As the Bible says: For the time will come when people will not tolerate healthy doctrine, but with itching ears will surround themselves with teachers who cater to their people’s own desires.
They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn to myths.
— 2 Timothy 4:3–4, ISV The teachers are the archaeologists but what are these myths?
They are the flawed dating methods currently used to put historical events into their historical context.
Whenever an individual is allowed to choose which answer best fits their idea of the facts they are allowed the input of their own bias’s to filter their decisions and interpretations through.
Several problems arise when using radio-carbons to date tree rings.
The first is that radio-carbon dates are younger than calendar years.
Doolittle concurred with that conclusion when he said, “If the climate of an area has two distinct rainy seasons separated by periods of no rain, trees will add two rings per year.” In his article, C. Ferguson found that Bristle-cone Pine trees growing in areas of increased soil produced younger ages.
Either the results from his study suggest the trees in the deeper soil were seeded later or fewer rain-drought cycles occurred.