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The Evidence for Noah’s Flood, Part 3: The Researchers

Updated on December 28, 2018
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Dr. David Thiessen is an educator, writer, pastor, and speaker. He has authored several books on a variety of topics including Archaeology

They Do The Leg Work For Me

There have been quite a few people who have investigated Noah’ Flood over the most recent centuries. You can find them in both the religious and non-religious segments of society.

I cannot possible try to record all of these researchers here but I will focus on 4 who have uncovered the most evidence for Noah’s Flood, whether they agree or not, or accept the fact that the global flood was historical or not.

Their work has covered different parts of the globe, saving me countless hours of travel and money. Without their research and time, it may not of been possible to show more evidence or Noah’s Flood than just a few sea shells on mountain tops.

This will be just a brief look at their work and highlight some of the evidence they have uncovered that point to the historicity of Noah’s Flood.

Graham Hancock

Mr. Hancock has spent decades documenting sunken sites and cities. I know because I have read most of his books. The evidence that he has uncovered points directly to a lost civilization.

Of course, he dates that civilization to about 10,000 BC, and tries to avoid tying any of the evidence to the Biblical flood account. Dating, of course, is both subjective and a very unreliable science. It is easily influenced by the personal beliefs of the person doing the dating of a discovery.

He has investigated submerged cities in India and other location and has demonstrated that an very ancient civilization was far more advanced than was previously accepted.

He has not been able to identify where this civilization disappeared to and while he does not accept the biblical account, his theories do point people into the direction of a pre-flood world that was destroyed by a global flood.

He may call that civilization Atlantis but changing the name does not divert anyone’s attention from the evidence which shows a destroyed world, partially buried under the ocean.

Charles Hapgood

I am well aware of the fact that one of Dr. Hapgood’s theories was discredited. He outlined his theory in his book, Path of the Poles. I tend to agree with him that there may have been a pole shift, but that shift happened only once in history.

It would be very difficult to provide evidence for more than one pole shift and even verifying the one would be very difficult. Yet, that pole shift would be a good explanation for the existence of the polar ice caps and the glaciers of the world.

Yet it is not this pole shift that has drawn me to Dr. Hapgood and his research. From page 280 and following, Dr. Hapgood describe a discovery that could defy logic. Large deposits of animal bones and human remains were placed together by some form of marine action.

These discoveries are found in Brazil, Bolivia and other inland South American countries. One particular cave had bones from animals from the Meatherium and other Pleistocene era, these bones were captured together with about 30 human remains and showed signs of being contemporary with each other.

In other caves, ancient human bones were thrown together with the bones of the smilodon. They remains were all contemporary with each other.

Alfred Rehwinkel

The late Dr. Rehwinkel was a Lutheran who did a lot of research on Noah’s flood. He published his work in about 1951 but evidence is evidence no matter when it as discovered or first published.

From page 178 on Dr. Rewinkel talks about different fissures that are found throughout Europe. Some of these fissures measure roughly 140 to 300 feet deep. Inside these fissures were the bones of elephants, rhinos, the ox, the horse and many more.

None of the bones showed signs of rolling by a stream or weathering. Nor did they fall into the fissures while alive. Not one of the skeletal remains is complete. The unique thing about these fissures, other than the bones, is their location.

They are found on high hills. These hills would have been seen by the animals as a place of safety from rising flood waters. The countries of England, Spain, Russia, Germany and France are but a few of the countries where these large bone deposits have been discovered.

We could dismiss one or two such sites as anomalies, but this large number of bone filled fissures spread over several countries of Europe has no real explanation other than Noah’s global flood.

W. Ryan & W. Pittman

Their research into the Black Sea and subsequent book has brought some more credible evidence that Noah’s flood was real and that it was global. First, they were able to uncover a series of submerged villages lying under approx. 200 to 450 feet of Black Sea water

These villages demonstrate that the ancient coastline in the Turkey and other Black Sea region was not as high as it is currently today. People could say that melting ice from a recent Ice Age could have raised the levels of the black Sea,but so far, there has been no real link to such an event.

What this evidence does tell us is that some of the water from Noah’s flood did not disappear but remained to alter the geography of the world. Mr. Hancock’s research ties in with this thinking.

Their research also corroborates Dr. Rehwinkel’s work as the two investigator’s show that elephants and hippos were found on hills in different Mediterranean Islands. They were discovered running for high ground.

Along with this, post-flood people, the Vincas and the Linearbandkeramik, did not normally settle in land under 300 feet above sea level. They preferred higher elevations. These finds point to a post flood people who knew the truth about Noah’s flood and lived accordingly.

Some Final Words

In this brief look at some of the other evidence for Noah’s flood, it can be ascertained with confidence that the biblical account is far more real than researchers give it credit.

I will admit that the discoveries recorded by both Drs. Hapgood and Rehwinkel are not talked about any more. Finding information on the is a very difficult chore. But with Drs. Ryan and Pittman’s discoveries, the previous works are given a boost of credibility.

For all of these discoveries, there is no real alternative explanation that would lead one away from the biblical account. The evidence is not there to support those alternatives.

With the global presence of these discoveries, one cannot fall back on the local flood theory either. There are other pieces of evidence but these items have been credited to alternatives without any real evidence supporting their categorization.

Noah’s flood remains as the most credible answer for what we find throughout the world in terms of similar discoveries.

© 2018 David Thiessen

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      David Thiessen 

      2 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for your comments. Sometimes I just do not have the time to respond. Please pass the word about these articles to your friends so they can enjoy them also

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      Liz Westwood 

      2 years ago from UK

      It is interesting to pull together some of the research that has been done on the flood. We are very fortunate that we can access research work so easily in the digital age that we live in.

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