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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?

3 Responses to “The World Wide Flood”

  1. Tom

    Hey Colby! I sent you an email a couple weeks ago, and then a comment through your site. Just wanted to make sure you received it (no rush to respond!!!) and that it didn’t go to spam.

  2. Montague

    … And we believe David Wright? I dunnah think so. Generally, exact dating is rather risky at all times when using the Bible, there being maybe only one long-term prophecy that intends to yeild an actual date (and that one was for the birth of Christ, I think, so it really doesn’t count). And of course all the people who try to predict the rapture or something are always wrong as well.

  3. John

    Jesus said even he didn’t know when the end would come. Cyrus sure did set the Israelites free though. Can you argue against that.


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