Hard Questions About the Bible

Shortly after Adam and Eve, came the story of Noah’s Ark.  Actually, according to the Bible, all the people of the world are descended from Noah’s three sons, because everyone else was destroyed in the flood.

Noah’s ark landed in the mountains of Ararat, just north of Iraq, in modern day Turkey.  This area is also known as Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, and the site of the Garden of Eden.

According to the Bible, the people decided to build a tower to the heavens, to ‘make a name for themselves’.  (Genesis 11)  To thwart their effort, God confused their language, hence the name ‘Tower of Babel’.  Then from there, God scattered them over the earth.  Would it be possible to find evidence of this in world history?

I researched in Wikipedia.org to find out the dates of different world civilizations.

The early Bronze Age in Mesopotamia is estimated to be around 3000 years BC.

The earliest Greek civilization is estimated to be 3000 to 2000 BC.

In China, the earliest recorded dynasty was the Xia Dynasty, 2100 – 1600 BC.

In Hawaii, the earliest habitation dates to 300 BC.  They believe that people migrated by boat from Polynesia.

The Aztec empire in Mexico began around 1400 AD.  The Inca civilization in Peru began around 1200 AD.

There did seem to be a logical progression of migration around the world.  And I was surprised that the ancient South American civilizations were so recent.  Just this quick listing of dates seem to support the idea that people originated in the area of Mesopotamia, and over a period of about 4400 years, spread over the earth.

Next:  The Nations Derived from Noah’s Sons

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