I feel like I'm butting in, but what Augusto initially brought up made some sense to me. I felt like it could have used a little development, so if you don't mind here I go:
The bible as a text claims that certain events that have not occurred will occur in a particular order. The example I will use comes from the book of Ezekiel. In chapter 5, the narrator acts as God's mouthpiece. God premises that Israel as a nation has been rebellious, and proceeds to claim He will move against them. He spends around three books saying things like "I will scatter you to every corner of the earth," this goes on for a while.
All this boring stuff, to claim that a people will be scattered and a nation destroyed is no big claim. We've seen this kind of thing happen over and over across history. The prophesy that makes me think, and sometimes wonder, is the one that follows:
After the condemnation, another promise is made: in Ezekiel 11:17, God tells his people that
"I will gather you from the nations and assemble you from the countries over which
you have been scattered, and I will restore to you the land of Israel. "
Which as Augusto pointed out has no historical antecedent, making the logical argument to probability a lot weaker. Then in Ezekiel 36, the promises that are made take a more practical nature. in verses 34-35
"the desolate land shall be tilled, which was formerly a wasteland exposed to the
gaze of every passer-by. This desolate land has been made into a garden of Eden, they shall say. "The
cities that were in ruins, laid waste, and destroyed are now repeopled and fortified."
We understand that after the Jewish people returned to Israel, they were met with a wasteland. Swampland had invaded most of their fertile ground in their absence, there was very little water and so on. It was at this point they invented drip irrigation, and now they have these farms stretching over what was once desert and swamp. Now Israel is considered to be the breadbasket of the West.
The point I would like to consider is the possibility that certain prophesies are true, and what this could imply about the Bible as a whole, and thusly of the probability of God's existence.
Sorry for the long post. It's my first time on a forum like this. I used to be a really devout Christian (I even visited Israel once, which is how I learned about the above) but right now I have to consider the possibility that I was wrong, and I'm hoping I can dialogue intelligently with people about it here. And that's my piece.