ACTUALLY...... John, there is more advanced knowledge within the bible that science has only found out about in the last 100 years or so. :) Laws that God gave the Israelites was WAY beyond what was known to the rest of the world. Plus other verses in the bible tell of things that were not known to the common people of that day, and were not really proven until 100 years ago or so.
Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty space and hangs the earth on nothing.
Lev 12:2 "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: 'When a woman gives birth and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean.
Lev 12:3 'On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
(Doctors have found that on the 8th day, a babies pain resistance is up, and they develop extra vitamin K that helps with blood clotting. Therefore, doing a circumcision on the 8th day is the VERY BEST day - God designed it that way.)
Lev. 5 - Has stuff about touching dead things and becoming "unclean". Also how to fix this unclean condition. Things we now know..... if you touch a dead animal, clean your hands and clothes to get rid of germs and disease.
Lev. 13 - Tells alot about putting people in quarantine because of infections.
Lev. 15 - Talks about the spread of germs. (Germs weren't even known about until recently.)
Lev. 11 - Talks alot about "unclean" things. But what it's saying is that when "swarming things" die in a well, the water is "unclean". If an animal dies on wooden ware it should be washed in water, and if it dies on earthen ware to smash it up. Or if you found it and picked it up, your clothes and you were unclean and need to be washed.
Lev 19:5 'Now when you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.
Lev 19:6 'It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and the next day; but what remains until the third day shall be burned with fire.
Lev 19:7 'So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an offense; it will not be accepted. (We of course now know that unrefrigerated food is very bad for you.)
Lev. 19 - Also talks about becoming unclean after touching the body of a dead person.
There is so much more that I could show you that God taught the Israelites. These things were not
known by people... but told to them by God. So how could the bible be just written by man? This is information that was completely foreign to them, and they started practicing it about 3,500 years ago. But yet science only revealed these things - round earth, currents in the ocean, water that comes from deep in the ocean, germs, diseases being controlled by quarantine, eating dairy and meat in the same meal is bad for your digestion, when to circumsise, the fact that the sun goes around the earth...... (so much more)..... these things were only revealed recently. How do you explain that?
I just happen to believe that EVOLUTION is PART of God's great plan!!! It isn't mentioned in the Bible because MAN didn't have scientific understanding at the time - and NEITHER do I believe we have come close to mastering the science yet!!! We are young as far as species go - we learn and grow and all of that is part of the big picture which AGAIN I think is too great for us to grasp.
Although inspired by God, the Bible was written by man and MAN can only write about things within his understanding.
So that statement isn't true (not completely anyway). There was scientific understanding - from God. And actually, we (as nations outside of the Israelites) didn't have this information, so yes scientists did have to LEARN this on their own and haven't mastered it yet!
It's true..... man can only write about things within their understanding. So how is it that the bible speaks of things that no one COULD know about back then? hmmmmm? :)
I know it's a long post...... and well past due. :) You know me John. When it comes to the bible, I'm gonna do the searching to find for you what it REALLY says on a matter. It's an amazing book - fully inspired by God - with revelation within it that us stupid humans STILL haven't figured out fully.