The archaeologist comments: “As most secular scholars believe the Torah was written between the twelfth and fifth centuries B.C. and the Quran during the seventh century, historians from these periods cannot be maligned for believing the monumental wood structure on Mount Ararat was a maritime construction. Having been inside the edifice, it is understandable that past visitors believed this site to be an ancient barge. Mortise-and-tenon features, cypress wood, angled walls, cross beams at different elevations, and coats of pitch or bitumen are familiar traits in early maritime constructions.” Archaeologist Responds: Do Prehistoric Sites on Mount Ararat Represent Noah’s
I don’t like the term, you understand, Historical Jesus, but it is what we have. Maybe a Jesus as the historical basis of the Gospels? Anyway, I was reading a wee bit and found a reference to the fact that for four centuries, the Cross wasn’t used to depict Christians.1. On of the interesting things is that presenting Noah as a sign is not completely out of the imagination and was somewhat common as a theological image for centuries after Constantine.2 First, you have the Genesis Apocryphon which has Noah sharing some similar traits as Matthew, Luke and John’s
According to the young-earth creationist (YEC) paradigm, the narratives recorded in the biblical book of Genesis are accurate historical records of actual events. Within that paradigm, the Flood of Noah is considered to have happened as described in chapters 7 and 8 of Genesis. According to the narrative, the rain of the Flood began in the second month of Noah’s 600th year. The rain lasted 40 days, at the end of which the water level was more than 6 meters above the height of the highest mountains. All humans and non-aquatic animals perished, except those that were on the
First, how dare Jim alert us to another money making scheme – or maybe we wants the crack-team of bibliobloggers to fight this battle too? Christian Leaders & Scholars invites you to a Charlotte, NC screening of the documentary of NAMI’s Mount Ararat discovery! This coming week! September 17-19, 2011. And meet some of the NAMI explorers. You can have 5,000,000 JW points for listing everything wrong with that video. Also, just in time for the mind numbing experience, is the discovery of Noah’s wine cellar.
While I don’t agree with Tom on everything – he should be blue, just saying – I would agree with him just a bit. Anyway, he has a lot of the current history of recent interaction with Noah’s Ark: Recently there has been an aggressive push by the media to include stories in their coverage about the flood and the Ark. Here are a few stories from the past few months: Man ‘re-creates’ Ark Ark Builder Says World Much Different Now than During the Period of the Flood Kentucky Tax-Payers to Float Ark Noah’s Ark Found! None of this
Joel brought this place to my attention yesterday. Just check out this from their FAQ page: The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all-wood Ark, which should become the largest timber-frame structure in the USA. “Immersive”??? Are they planning to drown everyone just like in the story??? And again under the question about whether or not it will be an amusement park: The Ark Encounter will be an immersive, historically themed experience for the whole family focused on having
Also understand that the “slippery slope” claim of “all of the Bible is true or none of it is true” is simply an unnecessary rhetorical device designed to keep readers from doing precisely what scholars do every day: analyze each claim in the Bible on a case-by-case basis. It is not necessary to accept an “all or none” stance towards the Bible. ….. Also understand that the “slippery slope” claim of “all of the Bible is true or none of it is true” is simply an unnecessary rhetorical device designed to keep readers from doing precisely what scholars do