The Ark Before Noah

The Ark Before Noah

Decoding the Story of the Flood

Book - 2014
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"British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the British Museum - the arrival one day in 2008 of a single, modest-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet - the palm-sized clay rectangles on which our ancestors created the first documents. It had been brought in by a member of the public and this particular tablet proved to be of quite extraordinary importance. Not only does it date from about 1850 BC, but it is a copy of the Babylonian Story of the Flood, a myth from ancient Mesopotamia revealing among other things, instructions for building a large boat to survive a flood. But Dr Finkel's pioneering work didn't stop there. Through another series of enthralling discoveries he has been able to decode the story of the Flood in ways which offer unanticipated revelations to readers of THE ARK BEFORE NOAH."--Publisher's website
Publisher: New York :, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday,, [2014]
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780385537117
Characteristics: 421 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Jul 03, 2014

An excellent read. Very good information for anyone who is interested in the Bible and its coming into being. How the Old Testament evolved is explained so well that anyone can understand it. It actually makes one respect the Old Testament more for what it contains and what it teaches.

May 02, 2014

related: ... Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About The Event That Changed History
by ... William Ryan ... and ... Walter Pitman ... Simon & Schuster 2000 ... ISBN-10: 0684859203 ...
ISBN-13: 978-0684859200


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