This post is not directed towards Tom, but he was the most recent blogger to post the usual defense of “most scholars.”
Tacitus goes on and on in his Histories about the Jewish exodus from Egypt which, as many scholars now agree, never happened historically.
Here’s the deal… most scholars agree is never a set in stone position. Most scholars agreed at one point that the earth was 6000 years old, and I could go one.
I don’t like the defense of “most scholars” finding that for the most part, it displays a weakness on the part of the one who is attempting to make the argument. Scholarly consensus, different than scientific consensus, is great and all, but is that the only thing you can muster?