“And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua…”
Evolutionary scientists have been amazed by the discovery that the very oldest artifacts left by man indicate the presence of written language and mathematical ability. Creationists, on the other hand, are not surprised and predicted that evidence would be found to show that mankind has always had a language.
Evolutionists now admit that man’s written language goes back at least 30,000 years and, while we do not accept the inflated evolutionary years, we do welcome the discovery of facts supportive of the biblical view of history. When archaeologist Alexander Marshack determined that one ancient carving was a calendar, scientists sat up and took notice.
This discovery not only meant that ancient man had a sense of time, but that he also had a written language and ability to do mathematics. Other evidences of written language have since been studied and, to some extent, deciphered. But what they show is that no matter how far back one is able to find evidence of man’s work, language was already established.
Man is man and has always been man, but we are far from perfect because of sin. But there is rescue from sin and its effects in Jesus Christ. If you don’t know Him, or if your life is spoiled by sin, take a look at the Bible and see the better life He has offered you.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Word made flesh for our salvation. Help Your people see, especially in this doubting world, that just as You are perfect, so is Your written Word perfect, given to us so that we might know of Your love. Amen.
Photo: Babylonian legal tablet from Alalakh in its clay envelope.