Cities Mentioned in the Book of Acts are Evidences of Bible Accuracy
Some would have you believe that the Bible should be treated like the mythology of the Greeks or the Romans, ie., a collection of lore and exaggeration. The problem with this is that the Bible is stubbornly filled with events that are pegged against a historical context. Numerous references appear of historical figures and regimes and at what point in history an event took place. One example should suffice, surrounding the birth of Christ:
“And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.” Luke 2: 1-2
It is easy to verify that there was a Caesar Augustus (ruling the Roman Empire) and there was a Governor named Quirinius.
Often the Bible specifies the date that a particular event took place:
“Now in the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it.” II Kings 18:9
Scripture loves to give the exact dates of events. Again, this makes it is easy to verify against the backdrop of history.
Finally, the Bible not only states what event took place and when it happened – but where it happened! Scripture is replete with references to locations, whether they are countries, plains, valleys, seas or cities. The Books of the Bible are very specific. Literally hundreds of places mentioned in Holy Writ have been located archeologically.
Did you know that every city and location mentioned in the Book of Acts has now been archeologically located and identified?!