Carbon dating book of abraham
Until recently, scholars assuming the basic historicity of the patriarchal narratives have favoured either Middle Bronze I or Middle Bronze II as the most likely background for the movements of Abraham.A later date, in the Late Bronze Age, has also been defended, but has never had the same support.The point to be noted is the implication of this date for Albright's hypothesis.Thompson has rightly pointed out that the low chronology for MB I is the central key to Albright's thesis.(Ham et al., page 72.) As with Assertion 1, Assertion 2 fails to account for the tree-ring calibration which is a routine part of modern radiocarbon dating.Although no convincing argument for a change in the speed of light over time has been made, the question is irrelevant to the validity of tree-ring calibrated radiocarbon dates.As with variation in atmospheric radiocarbon concentration, the decay rate of radiocarbon in tree-ring calibration samples would be affected in exactly the same way as the decay rate of radiocarbon in the specimen to be dated.
All this results in the use of them posing novel economic and environmental problems. This idea is advanced, for example, in The Young Earth: C ratio was like before the industrial revolution, and all radiocarbon dating is made with this in mind.