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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 bubbacluck (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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"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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