Just when you thought you would never hear it again, somebody else has decided they have found the remains of Noah’s Arc, nestled in the side of a mountain which is indeed within the range that would qualify it as a “
Ahhh, no. It doesn’t prove one thing, one way or another, it just offers a tantalizing little bit of affirmation to those who believe, and nothing to those of us who don’t.
My guess-what has been discovered is the remnants of an ancient temple, possibly to the Babylonian God El, known in later times as Allah and, to the Jews, yes, Elohim-or, to be clear, Yahweh. In his earliest incarnation, as El the Moon God, he was generally portrayed as riding in a boat that represented the crescent moon, was worshipped on mountains, and as such his temple might have well been made to resemble boats, probably in their time exquisitely adorned with such items as bronze, gold,silver, ivory, copper, and lapis lazuli.
There may as well have been animal stalls on these ships, where animals were maintained for the purposes of the conducting of sacrifices, and for the nourishment of the priesthood.
So why would I think this, why would I not at least consider the possibility that it might actually be Noahs Arc? Well, for one thing, there was suppossedly only one arc. So how many of these things have been found over the years? I know of at least one before this, for a fact, and I have heard there were more than just this one at the time I read about this one and saw the pictures of it. Assumming this book was not a complete fraud, which it might well have been, I have no choice but to conclude that all these findings are indeed archaeological treasures, and potentially brimming with scientifically verifiable information pertaining to the origins of the old Babylonian cult that gave birth to the three great Abramaic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
There may well have been a terrifying disaster of epic proportions that included flooding –not of the world, but of this specific Meditterannean region of it- which, in addition to lending the inspiration for the various flood mythologies of this region, may have actually lead to the fall from favor of the old cult of El among the Babylonian people, and his replacement by his son Bel Marduk, who was said to have overthrew his father after the latter sent a flood to destroy him, all the other gods, and all the earth.
The true shame of it is that when these discoveries are made, they are then appropriated by people with no serious scientific or archaeological backgrounmd, who then proceed to, I am very much afraid, discard any finding which don’t validate their own predetermined desires. This of course is even assumming they even notice to begin with. These people do not exactly strike me as professional archaeologists, or even as good amateurs. As a result, who knows what has been, or will be, destroyed, inadverdently or purposely.
Yes, true knowledge of the past, potentially and irrevocably destroyed,all in the name of seaching for a truth that never really existed.