Strange Science in The Bible: Snakes eat dust, Iron can float on water…

A short summary:

Snakes eat dust (Gen 3:14, Isa 65:25).
Some fowl and insects have four legs (Lev 11:20-23).

An iron axe floats on water (2 Kings 6:5-7).
2 Kings 6:4 – So Elisha went with them, and when they came to the Jordan, they began to cut down some trees.
2 Kings 6:6 – "Where did it fall?" asked the man of God. And when he showed him the place, the man of God cut a stick, threw it there, and made the iron float.

Bees will build a hive in a dead carcass (Judg 14:8).
Eagles will be attracted by a dead carcass (Matt 24:28). Fact: Eagles
do not eat carrion.
Leprosy can be cured by following the instructions in Lev 13, 14.
Levi existed as a person in the loins of his great-grandfather
(Heb 7:9-10).
Jonah is able to survive three days and nights in the belly of
the fish without oxygen and without being digested (Jonah
1:17, 2:10).
Animals can speak: serpent in Garden of Eden (Gen 3), Balaam’s
ass (Num 22:28).
Salt can lose its saltiness (Matt 5:13, Mark 9:50, Luke 14:34).
Earth has four corners, and floats on water (Isa 11:12, Ps 24:2,
136:6, Rev 7:1).
Earth is a circular disk (Isa 40:22).
Earth is flat (these verses were used for centuries by the church
to prove this: 1 Chron 16:30, Ps 93:1, Jer 10:13, Dan 4:10-
11, Zech 9:10, Matt 4:8, Rev 1:7).
Earth does not move (Ps 93:1, 96:10, 104:5, 1 Chr 16:30).

Source: http://holtz.org/Library/Philosophy/Metaphysics/Theology/Christianity/Criticism/Bible%20Problems%20by%20Packham%201998.htm#NTCONTRA

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