The Archaeological Evidence of Noah’s Flood is the first-ever look at man’s early history without dogmatic insistence as to what must be discovered. Is the evidence better explained by current scientific thinking, by the Young Earth Creationists who dominate the teaching of Genesis among conservative evangelicals, or by a simple and straightforward reading of the words of the Bible?
The author began his search by establishing three criteria that should be discoverable if a straightforward reading of the Bible is correct:
- The disappearance of the earth’s population some centuries before 2000 BC.
- Soon followed by a new worldwide dispersion of mankind.
- Discontinuity in material culture that should clearly mark such a change in population.
According to current science, continuities in the civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China preclude all three criteria. The author assumed that this had settled the case against the Bible’s description of ancient history — until he happened upon an account of the archaeology of ancient Israel. He discovered that the population of the land of the Bible did indeed disappear between the Early and Middle Bronze Age: just the time of the Flood according to the Bible. Next, the author examined the extent of the discontinuity, finding it extending not only throughout the Ancient Near East, but on into Europe, Asia, both Americas and even Australia.
How have archaeologists failed to see this disappearance of worldwide population? Simply by misinterpreting the massive evidence of human burials throughout the earth, including the great cities of the dead beside the Pyramids, the burials at Stonehenge and among the kurgans in England, and the “Indian” burial mounds of America. Rather than recognizing them as effects of the Flood, archaeologists have interpreted these elaborate graves as religiously-inspired burials — when in fact the conventional interpretation is impossible. There is no evidence for settlements belonging to the people buried in these graves. Rather, these burials appear to have resulted from sudden inundation of houses, workshops, fortifications, and entire cities by the waters of Noah’s Flood.
Based on this evidence, the author traces a Middle Bronze dispersion of mankind from the Ancient Near East to all the earth’s continents excepting only Antarctica. Interestingly, he traces the roots of this new dispersion to the mountains of Ararat where the Bible says that Noah’s Ark came to rest, and where the remains of such a vessel have been recently announced by Hong Kong-based Noah’s Ark Ministries International (NAMI). The book contains an epilogue covering this recent discovery, showing how pottery found inside this structure matches that pottery he had already identified at the roots of the new dispersion of mankind.
The book is a thoroughgoing examination of history and archaeology and the assumptions lying at the basis of historical sciences such as geology, biology, cosmology, anthropology, climatology, linguistics, and the higher criticism of the Bible. It concludes with a discussion of the meaning of Noah’s Flood for today’s world.
This 432-page, colorfully illustrated book includes end sheet maps of the new dispersion of mankind from the family of Noah.
The Archaeological Evidence of Noah’s Flood is available for purchase through Christian Leaders and Scholars Press.