Camel Bones Discovery Suggests Biblical Inaccuracies
Carbon dating of recently discovered camel bones shows camels didn't reach the region until 9,000 B.C.By Matt Moreno | February 6, 2014
Scientists say a new discovery involving camel bones is calling the accuracy of the Bible into question.
Using data from radiocarbon dating, researchers from Tel Aviv University say camels did not come to Israel until way after the Age of Patriarchs — around 1,200 B.C. — when Biblical figures Abraham, Jacob and Isaac were believed to have lived. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Daderot, BS Thurner Hof)
They believe the camels came to Israel around ninth century B.C. — centuries after the Bible suggests. The bones are the oldest known discovered. They were found in the Aravah Valley near the Israel-Jordan border. (Via Fox News)