Biblical Paleoarcheology

The First Settlement

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Noah stepped off the Ark near the Murat River, a tributary of the Euphrates. Where did he go from there and where was the first place they settled? What was it like? How long did they stay together as a family? Can we answer these question with the Bible and archeology? Archeological support for the […]

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Going Down the Mountain

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Article #28 I don’t really like animals, because I’m a city boy who grew up in a world of concrete and pavement. I don’t fish or hunt. I would rather not have a pet, like a dog or a cat, because they are too much work. That’s exactly the reason why I deeply admire the […]

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How Prolific were the Animals from the Ark?

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Article #27 Noah and his family were saved from a horrific world-wide catastrophe by riding out the global upheaval in the Ark, but so were the animals. Besides people, who were created in the image of God, animals are the most amazingly complex and precious “things” that exist in the material universe. Animals were precious […]

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How Fast did Population Grow?

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Article #26 We don’t have population statistics for the time before the Romans. All we can do is guess. McEvedy and Jones(1) estimate that the world population was 4 million in 10,000 BC, distributed across all continents. At that time, the world was supposed to have reached its carrying capacity of one person per ten […]

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Going East from the Ark

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Article #25 When Timothy Clarey identified the Kagizman Mountain Range as the probable landing place for the Ark, it opened new doors of opportunity for research (1). That was 2019. Although Mt. Ararat would have been a good central location for migration, Kagizman is even better. The crest is only a few miles from both […]

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Going West from the Ark

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Article #24 The Euphrates River winds for 1740 miles from the mountains of Ararat to the Persian Gulf. While the mountainous plateau of eastern Turkey creates a formidable barrier to travel, two major rivers, the Euphrates to the south and west and the Aras to the north and east, would have provided the perfect escape […]

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Did the Ark land on the Kagizman Mountain Range?

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Article #23 The search for Noah’s Ark has inspired many unsuccessful expeditions since the 1960’s. Mount Ararat in Turkey has been the main focus, because of numerous reported sightings over 150 years. Ron Wyatt generated a great deal of publicity in the 80’s for a formation 15 miles south of Mt. Ararat where he claimed […]

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Did the Ark land on Mount Cudi?

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Article #22 Mount Cudi (pronounced “Judi”) is my second choice for the landing place of the Ark, which came to rest five months after the beginning of the Flood. Most theologians seem to agree that the resting place of the Ark was a high mountain surrounded by lower mountains. The lower mountains became visible about […]

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Where Did the Ark Land?

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Article #21 Civilization began in the Near East, in the Fertile Crescent. This is the point that I have been making so far. Everyone agrees with this. Many would place Neanderthals and scattered human fossils earlier in time, but these remains represent migrating groups and not civilization. Let’s not debate so-called pre-civilization fossils at this […]

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The Pottery that Dominated the World

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Article #20 Was the city of Babel a real place? Why is it so difficult to find it? The answer may be that we’ve been looking in the wrong place. Pottery provides the best evidence for the existence of Babel, and the key to this mystery has been in plain sight for decades. Some archeologists […]