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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Camels, Shmamels...

The New York Times informs us that the Old Testament isn't reliable as a historic record.

 No! Say it ain't so!

Anyway, it is unlikely that there were domesticated camels in, say, Abraham's time.

Dr. [Noam Mizrahi, an Israeli biblical scholar] likened the practice to a historical account of medieval events that veers off to a description of “how people in the Middle Ages used semitrailers in order to transport goods from one European kingdom to another.
really tickled me.
Put me in mind of Drunk History's reenactment of the Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton duel.

The inebriate chronicler waxed mournful while describing Hamilton's tragic realization of his impending doom, and told us how the Founding Father had "called his wife, he called his family" to say good by.

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