Noah’s Ark

Genesis 8:4 (KJV)

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

One of the most popularly debated stories of the Bible is the story of Noah’s Ark, the story in Genesis when God destroys the Earth for man’s wickedness, yet saves Noah and his family because of his faith. Part of the reason it’s “debunkable” by skeptics is that multiple cultures around the world have a similar story. So many, in fact, that there’s a Wikipedia article about them. With so many cultures having similar myths, that proves the account in the Bible is just a myth, right?

Well, think about it. If the Great Flood actually happened, isn’t that EXACTLY what you would expect would happen? Noah’s family left the ark and their descendants scattered around the world, but the story of what happened was passed down from generation to generation. Each of the different versions in the different cultures are too oddly specific to be a mere made up myth.

Imagine a thousand years from now. People will still be talking about World War II or 9/11. There might be slightly different versions, but that won’t mean the real history behind the stories is a complete myth. The same is true with the Flood story. Because of the witnesses to biblical history, we can study the Bible outside of the Bible.

But if the ark was real, surely it must have been found already.

It has been found already. And don’t call me Shirley.

Ron Wyatt is often credited as being the person who found Noah’s Ark. This may be news to you, because it was news to me when I heard about it a year ago. He discovered it in 1979. Yes, 36 years ago, and you’re likely just now finding out about it. It wasn’t just him saying it, either. Experts have examined the object and determined it has to be the ark. Durupınar site, as it’s officially called, matches not only the biblical location of the resting place for the ark, but also the dimensions described in the Bible, taking into account the aging of the wood.

Here is a two hour documentary detailing everything about the discovery, I would very highly recommend giving it a watch.

Archeobiblical: Introduction

“Archeobiblical” is a word I apparently just made up. Thought it was a preexisting word until I Google’d it. I mean it to mean “Archeological evidence which backs up the Bible”. My browser is putting a red line under “archeological”, because it’s usually spelled “archaeological”, meaning it thinks it’s misspelled, meaning it thinks the “archeo” part of this category is wrong. Well, the word is on, showing it can be spelled both ways. So take that, Firefox!

Anyway, I’ve always been interested in archaeology since I was very little. My family probably still remember the years I spent obsessed with Ancient Egypt, to the point where my mom printed out over fifty pages of newly discovered information about the subject (because at the time I only had very old books). It wasn’t until a little over a year ago that it even occurred to me that you could use the subject to back up the claims in the Bible. I’d always just assumed the stories to be true, and that the individual stories couldn’t be validated. It wasn’t until I heard about Ron Wyatt that my mind was opened to this.

After that, I started researching biblical archaeology, but even then it never occurred to me to write about it on this blog until a few days ago. I watched a documentary on Netflix called Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. It shows that using archaeology, the “experts” (skeptics) could be proven wrong. It’s a very good film, and I highly recommend anyone with even a slight interest in the subject to give it a watch.

After watching it, I started wanting to do a series on here about biblical archaeology. My only problem was coming up with a title. I wanted something unique, instead of “Archaeological Evidence That Back Up The Bible”. First off, that’s too long, and second that’s a boring title. Finally, I was sitting here and thought, “…..Archeobiblical!!”

And the rest is history. Or will be. Or whatever.