Yeppers, I realized my mistake...but of course the thread is locked so I couldn't change it. But yeah, if you have a bone to pick, an axe to grind, pick that ONE sentence and generalize my mistake in an attempt to downplay the entire argument. I guess that's how the lawyers do it.
There were a number of inaccuracies and I didn't have time to examine every single one. So I picked out one just for instance.
Anyway, the main thrust of your argument, as I said, was an appeal to the masses. That is considered a logical fallacy.
There are now more than 5,300 known Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. Add to that over 10,000 Latin Vulgate and at least 9,300 other early versions and we have more than 24,000 manuscript copies of portions of the New Testament in existence. No other document of antiquity even begins to approach such numbers and attestation. In comparison, the "Iliad" by Homer is second with only 643 manuscripts that still survive. Other works such as the writings of Livy, Plato, and Herodotus have no more than 20 surviving manuscripts! (Bruce, F.F. "The Books and The Parchments", Rev. ed. Westwood: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1963.)
Well ... what does that mean? It was copied accurately, many times. There are only 643 copies of the Iliad, as you said, but that doesn't mean there wasn't a real Trojan War. Likewise, having many copies of any other book, including originals, doesn't make it right.
And of course there are so few original manuscripts by authors like Livy, Plato and Herodotus. As you may have noticed earlier, many of them were put to the torch.
LOL, yeah anyway, that's that. If you want to talk historical accuracy and consistency, don't argue with the Bible.
There are many places where the Bible and history and/or science are in conflict.
For example, natural languages did not all come from Sumeria. They developed over time, and in different locations. In fact, they're still developing today.
Dragons, cockatrices and satyrs, all mentioned as real creatures in the Bible, do not exist. Dragons could be dinosaurs I guess, but there's never been anything like a cockatrice or satyr.
The Bible also contains passages that imply the Earth is flat, such as Mat 4:8. A mega-mountain from which you could see all the kingdoms of the Earth at that time would not only require a flat Earth, but would also require a mountain huge enough to see all the way east to China. Josh 10:12-13 says that the Sun stood still in the sky. We know that, for the Sun to appear to stand still, the Earth would have to stop revolving. The inertia of people living on its surface would suddenly trouble them greatly if that happened.
We take that the Earth is more or less round for granted today, and benefit from this fact a lot. I think saying that the Bible is 100% historically and scientifically accurate doesn't show enough respect to the men and women who faced persecution, torture and death to say otherwise.