The absolute dating method first appeared in 1907 with Lord Rutherford and Professor Boltwood at Yale University, but wasn’t accepted until the 1950s.The first method was based on radioactive elements whose property of decay occurs at a constant rate, known as the half-life of the isotope.Even though the Bible describes the use of camels by Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob, some modern liberal scholars insist the camel did not achieve importance as a pack animal until the early Iron Age, and not before the 12th century BC.1 According to a press release from the American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU), “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 historicity, this anachronism is direct proof that the text was compiled well after the events it describes.”2 This NASA aerial photo from e Bible has Abraham’s travels to Canaan, to Egypt, and back traced in red.Several times during the recent Nye-Ham Debate, Ken Ham referred to history recorded in the Bible to answer questions Nye called “great mysteries.” Recent statements springing from the study of camel bones found in ancient copper mines south of the Dead Sea have challenged the historicity of the Bible.However, a closer look at the claims readily shows the Bible stands.For example, a problem I have worked on involving the eruption of a volcano at what is now Naples, Italy, occurred 38500 years ago with a plus or minus of 300 years.
It is an accurate way to date specific geologic events.
For example, the element Uranium exists as one of several isotopes, some of which are unstable.
When an unstable Uranium (U) isotope decays, it turns into an isotope of the element Lead (Pb).
The radiocarbon dating method is based on certain assumptions on the global concentration of carbon 14 at any given time.
One assumption is that the global levels of carbon 14 (also called radiocarbon) in the atmosphere has not changed over time.