amazing comparaisons

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  1. UnchartedSpirit

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    Activists here said that the Creation accout in Genesis is a copy of an African creation legend, if anyone knows about this could you explain that to me? It would be interesting then that there are also Native American creation stories that are also suprisingly similar-mainly the main theme is the earth begain covered with water. Now how could they know that?
     
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    Africans do indeed have their own creation stories. Here is a link to a web page that has several links to stories on it.

    African Creation Stories
     
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    This is more appropriate to another forum.
     
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    Uncharted Spirit, the story of creation was known to all people, for all of us were first descended from Adam and Eve, and then from Noah. So it is not at all surprising that these stories have come down in all cultures in one way or another. However the Bible is the one with bears the eyewitness testimonies and the Bible is the one which does not add mythological elements.
     
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    Well said Helen.
     
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    Helen,

    I agree. But how do you know that the Bible has the real eyewitness account?

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    Whelp, I suspect most of the other stories came after the Ice Age: that was when the tower of Babel collapsed and the human race split into languages and migrated...during the settling time is when storytelling actually became tradition. So would that time be before or around the time Moses was told to write the account?
     
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    That's mean in a good way, JB. But you already knew that.
     
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    Mean? :confused:

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    I don't KNOW it, but it has all the earmarks of eyewitness accounts, number one and, number two, the most ancient tablets we are aware of are written in the exact same pattern as the writings of Genesis, giving at least evidence that they are eyewitness accounts.

    In the meantime, Uncharted Spirit, I think you will find the ice age was in Job's time, as he refers to it. And that would have been at the time immediately following the Peleg division of the continents, which was several hundred years after the Babel catastrophe.
     
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    Helen,

    I agree we don't KNOW it, except by faith.

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    Just a proof text for what Joseph related [​IMG]

    Heb. 11.3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
     
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    I guess I misunderstood the reasoning behind your question. I figured you wanted to put everybody through some mental gymnastics that are really unnecessary if you "cut to the chase". . . .

    My answer is that it was what Jesus believed. That's all I need to know.
     
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    The Peleg divisions? Whas that when Pangea was broken?
     

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