Published on January 16, 2008
The Flood: The Flood David Plaisted Giants: Giants In The Antiquities of the Jews, V:2:3, the historian Josephus gives some interesting information about the physical qualities of giant remains: "For which reason they removed their camp to Hebron; and when they had taken it, they slew all the inhabitants. There were till then left the race of giants, who had bodies so large and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shewn to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men." Slide17: Meganthropus Skull Reconstruction by Grover Krantz Gigantopithecus Jaw: Gigantopithecus Jaw Many more accounts: Many more accounts There are possibly hundreds of similar accounts of giant humans and evidences of high technology in ancient times. These evidences are considered anomalies and ignored for the most part. Only the results that help to explain human evolution are published. Plato and Atlantis: Plato and Atlantis Timaeus and Critias, two of Plato's dialogues, are the only existing written records which specifically refer to Atlantis. These dialogues appear to describe to the world before the Flood. Timaeus: Timaeus … he began to tell about the most ancient things in our part of the world-about Phoroneus, who is called "the first man," and about Niobe; and after the Deluge, of the survival of Deucalion and Pyrrha; and he traced the genealogy of their descendants, and reckoning up the dates, tried to compute how many years ago the events of which he was speaking happened. Slide27: In the first place you remember a single deluge only, but there were many previous ones; in the next place, you do not know that there formerly dwelt in your land the fairest and noblest race of men which ever lived, and that you and your whole city are descended from a small seed or remnant of them which survived. And this was unknown to you, because, for many generations, the survivors of that destruction died, leaving no written word. Slide28: Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent … But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island. Critias: Atlantis: Critias: Atlantis Plato gave the world the oldest remaining written account of Atlantis, in Critias, recorded circa 370 BC. Plato described Atlantis as a vast island-continent west of the Mediterranean, surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. Atlantis was governed in peace, was rich in commerce, was advanced in knowledge, and held dominion over the surrounding islands and continents. By Plato's legend, the people of Atlantis became complacent and their leaders arrogant; in punishment the Gods destroyed Atlantis, flooding it and submerging the island in one day and night. Critias: Atlantis: they had such an amount of wealth as was never before possessed by kings and potentates, and is not likely ever to be again, and they were furnished with everything which they needed, both in the city and country. Critias: Atlantis Slide31: Here was Poseidon's own temple which was a stadium in length, and half a stadium in width, and of a proportionate height, …. All the outside of the temple, with the exception of the pinnacles, they covered with silver, and the pinnacles with gold. In the interior of the temple the roof was of ivory, curiously wrought everywhere with gold and silver and orichalcum; and all the other parts, the walls and pillars and floor, they coated with orichalcum. Slide32: Also whatever fragrant things there now are in the earth, whether roots, or herbage, or woods, or essences which distil from fruit and flower, grew and thrived in that land; also the fruit which admits of cultivation, both the dry sort, which is given us for nourishment and any other which we use for food-we call them all by the common name pulse, and the fruits having a hard rind, affording drinks and meats and ointments, and good store of chestnuts and the like, which furnish pleasure and amusement, and are fruits which spoil with keeping, and the pleasant kinds of dessert, with which we console ourselves after dinner, when we are tired of eating-all these that sacred island which then beheld the light of the sun, brought forth fair and wondrous and in infinite abundance. Slide33: With such blessings the earth freely furnished them; meanwhile they went on constructing their temples and palaces and harbours and docks. Some of their buildings were simple, but in others they put together different stones, varying the colour to please the eye, and to be a natural source of delight. Slide34: Of the water which ran off they carried some to the grove of Poseidon, where were growing all manner of trees of wonderful height and beauty, owing to the excellence of the soil, …; and there were many temples built and dedicated to many gods; also gardens and places of exercise, some for men, and others for horses in both of the two islands formed by the zones; and in the centre of the larger of the two there was set apart a race-course of a stadium in width, and in length allowed to extend all round the island, for horses to race in. Slide35: The surrounding mountains were celebrated for their number and size and beauty, far beyond any which still exist, having in them also many wealthy villages of country folk, and rivers, and lakes, and meadows supplying food enough for every animal, wild or tame, and much wood of various sorts, abundant for each and every kind of work. Slide36: Twice in the year they gathered the fruits of the earth-in winter having the benefit of the rains of heaven, and in summer the water which the land supplied by introducing streams from the canals. Slide37: For many generations, as long as the divine nature lasted in them, they were obedient to the laws, and well-affectioned towards the god, whose seed they were; for they possessed true and in every way great spirits, uniting gentleness with wisdom in the various chances of life, and in their intercourse with one another. They despised everything but virtue, caring little for their present state of life, and thinking lightly of the possession of gold and other property, which seemed only a burden to them; neither were they intoxicated by luxury; nor did wealth deprive them of their self-control; but they were sober, and saw clearly that all these goods are increased by virtue and friendship with one another, … . Slide38: By such reflections and by the continuance in them of a divine nature, the qualities which we have described grew and increased among them; but when the divine portion began to fade away, and became diluted too often and too much with the mortal admixture, and the human nature got the upper hand, they then, being unable to bear their fortune, behaved unseemly, and to him who had an eye to see grew visibly debased, for they were losing the fairest of their precious gifts; but to those who had no eye to see the true happiness, they appeared glorious and blessed at the very time when they were full of avarice and unrighteous power. Slide39: Zeus, the god of gods, who rules according to law, and is able to see into such things, perceiving that an honourable race was in a woeful plight, and wanting to inflict punishment on them, that they might be chastened and improve, collected all the gods into their most holy habitation, which, being placed in the centre of the world, beholds all created things. And when he had called them together, he spake as follows-* * The rest of the Dialogue of Critias has been lost or perhaps was never written. Ancient Technology: The Antikythira's Calculator was an astronomical instrument of great value . A system of 30 different wheel gears informed the user about the moves of the Sun , the moon and the other planets in the Solar System. Ancient Technology Slide42: In 1944 Newton Anderson claimed to have found this bell inside a lump of coal that was mined near his house in West Virginia. When Newton dropped the lump it broke, revealing a bell encased inside. Slide43: In June, 1851, Scientific American reprinted a report from the Boston Transcript about how a metallic vase, found in two parts, was dynamited out of solid rock 15 feet below the surface in Dorchester, Mass. The bell-shaped vase (see photo), measuring 4-1/2 inches high and 6-1/2 inches at the base, was composed of a zinc and silver alloy. On the sides were figures of flowers in bouquet arrangements, inlaid with pure silver. The estimated age of the rock out of which it came: 100,000 years. The Saqqara BirdEgypt, 200 BC or earlier: The Saqqara Bird Egypt, 200 BC or earlier Ancient Battery : Ancient Battery Slide47: Photo shows ancient stone hewn from single block and weighs at least 2.4 million pounds. No modern crane could move it. Ancient Maps: Ancient Maps ....hard evidence that shows the ancient's knowledge of planet earth as seen through their cartographers eyes was far more sophisticated than we have previously supposed. Their maps are surprisingly accurate and reveal knowledge of parts of the earth that were not known until very recently. They also show profound changes have taken place in man's lifetime since the flood, especially at the poles as you shall see. : Maps drawn from the 11th to the 17th century were obviously copied from maps probably drawn thousands of years before. Some maps show Greenland and Antarctica free of ice. (The Piri Reis Map from 1513 shows Antartica): Piri Re'is Map of 1513 : Piri Re'is Map of 1513 There is a map, dating from 1513, which was made by a man named Piri Ibn Haji Memmed, otherwise known as Piri Re'is. This man was an Admiral in the Turkish navy. Today we only have a fragment of the original map. Slide51: Unfortunately for some there are maps, dating from at least the early 1500's that not only indicate the existence of Antarctica, but also map its coastline in amazing detail. One such map is the Oronteus Finaeus World Map of 1532. The section of this map indicting Antarctica is shown below. Slide52: Gurkha, flying a swift and powerful vimana hurled a single projectile Charged with all the power of the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and flame As bright as the thousand suns Rose in all its splendour... a perpendicular explosion with its billowing smoke clouds... ...the cloud of smoke rising after its first explosion formed into expanding round circles like the opening of giant parasols... ..it was an unknown weapon, Slide53: An iron thunderbolt, A gigantic messenger of death, Which reduced to ashes The entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas. ...The corpses were so burned As to be unrecognizable. The hair and nails fell out; Pottery broke without apparent cause, And the birds turned white. After a few hours All foodstuffs were infected... ...to escape from this fire The soldiers threw themselves in streams To wash themselves and their equipment. Ancient verses from the Mahabharata: (6500 B.C.?) Slide54: Archaeologists have found an extensive and sophisticated system of sewers, drainage, drinking and bath water pipes in Crete and Thera. Private homes had flush toilets and bathtubs. It appears Minoans heated their houses and had hot and cold running water from hydrothermal vents. Ellen White comments: Ellen White comments There perished in the Flood greater inventions of art and human skill than the world knows of today. The arts destroyed were more than the boasted arts of today. Letter 65, 1898 Slide56: More was lost in the Flood, in many ways, than men today know. Letter 24, 1899 Those who lived before the Flood come forth with their giant-like stature, more than twice as tall as men now living on the earth, and well proportioned. The generations after the flood were less in stature. 3SG page 84 Noah’s Ark: Noah’s Ark Dimensions 437.5 feet x 72.9 feet x 44 feet. Josephus mentions the remains of Noah's Ark three times. All are found in the ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS. 13th Century AD - Marco Polo mentions in his book The Travels of Marco Polo the Ark was still resting on the summit of Mt. Ararat. Slide62: George Hagopian 1908 -1910 Slide64: Ararat Anomaly The Flood in Genesis: The Flood in Genesis Genesis 6: 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. How the Flood Happened: How the Flood Happened Slide71: From Walt Brown’s site Slide85: Copyright 2000 by David Allen Rigsby Where did the water go?: Where did the water go? Psalm 104:6-9 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters stood above the mountains. At Your rebuke they fled; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away. They went up over the mountains; They went down into the valleys, To the place which You founded for them. You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth. Slide89: Genesis 10:25 states, and I Chronicles 1:19 repeats, “And two sons were born to Eber; the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided.” Peleg lived a few centuries after the flood. Book of Jasher: Book of Jasher Jasher 7:19 These are the generations of Shem; Shem begat Arpachshad and Arpachshad begat Shelach, and Shelach begat Eber and to Eber were born two children, the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the sons of men were divided, and in the latter days, the earth was divided. Jesus and the Flood: Jesus and the Flood Jesus referred to the Flood as a historical event. Matthew 24: 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Slide93: 257 Flood Legends Gilgamesh epic O man of Shuruppak, son of Ubartutu: Tear down the house and build a boat! Abandon wealth and seek living beings! Spurn possessions and keep alive living beings! Make all living beings go up into the boat. The boat which you are to build, its dimensions must measure equal to each other: its length must correspond to its width. Roof it over like the Apsu. Slide94: I watched the appearance of the weather-- the weather was frightful to behold! I went into the boat and sealed the entry …. Just as dawn began to glow there arose from the horizon a black cloud. … Stunned shock over Adad's deeds overtook the heavens, and turned to blackness all that had been light. The... land shattered like a... pot. All day long the South Wind blew ..., blowing fast, submerging the mountain in water, overwhelming the people like an attack. No one could see his fellow, they could not recognize each other in the torrent. The gods were frightened by the Flood, and retreated, ascending to the heaven of Anu. Slide95: On Mt. Nimush the boat lodged firm, Mt. Nimush held the boat, allowing no sway. One day and a second Mt. Nimush held the boat, allowing no sway. A third day, a fourth, Mt. Nimush held the boat, allowing no sway. A fifth day, a sixth, Mt. Nimush held the boat, allowing no sway. When a seventh day arrived I sent forth a dove and released it. The dove went off, but came back to me; no perch was visible so it circled back to me. I sent forth a swallow and released it. The swallow went off, but came back to me; no perch was visible so it circled back to me. I sent forth a raven and released it. The raven went off, and saw the waters slither back. It eats, it scratches, it bobs, but does not circle back to me. Then I sent out everything in all directions and sacrificed (a sheep). I offered incense in front of the mountain-ziggurat. Geneologies from Noah: Geneologies from Noah On Thursday 6th July 1600, a certain Elizabethan tourist, Baron Waldstein, visited London's Lambeth Palace. His journal tells us that in one of the rooms there he saw: '...a splendid genealogy of all the Kings of England, and another genealogy, a historical one, which covers the whole of time and is traced down from the Beginning of the World.' (1) Later, arriving at Richmond Palace on 28th July, he saw in the library there: '... beautifully set out on parchment, a genealogy of the kings of England which goes back to Adam.' (2) Such genealogies were immensely popular, and as fascinating to the general public as they were to historians and other scholars. After the Flood, by Bill Cooper, Chapter 6 Slide99: Figure 1. Illuminated manuscript, ca. 1461, illustrates the complexity and political ramifications of royal genealogies. This 20-foot-long vellum roll purports to trace the lineage of King Edward IV of England back to Noah, thereby establishing Edward’s legitimacy as monarch. The portion of the roll shown here (roughly one-sixth of the roll, shown in full at right) extends from Edward III to Richard, Duke of York. Images courtesy of the Rare Book Room, Free Library of Philadelphia. American Scientist, March-April 2003, page 159. The Ice Age: The Ice Age Piedmont glacier on Baffin Island, Canada: Piedmont glacier on Baffin Island, Canada After the flood: After the flood Hot oceans Land cold due to drying out Massive snow Advancing glaciers Ice age Slide105: 2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.