The World Wide Flood

So, as it turns out, “using the Bible, well-documented historical events, and some math,” the folks over at AnswersInGenesis.org have published a timeline of when the Biblical account of the Flood occurred.

It’s pretty amazing. I’ll pause long enough for you to go check it out.

Go ahead… I’ll wait.

Done reading it?

So I guess, according to David Wright, the Flood that covered and destroyed the entire earth (save Noah, his fam, and a bunch of animals) occurred in the year 2348 BC.

I know, I know. That sounds a bit, well, off. But who am I to argue with “the Bible, well-documented historical events, and math!?”

Just in case you’re still skeptical about this dating (which I doubt you are), here’s a fascinating article by Chris Massey about what else was going on in the world at/around the year 2348 BC.

Check out what the implications would be if we were to accept such a date and such a flood.

If you accept a literal reading of Noah’s flood story (world wide covering and devastation, leaving only 8 humans left), and if you accept a young-earth model of Creation (God created in six literal days), then do you accept Wright’s proposed dating? And if so, how do you reconcile that with the points brought up by Massey?