Archaeologist claims evidence of Noah’s biblical flood

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  1. Revmitchell

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    First he found the Titanic -- will he find the only ship more famous?

    Robert Ballard, the underwater archaeologist famed for discovering the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, claims to have found evidence of the biblical flood that Noah fled, surfing the waters for 40 days and 40 nights, according to Genesis. He says the Black Sea was once merely a freshwater lake -- until an enormous wall of water from the Mediterranean 200 times more powerful than Niagara Falls swept it and everything else away. Including Noah and his ark.

    "We went in there to look for the flood," Ballard told ABC News. "Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed ... the land that went under stayed under."

    'The questions is, was there a mother of all floods?'



    The archaeologist’s team is studying the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey in search of a civilization lost since biblical times, ABC reported, following up on a controversial theory from two Columbia University scientists. They connect the end of an Ice Age, when frozen sheets covered North America and stretched to the North Pole.



    When they melted, yielding the more familiar Earth’s surface of today, what happened to the water?

    "The questions is, was there a mother of all floods," Ballard asked.

    Through carbon dating of shells found on an ancient shoreline 400 feet beneath the surface of the Black Sea, they have established a timeline for that catastrophic event that happened around 5,000 B.C., he estimated. Some experts believe this was around the time when Noah's flood could have occurred, ABC said.

    Some archaeologists have supported the story of Noah, citing similar details passed along in narratives from Mesopotamian times, notably “the Epic of Gilgamesh.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012...biblical-flood/?intcmp=features#ixzz2EzehSU67
     
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    Wow! Rev, we must be on the same wave length tonight. This is good stuff. Isn't it wonderful how no archeaological find has ever disproved biblical stories?
     
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    Sssshhhhh...I wouldn't admit to that. I won't tell.
     
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    For a long time I was a thestic evolutionist. That is God used evolution as the basis for what we see around us today. It was the only way I could keep my head wrapped around what I was being taught, as fact, and my belief in Genesis 1:1.

    That is, until I was challenged by my pastor. Just a few words in a passing conversation. But it was enough. Enough to begin looking for rebuttals to what I'd been taugh from grade school forward.

    There is, for example, another explaination for the formation of the Grand Canyon. Rather than it being formed over millions of years of erosion, a massive flood could have formed it in a few months, perhaps less than a year. This same explaination included quite a few other subjects from formation of oil and coal deposits to dinosaur graveyards.

    The GREAT FLOOD.

    There is already a large body of existing evidence that supports the destruction of the earth by a massive flood. As a general rule, it's being kept buried, much like the dinosaurs were, because it challenges so much of what's being taught today as fact. "Noah is a fable based on a local flood in the distant past."

    Now, I sometimes wonder just how much more evidence, as referenced in the OP, is needed for "teaching" to include just the possibility there is a valid alternative explanation. An alternative to what I was taught as FACT for 50+ years.
     
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    The fluid dynamics associated with a massive, world-wide flood, when seriously considered, are helpful for understanding how such an event could have happened between the expulsion from Eden and Noah's day.

    What is interesting here, is that it seems to be going on the premise that it happened, was possibly isolated (not global), and an early example of global warming (albeit not anthropogenic.)

    Should be fun to watch this unfold.
     

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