posted on May, 23 2013 @ 11:04 AM
Some years ago I wrote a book called “Giants On My World” and in this book I mentioned Noah being an antediluvian of giant proportions. This was
long before computers and the vast research that the internet reveals today. About the only knowledge in my era were the libraries of limited books
unless you were fortunate enough to live in one of the large cities with great libraries.
Everyone seems to have a favorite author when it comes to serious and even fictional tales and I guess I am no exception. My boyhood favorite was
Mark Twain and some folks would be greatly surprised to learn that Mark wrote serious literature as well as Tom Sawyer tales. Mark Twain was one of
the greatest writers in modern history and as we read his book, called “Innocents Abroad”, we read that he toured the world and wrote of his
experiences with great humor and such wit that it astounds most men. As Mark Twain wrote of his trip into the Middle East we read the following and I
quote his book Innocents Abroad and in his chapter XLII --
Quote “Back yonder, an hour's journey from here, we passed through an Arab village of stone dry-goods and boxes (they look like that) where Noah's
tomb lies under lock and key. [Noah built the ark] Over these old hills and valleys the ark that contained all that was left of a vanished world once
floated. I make no apology for detailing the above information. It will be news to some of my readers, at any rate. Noah's tomb is built of stone,
and is covered with a long stone building. Bucksheeth let us in. The building had to be long, because the grave of the honored old navigator is two
hundred and ten feet long itself. It is only about four feet high, though. He must have cast a shadow like a lightening rod. The proof that this is
the genuine spot where Noah was buried can only be doubted by uncommonly incredulous people. The evidence is pretty straight. Shem, the son of Noah,
was present at the burial and showed the place to his descendants, who transmitted the knowledge to their descendants, and the lineal descendants of
those introduced themselves to us to-day.” Unquote
As far as I can gather this Arab settlement was called Mekeh overlooking the valley of Lebanon with the mountains of Hermon in the far distance. Now
I do realize that Mark Twain can spin a yarn a mile long but in this case I believe he actually did see this place where the Arabs claim that Noah was
buried. Of course this is not the place where the ark landed but if this is the grave of Noah then Noah was a giant near 200 feet tall or else this
grave is just a memorial of some sort. But then what would give these Arabs the notion that Noah was that tall?
If Noah was indeed a giant antediluvian then it would change the entire measurements of the ark wouldn’t it? Now when the bible describes the
measurements as being in cubits are these measurements in the cubits of the antediluvian Noah or the post flood era of diminished people? A cubit is
a form of measurement and not fixed measurement. In other words it is a measurement which varies with culture and the average size of that culture.
Even today we have the royal cubit and the standard cubit. To prove my point look at Deuteronomy 3:11 – “for only Og king of Bashan had been left
of the remnant of the Rephaim; lo, his bedstead is a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the sons of Ammon? nine cubits its length, and four
cubits its breadth, by the cubit of a man.” Why would this be noted so strongly as “cubit of man?” The Jewish anthology claims that this
bedstead was the crib of Qg and not the grown giant Og.