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Originally posted by carewemust
I too am wondering why this discussion is occuring in the the
UFO/ET forum. Wasn't the remnants of the ARK found atop
some Asian mountain in the late 1990's and it was wood, not
something derived from exotic E.T. technology?
The Book of Noah is currently thought to be an non-extant Old Testament pseudepigraphal work, attributed to Noah. It is quoted in several places in another pseudepigraphal work, 1 Enoch, as well as mentioned in another, Jubilees. There have also been fragments attributed to a Book of Noah in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Though this book has not come down to us independently, it has in large measure been incorporated in the Ethiopic Book of Enoch, and can in part be reconstructed from it.
Originally posted by Diplomat
Well I guess no one wants to try and answer this question: Who in their right mind would build a spaceship out of wood?
Utnapishtim, whose name means "he found life" or "he who saw life", is also known as Atrahasis, meaning "the exceptional wise one". In the Akkadian sources, a wise citizen of Shurrupak? on the banks of the Euphrates, or Ziusudra in the Sumerian poems. A wise king and priest of Shurrupak, he appears in the Epic of Gilgamesh as one of the two human survivors, who along with his wife and with 'the seed of all living creatures' survived a great flood sent by Enlil to kill everything on Earth. The Flood episode occurs in the eleventh table of the Gilgamesh epic. Utnapishtim was secretly warned by the water god Ea of Enlil's plan, and constructed a boat to save himself and representatives of each species of animal.
When the flood waters subsided, the boat was grounded on the mountain of Nisir?. When Utnapishtim's ark had been becalmed for seven days, he released a dove, who found no resting place and returned. A swallow was then released who found no perch, but the raven which was released third did not return. Utnapishtim made a sacrifice and poured out a libation on the top of mount Nisir.
Originally posted by ScriptKiddie
weknowyouknow? you are aware that the '___' you're clearly on was developed by the CIA?
originally posted by: Ryanna
a reply to: Blackfinger
Actually I was reading about newly discovered ancient Babylonian tablets. Some of the earlier discoveries describe a flood & 'ark very' similar to the biblical account which I find interesting because they're 1000 years older. I think the Israelites (who were in captivity in Babylon for 80 yrs) recorded the older legend in their own form. My search brought me here. So...just because a thread is dead does that mean I can't revive it? Or are you the thread God?