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Was Abraham on Noah's Ark?

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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 05:20 AM
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Consider this scripture:

And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.

And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood,...

Joshua 24:2-3


If Terah, the father of Abraham lived before the flood, then Abraham would have had to survive the Great Flood. Furthermore, since Abraham's father was an idol maker and served other gods, he would not have been considered righteous enough to get a boarding pass. Would he?

Or does this show that the Flood was not a world-wide event?

Or does it show that the Qu'ran is more accurate than the bible as it says Noah took 72 passengers in addition to his family?

ATS...go figure.




posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 05:30 AM
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No, this one means "from the other side of the river Euphrates".

You can get some interesting effects if you calculate ages in Genesis and try to work out who "must have been" overlapping. When I saw the thread title, I thought this was going to be one of those calculations.



[edit on 21-4-2010 by DISRAELI]



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:21 AM
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Originally posted by Alethea

Consider this scripture:

And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.

And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood,...

Joshua 24:2-3


If Terah, the father of Abraham lived before the flood, then Abraham would have had to survive the Great Flood. Furthermore, since Abraham's father was an idol maker and served other gods, he would not have been considered righteous enough to get a boarding pass. Would he?

Or does this show that the Flood was not a world-wide event?

Or does it show that the Qu'ran is more accurate than the bible as it says Noah took 72 passengers in addition to his family?

ATS...go figure.



Here's a direct translation of the word FLOOD ..


Strong's Hebrew Definition for # 05104
05104 // rhn // nahar // naw-hawr' //

from 05102 ; TWOT - 1315a; n m

AV - river 98, flood 18, streams 2, Aramnaharaim + 0763 1,
river side 1; 120

1) stream, river
1a) stream, river
1b) (underground) streams

source



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:26 AM
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An interesting note about those calculations is that Methusaluh, the oldest man that ever lived, would have died in the year of the flood. Whether he was dead prior to the flood, or during the flood, is not clear. Sadly, CNN was not there to report on the event.



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:37 AM
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I believe that some Jews incorporated the flood epic of Noah while being held captive by Babylonia. Babylonia had a version of Gilgamesh based on Sumerian tales. These epics have some interesting coincidences but the historic time line for each purported epic does not match. Sumerian epic is much older.

When the Pentateuch was finally written from oral history. No one really thought about question such as the one you have.



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 08:11 AM
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Disraeli is correct. From the Douay-Rheims:

"Your fathers dwelt of old on the other side of the river (Euphrates)"



since Abraham's father was an idol maker and served other gods, he would not have been considered righteous enough to get a boarding pass.

Terah was an idol manufacturer and idol worshiper. He repented before his death.

Pick up a copy of Art Scroll's Stone Edition of the Chumash, Rashi's commentary, and Matthew Henry's commentary. Great references books on these subjects.



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