Here is an amazing find, again lending even MORE ancient evidence to the reality of the legendary Noah’s Ark! But as many times, the devil hides in the interpretation of the evidence.
Have you seen this:
In THE ARK BEFORE NOAH, British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah’s Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel’s enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the British Museum – the arrival one day in 2008 of a single, modest-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet – the palm-sized clay rectangles on which our ancestors created the first documents. It had been brought in by a member of the public and this particular tablet proved to be of quite extraordinary importance. Not only does it date from about 1850 BC, but it is a copy of the Babylonian Story of the Flood, a myth from ancient Mesopotamia revealing among other things, instructions for building a large boat to survive a flood. But Dr Finkel’s pioneering work didn’t stop there. Through another series of enthralling discoveries he has been able to decode the story of the Flood in ways which offer unanticipated revelations to readers of THE ARK BEFORE NOAH.
SNIP>>> Finkel believes that the Jews picked up the idea of the flood while they were exiled in Babylon in the sixth century BC. However, Noah is mentioned in the Old Testament books written prior to the 70-year exile or right at the start of it: Isaiah 54:9 (eighth century BC) and Ezekiel 14:14, 20 (early sixth century BC, at the start of the exile).
THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT IS FAR MORE AUTHENTIC.
Should this tablet “cause consternation among believers in the Biblical story” as the article suggests? Of course not—in fact, this is just another archaeological find that corroborates the biblical Flood account.
It is only reasonable that people in cultures the world over—being descended from the eight people that got off the Ark—would recall various versions of the Flood in their cultural memory and traditions. Hundreds of flood stories have been found in cultures around the world. While many of these contain legendary embellishments, it is very obvious that many of them refer back to a real event described in Genesis, many of the details of which were passed down through the generations.
Consider some of the other information on Finkel’s tablet that was briefly mentioned in the article:
A god instructed a man to build a giant boat (two-thirds the size of a soccer field in the tablet); compare with Genesis 6:15.
The boat was to be reinforced with wooden ribs; compare with Genesis 6:14.
The boat was to be covered in bitumen; see Genesis 6:14.
The animals were to board the boat two-by-two; see Genesis 7:9.
The purpose of all of these things was to survive a devastating flood; see Genesis 6:17.
It would be interesting to see the translation of the full tablet to see what other similarities might exist.<<<<<
After the flood, The 8 tuned into 20, then, 200 then 20,000 and growing bigger ever year….. one language which makes perfect sense, 8 people on a boat for a year, they all knew the same language. Each man a sinner like you and me right now. Each family had kids and normal family life. Some kids were good like we see today and some were criminals like we see today.
Around the camp fire at nights and bed time stories Noah, elders and parents would tell the stories for all the kids about the Great Flood that once was.
Some listened and believed; some did not. Some thought fables and laughed behind Great Great Grandpa Noah’s back.
The city grew many left for adventures, new space, a new life…or even because of fighting. Taking more and more people with them. They spread out all over the earth from the camp of the 8.
Each group would have remembered some of the stories that Noah and the elders used to say..
So they did the same to their new family in a new area.
But as time went on, the stories got more and more colourful and drifted from the True Truth of Noah’s story.. and at times became absurd, like this stone discovery here.
The Bible has the correct version of the story this is the obvious off-shoot-fake-story. A round boat? That is the design of this boat. ( I saw the show where they built one and it sank like a rock.) The arks dimensions are still basically used today for giant ships. Have you seen many round ocean liners lately
Anyway, just more amazing evidence that a flood did happen and so many people knew about it that we just keep finding testimony to its existence!
Amazing, thank you Lord!