Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Words of Comfort: Science & Camels.

Scientists in Israel have made news because they say that the Bible is wrong. 

It says that camels were domesticated somewhere between 2000 and 1500 BC. They believe that they weren’t domesticated in Israel until centuries later, more like 900 BC. But they are wrong. Camels were domesticated 1,000 years earlier. We know this because we have a historically reliable record: “And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.” Genesis 24:64 doesn’t say she “lit up” a camel—she lighted off a camel, which means she was riding the domesticated beast. Still, many in the world will prefer to believe scientists over the Bible, and it doing so they strain at a gnat and…well you know the rest.