Chemists and Perfumers of Ancient Egypt and Israel

As noted by many, historical disciplines such as origins science, geography, archaeology, and other things are forensic in nature. To reconstruct the past (with or without Gil Grissom and people like that), procedures similar to law enforcement detective work are utilized.

The Bible is a historical document that has never been refuted in any way, and there are numerous clues in the texts to help researchers go all Lt. Columbo. Genesis includes details about Joseph, for instance. Connect those with other historical facts, archaeology, and science, pictures of the past emerge.

Sphinx and pyramid, RGBStock / Michal Zacharzewski
Someone was able to know that a certain mummy was of an Egyptian nobleman because of the smell. The better processes and perfumes for embalming were utilized by families that could afford them, so chemistry as well as history and culture provide clues to the bigger picture. Indeed, some of the containers were labeled as to ingredients and purposes, others were scraped and analyzed with the latest technology.

The details learned back in Genesis tell us that Joseph and his brothers were involved with some important trading locations. That is where people obtained some of the materials that were not native to the areas, including exotic spices.

I'll allow that this has little to do with creation and evolution directly. We do have biblical passages illuminated and have more details become clear, however. Also, we see again that the Bible is accurate in even the minute historical details.

Important new discoveries are constantly rising from the sands of Egypt. Many of these come from an ancient necropolis at Saqqara, located near modern Cairo. Many thousands of burials have been found here, and are still being found, including the tombs of pharaohs, princes and princesses, priests, wealthy artisans, and even commoners. The famous Step Pyramid of Djoser dominates the skyline at Saqqara, but many more wonders lie just beneath the surface. Saqqara was regarded as a special or holy site to be buried, thus it was used as a necropolis for over 2,000 years of Egyptian history.

To read the rest of this extremely interesting article, click on "Egyptian mummies and Hebrew perfume — Ancient chemists were smart, and well connected." You may also appreciate "Ancient Egyptian Stone Supports Bible History." The following video mentions "this year," which was 2019.