Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Camel that Broke the Bible's Back

Saw this ARTICLE on Fox News:

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. 

Apparently it's nothing new, although it was touted as a recent conclusion. Do we still trust Carbon 14 dating? Anyway, the Associates for Biblical Research had already responded to the so-called problem HERE. The Fall 2010 issue of Bible and Spade: "The Domestication of the Camel in the Ancient Near East" also addresses it HERE.

Thanks to Henry B. Smith of A.B.R. for the tip.

This kind of reminds me of that wonderfully imaginative theory Dr. Doron Nof came up with as to how Jesus was able to walk on the Sea of Galilee. He postulated that it was because of rare atmospheric conditions that occur in the area. Essentially, Jesus was able to walk on a thin sheet of ice.

Apparently, the disciples' boat was able to avoid that ice when it set off. Jesus somehow found a "thin" sheet that was able to support His weight and somehow rode that "thin" sheet towards the boat. Presumably, He was able to do some windsurfing using his cloak as a sail. Peter must have momentarily got the gist of it until he lost the plot and fell off. I hear windsurfing is hard to master.

Speaking of thin ice, Nof didn't go into any further details regarding mundane explanations for all the other miracles that Jesus performed. But he might be working on it.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Apologetics from Telos Ministries

Apologetics audio series by Paul Henebury

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