent to which biblical authors convey accurate scientific information about their world has been a topic of discussion from the first encounters between Greco-Roman authors and their Jewish and Christian counterparts. This article concentrates on: 1) the attitudes toward empirical observation and logical reasoning used by biblical authors in constructing their world view in an ANE context; and 2) the role of the Bible in discussions about science from antiquity to the present.

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This is an encyclopedia entry from The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible 5 (2009): 126. Posted with permission.

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