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Old 7th February 2014, 12:09 AM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Default The Camels of Abraham

My blog post:
Faith vs. Science: did Abraham have camels?

Some archaeologists are claiming that there were no domesticated camels prior to about 900 BC, so therefore the Bible is wrong when it describes Abraham as possessing camels.
{12:14} And so, when Abram had arrived in Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was exceedingly beautiful.
{12:15} And the princes reported it to Pharaoh, and they praised her to him. And the woman was inducted into the house of Pharaoh.
{12:16} In truth, they treated Abram well because of her. And he had sheep and oxen and male donkeys, and men servants, and women servants, and female donkeys, and camels.
Ron Conte
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Old 7th February 2014, 12:58 PM
js1975 js1975 is offline
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The research on camel bones only offers negative evidence; the argument from silence is weak. By comparison, the Bible offers positive assertions on the subject.

Isn't it interesting how Scientists are more directed at disproving the Bible instead of leveraging it as evidence?

2cor 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, most beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God.
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Old 7th February 2014, 04:56 PM
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That research is very limited, like saying that one piece of a puzzle is the whole picture.
John 3:27; John 15:5; Matthew 19:26
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