This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “camel.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.
I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.
The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.
You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.
Genesis 12:16 He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and CAMELS.
Genesis 24:10 Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s CAMELS loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor.
Genesis 24:11 He had the CAMELS kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
Genesis 24:14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your CAMELS too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”
Genesis 24:19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your CAMELS too, until they have had enough to drink.”
Genesis 24:20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his CAMELS.
Genesis 24:22 When the CAMELS had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels.
Genesis 24:30 As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the CAMELS near the spring.
Genesis 24:31 “Come, you who are blessed by the Lord,” he said. “Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the CAMELS.”
Genesis 24:32 So the man went to the house, and the CAMELS were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the CAMELS, and water for him and his men to wash their feet.
Genesis 24:35 The Lord has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and CAMELS and donkeys.
Genesis 24:44 and if she says to me, “Drink, and I’ll draw water for your CAMELS too,” let her be the one the Lord has chosen for my master’s son.’
Genesis 24:46 “She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your CAMELS too.’ So I drank, and she watered the CAMELS also.
Genesis 24:61 Then Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the CAMELS and went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.
Genesis 24:63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw CAMELS approaching.
Genesis 24:64 Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her CAMEL
Genesis 30:43 In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and female and male servants, and CAMELS and donkeys.
Genesis 31:17 Then Jacob put his children and his wives on CAMELS,
Genesis 31:34 Now Rachel had taken the household gods and put them inside her CAMEL’s saddle and was sitting on them. Laban searched through everything in the tent but found nothing.
Genesis 32:7 In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and CAMELS as well.
Genesis 32:15 thirty female CAMELS with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.
Genesis 37:25 As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their CAMELS were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.
Exodus 9:3 the hand of the Lord will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys and CAMELS and on your cattle, sheep and goats.
Leviticus 11:4 “‘There are some that only chew the cud or only have a divided hoof, but you must not eat them. The CAMEL, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is ceremonially unclean for you.
Deuteronomy 14:7 However, of those that chew the cud or that have a divided hoof you may not eat the CAMEL, the rabbit or the hyrax. Although they chew the cud, they do not have a divided hoof; they are ceremonially unclean for you.
Judges 6:5 They came up with their livestock and their tents like swarms of locusts. It was impossible to count them or their CAMELS; they invaded the land to ravage it.
Judges 7:12 The Midianites, the Amalekites and all the other eastern peoples had settled in the valley, thick as locusts. Their CAMELS could no more be counted than the sand on the seashore.
Judges 8:21 Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Come, do it yourself. ‘As is the man, so is his strength.’” So Gideon stepped forward and killed them, and took the ornaments off their CAMELS’ necks.
Judges 8:26 The weight of the gold rings he asked for came to seventeen hundred shekels, not counting the ornaments, the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian or the chains that were on their CAMELS’ necks.
1 Samuel 15:3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, CAMELS and donkeys.’”
1 Samuel 27:9 Whenever David attacked an area, he did not leave a man or woman alive, but took sheep and cattle, donkeys and CAMELS, and clothes. Then he returned to Achish.
1 Samuel 30:17 David fought them from dusk until the evening of the next day, and none of them got away, except four hundred young men who rode off on CAMELS and fled.
1 Kings 10:2 Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with CAMELS carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind.
2 Kings 8:9 Hazael went to meet Elisha, taking with him as a gift forty CAMEL-loads of all the finest wares of Damascus. He went in and stood before him, and said, “Your son Ben-Hadad king of Aram has sent me to ask, ‘Will I recover from this illness?’”
1 Chronicles 5:21 They seized the livestock of the Hagrites—fifty thousand CAMELS, two hundred fifty thousand sheep and two thousand donkeys. They also took one hundred thousand people captive,
1 Chronicles 12:40 Also, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali came bringing food on donkeys, CAMELS, mules and oxen. There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, olive oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.
1 Chronicles 27:30 Obil the Ishmaelite was in charge of the CAMELS. Jehdeiah the Meronothite was in charge of the donkeys.
2 Chronicles 9:1 [ The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon ] When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving with a very great caravan—with CAMELS carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all she had on her mind.
2 Chronicles 14:15 They also attacked the camps of the herders and carried off droves of sheep and goats and CAMELS. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
Ezra 2:67 435 CAMELS and 6,720 donkeys.
Nehemiah 7:69 435 CAMELS and 6,720 donkeys.
Job 1:3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand CAMELS, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.
Job 1:17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your CAMELS and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
Job 42:12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand CAMELS, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.
Isaiah 21:7 When he sees chariots with teams of horses, riders on donkeys or riders on CAMELS, let him be alert, fully alert.”
Isaiah 30:6 A prophecy concerning the animals of the Negev: Through a land of hardship and distress, of lions and lionesses, of adders and darting snakes, the envoys carry their riches on donkeys’ backs, their treasures on the humps of CAMELS, to that unprofitable nation,
Isaiah 60:6 Herds of CAMELS will cover your land, young CAMELS of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord.
Isaiah 66:20 And they will bring all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord—on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and CAMELS,” says the Lord. “They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels.
Jeremiah 2:23 “How can you say, ‘I am not defiled; I have not run after the Baals’? See how you behaved in the valley; consider what you have done. You are a swift she-CAMEL running here and there,
Jeremiah 49:29 Their tents and their flocks will be taken; their shelters will be carried off with all their goods and CAMELS. People will shout to them, ‘Terror on every side!’
Jeremiah 49:32 Their CAMELS will become plunder, and their large herds will be spoils of war. I will scatter to the winds those who are in distant places and will bring disaster on them from every side,” declares the Lord.
Ezekiel 25:5 I will turn Rabbah into a pasture for CAMELS and Ammon into a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
Zechariah 14:15 A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the CAMELS and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.
Matthew 3:4 John’s clothes were made of CAMEL’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
Matthew 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a CAMEL to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 23:24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a CAMEL.
Mark 1:6 John wore clothing made of CAMEL’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
Mark 10:25 It is easier for a CAMEL to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Luke 18:25 Indeed, it is easier for a CAMEL to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”