RSR: Schooling National Geographic on Camels

* National Geographic, not Bible, Wrong on Camels: :) You just can't make this stuff up...

* Extensive Evidence of Camels in Abraham's Day: Genesis is proved right again. Too bad National Geographic didn't first talk to archaeologist Dr. Titus Kennedy (who we learned about through the Associates for Biblical Research). If the Nat'l Geographic editors had, they would not have published their overtly false article last month claiming that Abraham could not have had domesticated animals as recorded in Genesis. Ha! There's loads of documentation of camel domestication from the ancient world, even many centuries prior to the time of Abraham!

* An Excerpt from Dr. Kennedy's Paper: The godless are willing to twist every fact in their attempt to discredit the Bible. To make their indefensible claim that the Bible is wrong to describe the domestication of camels in the time of the patriarchs, Dr. Kennedy points out that:

Camel caravan (shadows), photo from directly overhead. KGOV use by permission; (c) George Steinmetz
Camel shadows from overhead.
Used by permission (c) George Steinmetz

...archaeological and textual evidence must be either ignored or explained away. Bones, hairs, wall paintings, models, inscriptions, seals, documents, statues, and stelae from numerous archaeological sites all suggest the camel in use as a domestic animal in the ancient Near East as early as the 3rd millennium BC, and certainly by the Middle Bronze Age.

* Related: See rsr.org/jericho and RSR's List of Evidence for the Exodus at rsr.org/exodus.

* Monica Lewinsky/Madonna Wannabe Nina Burleigh: Post-show Update. Pervert, liberal journalist, and child-dismemberment celebrator Nina Burleigh interviewed Bob Enyart regarding abortion for a Newsweek cover story. ("Any politician willing to kill a single person is disqualified.") During their discussion Bob told Nina about the National Geographic camel fiasco. Then Enyart pointed out to Burleigh, who has written about bias in biblical archaeology, that she was so right to point out that opposition to the Bible could blind archaeologists to the evidence. Of course she emphasizes the contrary point, but did admit its reciprocal.

* Dr. Kennedy's Credentials: Hey, what an honor it is for Real Science Radio to have this guy on our program! (Of course we felt the same in November when RSR interviewed the world's most popular authority on Jericho, ABR's Dr. Bryan Wood, to celebrate the many discoveries of secular archaeologists that confirm important details in Joshua's account of ancient Jericho and its destruction. Thus the ruins of perhaps the world's greatest oldest city powerfully corroborate one of the most amazing accounts in the Bible.) Regarding Dr. Kennedy, his street creds include:
- Mount Zion excavations, Jerusalem. Supervisor, 2013.
- Suba (Cave of John the Baptist), Ein Kerem, Israel, Supervisor. 2011.
- Khirbet el-Maqatir Excavations, West Bank, Supervisor, 2009, 2011.
- Hazor Excavations, Hazor, Israel, Excavator, 2005, 2007, 2010.
- City of David Excavations, Jerusalem, Israel Antiquities Authority, Excavator. 2010.
- Temple Mount Sifting Project, Jerusalem, Sifter and Artifact Examiner, 2008, 2010.
- Mammoth Site, La Mirada, California. Supervisor, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
- MA in Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Toronto.
- MA in Biblical Archaeology, University of South Africa.
- PhD in Literature and Philosophy, Biblical Archaeology, University of South Africa.
- Associate of the Discovery Institute, Seattle, Washington (occasional)
- Languages: Hebrew, Greek, Egyptian Akkadian (Old Babylonian), French, and limited Russian, German, and Latin.
- Research Specialities include Archaeological Demography; Bronze and Iron Age Levant; New Kingdom Egypt; Roman Period Mediterranean; Archaeology and Ancient Texts; Artifact Photography; Comparative Archaeology. Database of 80 museums and collections including: the British Museum, the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Israel Museum, the Rockefeller Museum, the Cairo Museum, and the Istanbul Archaeology Museums.

Phew. Fred and Bob were worn out just reading about Dr. Kennedy's accomplishments!

* Related: See Dr. Clyde Billington's article on The Nazareth Inscription from the time of Roman Emperor Claudius' reign (41-54 A.D) warns anyone who "has in any manner extracted those who have been buried, or... moved sepulcher-sealing stones" that he may "suffer capital punishment under the title of tomb-breaker."

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