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AFTER THE FLOOD Discussion on the Ice Age
JXF TO DJ
Dan here's a question I'd like to put to you: "How do we tie in the
chronology for Neanderthal " so it correlates with Bill Cooper's after the
Flood" Would it be 2200 to 1484 BC with Neanderthal? John
DJ TO JXF
Good question. That research has not yet been done and I was hoping you
would do it or at least lay the foundation. So far we have Jack Cuozzo's
hypothesis that the Neanderthals were early post flood members that lived
very long life spans. However, I am not yet totally convinced that he is
right. They also could be an early cultural group with some distinct
morphology. It would appear that these people first lived in Canaan and
then migrated to Europe or could be the other way around. Would that make
them Hamitic? If they left Canaan and migrated to Europe they may have lost
much of their technology on the way. They appear to be quite decultured.
Some people connect them with giantism but I am not sure that they were all
that giant. There are many legends of giants that were driven out or killed
off in many parts of the world. However, they may or may not have any
connection to the early giants. There is just plain too much we do not
know. And yes the Neanderthal
probably fit in between 2200 and 1500 BC but where in there and linked with
what population I do not think we have much yet to go by. Why do you
mention the date 1484? Are you thinking that the people that the earth
Irish and British ran out (the Formosians) were the Neanderthals?
JXF TO DJ
Dan yes I looked for a link for Dr Osgood and I think I've found it. it is
www.answersingenesis.org/tj/v3/l1/index.asp Try that and see what you come
up with. You ask me why I mention the date 1484 BC? The answer is "so that
it ties in with Bill's time line for Britain and Ireland. It would most
certainly allow just over 700 years for the ice age given my date of 2242 BC
at the time of Babel; this seems a pretty good correlation and allowing a
passage of time from Babel in order to reach Britain say of about 42 years.
Not a bad guess is it? In answer to your other question am I doing the
research ? Yes I am but have still not found a legible table for Egypt that
is easy to read. Have you any ideas because it is very small print. John
DJ TO JXF
If you search for Donovan Courville, David Rohl, and Downs you will probably
come up with a number of charts that will suit the bill. Why are we
discussing 2242 BC? Maybe someone thinks this is the date of Babel but how
can you substantiate that? Why guess at dates? 42 years... They could
have already been there before Babel mining tin possibly or surveying. Who
knows? Or maybe it took longer than 42 years, perhaps several hundred.
Then you have to sort out the difference between having been visited and
surveyed, and actual habitation (colonization). They would be different
dates as well, particularly since the isles are in a major shipping lane.
POST FLOOD CLIMATE CHANGES (DJ)
This is interesting as I did not know there were those who proposed that
there was another cold period that lasted until AD 700. I appears from Bill
Cooper's work that 1500 BC was already into a warming trend. So did we have
a cool period in between that lasted until AD 700? What can you find out
At least twice since the close of the Stone Age, conditions have favored
such events. The first occurred during the warm period of the middle Bronze
Age which was previously noted. Then the world's climates cooled again, and
the northern route to America became too ice-bound and too dangerous to
attract adventurers in those directions any longer. It remained thus until
about AD 700, when once more the earth's climate ameliorated [see Climate] .
Once again the northern icecap melted and the polar seas could support
navigation that made use of the polar high. Once more mariners came to
northeastern America, this time under a name by which they are known in
history--The Vikings. Yet, as the inscriptions show, these Vikings were not
just Norsemen, they included as before men from the Baltic lands,
Lithuanians and Latvians, as well as Celts from Ireland and probably also
Wales. After AD 1200 the earth grew colder again, the thousand vineyards of
William the Conqueror's England died out, and Normans turned their attention
to the south of Europe to bring in their Malmsey wines, no longer fermented
in England, where no vineyards now survived. The old routs to America were
deserted, and that western land lay ignored by Europe until the voyage of
Columbus once more awakened the cupidity of monarchs who, by this time, now
controlled large populations of Europe. This time the full force of
European exploitation fell upon the Amerindians, and the age of American
isolation had ended.
WAS THERE A GLOBAL FLOOD?
DH (Dave Hume) to JXF
have inserted some information for you from ďLeopoldís Exposition of GenesisĒ Sourced from the Onlinebible.net
Personally I am not totally convinced of the assumption that a Global Flood occurred in the Lifespan of Noah. I prefer the view that it was localized in the Middle East. This would have been the World of the Patriarchs of the Human Race. The division of the Land amongst them occurred in the Days of Peleg. (The lands near the Mediterranean Basin) Subsequent migrations to the other continents may be on foot through Russia to the Americaís. The human colonization of Islands occurring by using boats, or being driven by storms and shipwrecked in far away places. There could be a link between the Aztecs and the Egyptians, who were both pyramid builders and built boats.
Deuteronomy 32:8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
At Gibraltar the distance between the African Continent and Europe is small, to my mind; the Mediterranean Sea was once dry land, and when the tectonic plates moved it was flooded and everything that lived there perished. Hence the Ark being grounded on a mountain called Ararat either in Turkey or Iran (this is debatable) because Abraham migrated from Ur near the Euphrates and the Tigris.
My problem with a Global view is the various animals and insects common only to certain areaís of the planet. Their survival and subsequent dispersion to their present habitats would be practically impossible. (Duckbilled Platypus, Wallabies, Kangaroo, Slothís, Lemurís , Koala etc)
Neanderthal DNA must first be matched to the descendants of Ham to support a view of Canaan being their father.
The Purpose of Genesis is the Genealogical track of the Human Forefathers leading to the Messiah, for He alone is the prime purpose of the Scripture.
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it(Christ) shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Also the scripture hints that there was a form of Advanced Civilization in Cainís lifespan.( Fruit of the Tree(Kingdom) of Knowledge of Good and Evil)
Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. ∂ And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brotherís name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. ∂ And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
Notice the technological advances, a City(large populace), Animal Husbandry, Mining, Forging of metals, musical instruments for entertainment.
Some things in the Genesis Account are used as Metaphors elsewhere in the scripture.
Namely Beastís=Human Empires
Trees = Kingdoms
Fruit= Knowledge and the resultís of using it.
Serpent= Human Godhood, e.g.: Pharaoh, his headgear adorned by serpents.
Ezekiel 31:18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
Mathew 13:24 ∂ Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
So John perhaps when you have reconciled all your loose ends, you may change my current view. Below are the references from Leopold.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
Discussion on The Ice Age
JXF and DW
Hi John, I will be on again after I eat lunch - about a half hour or so
Ok Darrell Look forward to it : John
see you then
Darrell just popping over to my house for five minutes to load washing machine see you in about five minutes John
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Darrell just popping over to my house for five minutes to load ...
Hi John, I've got about a half an hour to chat if you are able.
Then I will need to start writing again
I have been typing up my responses to reviews of my papers by David Austin, a Anstey chronologist.
Got a rough draft done and need to start on the other review.
Darrell if Atland (Norhwest Europe) went down in 2191 BC which I have reason to suspect that it might have done how do we account for land bridges in event of the ice age
What I have assumed is that the land bridges were destroyed when the Ice melted about 1500 BC.
If the land bridges were formed by the Flood as they appear to have been.
Then what would your comet have done?
Maybe it hit the baltic sea and north sea area? But that would have depressed the baltic sea.
The other thing is I have descovered that Paviland Cave is in South Wales. Yes that's a good point about the commet; but would there still have been land bridges
Would we not see impact marks?
Getting back to Paviland Cave (The "Goat's Hole) as it's called red ochre has been found associated with the Red Lady of Paviland. (Could this be Neanderthal and not Cromagnon?
Paviland Cave is in South Wales. If in 2191 BC, then they would have had to walk in - which is possible because Ice did not reach that far down - depending on when these are dated.
Red could mean all sorts of things, but one could easily be Neanderthal.
what is red ochre?
They date it from 36000 to 8000 BC by their chronology. Are we looking at the survey teams of 2247 BC when Madai son of Japeth came to view the land he was allotted. Red Ochre is Ireon oxide paint. John
They used it in burial cerimonies.
Well, 36000 to 8000 would be dated by Ice Age methods rather than RC dating?
If in burial, then I expect that her red appearance was from paint and has no implication related to neanderthal
If Ice Age dating, 8000 BC is shortly after the Ice Age ended.
And 36000 is near the start if I recall correctly.
No i Guess not; but then how would we define 36000 to 8000 BC in Ussherian terms given that it's ice age dating?
That might suggest first contact before the Ice formed - before 2193 by your comet theory and before 2254 by Oard's theory.
I would use the Babel time line of 2191 BC not 2193 although there's only 2 yrs diffrence. But Darrell as you have sugested 2191 is still possible give n the Oralinda book was written by an ancient chronicler.
Ok 2191 BC - I aggree
? Oralinda book?
Thus there could have been two strikes. One in 2191 (without the destruction of landbridges and the final one at the exodus in1491 BC and this would constitute Oard's 700 yrs.
Maybe, at the time of the meltdown we also had fire - which might have melted things fast - rather than another ice strike.
So then that if Britain was covered in Ice by 2247 it could not have been enough Water/Ice to sink Atland. Or could it?
Yes it could have.
I work out a theory of sea level and land mass depression cause as Ice packed up.
After enough Ice built up, it would have started to depress the Baltic and north sea areas
This means it could have gone down at Peleg's birth; though thinklng about it I would very much doubt it
By the time of the Ice age max., even though the water level was 200 foot lower, the land would have depressed by 300 ot 400
I have not accept a comet theory yet, but if it hit, it seems more reasonable to be during the fall of Babel in 2191.
I would suggest that there would have been enough Ice by 2191 BC to what we could really call an ice age maximum or ice age proper and yes i agree that 2191 is more reasonable idea
I identify the max in Oard's theory as about 1800 Bc
I will need to go in about 5 minutes - important news from my daughter has arrived that need my attention.
Would then the Cromagnon be after Babel with Samothes group and that Nimrod reintroduced neolithic civlilization 2100 to 2090 BC so that it was adopted by the samotheans untill Albion's arrival in 2088?
Yes that's ok Darrell John
If it was a Cromagnon, then it would have to be Samothean unless, they were part of a survey team. Madai was not a neanderthal and yet he did see the area - if my interpretation is correct
I leave after you next message then
I need further to make some more dates on my industries chart for the "Predynastic period of 2347 BC Neolithic/Bronze/Iron and Steel industries if as you say Darrell the survey teams made stone tools to aid them in mining for metals and how long this socalled predynastic period lasted. John
This would add to the interest of the reader
The survey probably lasted from about 2095 BC to 2054 BC. Some visits like Madai where probably from 2254 to 2247 BC.
Pre-dynasty in Egypt means to me - before Menes - Mizraim in 2189 BC.
Bye now - see you next week . Dear Bill Dr Cuozzo and Mike. I have made a very interesting descovery. As you most probably are all aware the terms Palaeolithic mesolithic and Neolithic are all artificial socalled periods but are in actual fact nothing more than industries or cultures, Thus both Darrell and myself have rejected the word "Mesolithic" as this is an evolutionary piece of nonsense but Darrell likes the terms Palaeolithic and Neolithic as convenient labels to define between huntergatherers and farming /aggricultualists (Neolithic Industry) Now the interesting thing is this:- Darrell has informed me that the socalled Predynastic period of which Donovan Courville has written allot about; started immediately after the flood (Not forgetting that Noah and sons probaly used or made some stone tools to aid them in mining for metals ie Bronze Iron steel &c and being that Noah built a Vinyard and became drunken from the wine) in 2347 BC and would therefore be refured to as "Neolithic" (Also Bronze Iron Steel ). Of Particular interest in this connection is that especially after the despersion at Babel in 2191 BC people groups degenerated into huntergatherers while others retained metal technologies. In other words the Neolithic degenerated into the Palaeolithic industries untill as Darrell informs me was reintroduced by Nimrod worldwide (including Britain between 2100 and 2090 BC. This is something I did'nt know before but it is a most interesting eye-opener. This email has been done live by Darrell and myself. I think you'll all find this most interesting and indeed revealing reading. Problem is how do we get it into the School Class Rooms. That will be one of my next tasks. Cheers everyone John
JHF to BC
Noah's Vineyard Link
Dear Bill (And Happy New Year to you) and also Dr Cuozzo and Darrell
(Happy New Year) I have a very interesting link here that confirms that
Noah planted a vineyard immediately after the flood (2347 BC). The link
JXF to JC
Metal at Swanscombe?
Hi Dr Cuozzo; It would indeed be interesting to know if you found some metal artifacts in Swanscombe. Darrell has informed me that Nimrod had a World Empire so probably had an Egyptian "Flavour " to it. I am also informed that Nimrod reintroduced Neolithic Civilization around 2100/2090 BC. John
No never found any metal.
Ice Age Theory
DW and JXF
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:32 PM, Darrell Whitewrote:
> Hi John,
> Very interesting link. I always like to heard arguments against
> things which appear well accepted.
> However, considerable historical evidence suggests that an Oaad like
> Ice Age was real. Otherwise we need an alternative explanation for the following.
> 1) It is clear that city now found under water where build at the Ice
> Age Max.
> 2) It appears the Ice-Glacers melted rapidly
> a) killing vast amounts of wild-life - Monmoths.
> b) forming the English Channel, etc.
> c) much higher sea levels in 1400 BC to 1200 BC.
> 3) Warm water after the flood seems confirmed by colonies in the far
> north and abundant wild life along northern coasts. (possibly tropical life).
> 4) Book of jubilees suggests the Mts of Fire along the east african coast.
> It is not suprising to find so many diamonds in Africa due to this activity.
> However, at least in the Middle East, the sky was clear enough to see
> and record the position of the planets and stars from 2233 BC on.
> 2295 or 2285 for some other observations. So the volcanic activity
> was not sufficient to cover the earth for too long after the flood -
> nor would it be required to produce a Ice Age.
> At first skimming, I can't agree with the arguments presented against
> something that explains so much. But found it interesting
>> Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:39:33 +0000
>> Subject: Re: "Breaking the Ice Age. " (Some Creationists who reject
>> the Ice Age as "Theory"
>> Darrell I couldnt click this link ; Please try my ammendment from 1
>> corrected to l:- Thus http://vinyl2.sentex.ca/~tcc/dload/ice-age.pdf
>> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 5:27 PM, john hext-fremlin
>> > Hi Darrell I have another interesting link by one creationist who
>> > calls the Ice Age:- The "Ice Age Theory". I sugest this although an
>> > interesting idea:- Utter Nonsense. In Conclusion is not the north
>> > and South Poles still in the Ice Age? Link is
>> > http://viny12.sentex.ca/~dload/ice-age.pdf John
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:39:42 +0000
>>> Subject: Druis (Compendium of World History Volum One) Importent SOS
>>> Hi Darrell I have found Druis. He reigned from 1936 BC to 1922 BC
>>> according to HLH. However I found Saronides ancestor of the
>>> "sacrificing Priests who ruled from 1997 BC. Is he Sarronides also a
>>> decendent of Samothes. Samothes seemsto be from HLH's time line that
>>> he ruled from 2094 to 2048. (This can't be right can it? ) I have
>>> him from 2148 BC to 2088 BC untill Albion came here. This is
>>> recomended by you from Holinshead's chronicle (although Holinshed a
>>> chronologist not ancient chronickler) I find Holinshed the better
>>> fit from what I've read of Milton's History of Britain with the 44 yr reign of Albion.
>>> HLH seems to have got things "Back to Front" in some respects. I
>>> find my proposed fit of 2094 BC for Nimrod's introduction of
>>> agriculture or Neolithic cultures also a good fit for the time HLH
>>> estimates Samothes. Note HLH also mentions "Ninus or Ninius" . Is this Nimrod?
>>> This thus seems an exelent fit for the date of 2094 BC as a
>> reasonable estimate given you have said Nimrod world wide introduced
>>> aggricultural or at best reintroduced it between 2100 and 2090 BC so
>>> thought I'd use 2094 as an update estimate. John
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Darrell White wrote
>> Hi John,
Glad you found the reference to Druis in HLH. One of HLH's biggest
>> problems was attempting to identify fameous ancients as the founders of all nations.
>> sometimes causes misidentifications and thus erroneous chronology.
>> But overall he did very well - at least he points to lots of good
>> I really do not remember what Holinshed said about Samothes, will
>> have to look it up again. However, Noah's travels seems to be a
>> second witness suggesting an earlier date for Samothes. Thus your
>> current fit seem reasonable, although not absolutely confirmed by a
>> second witness. I will try to see if I can detect what HLH did
>> wroung, since I assume he must be in error here.
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM, john hext-fremlin wrote:
> Hi Darrell yes I think you're right however where HLH made his biggest
> mistake (I think was a Printing error) by placing the flood 2369/2368
> BC which is 20 yrs off which should 2348 BC. Saaronides tribes are
> dated 1997 BC which I have for the Druids and Celts at your recomended
> date of 1996 to 1821 BC fitting the time of Abraham as in our
> Stonehenge discussion. As for Nimrod's reintroduction of the neolithic
> industry I have 2094 as an estimate (like you say Darrell between 2100
> and 2090 BC. That would fit well with compendium of world history thus
> holinshed and compendium in some considerable aggreement. The ownly
> "witness " I have here is the guy who wrote "Paradise Lost" and
> mentions Albion's 44 year rule of Britain. John
JXF to DW
Black Sea Flood?
Hi Darrell we have some problems with the website
www.accuracyingenesis.org who claim there was no post flood ice age
although to be sure I do not aggree. Damien however is in
aggreement with the nonpostflood ice age view. How do we reconsile
>the two views John
DW to JXF
DW to JXF
We can't. They conflict with each other.
Many speculative chronologists have attempted to extend the chronology of nations back to 3000 or 3200 BC or so by placing some of history before the 2233 BC date which the ancient chroniclers say was the time of the founding of Babylon (Babel).
In my opinion they give too much credibility to secular chronology, but I am sure each has their own rational.
One variation of this is to place at least part of the old kingdom before the flood. The Ice Age is presumed by most scholars to have happened before the founding of nations, not during the time of the nations, thus it would be natural for them to place the Ice Age before their date for the founding of the Nations.
These concepts invariably conflict completely with current YEC theory.
A local flood rather than a global entirely conflicts.
The attributing of artifacts at sites to before the flood conflicts.
The Ice Age before the flood conflicts entirely.
In general, I believe one would have to be in strict disagreement with most YEC positions in order to hold such positions. Please think it though and see if you can understand why.
An Ice Age after the Flood?
DM and JXF
Hi Damien perhaps also the flood and the Ice Age were Simultaneous as sugested by Donald Wesley Patern "The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch". If the polar regions were originally warmer say subtropical owing to a water vapour cannopy then that would explain why the polar regions are still in an Ice Age to this day would'nt you aggree?
Strange that you should mention Cain's Farming tribulations because that is exactly what HLH sugested along with the extinction of the "Wooly Mammoths" &c so perhaps there was an Ice age under a water vapour cannopy.
Strange thing is there are also impact crater marks at the north pole which would sugest to me a Fly By of an ice plannet or astroid. One cannot easily rule it out. What about the Ammerindians crossing the Bering Straights during the Ice age. Surely this must have been post flood and indeed post Babel. What about the passage in the book of Job:_ The Face of the Deep is Frozen and as Hard as Stone
I would most respectfully submit that although the Post flood Ice Age is not mentioned by name; that what it is actually describing in conclusion is indeed an Ice age after the flood though one of short duration ie by my chronology 700 years. John (2191 BC to 1491 BC)
Yes, I would agree with that article.
An Ice Age may have occurred after the Fall and also causing Cain's farming tribulations.
Hi Damien and Darrell here's an interesting link on the Ice Age:-
An Ice Canopy?
JXF and Jacquelyn Murrell
JM to JXF
Many thanks for your email; According to the Armstrong gap theory
there were two worldwide fllods . one was the supposed dinosaur
creation before Adam; the other the world wide extinction of mammals.
In this concept they do not allow for a post flood Ice age and indeed
reject it saying nothing about any water vapour canopy but I am
convinced there was one . John
On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM, Jacquelyn Murrell wrote:
Interesting! Thank you for your input. :)
JXF to JM
Many thanks for your email; According to the Armstrong gap theory there were ...
Jacy they do (ie The "Apple of God's Eye Website") mention the Fountains of the Great Deep; What is interesting however is that Melchia mentions that the Neanderthals were pre-flood people who were the decendents of Cain.
It is indeed inteesting to note that Cain was forced to become a wanderer and the ground being cursed because he murdered his brother Able which in many ways reconciles with the "stone age " culture or industries of the Neanderthals and thus forcing Cain and his family to become hunter gatherers for a while untill the time he built his city of "Enoch".
What I have a problem with however that if there indeed was a water vapour cannopy before the flood how do they work out an ice age through the ground being cursed plus mountain building. This makes no sense.
The only thing that could be allowed is Donald Pattern's "Biblical Flood and Ice Epoch " concept indeed if all the mammoths were wiped out at the time the flood struck. I have placed Melchia's article with his kind permission on my website because alot of what he says makes good sound sense.
People also spread over the earth before the flood. Genesis says that it was 120 yrs before the flood; so given Ussher;s date for the flood
2348 BC 1656 yrs after creation then would you aggree with my deduction that 2348 BC + 120yrs before= 2468 BC for the time the giants&c spread over the earth before the flood and indeed before the first migration from Babel in conclusion? Please let me have your thoughts on this Jacy ; John
JM to JXF
It's interesting the correspondence you mention between Cain's time and the Stone Age culture. I guess it makes sense though... for, speaking of Enoch, the Great Master Scribe who taught man in all manner of things, if it's of interest here's some interesting papers from Brigham Young University on the matter. There are many parts to this and they're not in order; sorry for that! But it does reference to some matters of creation, many people of biblical time, some on their relations, as well as how knowledge spread at different times through the differing cultures of the world, etc.
Anyway, sorry to digress.
There are many references in scriptures as well as the Hebrew scripts which suggest a Solidified separation between the sky as we know it, and the upper parts of the atmosphere leading into the expanse of outter space. In these pages linked above about the return of parts of the Book of Enoch, it's also mentioned a "protective barrier"
around the earth which helps to guard us from the dangers of outter space. If there was indeed at one time a actual Firmament [solid barrier] around the earth, perhaps this is what the reference from the Book of Enoch is refering to, as well?? After all, It is only after the flood that the sun had such a damaging effect on Life on Earth..
I met a brain surgeon once.. who told me in school he was taught that the human body...the brain... was created to last for 1000 years. A pitty that all had to change with the coming of the Flood?
I'll take some time tonight to go through and read the theories concerning the timing of the Ice age and formation of mountains you mentioned in your previous email. I don't think I have done that yet and would like to. I would like to consider all of these things in order to form an oppinion for myself. I will certainly get back to you again with other thoughts on this part.
As for timeline, I do agree with it overall... I Saw the breakdown of the generations by years, up to the flood and after...This may be inconsequential, however, I would personally add One Year to that timeline for the flood. IF i remember right, the floods started early in the year and they were on the water for 11 months??? So that's a whole new year by the time the waters are receded for "after" the flood. Would that be correct?
I have also read the breakdown of years/geneaology post flood leading up to the Dispersion and it makes sense to me. I'd like to take more time to line that up with geneaologies from the Irish references we have from that time of Fennius and Niul/ Neolus/ Nial/Heolus, the first King of the Greeks who was at Babel. Fennius was apprently the one that created the languages of Goidelic, Hebrew, Latin, Greek and Ogham.. and other variations of Gaelic. He was at Babel even many years after the confusion of tongues. Noah was father of Japeth and Japeth's first son Gomer is suspected as being father of the Gaels, leading to Fennius and Niul at the time of the Tower of Babel.
Like I said, I'm going to take a little more time to look through these separate timelines I have to see how they match up to the years Ussher and yourself suggests. It should all match up I think!!!
But by all accounts there were migrations of people into the area of Britain and Ireland before the flood. Noah's granddaughter Cesair went there with her following correct? And they died there.
On that note, there's the possibility of Noah's wife birthing a fourth Surviving son while on the Arc. The Quran, several ancient books of Irish history such as the Book of Invasions, as well as Anglo-Saxxon and Norse writings, all claim there were other sons.
The Fourth surviving son, born on the Ark, is not mentioned in the bible as it is today. His name is Scafe [sp?]. Tradition of the extra-biblical writing about him suggests he was set adrift from the Ark similar to Moses in the basket on the Nile. One such ancient writing that mentions this boy of Noah being set adrift is the story of Beowulf. To this day, several cultures still bear the belief that it is this Fourth son Scafe, who was the father of the Norse [Norwegian], Danes, Angles, Saxxons, German, Scandinavian, Bavarian races and many of their legends tell of an ancient king and even ancient villages that bear this name.
What are your thoughts on the matter of a fourth possible son of Noah and the impact of that on early migrations post-flood?
OR do you think that these tribes were fathered by one of the other sons of Noah?
Ah, well I'm sorry if I rambled on. Let me finish some more study on all of this and I will write again. Thank you for your patience and all of your shared knowledge. This will be most interesting!
The Water Vapour Canopy and the Book of Enoch
> >> > Hi Darrell did you get those two links that I sent you? Jacquey
> >> > is right behind us on our quest and chronology. It has been
> >> > sugested that the granddaughter of Noah went to Ireland with her
> >> > crew and died there in the flood. Is there any truth to this?
> >> > Surely there's no smoke without a fire.
> >> >
> >> > After all in conclusion we were able to find out quite a bit on
> >> > Hu G and his men coming as they did to Britain with his men.
Please see what you can find out about Noah's granddaughter. John
Hi Darrell I'll try another link and see if that one works. What I'll
> do is to click on it before I send it to you. What do you reckon of
> Jacquey Murrell's research? I know she's tied up with the Joseph Smith
> Morman "Fraternity" but I believe she's doing some good work
> especially on the water vapour cannopy which I hold with.
> I know the mormans (most of them) are young earth creationists and
> Jacquey is backing our time line on the creation history front as I
> think her research is valuable to our course. The story goes according
> to Jaquey that Cessair Noah's Grand daughter went to Ireland before
> the flood with her crew and died there in the flood.
> all in conclusion; there's no smoke without a fire John
Cessair visit is found in many volumes. I discount it as valid since I do not believe that geography was the same before and after the flood, but I may be wrong - it would certainly have had a different name - so someone interpreted it (I expect with bias). However, the scope of my historical studies only relate to events after the flood.
I do not think we have enough information available to do much more than speculate on what happen before the flood and much of that information is questionable - but still worth checking out in case with it multiple independent witnesses confirming the same thing.