Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chariots found in the Red Sea!?

In the space of about a week, I've had two students reference chariots, horse hooves, and human remains found in the Red Sea. The source is apparently this website and someone called Ron Wyatt, who I guess died in 1999. For a debunking piece on Wyatt, see here.

Here's the deal. There's a reason why some people are called scholars and others aren't. There are conservative archaeological resources, Biblical Archaeology Review, for example. If it hasn't made it there, it probably isn't legit.

This is the problem with the internet and with email chains. It's not just this sort of stuff with the Bible. It's stuff about Obama's Christmas tree and how he was really born in Kenya. It's everyone from Al Gore to John Kerry to Obama misquoting John 3:16 as John 16:3. It's the Iraqis sneaking WMD into Syria just before the invasion.

It's we Christians making God look stupid by being gullible! You should question anything of this sort that has not appeared in a peer reviewed journal or on a mainstream newscast. In the words of Jack Handy, "Sometimes I think the experts actually are experts."

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