...The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." ~ Psalm 14:1
 
Life Is In The Blood
Written by Arnold Schnabel   

LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD

Bible Writers

1491-1451 B.C.

 

Moses wrote, “The life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11).

 

ANALYSIS:  The Hebrew word for “life” is defined as “that which makes it possible for an animal to breathe; to have vitality.”

 

FACT:  Moses pronounced, “The life of the flesh is in the blood.”

 

HISTORY OF SCIENCE

350 B.C.

 

Bloodletting as a medical practice has been known as early as the fourth century B.C.  Herophilos, a physician of the Museum at Alexandria, advocated it as a means to rid the body of disease.  Many of his contemporaries also used it as a cure, considering blood a carrier of disease instead of life.

 

                                                               A.D. 1616

 

The practice of bloodletting was later based on the accepted belief that blood did not circulate but would “ebb and flow,” with new blood being created rapidly if needed.  The monumental discovery by William Harvey, a British physician, in 1616 that blood circulated continually through the veins to be used over and over again has enabled man to make exact studies of the circulation system and the function of blood.

 

                                                               A.D. 1800

 

Dr. Harvey’s discovery did not yet have popular acceptance, and the practice of bloodletting continued.  The barber-surgeons of this country were the professional bloodletters until the early nineteenth century, hence the origin of the red stripe on their barber poles with a blood collecting pot at its bottom.  A conscientious barber-surgeon would bleed a person to free him of disease from both arms, supposedly to not off-balance his weight.  This was done while trimming the patient’s hair.

 

                                                               A.D. 1900

 

The preeminent importance of the blood as the biological mechanism of the body has only been comprehended with any adequacy in recent years.  In this century, scientists discovered that the continuance of the life depends on continued temperature control, waste removal, and transportation of water, food, and regulators to the cells of all parts of the body, and therefore the blood furnishes the very life and nourishment of the body.

 

Above excerpt taken from:

Has God Spoken by Arnold O. Schnabel, 5th Edition; A. O. Schnabel, Publisher, 2004; pages 61-63.

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