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The Ark before Noah

Postby Milo » Thu May 22, 2014 3:51 pm

The Ark before Noah, Decoding the Story of the Flood

Interesting read about decoding a cuneiform tablet known as the Ark Tablet. The tablet is dated to about 1800 BC. Turns out the ark was round. It was a giant coracle, basically a floating basket covered in pitch. Also the detail about the animals coming on board two by two is very old.

I know Ken Ham disagrees, but the evidence shows the Genesis account was lifted from the much older Sumerian and Babylonian versions. Using Ken's timeline, the Ark Tablet was written about 550 years after the flood. You could say the Ark Tablet confirms the bible but that's a stretch. Being the oldest account by far it must be the most accurate and it conflicts greatly with Genesis. Of course in Ken's mind, Genesis was dictated by God and is of course accurate in every detail! There is far more than Gilgamesh out there and our knowledge expands all the time as new material is discovered and translated.

Apparently, Moses in the bulrushes story was also copied. The interesting thing this book points out is that the basket was a miniature ark. The Noah and Moses stories share details in common.

Good read, I'd recommend picking the book up from the library.
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Re: The Ark before Noah

Postby zilch » Thu May 22, 2014 4:00 pm

Fascinating stuff. Thanks, milo.
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Re: The Ark before Noah

Postby E-lad » Thu May 22, 2014 5:09 pm

Milo wrote:The Ark before Noah, Decoding the Story of the Flood

Interesting read about decoding a cuneiform tablet known as the Ark Tablet. The tablet is dated to about 1800 BC. Turns out the ark was round. It was a giant coracle, basically a floating basket covered in pitch. Also the detail about the animals coming on board two by two is very old.

I know Ken Ham disagrees, but the evidence shows the Genesis account was lifted from the much older Sumerian and Babylonian versions. Using Ken's timeline, the Ark Tablet was written about 550 years after the flood. You could say the Ark Tablet confirms the bible but that's a stretch. Being the oldest account by far it must be the most accurate and it conflicts greatly with Genesis. Of course in Ken's mind, Genesis was dictated by God and is of course accurate in every detail! There is far more than Gilgamesh out there and our knowledge expands all the time as new material is discovered and translated.

Apparently, Moses in the bulrushes story was also copied. The interesting thing this book points out is that the basket was a miniature ark. The Noah and Moses stories share details in common.

Good read, I'd recommend picking the book up from the library.


It's easy to see how religion got started and propagated. Different religions were born in differing geographic locations and they have each evolved to what we have today, and it's also obvious that they continue to evolve as the fundamentalists' beliefs in their ancient artifact, the bible, go up in the smoke of reason.

I'll have a look at the book as soon as I can.
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Re: The Ark before Noah

Postby E-lad » Thu May 22, 2014 5:15 pm

Milo wrote:The Ark before Noah, Decoding the Story of the Flood

Interesting read about decoding a cuneiform tablet known as the Ark Tablet. The tablet is dated to about 1800 BC. Turns out the ark was round. It was a giant coracle, basically a floating basket covered in pitch. Also the detail about the animals coming on board two by two is very old.

I know Ken Ham disagrees, but the evidence shows the Genesis account was lifted from the much older Sumerian and Babylonian versions. Using Ken's timeline, the Ark Tablet was written about 550 years after the flood. You could say the Ark Tablet confirms the bible but that's a stretch. Being the oldest account by far it must be the most accurate and it conflicts greatly with Genesis. Of course in Ken's mind, Genesis was dictated by God and is of course accurate in every detail! There is far more than Gilgamesh out there and our knowledge expands all the time as new material is discovered and translated.

Apparently, Moses in the bulrushes story was also copied. The interesting thing this book points out is that the basket was a miniature ark. The Noah and Moses stories share details in common.



This was merely a reflection of the technology of their day. The earlier cultures only had reed vessels, but later the Babylonians are well known to operate squarish wooden barges in the Tigris River.
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