Thursday, February 6, 2014

Camels Used as Transport Disputes Passages in the Old - Hebrew - Testament

Carbon Dating of domesticated camel bones in Palestine suggests, supports the current academic flavor of the month theory that the Old Testament took official form around the dates of the so-called Babylonian Captivity, another story in the Hebrew Story Book, 600 BCE (before the common era) or 900 BCR (Before Constantine’s Religion).

Archaeologists from Israel’s top university have used radiocarbon dating to pinpoint the arrival of domestic camels in the Middle East -- and they say the science directly contradicts the Bible’s version of events. 
 Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph and Jacob, Old Testament stories that historians peg to between 2000 and 1500 BC. But Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures say camels weren’t domesticated in Israel until centuries later, more like 900 BC.


Everette Hatcher said...

Camels did exist in the Old Testament!!! DESPITE THE ASSERTIONS IN YOUR ARTICLE evidence continues to amass that camel domestication was widely known earlier. Randall Younker adds Late Bronze Age I petroglyphs (Greek = rock/carving) depicting domesticated camels from the Sinai to that evidence.

M.McShea said...

What next? Next you will be telling me that the Parable of the Mustard Seed was based on the production of Mustard in Palestine which did not exist 2,000 years ago. A good story written by some middle class writer in Rome, but not a true story.