The book of Leviticus (written prior to 1400 BC) describes the value of blood.
‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’
The blood carries water and nourishment to every cell, maintains the body’s temperature, and removes the waste material of the body’s cells. The blood also carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. In 1616, William Harvey discovered that blood circulation is the key factor in physical life—confirming what the Bible revealed 3,000 years earlier.
The Bible describes biogenesis (the development of living organisms from other living organisms) and the stability of each kind of living organism.
Then God said,“Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
The phrase “according to its kind” occurs repeatedly, stressing the reproductive integrity of each kind of animal and plant. Today we know this occurs because all of these reproductive systems are programmed by their genetic codes.
The Bible describes the chemical nature of flesh.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return.
It is a proven fact that a person’s mental and spiritual health is strongly correlated with physical health. The Bible revealed this to us with these statements (and others) written by King Solomon about 950 BC.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
A sound heart is life to the body,
But envy is rottenness to the bones.
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
And a good report makes the bones healthy.
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones.