An Increase of Knowledge
Of all the stories in the Old Testament, the most diffulcult geologically researched one is that of the Great Flood and Noah’s Ark. The Ark came to rest on top of of Mount Ararat. (Gen. 8:4) It is cold and difficult to reach.
Not only is Noah and the Great Flood in our present day Holy Bible, it also in found in other antiquities and folklore of many ethnicities, including the flood and Gilgamesh story.
The reason behind the flood is that the whole earth had turned evil and God regretted he had made man. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (Gen. 6:8) God wanted to establish his covenant with Noah. (Gen. 9:11) He wanted to dispose of all evil and set up a new covenant and a new nation, which began with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (The remainder of Genesis after the flood.) The people in The Epic of Gilgamesh observe a polytheistic culture, which is the belief in more than one god. Quite the opposite of the Holy Bible! The Biblical flood story is found in Genesis 6-9. (See “The Genesis Record” in archives.)
In the last days, knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12:4) This would include geological as well as archeological knowledge via evidence.
But as in the days of Noah, there are many scoffers and mockers, and there are more that a few that hold PHD’s in one thing or another. (See “Some PHD’s Need Recycling” in archives.)
Found a couple of documentaries on Tubi TV about Noah and the Ark. The first is from 2002 and the second is from 2015. Click and enjoy.
The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD. If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts: Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it: Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves. Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.