I’m totally digging these shoes on History and Nat Geo Channel. Ancient Discoveries, Cities of the Underworld, etc.
The show I’m watching today, curled up in a spot of sun on the bed with Miss G, much like two cats, is about whether certain things in the Old Testament could have actually happened, according to modern science.
Tower of Babel = yes
David and Goliath = yes. they got teh world’s foremost stone slinger (betcha didn’t know they had world champions in stone slinging, did you?) and he hit a 4-inch square target 9 feet high with enough force to kill a human as described in the Bible. Then the commentator goes on to talk about how David was incredibly lucky with that shot or much more skilled than your average shephard boy at the time to be able to be that accurate and deadly. Ok, sure. But does anyone really think David was out there by himself? This is a time in history when God appeared to people as a burning bush, when angels walked among men, and when – according to the Bible – God took a much more hands-on role in the lives of people. I guess I’ve always thought David had a little help from God on that one. I was really prepared for the TV Show people to be unable to reproduce a killing blow with the sling, to be honest.
Anyway. Interesting show.