Is all science in the Torah outdated ancient science, something not useful today in our modern scientific world. Much of it is since the ancients used observation without modern equipment to observe. Remember, that the earth does even to us on the ground seem to be flat with a dome over it. However, there is one observation that the writers of Leviticus 17:11-14 did make that is quite modern. In the time of enlightenment, in the eighteenth century and before, many people believed that draining the blood during sickness would help a patient. Did it? No, just look at the death of former President George Washington in 1799. A cold cost him his life. Why? Blood was drained from him. Leviticus 17:11-14 says the following:
The Torah: Leviticus 17:11-14 notice that the Priestly Writer recognizes that life is in the blood. If our medical people had observed this in George Washington’s time, he might have lived longer. No leeches, please! Not all science is ancient in the Torah. They used observation too; however, the ancients misinterpreted much of the natural world that they saw. In the case of blood, they were correct. The doctors of the centuries after the Hebrews were wrong and cost many people their lives. Oddly enough, the Holy Bible was next to the president’s death bed on a table. It was turned to Leviticus 17:11-14. Only if medical doctor had read it. The spirit of Washington might not have left this world so soon. Let us give some thought to that. God bless. It does show that even we do not know everything.