Carbon dating book of abraham
According to a university statement, "In addition to challenging the Bible's historicity, this anachronism is direct proof that the text was compiled well after the events it describes." The Old Testament contains myriad mentions of camels as domesticated beasts, starting in Genesis' accounts of Abraham, Jacob and Joseph, which have traditionally been placed between 20 B. Scholars who assume that Moses authored the first five books of the Bible have claimed that the book was written 14 B. However, Tel Aviv University archeologists now claim that radiocarbon dating taken from camel bones suggests that humans did not began using the animals as pack animals until at least the 800's B. Lidar Sapir-Hen, at Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures. Erez Ben-Yosef said in a statement, who performed the research project with his colleague Dr.
The archeologists said that the introduction of domesticated animals into the area ushered in dramatic changes to the local copper mining operation.In another mound, they found a circle of ten skeletons surrounding another giant skeleton, as well as underground vaults, various copper and mica ornaments, religious items, pipes and spearheads.Then, at a depth of nine feet, another giant skeleton was found in the remains of a bark coffin and it was noted in their report that this giant had a skull, which was of “the compressed or flat-head type.” In other words, this skeleton exhibited conehead characteristics similar to those found in South America and Egypt. "The introduction of the camel to our region was a very important economic and social development," Dr."By analyzing archaeological evidence from the copper production sites of the Aravah Valley, we were able to estimate the date of this event in terms of decades rather than centuries." As the archeologists began excavating camel bones in what is now modern day Israel, they realized that they were "almost exclusively [finding bones] in archaeological layers dating from the last third of the 10th century BC or later," centuries after the life of Abraham and decades after the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon.