7.8 – THE GREAT FLOOD (12.23.14)

NOAH & THE ARK [9f]

Üzengili, Turkey. 1997. More than 7,000 feet up, near the country’s eastern border, an American explorer searching for Noah’s Ark, named David Allen Deal, stumbles upon the ruins of an ancient settlement.

“There is an extraordinary archaeological site in the Anatolian plateau, in Turkey, called Naxuan, and Naxuan comes from an ancient word that means “Noah’s Zion,” the city of God that Noah built. Mount Ararat, which is the legendary resting place of Noah’s Ark, is very close by, so it makes a lot of sense that this could have been the landing site of the ark and then this city would have been built by Noah.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

The ancient Armenian historian Moses of Choren called Naxuan, “the place of first descent where Noah and his family emerged from the ark and built the first city or town after the flood.” Could this be the first settlement in the post-flood world, the place where Noah lived and died? Today, this remote area is largely uninhabited, but according to explorer David Deal, a recent archaeological dig reportedly uncovered something remarkable, the region may contain as many as a million graves.

“There is evidence that people came from all over the world to bury their dead here, for 10,000 years. The idea is that if you are brought here to be buried in the site of this extraordinary prophet, this man who was chosen by God to be the survivor of the deluge, that you, too, would be resurrected because you were in such holy company.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

If the story of Noah is true, could this patch of Earth be the final resting place of the father of all humanity?

“When the floods ended, God said, ‘Go forward, be fruitful, multiply, populate the Earth.’ Ad then it says, ‘God will create the descendants of Noah in God’s image.’ We have the presence of the divine in our lineage, and it all goes back to Noah.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

According to some researchers, if this is indeed the place where Noah began the repopulation of the Earth, then the Ark must be nearby as well.

“In the Book of Genesis, we read about how God commanded Noah to build an ark. And the measurements of this ark are quite large. The dimensions usually given are about 450 feet long by 75 feet wide by about 45 feet high. Such a boat of these dimensions was never seen in the ancient world, and in fact, not until the 19th-century was there ever a boat of this size.”

Robert Mullins, Ph.D. (Archaeologist)

In 2009, a Dutchman named Johan Huibers started building a full-size version of Noah’s ark using the instructions laid out in the Bible. It took him three years and more than a million dollars to complete the project. But while the ship seems perfectly designed to ride out a torrential storm, many say it’s still far too small to literally hold two of every animal species on the planet.

“It would seem pretty clear that Noah did not scoop up every form of life on Earth and put it into the Ark. And so as a means of saving all life-forms on Earth, this is not possible, not believable.”

– Rev. Barry H. Downing
(Author, The Bible and Flying Saucers)

But Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest there might be another way in which the ark was able to preserve two of every creature on Earth, as stated in the Bible.

“Let’s look at it from a technological perspective. The only way that you can create an ark like Noah created, according to what we can read in the Old Testament, is if you collect DNA samples. So, what if the ark was a metaphor or a symbol for some type of a DNA bank?”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Did the ark described in the story of Noah really exist? And if so, might it have been not a vessel to carry two of every animal species, but a DNA bank, built to hold the genetic information of all life on our planet?

Is it possible that all of humanity is descended from Noah’s genetic lineage a new species that replaced the indigenous people who once existed on Earth? And all that remains of this once great society are the giant slabs of rock that were too big to be washed away by the flood? And if so, might we be destined to suffer the same fate? Perhaps further clues can be found by looking at our own modern-day version of Noah’s Ark.

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