Following on from the recent Camelgate saga, Mark Chavalas has an article relevant to the discussion. He briefly goes over some of the compelling evidence, to which I alluded, showing that camels were most likely domesticated before 930 BC around the Ancient Near East. His conclusion:
‘So, did Abraham ride a camel? Not only did he ride a camel, perhaps he drank from one, too.’
I’ve written a short response to the recent excitement about claims that ancient camels have disproved the Bible. It’s specifically in response to Sam de Brito’s article in the weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald. You can read my response at ABC’s Religion and Ethics site.