The Prophecies, Archaeology, Scientific Facts, miracles, resurrection, and contemporary facts proves God authored the Bible. It would be well known, and cited by most critics, if a credible fact exists that negates any part of Bible.
Theologians documented 456 prophecies in the Old Testament (OT) which were specifically fulfilled by the birth, life, and death of Jesus. These prophecies span 1500 years and predate Jesus by more than 400 years. The Dead Sea Scrolls (dated 300BC to 100BC) discovered in 1947 prove today’s OT text is nearly identical to those predating Jesus by generations. Each of these messianic prophecies are written in these Scrolls. The OT and NT book, chapter and verse for each of 365 prophecies (and completions) are identified in the following link
Another tabulated list requires effort, but adds additional proof.
Biblical scholars have tabulated thousands of historical prophecies that were precisely fulfilled. These include the rise and fall of nations and empires, outcome of battles, destruction of cities, when and how individuals would die, and many others. As prophesied, the cities of Tyre and Sidon were desolated and never rebuilt. Archeologists and historians have verified hundreds of these prophecies. The following are good references
There are over 27,000 sites discovered, with warehouses and museums full of Old artifacts and none negate facts in the Bible. The Exodus account of the Red Sea Crossing and drowning of Pharaoh’s army is fully documented https://pinkoski.com/red-sea-crossing-site/ . Many other sites have been discovered such as Mt Sinai, the Golden Calf altar, Rock at Horeb and others reported at https://www.bible-history.com/archaeology/ . The Cyrus Cylinder, Elba Tablets, Gedaliah Seal, Lachish Letters, Mari Tablets, Moabite Stone, Rosetta Stone are but a small sample of external literary evidence to authenticate Bible facts and history. Other excellent site are
The following site https://www.inplainsite.org/html/scientific_facts_in_the_bible.html#SCIFACI-Universe . (one of many) documents dozens of unique facts that were Biblically described and debated until they were not discovered and verified by ‘modern science’ centuries later. Who provided this Old Testament knowledge concerning oceanography, medical practices, infectiousness, hygiene, cures, dietary fat intake, 8th day circumcision coincident with peak blood-clot rate for humans, immunology, physics, celestial laws, earth’s global shape, meteorology, … and its rotation? Another sites are
that present many more Scientific Facts.
Over forty miracles http://www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/miracles.htm (this lists 40) were performed in public to validate the claims made by Jesus. He restored the dead, fed thousands from a few morsels, cleansed people of diseases and demons, restored sight to blind, and healed. Yet not a single eyewitness ever denied the facts. Even the Rabbinical priests acknowledge these miracles in their Talmud but attributed the power to demons and sorcery. For scores of other miracles, visit https://christiananswers.net/dictionary/miracle.html
All disciples, except John, disbanded, fled, and hid as Jesus died on the cross. However, after they were visited by the risen Jesus, they became emboldened, banded together, and organized the new believers. They refused to alter their resurrection witness even as an option to imprisonment or execution. Yet, hundreds were martyred for their belief that Jesus rose from the dead. Over 500 eyewitnesses saw the resurrected Jesus. Thousands of Jews became followers within weeks, and they changed their worship day from Saturday Sabbath to resurrection Sunday. They no longer limited Him to a Rabbi or teacher but worshipped Jesus as God. The New Testament letters were written while resurrection witnesses were still alive and could be questioned. Still, no secular historians ever disproved the resurrection. Historian, Flavius Josephus (ca. 37-97A.D.) wrote in “Antiquities” “He appeared to them alive on the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other things concerning Him".
The Bethlehem Star” (DVD), YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exmbuX1NffU. and http://www.bethlehemstar.com/starry-dance/ Web-Site) used NASA and ESA celestial software, to document how the stars (constellations) placed and set in motion before mankind, were miraculously precise and coincident with the events at the conception, birth, magi visitation and death of Jesus Christ as Biblically predicted. Contemporary prophecies being fulfilled include the preservation of Israel in spite of its tiny size and population; the obvious alignment for a One World system; laws defining what God considers right as being wrong and wrong as right; and the recent move of the American and other embassies to Jerusalem. Contemporary finding are also proving facts. https://www.livescience.com/64305-biblical-era-jesus-discoveries-2018.html
Mathematicians confirm Borel’s ‘Law of Chance’ to be true. It states, “odds beyond 1 in 10^50 (a number followed by 50 digits) have a zero probability of ever happening”. To be more conservative, we consider a premise is proven true when “the statistical evidence produces odds so large it cannot be reasonably visualized and expressed in measurable terms”. An example is the ratio of the Universe’s mass divided by a Quark’s mass (smallest particle known to scientist). From Wikipedia The universe is less than 1x10^54kg and a quark is 3.56E-35 kg. This ratio is a number less than 90 digits in length.
If each prophecy of the 365 Messianic prophecies had a 50-50 chance of being fulfilled, it would yield 110-digit number (7.515x10^109) as the chance of each being correct. This exceeds a billion-billion times the number defined by mass ratio between the universe and the quark. If every fact discussed on this page (ignoring
the untold others within the Bible) were assigned a realistic probability value, the mathematical results would be unfathomable and incomprehensible to express in measurable terms. Add to this the perfection and harmony with inerrant and fulfilled historical, societal and messianic prophecy, along with the scientific knowledge, wisdom, and beauty from nearly forty independent and diverse authors, written in three different languages, on numerous different continents, over a 1500 year period proves the authorship of this Bible is impossible for mankind to achieve without supernatural intervention..
Hence, we can confidently state: The Biblical text was inspired (authored) and preserved by God Himself (albeit scribed by man). Since God authored the Bible it has His authority. Therefore, Biblical authority on any subject exceeds any other document or reasoning.