The Bible supplies verifiable dates, places, rulers and customs which help prove its accuracy, these are all supported by external sources. Examples can be found throughout both the New and Old Testament.
Jeremiah 1:1-3 New American Standard Bible
1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, 2 to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the exile of Jerusalem in the fifth month.
Luke 3:1-2 Modern English Version
3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Caesar Tiberius, Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip was tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Traconitis, and Lysanias was the tetrarch of Abilene. 2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
Believing they knew better, many 19th century historians often rejected biblical references to secular society, governments and geographical locations, which brought all biblical claims into question. These historical beliefs were proved incorrect through archaeological evidence. Excavations at Alalakh, along with the Mari, Elba, and Nuzi tablets support customs and events recorded in the Old Testament. It was once believed Moses could not have penned the Mosaic law because sophisticated writing had not yet been invented, only to be proven wrong through archaeological evidence. Historians believed the last king of Babylon was Nabonidas. Archaeology proved these claims wrong when inscriptions were found showing Nabonidas ruled jointly with Belshazzar upholding Danial 5:29.
Daniel 5:29 International Standard Version
29 Then Belshazzar gave orders to clothe Daniel in purple, to place a chain of gold around his neck, and to proclaim him the third highest ruler of the kingdom.
Accounts about Jesus can be historically verified through early secular Roman, Jewish and Greek sources. Written well before a Jesus mythology could become culturally prevalent during the first and second centuries, these independent, non Christian authors verify the major New Testament accounts about the life of Jesus. Do you trust what the Bible tells you is the truth? Do you find what the Bible teaches confusing? Do you find some presumed Bible teachings contradicted by other Bible scriptures? Do you want to discover what the Bible teaches or do you want to be told what the Bible teaches? Do you want indoctrination or education?