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CAMELS 🐪 🐫🐪🐫🐪🐫 Camels What Do You Know? < Alone in the Desert? Although folklore has it that the camel stores water in its hump, this is not the case. It is generally thought that the camel can get along without water for a prolonged period because of its ability to retain much of the water that it drinks. A contributory factor is the design of the nose, which enables the animal to extract water vapor when exhaling. The camel can tolerate a loss of water of 25 percent of its weight, in contrast to 12 percent for humans. It does not lose moisture by perspiration as rapidly as do other creatures, because its body temperature can vary 6° C. (11° F.) without marked effects. Its blood is unique in that loss of fluid is minimal even when water is in short supply for several days. It can also replace lost body weight by drinking as much as 135 L (35 gal) in ten minutes. Some camels are known to have traveled at amazing speeds. At 1 Samuel 30:17, an allusion to swift camels may be noted. It was only the 400 young men that rode camels who escaped when David struck down the Amalekite raiders. Early morning a few hundred miles into the first west-east crossing of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang, Western China. This is one of the Bactrian 🐫 that helped carry supplies on the 700+ mile, 42 day trek. Photo: @mikelibecki Jehovah God is an Awesome Creator, Agree?
CAMEL ? Use From Early Bible Times. The first Bible mention of the camel relates to AbrahamÂ’s temporary residence in Egypt, where he acquired a number of these beasts of burden. (Ge 12:16) When AbrahamÂ’s faithful servant was sent to Mesopotamia to procure a wife for Isaac, a train of ten camels, with all sorts of gifts, accompanied him. (Ge 24:10) It was to a camel caravan of Ishmaelites bound for Egypt that Joseph was sold by his half brothers.Â—Ge 37:25-28. ???? Job is introduced as Â“the greatest of all the Orientals.Â” His material possessions included 3,000 camels, and following the test of his integrity, Jehovah blessed Job, so much so that he came to possess 6,000 camels and a vast quantity of other livestock.Â—Job 1:3; 42:12. ???? In common with other livestock of Egypt, the camels suffered from the plagues God brought upon PharaohÂ’s domain. (Ex 9:3, 10, 25; 12:29) Whether any camels went with the Israelites on the trek through the wilderness is not indicated in the Bible record, but likely this was the case. ???? The first reference to camels after IsraelÂ’s settling in the Promised Land is in connection with their use by invaders. When Midianite hordes and their Â‘camels without numberÂ’ spread over the land and impoverished it, a critical situation faced GodÂ’s people Israel. (Jg 6:5; 7:12) At times, with JehovahÂ’s help, the Israelites defeated their enemies and captured vast numbers of camels, on one occasion 50,000.Â—1Ch 5:21; 2Ch 14:15. ???? While outlawed from SaulÂ’s court, David and his men warred against the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites, striking down all the men and women but taking domestic animals, including camels, as booty. (1Sa 27:8, 9) During the reign of David, a special official, Obil, was in charge of his camels. (1Ch 27:30) The queen of Sheba brought gifts to King Solomon in a camel train, and Ben-hadad II of Syria sent presents to the prophet Elisha loaded upon 40 camels.Â—1Ki 10:1, 2; 2Ki 8:9. ???? In foretelling the fall of Babylon, the prophet Isaiah alluded to the conquering armies under the symbol of Â“a war chariot of camels.Â” (Isa 21:7) According to the Greek historian Herodotus (I, 80), Cyrus did make use of the camel in his military campaigns. Â– Bible SpeaksÂ ???? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200000871