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During the 3000 year period from time of Moses till Jesus was there much change/advancements scientifically, culturally, etc?

Just curious -seems like there was not  much great advancements but more use of metals,  new and more refined musical instruments...

Posted - November 29, 2018


  • 5712
    Since Jesus came along, modern development has brought advancements in education, medicine, manufacturing, science, and even communications such as this computer. Jesus popularized 'sharing' with your neighbor. Since then, the world has become more civilized. All you atheists need to back off and admire what this 'non-existing' entity has done for progress of mankind. Go read one of the Bible's  4 Gospel chapters. 
      November 29, 2018 6:41 AM MST

  • 7087
    All right. I actually meant the time period from Moses until when Jesus made his appearance. 
      November 29, 2018 7:05 AM MST

  • 3259
    You do realize most advancements were due to warfare, don't you?
    So it had nothing to do with Jesus' teaching.

      November 29, 2018 8:05 AM MST

  • 3259
    The big leaps forward in scientific advancements came after the introduction of gunpowder to warfare in Europe, and the Industrial Revolution.
      November 29, 2018 8:08 AM MST

  • 24268
    The Chinese civilization had been around for that time period, and they still hadn't figured out a way to eat other than with two sticks.
      November 29, 2018 9:12 AM MST

  • 22370
      November 29, 2018 10:56 AM MST

  • 5318
    1000 years BC to 1AD was the great time of Greek science. Astronomy, Geometry, Physics, Philosophy, Math, ... They started a lot of balls rolling that are still rolling today.
      November 29, 2018 4:33 PM MST

  • 2635

    The more things change, the more they stay the same - Proverb.
      November 29, 2018 6:57 PM MST

  • 5849

    Science did not exist until Euclid, who was thought to be around 325 BC. The actual process was not developed until Joseph Priestly, 1733-1804, invented a pump with which he analyzed air, and Antoine Lavoisier, 1743-1794, invented chemistry.

    The prophet Abraham (approx. 1971BC - 2075BC) was born in a city with indoor plumbing and flush toilets, and the technology was about 500 years old then. But the concept seems to have been lost, and the Romans had to reinvent water distribution and basic sewer technology. 

    Moses' time is thought to be sometime between 700 to 1500 BC, very uncertain, but not 3,000 years. Then again maybe it was. Nobody is sure. So the biggest change is people forgot how to build a sewer. But at least they learned to make bricks so they didn't have to live in caves. 

    Here is the cave city at the edge of the garden of Eden:

    So you ask how we know where the garden of Eden was?


    But getting back to the question, here is a bit of history you might enjoy:

    Few people really know how or why the industrial revolution happened. Most assume that it happened because James Watt invented a steam engine and Robert Fulton put it in a boat. That is a typical assumption, considering that we Americans are mostly interested in our gadgets. The steam engine has been reinvented and forgotten several times in the last 2,000 years. The first known inventor was an Egyptian named Hero or Heron, and he could not think of any use for it other than to open the doors to a shrine.

    The inventions that are unique to the modern period are:
    * mass production, invented by Sam Colt to make pistols (1814-1862)
    * gonzo marketing, of which Diamond Jim Brady is the most famous example (1856-1917)
    * consumer financing, invented by Isaac Singer to sell sewing machines (1811-1875)
    * the savings bank, invented by Noah Webster (1758-1843)

    Prior to Mr. Webster, the dictionary guy, usury was condemned by almost everybody. Mr. Webster reasoned that it was ok for a man to own part of a business and to receive a portion of the profits, so it must be equally ok to deposit money with a steward who had a talent for investing in successful businesses. The depositor would not actually own a business, but he would have an interest in his steward's dealings and was entitled to be paid for his interest. Prior to that there was no such thing as retirement. People saved what they could of their earnings, or they hoped their children could support them, or they worked until they dropped. The savings bank was an obvious winner, and millions of people deposited their savings to get the benefit of compound interest, thereby providing huge amounts of investment money for new industries such as the recently reinvented steam engine.

    This post was edited by Not Sure at February 19, 2019 1:57 AM MST
      November 30, 2018 1:29 AM MST