Biblical miracles with a rational explanation
Previously, scientists believed that the miracles described in the Bible are simply not possible from a scientific point of view. In fact, how can we assess the history of the Immaculate Conception, diluted sea and talking bushes, uprising from the dead and the destruction of entire cities in a split second? However, the modern development of science has allowed to come close to solving these puzzles. It turns out that the biblical miracles exist and indeed!
The Tower of Babel
For a long time, scientists thought that the story of the Tower of Babel - no more than a myth. People in ancient times simply can not afford to build such tall structures. However, recent excavations have revealed something quite different: most likely, the Tower of Babel really existed. It could be a ziggurat Etemenanki, destroyed and reconstructed several times. Already in the second half of the 7th century BC architect Aradahheshu will finish the last stage of the ziggurat, lifting it by as much as 91 meters into the sky.
Conception of Mary by the Holy Spirit - one of the most controversial passages in the Bible. However, modern science readily admits the theoretical probability of the reality of this event. Mary could become the first man in history, held parthenogenesis - the process by which the female sex cells develop in the adult body without fertilization. In 2000, a group of Japanese scientists managed to prove the theoretical possibility of parthenogenesis in mammals.
Crossing the Red Sea
At the bottom of the Red Sea, five hundred skeletons had been discovered relatively recently people and military equipment, which indirectly confirms the Biblical story of the Exodus of the Jews. Scientists have even created a mathematical model that proves the existence of a miracle. Presumably, over the shallow waters a strong wind blew, scattering the water. When the wind died down, the sea returned to its place - Pharaoh's soldiers did not have time to go through.
The Fall of Jericho
The history of the fall of Jericho by the sound of trumpets and received confirmation. At least, the archaeologists found that the walls of the city fell a very unusual way: no digging, no siege machines were found near. Most likely, the walls are destroyed point earthquake of incredible power.
The Ten Plagues
According to the biblical texts, God sent ten plagues upon Egypt to Pharaoh let the Jews. Modern scientists have found evidence that at about the time of Egypt, and in fact stood on the brink of ecological disaster: loss of livestock, loss of life, locust attacks, and even redness of water - it was.
In the desert, the Israelites desperately thirsty. Moses struck the rock from which water appeared! Scientists explain the legend as follows: near Mount Sinai very common limestone cliffs, which in fact contain a ton of water.
There, in the desert, Moses, God appeared in a burning or burning bush. One of the scientific theories assumes that the plant was engulfed in flames just St. Elmo - looks quite authentic.
Moses' conversation with God
Professor of psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, suggested that Moses was found in the desert hallucinogenic plant Ayauyaska and ate it. It is this plant are still using the Amazon shamans in order to talk to their gods.
Manna from heaven
There are several scientific theories about the origin of the myth of the manna. Scientists are inclined to the one according to which the "melting sunrise" manna - it's just a drop of thickened juice secreted by the plant tamarisk and recyclable view aphids are found only in the Sinai.
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah,
The Book of Genesis tells us that God rained fire and brimstone from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Researchers have discovered an ancient cuneiform script local astronomer who committed a huge meteorite in the sky. Now scientists believe that it was he who was the destroyer of two cities.