Does radiometric dating disprove the bible
In fact I knew nothing about radiometric dating and I must admit that learning about it seemed a bit intimidating.I am also sure that this intimidation is what leads most people to just accept this type scientific statements as fact instead of taking a critical look at the process.While Ben-Yosef and Sapir-Hen located camel bones that predated the 10th century, they believe that those belonged to wild animals from the Neolithic period or earlier.The archeologists said that the introduction of domesticated animals into the area ushered in dramatic changes to the local copper mining operation.
What I discovered was there are some key assumptions hidden in this research which makes some of the dates a little less concrete (pun intended) than you may be led to believe.
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Lidar Sapir-Hen, at Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures.
"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.
Clearly, such huge time periods cannot be fitted into the Bible without compromising what the Bible says about the goodness of God and the origin of sin, death and suffering—the reason Jesus came into the world (See Six Days? He said, This only makes sense with a time-line beginning with the creation week thousands of years ago.