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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greg Levenski, May 4, 2021.

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  1. Greg Levenski

    Greg Levenski Member

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    I don't know if this is the right place to post about historical stuff. But anyway here it goes.
    I was reading this book where the author says that, there was this great flood that took place around 4000 BC in Mesopotamia (as per archaeologists).

    Now here comes the difficult part.

    The author says that a certain semitic nomadic tribe had NOT reached that place (Mesopotamia) at 4000 BC, when the flood occured.

    Then the author says ... And so, due to this reason, the nomadic tribes could not have survived this flood later to give their eyewitness testimony to it.

    My question is ... If they didn't reach the place of flood in the first place, then how could they have not survived the flood. :confused:
     
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    This was a local flood in Mesopotamia?
    Why would a nomadic tribe in the area necessarily have been killed?
     
  3. Harel13

    Harel13 Am Yisrael Chai
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    The author is saying that since those tribes hadn't yet migrated to that area of the world, they could not have witnessed the flood and survived to tell the tale. They might have survived it, but as they weren't in the area, they couldn't have known about it to pass it on as a survivor's eyewitness account.
     
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  4. Greg Levenski

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    Thanks Harel :)
     
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  6. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    The way I take it, the author is just saying they did not 'survive the flood' because they weren't there in the first place.
     
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    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    When actually they SURVIVED the flood because they weren't there
     
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    if salt water covers the land
    most crops won't grow
    famine sets in

    but hey.....
     
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    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    It surely spesks of the Akkadians.
     
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    What are you talking about?
     
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    So, I guess I survived it, too.

    Shoot, we all did! Hurray!
     
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    You also survived the far large floods of the Channeled Scablands. And all of humanity of course survived the Flood of Noah since it never happened. Isn't that neat how things work out?
     
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