[b-hebrew] Ark of the Flood - to change the subject

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Jul 16 13:15:55 EDT 2004

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 12:50:28 -0500 "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
> Hey, you know what?   I bet someone on this list may know this!   
> After all,
> Abraham's god predates Akhenaten by a long time!
> My housemate says that between one and three years ago, there was 
> some
> program on TV, he thinks as part of a pledge drive on PBS but not 
> sure, that
> discussed wonders of the ancient world, and among them, the Flood, 
> and
> Joshua's stopping of the sun at Jericho (I think that is when the 
> sun
> stopped for a day and maybe turned backward).
> If you remember, around three to four years ago it looked as if all
> educational programming had gone Christian fundamentalist; it was 
> full of
> "evidence" of the "truth" of stories in the Bible.   I thought 
> surely
> Armageddon was at hand.
> Anyhow, program presented someone's work to the effect that there 
> is
> worldwide evidence that a worldwide flood happened ON A SINGLE DAY, 
> and
> provided some scientific explanaiton of how the sun stood still and 
> did the
> antics it did.    My research has turned up discussions of how 
> Cretaceous
> era rock is only a few thousand years old, and ample evidence that 
> world
> wide flooding happened during a period of a few thousand years just 
> before
> the dawn of recorded history.
> Anyone know of a TV program, or anything else, claiming evidence of
> worldwide flooding on a single day?

That seems rather unlikely.  Even the Fundamentalists, following the
Genesis account, hold to "forty days and forty nights."


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