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Dromedaries may have first been domesticated by humans in Somalia and southern Arabia, around 3,000 BC, the Bactrian in central Asia around 2,500 BC.
By at least 1200 BC, the first camel saddles had appeared, and Bactrian camels could be ridden. The first saddle was positioned to the back of the camel, and control of the Bactrian camel was exercised by means of a stick
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Yep .. here it is.
Maybe they never had a bunch of domesticated camels because they didn't have their own population of domestic camels. But since the Middle East is a trade crossroads and always has been, logic says any peoples living there would have interacted with a wide variety of other peoples, including peoples who did have domestic camels at that time.
Is it illogical to think that some people bought camels as from those who did have them but they never become widespread or popular in the Middle East until much later on.
reply to post by nixie_nox
That COULD be the case after all 900/12 = 75 which is generally considered the common length of a person's life. But other math doesn't work out as nicely. What about the women having children in their nineties? 90/12 = 7.5. Are we to believe that women in that age were having children before they had hit puberty?
reply to post by Krazysh0t
TextMore lies from the bible, not surprising. It's also easy to see how this lie could be made. When the people who wrote the OT wrote the OT, camels were probably already part of everyday life. They probably just assumed that was always the case and obviously didn't have the intricate historical record keeping that we have today.