The QuasiChristian

Critical Thinking and Spiritual Reasoning

Satan Wants You To Know (Message #4)

Noah’s Flood (image by Uriel Vidal)

Biblical Flood Evidence

There is presently no convincing archaeological evidence of the biblical flood. The examination of silt levels at the Sumeran cities of Ur, Kish, Shuruppak, Lagash, and Uruk (all of which have occupation levels at least as early as 2800 B.C.) are from different periods and do not reflect a single massive flood that inundated them all at the same time.

Similarly, the city of Jericho, which has been continuously occupied since 7000 B.C., has no flood deposits whatsoever. Climatological studies have indicated that the period from 4500 to 3500 B.C. was significantly wetter in this region, but that offers little to go on.

The search for the remains of Noah’s ark have centered on the Turkish peak of Agri Dagh (17,000 feet) near Lake Van. However, no one mountain within the Ararat range is mentioned in the biblical account, and fragments of wood that have been carbon-14 dated from this mountain have proven to come from no earlier than the fifth century A.D.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament

October 5, 2010 - Posted by | Education, Satan Wants You To Know | , , ,

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