Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1415 Todd Bolen – Domestication of Camels

camels

Headlines from the New York Times to Fox News report that archaeologists have determined that camels were domesticated around 930 BC in Israel, and that therefore the camels in the stories of the Genesis patriarchs were an anachronism. But not so fast. There are some holes in their case as identified by Todd Bolen, professor of Biblical Studies at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA, and editor of Bibleplaces.com.  In this program we also look at a new pottery database that will help archaeologists refine their dating.

UPDATE – My story on camels for Christianity Today is now online.

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