Only God Could Have Taught Moses Medical Knowledge
Moody Adams, From book 'Proof' The Bible contains Medical knowledge of that only God could have known when it was written.
Scripture tells us the Lord made this marvelous covenant with the Jewish people after freeing them from slavery in Egypt: “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that heals you”--(Exodus 15:26).
In this covenant God gave an ancient member of a tribe of nomads medical wisdom that medical science would not discover until thousands of years later. What makes it even more amazing was that Moses had studied in the finest universities of his day. They were teaching, treating sicknesses with lizard’s blood, swine teeth, and flies. They taught removing splinters with worm blood and asses’ dung. None of the wisdom of his day entered into his writings.
Long before man discovered bacteria, the Bible taught quarantining: “All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be”--(Leviticus 13:46). The plague killed and maimed millions of people in Europe. Some men of science taught that infection was caused by eating spiced food or spoiled fish. Others thought it was inherited. When the terrifying disease reached its peak in the fourteenth century the Christian Church took the leadership in combating the disease. They simply applied the Bible teaching of quarantining. By keeping those with the disease away from others the plague was stopped. Nearly four thousand years after the Bible gave this instruction, in 1873, Dr. Armauer Hansen identified bacteria as the cause of leprosy and found high concentrations of it in the nose. This meant it could be spread by breathing and led to the practice of isolating lepers, which defeated a once powerful epidemic.
The Bible ordered the Jews to circumcise their male babies on the day blood coagulates faster than any other; “And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed”--(Genesis 17:12). Hundreds of modern medical workers toiled over a period of many years to discover that blood coagulates faster on the eighth day of a baby’s life than at any other time. Babies come into the world without vitamin K. But it shoots up to 110% of normal levels by the eighth day. After this it levels off at 100%. This means the eighth day of a male baby’s life is the day the child’s blood coagulates the fastest in his life.
The Bible contained knowledge about a sac of water surrounding the heart that medical science would not discover until the latter part of the twentieth century. Scripture says that when they pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, water came out: “One of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water”--(John 19:34).
The Bible says God made man from the dust of the earth. Science has identified fourteen chemical elements in a human body. Those fourteen are all found in dirt. Dr. E. E. Slossom, a famous chemist, said, “The greatest miracle of the Bible is its chemical accuracy.”
The Bible stresses the importance of clean water. No one should drink water that has had a dead animal in it: “Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which touches their carcass shall be unclean”--(Leviticus 11:36). It was not until the twentieth century that we learned that typhoid fever in the United States, cholera in India, bilharziasis in Egypt, and many other diseases came mainly from drinking polluted water. George Washington, America’s first president, died after the doctors drained blood from his body. Blood-letting was believed to be a cure for his cold. When it didn’t work, they took more blood. At the end they said the blood was thick and ran out of him very slowly. Finally, he died. On the table beside the bed Washington died on was a Bible. In that Bible it was written: “The life of the flesh is in the blood”--(Leviticus 17:11). Long after Washington’s death, man discovered that blood is not the source of illness but the source of life. Then doctors started giving blood to the weak, instead of removing it.