Sections Of The Bible Supported By Science

By: Vanessa Hunt | Published: Nov 17, 2023

For centuries, the Bible has been a source of inspiration, wisdom, and faith for millions worldwide. However, there has been much debate over the years about whether the Bible’s accounts of events and teachings are factually accurate.

While there may be different interpretations of the text, recent scientific discoveries have shown that some parts of the Bible may be historically accurate. Ready for a mind-blowing discovery? See which parts of the Bible science has confirmed!

Earth Is Round All The Way

Despite conspiracy theories suggesting otherwise, scientific evidence confirms that the Earth is round. Interestingly, this fact was mentioned in the Bible thousands of years ago. In the book of Isaiah 40:22, it is written that “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth.”


Source: U.S. govt./ wikicommons

This statement suggests that the ancient writers of the Bible had a basic understanding of the Earth’s shape. Nowadays, this fact is widely accepted in the scientific community, further emphasizing the Bible’s potential accuracy and relevance to modern times.


No Arguments About The Planet's Hot Core

It may come as a surprise, but the Bible has also hinted that the Earth’s core is hot. Job 28:5 states, “The earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire.” This verse implies a significant amount of heat beneath the Earth’s surface.


Source: Kelvinsong / wikicommons

While the ancient writers of the Bible may not have had a scientific understanding of the Earth’s core, this passage suggests that they had an intuitive sense of the planet’s geology. It is fascinating to see how modern science and ancient texts can converge in understanding the natural world.

The Great Flood Wasn't Just A Bedtime Story

The story of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most well-known tales in the Bible. Many have debated the historicity of this event, but recent geological evidence suggests that it may have occurred. The Noachian flood is believed to have happened around 4,000 years ago, and many scholars believe it was a global event that caused widespread devastation.


Source: Txllxt TxllxT/ wikicommons

Some have dismissed this story as a myth, yet geological evidence, such as the discovery of marine fossils in unexpected places, suggests that there was indeed a massive flood in the ancient past.

We Are A Floating Blue Planet

The Bible has long been a source of inspiration and guidance, but believe it or not, it also contains hints about the Earth’s position in space. In Job 26:7, it is written, “He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.” This passage signifies that the Earth is not supported by any physical object but is rather suspended in space.


Source: DLR German Aerospace Center / wikicommons

Today, we know that the Earth orbits the sun and is held in place by the sun’s gravity, but the ancient writers of the Bible may have had a more intuitive understanding of the Earth’s position in space.

The Bible Had Interesting Thoughts About Water

Water is one of the most essential elements on our planet, and its ability to change state is a remarkable phenomenon. The water cycle, or hydrologic cycle, is a well-known process that has fascinated scientists and poets alike.

Source: José Manuel Suárez/ wikicommons

Interestingly, the Bible also mentions this cycle, emphasizing the importance of water in sustaining life. Ecclesiastes 1:7 states, “All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.”


The Ark Was Ready To Go

Many people (when they read about Noah and his ark story in the Bible) are a bit skeptical about whether the vessel would have worked, considering the equipment available back then. Yet, it seems like the mathematics involved was accurate.

Source: John Landis/ wikicommons

According to research done by physics students at the University of Leicester in 2014, the ark would have carried all the animal species and floated through the flood safely.


The Stars In The Sky Are Innumerable

We all know that there are a whole lot of stars in the sky, but the Bible is right when it says that the stars are countless; we cannot give a definitive figure on them.

Source: European Space Agency/ wikicommons

So far, it’s estimated that there are about 1 trillion stars in one galaxy. Now, imagine the number of stars in the over 100 billion galaxies in the universe.


The Stars Are Not Equal

If you thought all stars were the same as the star closest to earth (the sun), you could be mistaken. The Bible mentions it in Corinthians 15:41; “The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.”

Source: Loris Sponda/ wikicommons

This means each star varies in magnitude, light, and other aspects. Talk about diversity!


Celestial Bodies Aren’t Immortal

Since they are in the universe, you’d think that heavenly bodies are majorly immortal; they keep floating away to eternity. Yet, scientific research shows that stars and other astronomical elements wither and fade away; they don’t last forever.

Source: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team/ wikicommons

The Bible also confirms this fact in Matthew 24:35 which reads: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”


The Universe Constitutes Invincible Elements

We can all agree that there is a lot in the universe that our human minds have not discovered yet. We do know, though, that the universe is made of particles invincible to the human eye.

Source: NASA/ wikicommons

The Bible refers to that fact in Hebrews 11:3: “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”


David Was An Outright Winner

The story of David defeating Goliath might be considered a stretch, but it could have happened. 1 Samuel 17 gives us the happenings, and this is why it might be true; the stones found in Elah Valley are made of very heavy barium sulfate, and despite using a slingshot, the stone would’ve hurt Goliath. 

Source: Wikicommons

Considering that Goliath was a giant, he could’ve been suffering from acromegaly (overproduction of growth hormone), which came with vision problems. Chances are, Goliath’s vision was impaired, giving David the upper hand.


Mountains Exist Under the Ocean

When scientists discovered mountains in the ocean, most Christians and Bible scholars were in the know. According to Psalms 104:6, the Bible documented the existence of these magnificent features underwater.

Source: Michelangelo/ wikicommons

These mountains have been dubbed seamounts and are as elegant as they sound. Some of these seamounts are taller than most (if not all) of their land counterparts.


The Sun Stood Still

A story in the Bible mentions a weird occurrence where the sun stopped moving. This happened in the book of Joshua 10:12 when the Israelites were at war. To ensure their victory, Joshua commanded the sun to stand still.

Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ wikicommons

For eons, this has been treated like a story, but it seems it could be a real story. That being said, it was probably an eclipse that occurred around October 30, 1207, BCE.


Creatures Need Blood To Survive

The origins of man and the universe have been carefully detailed in the Bible, but this isn’t the only thing we need to be aware of. According to the book of Leviticus, blood is a key component in our existence.

Source: Alden Chadwick/ wikicommons

This is an incredible discovery considering Biology classes were not readily available during biblical times. Human anatomy was mostly a mystery, but the Bible had most of the answers.


Sanitizing Is A Key Part Of Cleanliness

The Bible has always had a soft spot for sanitizing and hygiene. In most cases, entering holy places required you to clean yourself before setting foot inside. The Bible had strict guidelines on the same – which can be found in Leviticus.

Source: Mhare/ wikicommons

An excerpt from Leviticus 11:28 is a prime example where anyone handling carcasses and corpses was expected to clean up. Additionally, there was a duration of time they’d be considered unclean.


Isolation Is A Big Part Of Containment

The pandemic is a good example of what isolation does and why it is necessary. This practice has been active for centuries and can be traced to Biblical times when skin diseases like leprosy were common.

Source: Nickolas Titkov/ wikicommons

The Bible indicated that a patient with leprosy was to be quarantined and isolated for at least seven days or until improvement. Who knew that medical science was a thing then?