Doubts radiometric dating
INTRODUCTION 2 Chronicles 32:1-4: “Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah…And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come…he planned with his officers and his mighty men to stop the water of the springs that were outside the city; and they helped him…they stopped all the springs and the brook that flowed through the land…” 2 Chronicles : “This same Hezekiah closed the upper outlet of the waters of Gihon and directed them down to the west side of the city of David.And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.” 2 Kings : “The rest of the deeds of Hezekiah and all his might and how he made the pool and the conduit and brought water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? C., King Sennacherib of Assyria planned to attack Jerusalem.“Then we don’t know anything.” Thus, it sounds like secular scientists have already done a pretty good job disputing this find.But forgetting about their own doubts, let’s continue to look at why this find, if it could be “proven” to be a sign of life, is considered evidence for life.
Referring to the carbon found in the diamond inclusions, Rosing claimed, “That to me is completely the opposite of a biological signature.For years, skeptics wondered if such a tunnel was possible; it would have to run hundreds of meters and maintain a complex configuration.These doubts were cleared up when American biblical scholar Edward Robinson discovered the tunnel in 1838 and British explorer Sir Charles Warren studied it in 1867.The answer lies in radiocarbon (or Carbon-14 dating), and it confirms that the tunnel was indeed built during the time of Hezekiah.In the 2003 article “Radiometric dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem”, Amos Frumkin, Aryeh Shimron, and Jeff Rosenbaum “report radiocarbon and U–Th dating of the Siloam Tunnel 3–10, proving its Iron Age II date; we conclude that the Biblical text presents an accurate historic record of the Siloam Tunnel’s construction.” and, in fact, there are other instances of radiometric dating confirming the tunnel’s completion at around 700 B. But for some, this is not a satisfactory explanation.