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  1. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges 30. Obil] The name is a form of the Arabic word âbil, “one who feeds camels.” the Meronothite] Meronothwas perhaps near Gibeon and Mizpah; cp. Nehemiah 3:7. Pulpit Commentary Verse 30. - Whether the word Obil(אובִיל), is a proper name or not, it signifies "a tender of camels" by derivation.

  2. It comes out here, incidentally, as it was reasonable to infer from the number of camels, that Abraham's steward had a retinue of servants with him. The crowning act of an Eastern reception is the presenting of food. But the faithful servant must deliver his message before partaking of the friendly meal. Verse 34-49 The servant's errand is told.

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    Tel Aviv University archaeologists Lidar Sapir-Hen and Erez Ben-Yosef, who have been exploring ancient Aravah Valley copper mines between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, decided to take a crack at the camel question. The camel question is not a new one, and they are not the first to dispute the Bible’s historical accounts of camels. Sapir-Hen and Ben...

    The Aravah Valley was an important place in the economy of the Middle East by the time of King Solomon, and trade routes naturally traversed the area. The copper mines of the valley are thought to have been on trade routes between the Arabian Peninsula and the settled lands nearer the Mediterranean. Camels would probably have been better able to me...

    “The introduction of the camel to our region was a very important economic and social development,” Ben-Yosef says. “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.” Because carbon-dated camel bones abruptly appear ...

    In examining the challenge based on these copper-mined carbon dates, we need to consider both the calibration of the technique and the historical context of the claims. Clearly the AFTAU assumes the Bible’s history is neither historically accurate nor verifiable. In this instance, they are defining “verifiable” as that which can be assigned a scien...

    Yet even beyond the technical issues with the dating methods, could there be other reasons that might allow for the presence of domestic camels in the herds of Abraham while they were not yet a prominent feature between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba? A look at the map should make the answer clear. There is no reason to assume that the abrupt a...

    When quizzing the past for its historical secrets, historians must rely on written accounts recorded by people who were there. So-called “higher critics” of the Bible, however, have since the 19th century claimed that the history of the Old Testament was written centuries after the writers claim to have written down God’s Word under His inspiration...

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  4. Islam portal v t e The She-Camel of God ( Arabic: نَـاقـة الله) in Islam was a miraculous female camel sent by God to the people of Thamud in Al-Hijr, [1] [2] after they demanded a miracle from the prophet Salih. The narrative and story of the she-camel is recorded in the Quran. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] Quranic mention [ edit]

  5. Badger Tahashim — No mention of the badger ( meles taxus) is found in the D.V., whereas the A.V. regularly gives it as the English equivalent for táhásh (תַּחַשׁ). Skins of táháshim are repeatedly spoken of as used for the outer coverings of the tabernacle and of the several pieces of its furniture and utensils and tools.

  6. Definition: The likening of one thing to another (usually translated using the English words "like" or "as". (1) For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has gone by, or like a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:4) "When calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over your like a whirlwind,

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