Thursday, February 20, 2014

wondering about camels?

Domesticated Camels on the Black Obelisk of
Shalmaneser III, British Museum
Photo Credit: TM Kennedy
The buzz these days on the internet (so I'm told) is that recent archaeological discoveries regarding domesticated camels cast doubt on the biblical narratives, particularly Genesis. Like most media releases relating to the reliability of the Bible, this one has been blown way out of proportion. Before you chuck your Bibles in the trash, I commend this blog post by Biola professor, Dr. Kenneth Way. And, as my mentor's mentor Alan Millard would insist, this goes to show the "accidental" nature of archaeology. In layman's terms, just because something hasn't been dug up yet, don't conclude that it never will.

You can't believe everything you hear.

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