In the book entitled "Science - Was the Bible Ahead of Its Time?" Author Ralph O. Muncaster states it's surprising that some of the most obvious medical practices today - though outlined in the Bible - were not "discovered" until recently. In about 1500 B.C., the Hebrews, led by Moses, left Egypt and faced the rugged challenge of surviving away from a well - developed civilization. ...God promised by following His laws, the Hebrews would avoid the diseases of the Egyptians (Exodus 15:26). The Bible's ancient laws have tremendous insights not known until the germ research of the late 1800's. In one example set forth by Muncaster dealing with Blood As a Life Source to the Flesh, he states "Only comparatively recently has medicine recognized that blood is in fact the life source to all parts of the body. It provides oxygen and carries vital nutrients that are essential for life. The Bible indicated this fact 1500 years before Christ (Leviticus 17:11) - "the life of the flesh is in its blood." For centuries, physicians would drain blood from patients in an attempt to rid the body of poison, which resulted in death for many people. My next post will expand more on Muncaster's evidence that the Bible is scientifically reliable.