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      • It is true that camels were not domesticated in Israel until the time of Solomon. But read Genesis carefully and you see that all its camels come from outside of Israel, from Syria, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, where there is ample evidence of domestication of the camel during the period of the patriarchs.
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  2. Domesticated Camels Came to Israel in 930 B.C., Centuries ...

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    Feb 10, 2014 · Newly published research by two archaeologists at Tel Aviv University in Israel shows that camels weren't domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean until the 10th century B.C.—several centuries...

  3. Archaeologists pinpoint date when domesticated camels arrived ...

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    Archaeologists have established that camels were probably domesticated in the Arabian Peninsula for use as pack animals sometime towards the end of the 2nd millennium BCE. In the southern Levant, where Israel is located, the oldest known domesticated camel bones are from the Aravah Valley, which runs along the Israeli-Jordanian border from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea and was an ancient center of copper production.

  4. Archaeologists pinpoint the date when domesticated camels ...

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    But archaeologists have shown that camels were not domesticated in the Land of Israel until centuries after the Age of the Patriarchs (2000-1500 BCE). In addition to challenging the Bible's...

  5. Finding Israel's first camels: Archaeologists pinpoint the ...

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    But archaeologists have shown that camels were not domesticated in the Land of Israel until centuries after the Age of the Patriarchs (2000-1500 BCE). In addition to challenging the Bible's...

  6. Study: Despite biblical records, camels didn't exist in ...

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    However, archeologists Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef and Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University have found that camels weren't domesticated in the Land of Israel until centuries after the patriarchs...

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  7. Camel Domestication History Challenges Biblical Narrative ...

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    However, a recent publication by Tel Aviv University (TAU) archaeologists Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen suggests that camels were not domesticated in Israel until the end of the 10th century B.C.E. This would place Israel’s first domesticated dromedaries during the period of the United Monarchy, centuries after the Genesis narratives.

  8. Did Camels Exist in Biblical Times? - Biblical Archaeology ...

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    Nov 12, 2018 · Some Biblical texts, such as Genesis 12 and 24, claim that Abraham owned camels. Yet archaeological research shows that camels were not domesticated in the land of Canaan until the 10th century B.C.E.—about a thousand years after the time of Abraham. This seems to suggest that camels in these Biblical stories are anachronistic.

  9. 5 Things You Need to Know About Camels and Biblical Accuracy ...

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    Feb 24, 2014 · While some scholars had argued that the camels were originally domesticated for the use of their milk, the Israeli scholars dispute this claim based on the evidence of the lesions and the fact that a lot of male camels were used.

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