My King James Holy Bible tells me the ark was about 450 ft. long,
75 ft wide and 45 ft high. That is found in the 6th Chapter of Genisis.. I don't believe it was round as Irving Finkel probably
described in a new book "The Ark Before Noah". Maybe a round one was built before Noah that was round. I believe in the Word of God and I hope the ark is found before I die or the 2nd Coming.
By the way, it rained 40 days and 40 nights.(Chapter 7)
The Bible also says that the ark came to rest on the mountains
of Ararat which I believe is in Turkey and they are kinda funny
about people searching for it. MGH
I've been a casual student of ancient history; very interested in 'the deluge' and antideluvian societies - the Deluge runs common throughout history. I beleive the Prymids were erected because of the deluge and in fact there are water levels inside Cheops and that Stonehenge is related. I beleive there was once a great technologically advanced society - far more advanced than ours - Wolly mammouths were instantly frozen far north with food in their mouths. The poles shifted and the length of the year went from 360 to 365 days. And of all the ancient texts - from India, South America...Our 'bible' is just one text, supposedly written by Moses - who lived how many centuries after? Of the 5 books of Moses, 6 and 7 are purported to be in occult circles and it is said books 8, 9 and 10 are locked up in the vatican...
What do I beleive? There are too many questions for beliefs really, just more questions...
Dave, it sounds as if you might be interested in a book by a good friend of mine, Don Landis: "The Genius oif Ancient Man," published by Master Books, ISBN 978-0-89051-677-5. It's available on Amazon. It talks about how people were created with a high intelligence.
Yes, I believe that we were created much more intelligent and much taller than we are now--- we haven't evolved we have devolved. I was thinking of that last night when you and George Nory were discussing this on the radio. He asked about the Bible stating the years that these people lived --before the flood;; if it could really be true. Of coarse it is true. God originally created us to live forever, think of the extreme intelligence and unimaginable health, strength the perfect life force and vitality. Until they blew it - to put it in modern jargon. I think there was a winding down, the long life was like.. relative to the 100 year scale we go by now-- but expanded to 1000 years. we say some one is middle age at about 45- 50 years old.. I imagine then they would look middle age at about 450- 500 years old still in their prime... we are very old at 80-90 -- they were very old at 800-900. A much slower aging as the wonderful life force, originally given to us wore down.
God also created us to be vegetarians and the animals too. There would never have been any kind of death before the fall... it's all the result of sin. ( we will return to that in Heaven) I've read that it was after the flood that God allowed us to eat the Clean animals... the reason he told Noah to take on seven ea. of those. (because there would not be much vegetation after the flood .. for awhile) . It was intended to be temporary...but mankind wanted meat... and the age dropped drastically then.