.... for your consideration.
Wow! They had Planned Parenthood way back then?
At least they recognized that a fetus was a baby and deserving of burial. Here we just rinse unwanted children down the garbage disposal or fling them in the dumpster.
The Greeks and Romans would decide whether a baby was worthy and if not, leave it out somewhere to die. Its called “exposure”.
They worshipped Moloch, a fake “god” so awful he’s mentioned in the Torah; chief attribute they sacrified babies to it.
I’ll go for “contemporary accounts” vs. counter-intuitive balooney trying to make the Bible look bad for $100 Alex.
re: cremated remains of thousands of babies, young goats and lambs
So, they find the cremated remains of babies with goats, and lambs. And we are supposed to believe that the Carthaginians, who were reported in the Bible to practice child sacrifice to their pagan gods, weren’t really sacrificing anything. They were just participating in sacred burial rituals for all the babies and animals that routinely died.
Lots of Archaeologists like to discourage the belief in human sacrifice.
Many people have made careers spinning that the Aztecs and Maya didn’t practice human sacrifice, and that it was all Spanish lies.
A burial site for a baby, apart from that of the family into which it was born? Uummm. Credulous creature that I am, why of course those “scientists” must right!
The argument against infant sacrifice in the article seems long on conjecture and short on facts. They even argue the Carthaginians wouldn’t waste precious wood on infant sacrifices despite the evidence the bodies were indeed cremated.