More on the Camels Updated (2/18/2014)

Darrell L. Bock's picture

Here is a solid interview with Dr. Andrew Steinmann on the camel issue.

http://issuesetc.org/2014/02/11/1-archaeologists-dispute-camels-in-genesis-dr-andrew-steinmann-21114/

Check it out.

I now add a definitive study in this area by Martin Heide. This summarizes his detailed work on this issue fromt he University of Marburg in Germany. He argues the Bible does not claim domesticated camels are widespread in the Patriarchal period. Their use is selectively noted and is tied to people with associations with Mesopotamia. So the assumptions in the media hype are exaggerated.

Here is the link:

https://www.academia.edu/2065314/_The_Domestication_of_the_Camel_Biological_Archaeological_and_Inscriptional_Evidence_from_Mesopotamia_Egypt_Israel_and_Arabia_and_Literary_Evidence_from_the_Hebrew_Bible_in_Ugarit_Forschungen_42_2010_Munster_Ugarit-Verlag_2011_331-384

I never thought the study of camels would be such a big deal!

Blog Category: