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Noah's Ark Found In Turkey?
The thing is, what they thought made good logic from observation they were capable of making. The sky looked liked a glass disc to them, the earth looked flat, when it rained, it made sense there was an ocean up there, etc.

They were not ignorant people, they just couldn't see what we can now and like I said, 4000 years from now we'll look stupid.
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This is a neat find. Ancient folks were mesmerized by the stars cause they believed they were gods:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/prehistoric-c...12868.html
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If you would, why not also place this in the Science Section, in the "Archaeology" or "Astronomy" thread?
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Interesting polemic here about the question, "did Jews really come out of Egypt"? I think they did myself. One quick point, the Hebrew number in The Exodus about how many Jews left Egypt the author concludes to be hyperbole, there is probably a more accurate answer, we probably don't know what that term means and inadvertently have assumed it was a higher number. I read an article a while back on that issue. Certainly the number was small based on all other evidence in and out of the text.

When I was a fundy, info like this would have irked me. Now, it looks to be the most perfectly natural way of re-orienting the ancient Jewish mind to worship YHWH and not the Egyptian pantheon or Pharaoh.

http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2015/03/...an-exodus/
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Looks interesting.  I'll try to read it later today.   S22

Up front, I tend to believe that almost everything in the Old Testament is based on real events. Or better yet, what the writers actually believed happened, but with the allegory added for the moral statement. For example, I really do believe in The Flood, but................. Also, I believe that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire raining down from the heavens.....from a celestial Impactor.

There may well be something to this article, don't know. But I always try to see the real historical events behind the pointed moral stories behind them.
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