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A mistake in the Bible?

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The following is interesting but casts no doubts on the Bible's truth.  Reading the 'comments' shows that most believers KNOW the Bible was written down from very old oral traditions.  I don't imagine there was some magical date when camels became domesticated either.  It most surely happened over a long period of time in various places and pinpointing the exact time would be impossible.  Opinions?

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/camels-in-the-bible-182042100.html

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One of the comments mentioned that owing camels and domesticating them are entirely different.  I agree.  Abram owned camels for sure, who knows, maybe they made good steaks back then and we are misusing them now for work. :lightbulb2:

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One of the comments mentioned that owing camels and domesticating them are entirely different.  I agree.  Abram owned camels for sure, who knows, maybe they made good steaks back then and we are misusing them now for work. :lightbulb2:

 

 

Good point 1X1, I had not thought of that.  :lightbulb2: 

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Blessings Morning Glory!

    God Bless you,Sis....& Glory to God! Honestly ,I started to the article & it said "radioactive" carbon dating was the method used to estimate dating & I stopped reading,,,,not to be a nit-picker but to begin with is is "radiometric" not radioactive....secondly,it has been proven to be a very unreliable method of dating so I did not bother to read what else they had to say to try to discredit the word of God.....

    I am a professional horse trainer & I was actually invited to a friends ranch many years ago where she bred & trained many species of animals including camels.....they are not the most peasant creature & can have awful dispositions but are quite easy to train ,,,,,I would even consider they were easier to domesticate than horses in their wild state...............IMO

     We still do have Mustangs roaming the country in the wild,we can train one & show him in 6 months.....I am sure the camel was ridden by Abraham & the "Lot" of them(good pun,heh?)

                                                                                                                      With love,in Christ-Kwik

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Acts 5:29

29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

KJV

and on the same thought we could say " we ought to believe God rather than men." carbon dating is a process made by man. we even have pastors now that says because man had a hand in writing the Bible that it can't be infallible and must have mistakes, because man is imperfect. but let man develop a way of testing how old a log is. and that is infallible, what we call around these parts as speaking out of both sides of your mouth. think about it how could a test show if a camel was tame or not or when the first camel became tame??????? please!!! just another attack on the Word of God, to cause doubt.

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I don't believe carbon dating techniques are as reliable as scientists make out.  I don't accept the story as valid. 

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The following is interesting but casts no doubts on the Bible's truth.  Reading the 'comments' shows that most believers KNOW the Bible was written down from very old oral traditions.  I don't imagine there was some magical date when camels became domesticated either.  It most surely happened over a long period of time in various places and pinpointing the exact time would be impossible.  Opinions?

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/camels-in-the-bible-182042100.html

Are you being sarcastic when you say, "Reading the 'comments' shows that most believers KNOW the Bible was written down from very old oral traditions"? 

 

I don't know about your one-whammel camel, but I take it that animals were probably domesticated (bred specially for man's use) in the ancient Cainite culture, before the flood.  "And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle."

 

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One of the comments mentioned that owing camels and domesticating them are entirely different.  I agree.  Abram owned camels for sure, who knows, maybe they made good steaks back then and we are misusing them now for work. :lightbulb2:

To me the idea of domesticated animals & vegetables is that the wild varieties are not as useful as man wants them; so man has selectively bred them.  For example, you may find a wild apple tree with little sour, not so succulent apples.  A wolf won't jump up on your lap, lick you and ask you to pet him, like a dog will.  Cows have been bred either for big meat or big milk.  For humorous animal breeding, check out Jacob's efforts with Laban's animals.

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Are you being sarcastic when you say, "Reading the 'comments' shows that most believers KNOW the Bible was written down from very old oral traditions"? 

 

 

 

 Why would you even ask that?????

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Are you being sarcastic when you say, "Reading the 'comments' shows that most believers KNOW the Bible was written down from very old oral traditions"? 

 

 

 

 Why would you even ask that?????

 

Why?  Becs there are all kinds of people with all kinds of ideas.

 

Such passions as these,

Meseemeth be sought,

By the witness mind,

That roves distraught.

 

(Awful translation of Euripides' Media, by Arthur S Way -- prob)

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