Scriptural dating vs scientific dating

18-Sep-2019 15:04

However, when one starts with the Bible and interprets the information received from carbon dating accordingly, one will soon learn that in no way does carbon dating disprove the young earth.Misconception # 1: Carbon dating can be used to date objects that are millions or even billions of years old Carbon dating is one of the most popular radioactive dating methods used today.Based on pottery and architectural signifiers, the heavily fortified structure — and the rest of the Spring Citadel protecting Jerusalem’s precious water source — were dated to Canaanite construction (Middle Bronze II period).In addition to protecting the Gihon Spring, the massive fortification served as a sort of security barrier and permitted one entrance to the spring — “from the west only, from within the city,” according to the City of David website.

If the dates received from carbon dating are accurate, it would be a huge problem for those who believe in the Genesis account of creation.Misconception #2: Carbon dating can be used to date virtually anything Another misconception people have about carbon dating is that it can be used to date virtually anything.Carbon dating can only be used to date objects that were once living or even apart of a living organism. It cannot be used to directly date inorganic objects, such as rocks (other radioactive dating methods are used to date radioactive rocks). It is a centuries-old argument that some maintain is integral to one’s identity as a Christian. And I have spent far too much time on Wikipedia changing BCs and ADs back to BCEs and CEs.

If the dates received from carbon dating are accurate, it would be a huge problem for those who believe in the Genesis account of creation.Misconception #2: Carbon dating can be used to date virtually anything Another misconception people have about carbon dating is that it can be used to date virtually anything.Carbon dating can only be used to date objects that were once living or even apart of a living organism. It cannot be used to directly date inorganic objects, such as rocks (other radioactive dating methods are used to date radioactive rocks). It is a centuries-old argument that some maintain is integral to one’s identity as a Christian. And I have spent far too much time on Wikipedia changing BCs and ADs back to BCEs and CEs.A new Weizmann Institute study has discovered radiocarbon-dating evidence of the First Temple period under a tower in Jerusalem’s City of David that was previously dated to the Canaanite period.