falcon9 had wondered why I had started this thread...it was for 2 reasons. One is because while mainstream media will lead one to believe that science, archaeology and the Bible can't possibly go together... when what actually the Bible says has archaeology finding the evidence, and scientists saying they can see how certain Biblical events could have happened. One only has to use their search bar (something FC pays you to do btw with the FC toolbar) and do their own research.
That's further from being accurate than your previous contentions. First, because "archeology" is not a monolithic group and any implicit suggestion that it is, ("...the Bible says has archaeology finding the evidence..."), leaves a false impression of that. A few _theological_ and amateur archeologists of religious persuasions found stuff which they dubiously attributed to 'biblical events'. One can also use the search function to find as many non-religious archeological expeditions whose findings do not corroborate the 'biblical' accounts.
The second was because of the multiple posts where falcon9 responded wanting some "substantial evidence" when I relied on the Bible as a source. The Bible was not written to be intended to be a work of science. It's purpose isn't to describe the workings of the physical world. The Bible was written to explain spiritual principles ( the nature of mankind, the nature of God, and how people can have a personal relationship with God.) Still, when the Bible describes the physical world, it is accurate.
While there are numerous historical inaccuracies, both in religious and nominally-secular records of past events, the various versions of 'the bible' contain far too many of these to be relied upon as a valid source, (whether for historical events or, "spiritual" ones), since that requires 'faith' rather than hard evidence. There is no such evidence that the preferred source is 'the inspired word of god', (and this excludes 'faith' from being considered as evidence).
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false,
and by rulers as useful."
-- Seneca the Younger (4? BC - 65 AD)