In the bible there are multiple prophecies that get fulfilled (such as book of isaiah predicting Cyrus or Jesus predicting the destruction of jerusalem and its temple) occam's razor states that the simplest explanation is the most likely to be correct, the simplest explanation for these fulfilled prophecies is that the bible is most likely the word of god, so isn't it most likely that the bible is the word of God
Ummm ... how about NO:
And while I'm at it, if you're NOT a non-theist, you can either leave now voluntarily, or find yourself kicked out. Trying to claim prophecy as proof of the bible is weak tea, bud.
Big fat hairy deal...Jerusalem and its temple...
Everything that humans create is ultimately destroyed. A divine intelligence that can not do better than that ought to be jettisoned like a bad habit. How about telling us something specific that any half-wit can not predict...defenestration at Prague..Iran Contra..gay rights...communist revolution etc..
Were there a benevolent divine intelligence it would one has to surmise end the polarization and division brought on by religious differences...not to mention the promotion of depraved morality and the endless harm it causes.Using prophecies to fulfill one's wishes is tantamount to childlike behavior and intellectual laziness.
Shall we also mention that an omniscient being already knows EVERYTHING that's going to happen ... which obviates free will as a side-effect?!? Oh, and as far as "Jerusalem and its temple" is concerned, the Western Wall still stands. Biblical prophecy is laughable at best.
Why does no one ever figure out the meaning of prophesy until after the fact? What good are cryptic prophesies? If you know what's going to happen, say so.
The bible is most likely the word of male Homo sapiens, so isn't it most likely that the bible is the word of man?
Exactly why would the simplest explanation be that the bible is the word of god? I do not understand that. It would be like finding some literary piece and trying to ascribe it to Shakespeare when there was no evidence to do so.
The bible does its best to fulfill a prophecy by stating many things that simply are not true. People of that time had no fact checking processes as we have today and many of them could not even read. Yet, people want us to believe this nonsense.