For the late second millennium we have the following: From Egypt, south of Memphis, the figure of a kneeling camel loaded with two jars (hence, domesticated) from a tomb of the later thirteenth century; from northwest Arabia, on painted pottery from Qurraya (so-called Midianite ware), the broken figure of a camel, of thirteenth/early twelfth century; and a camel on an early thirteenth century sherd from Pi-Ramesse.
There are other traces of camels much earlier, e.g., in Egypt and Arabia in the third millennium, and also in our overall period. But the examples just given should suffice to indicate the true situation: the camel was for long a marginal beast in most of the historic ancient Near East (including Egypt), but it was not wholly unknown or anachronistic before or during 2000-1100. And there the matter should, on the tangible evidence, rest.
From Wikipedia: Dromedaries may have first been domesticated by humans in Somalia and southern Arabia, around 3,000 BC, the Bactrian in central Asia around 2,500 BC, as at Shar-i Sokhta (also known as the Burnt City), Iran.
Of course, these camels have engraved onto their bones “First ever domesticated camels”.
Is this Pilate and the Hittites all over again? You’d have thought these idiots had learned their lesson.
Back to school, boys.
Yeah but those TAU dudes are so cool, they use BCE and CE and all that of kind cool new modern progressive stuff.
Where does the Bible say Abraham came from? When does the Bible imply he came from there?