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Ancient tablet suggests Noah’s Ark was round
NY Post ^ | 1/24/14 | Jill Lawless

Posted on 01/24/2014 4:52:19 PM PST by Libloather

LONDON — It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood.

But forget all those images of a long vessel with a pointy bow — the original Noah’s Ark, new research suggests, was round.

A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia — modern-day Iraq — reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, complete with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle — as well as the key instruction that animals should enter “two by two.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: History; Religion
KEYWORDS: ark; beforenoah; beforethebible; catastrophism; coracle; cuneiform; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; greatflood; irvingfinkel; noah; noahsark; noahsarktablet; round; roundark; roundvessel; tablet
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The tablet went on display at the British Museum on Friday, and soon engineers will follow the ancient instructions to see whether the vessel could actually have sailed.

Or spun?

1 posted on 01/24/2014 4:52:19 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Rub-a-dub-dub, animals in a tub.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 4:54:54 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Libloather

Makes sense given the mission and math.


3 posted on 01/24/2014 4:58:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

I like big round ones. Uh, belay that.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 5:02:31 PM PST by PLMerite
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To: Libloather
Could this be the origin of Louis Farrakhan's "mother wheel"?
5 posted on 01/24/2014 5:04:47 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Libloather

15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.[d] 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit[e] high all around.[f] Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.
Don’t sound round.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 5:11:32 PM PST by sopwith (LIVE FREE OR DIE)
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To: Libloather

I’m pretty sure the bible describes the ark’s dimensions. And it wasn’t round.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 5:12:15 PM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: liege

What’s a cubit?


8 posted on 01/24/2014 5:13:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: doc1019

Now once upon a time in a nursery rhyme
Three little men got lost
Like you and me they couldn’t agree
And upon the wave they tossed

Well, I’ll sing their tune ‘cause I got marooned
With the love I can’t forget
Now the three little men just took me in
On an ocean of regret

With a rub-a-dub-dub, three men in the tub
Lost on the ocean blue
I roll like a hub, sing, rub-a-dub-dub
‘Cause you broke my heart in two

Read more: Hank Thompson - Rub-A-Dub-Dub Lyrics | MetroLyrics


9 posted on 01/24/2014 5:14:42 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Libloather

Makes sense. It was just a cork. It wasn’t headed anywhere.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 5:15:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it and at whom it is aimed.”— Joseph Sta)
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To: Libloather

watch out....those aliens are coming back to get you /s


11 posted on 01/24/2014 5:17:52 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Libloather

It was an alien spaceship carrying DNA samples from every animal species...

12 posted on 01/24/2014 5:18:34 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Libloather; a fool in paradise
When the earth was flat, it made perfect sense for Noah's Ark to be round.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 5:20:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: dfwgator

Riiight...


14 posted on 01/24/2014 5:20:59 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: dfwgator

Depends on long or short cubit. Short cubit was about 44.5 cm and long cubit was about 51.8 cm


15 posted on 01/24/2014 5:21:21 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Libloather
Bill Cosby: Noah
16 posted on 01/24/2014 5:21:25 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: dfwgator
"What’s a cubit?"

A little bit more than a henbit but not quite a tribble.

17 posted on 01/24/2014 5:23:34 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: mkmensinger

How long can you tread water?


18 posted on 01/24/2014 5:24:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

We’re giving away our ages. :^)


19 posted on 01/24/2014 5:27:00 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Libloather

Too bad the unicorns didn’t get their free cruise...


20 posted on 01/24/2014 5:27:18 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: dfwgator
What’s a cubit?

I don't know. I think it is about 18 inches.

21 posted on 01/24/2014 5:30:16 PM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: Libloather

If the Earth is 6,245 years old or something around that number (consult with Harold Camping followers here), then what was the year of Noah’s Ark?


22 posted on 01/24/2014 5:32:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Libloather

In North Vietnam, round boats are commonly used as fishing boats.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 5:32:41 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: dfwgator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubit


24 posted on 01/24/2014 5:33:42 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Libloather

i will go with the bible’s dimensions over some iraq tablet. the fact is it has perfect stability ratio/dimensions most ships today are built with.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 5:38:44 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Libloather
"...the original Noah’s Ark, new research suggests, was round."

uhh...no.

26 posted on 01/24/2014 5:39:44 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: dfwgator
What’s a cubit?

Well, Noah, it's between a squarbit and a tesseractbit.

Want to get it out of my driveway? I gotta get to work!

27 posted on 01/24/2014 5:46:46 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: liege

That reminds me of an Old Testament pickup line...


28 posted on 01/24/2014 5:46:54 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: mkmensinger; dfwgator

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/right.wav


29 posted on 01/24/2014 5:50:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator

I heard that Cosby has a new TV show in the works.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 5:53:31 PM PST by MayflowerMadam ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: SolidRedState
A little bit more than a henbit but not quite a tribble.

"Jim, I've figured it out. Tribbles float!"

31 posted on 01/24/2014 5:54:19 PM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Libloather

Lost me at “modern-day Iraq.”


32 posted on 01/24/2014 6:00:34 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: Libloather

33 posted on 01/24/2014 6:07:33 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: dfwgator
What’s a cubit?

The idiot angel that told me that I should marry my first wife..

34 posted on 01/24/2014 6:10:41 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Libloather
A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia — modern-day Iraq

Which eliminates it from being a primary source. Jesus authenticated the Torah. What else ya got? I

35 posted on 01/24/2014 6:13:14 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: taxcontrol
Depends on long or short cubit. Short cubit was about 44.5 cm and long cubit was about 51.8 cm

But those are metric cubits. Then there's Imperial cubits, Avoirdupois cubits, and troy cubits. Who can be sure what God meant?

36 posted on 01/24/2014 6:16:34 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Rio
Who can be sure what God meant?

Apparently Noah.

37 posted on 01/24/2014 6:23:37 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Libloather

I don’t think that was Noah’s boat. It was some other fellow.


38 posted on 01/24/2014 6:26:54 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Libloather

I will have to go with the biblical description, though I agree that it wouldn’t have to do anything but float. It wouldn’t have been a good idea to have a vessel float out to the middle of the ocean when the waters receded. It was an up and down journey.


39 posted on 01/24/2014 6:31:04 PM PST by pallis
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To: dfwgator

Re How long can you tread water? As long as it takes to see “Waterworld” 10 times.

After that, you just stop treading and caring!


40 posted on 01/24/2014 6:43:15 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Alex Murphy

To #5: Farrakhan’s “Mother Wheel” was a Flying Saucer. I heard him say that in person at the Million Man March about 1995.

I was that white guy you saw in photos of the event.

After listening to his religio-babble speech, I thought that he misspoke when he talked about the “Mother Wheel”.

Maybe a bad speaker but it really sounded like he was talking about White “Mother F*ckers”.

I could be wrong.

Excuse me while I go get some crackers and milk.


41 posted on 01/24/2014 6:47:48 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 17th Miss Regt

watch out for the elephants!


42 posted on 01/24/2014 7:02:25 PM PST by coincheck (Time is Short, Salvation is for Today)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
I was that white guy you saw in photos of the event. After listening to his religio-babble speech, I thought that he misspoke when he talked about the “Mother Wheel”. ...Excuse me while I go get some crackers and milk.

ROTFL!

43 posted on 01/24/2014 7:12:48 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Libloather

“... two of each animal ...”

Right there you can tell that this journalist is ignorant. There were *not* a mere “two of each animal” in the ark, according to Scripture.


44 posted on 01/24/2014 7:22:36 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Libloather

“... two of each animal ...”

Right there you can tell that this journalist is ignorant. There were *not* a mere “two of each animal” in the ark, according to Scripture.


45 posted on 01/24/2014 7:24:11 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Theo

Old bar bet:

How many animals of each kind did Noah take on the ark with him?

A) 0
B) 2
C) 7
D) 14
E) All the above


46 posted on 01/24/2014 7:35:25 PM PST by Boojum
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To: James C. Bennett
The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn Song
47 posted on 01/24/2014 7:40:43 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Libloather

Noah’s Ark ‘Was a Massive Double-Decker Coracle’
International Business Times | 15 Dec 2013 | Fiona Keating
Posted on 12/16/2013 1:52:52 PM by Theoria
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3102332/posts


48 posted on 01/24/2014 7:41:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Thanks Libloather.

49 posted on 01/24/2014 7:41:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Thanks Libloather.

50 posted on 01/24/2014 7:42:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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