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Historical evidences for a young Earth

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For a comprehensive, non-exhaustive, list of evidences for a young Earth, see Young earth evidence
Atra-Hasis Tablets, with accounts that closely resemble the factual Garden of Eden and Noahic Flood accounts in the Bible, part of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

This is an incomplete and non-exhaustive list of evidences in history and archeology that confirm the biblical account of creation and the age of the Earth as being factual history.

List

  1. Over 270 cultures have flood legends that distinctly resemble the biblical flood account.[1][2] While critics like to say the biblical flood account is descended from other stories, in reality it is the other way around, as the biblical flood account is far superior than any flood legend in multiple ways.[3] Creation legends also exist, but once again, the biblical account is superior.[4]
  2. Noah, his sons, and his further descendants mentioned in the Bible are found and named in numerous cultures and there is much extra-biblical evidence for their existence, showing that they were real people who made a real impact.[5]
  3. There are royal genealogies in Europe that trace their family lines back to Noah.[5]
  4. Ancient cultures all over the world built ziggurat-like structures, such as the Egyptians, Babylonians, and Mesoamericans. This is strong evidence that they originated from one area and that the Tower of Babel was a real, ziggurat-shaped tower.[5]
  5. In history, the closer one gets to Babel, geographically speaking, the earlier the civilizations in that area first developed, giving strong evidence that all civilizations were originally from Babel and were dispersed from that location all over the Earth.[5][6] Even secular historians accept this[7] and call Sumer the "cradle of civilization".[8][9]
  6. The Sumerian King List is remarkably similar to the biblical genealogy in Genesis 5. There is a very close correlation between the two lists (if one excludes Adam and Noah in the Bible), the flood is mentioned, and the kings all have long life-spans, providing strong evidence that the Sumerians recognized the history recorded in the Bible as fact.[4]
  7. While many evolutionists point to Egyptian history (which, according to them, dates back long before the biblical creation and flood dates) as proof against a young Earth, a growing number of academics are recognizing that many of the traditional sources for Egyptian history are both inaccurate and misinterpreted, and revised dates for Egyptian history align remarkably well with biblical history.[10][11][12] Additionally, radiocarbon dating has given additional evidence that the Egyptian civilization began more recently than originally thought.[13]
  8. Because of their worldview, evolutionists believe that ancient man was not as intelligent as today and did not possess superior technology. However, many archeological findings in numerous ancient civilizations have proven otherwise—that ancient man was very intelligent, possibly even more so than modern day society, as well as more technologically advanced in some ways.[6][14][15]
  9. Many different cultures throughout history have legends and realistic accounts from historians of dragons. There is very strong evidence that dinosaurs were alive and a very real part of ancient cultures (and even some more recent ones), affirming a young Earth and the biblical account of origins.[16][17] In fact, there have been some reports of dinosaurs living in the remote jungles of Africa today.[18]
  10. There is a striking similarity in the way diverse, worldwide cultures see constellations. In very diverse cultures, the constellations that the people see are the same, and the meanings of many are the same, including the Big and Little Dippers, showing that people had to have developed them together, rather than on opposite directions of the globe.[19][20] Academics (including secular ones) have been able to trace back, through the precession of the Earth, when the constellations were developed by man, and the dates found have been, roughly speaking, between 2800 BC and 2100 BC, right in line with the date of the dispersion at Babel.[19][20] Additionally, it has also been found that the latitude of where the developers of the constellations lived was, roughly speaking, between 30 and 42 degrees latitude, again in line with the locations of Ararat and Babel.[19][20]
  11. It has been well-documented that people in the past vastly exceeded modern humans physically and mentally.[21]
  12. While adherents to a belief in an old earth claim of artifacts existing further back than 4,000 B.C., those people come to their conclusions due to their presuppositions (i.e. the lens through which they see the world) that evolution is true, that the Earth is old, and that humans were originally dumb and became more intelligent as time went on.[22][23]

See also

Further reading

  • Landis, Don (2015). Secrets of Ancient Man. Green Forest, Arkansas: Master Books. ISBN: 9780890518663.
  • Landis, Don (2012). The Genius of Ancient Man. Green Forest, Arkansas: Master Books. ISBN: 9780890516775.

References

  1. Legends of the Flood. Answers in Genesis. January 30, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  2. White, Monty (March 29, 2007). Flood Legends. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  3. Lacey, Troy & Anderson jr, Lee (October 1, 2013). The Genesis Flood—Not Just Another Legend. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ham, Steve (March 29, 2011). Is Genesis 1–11 a Derivation from Ancient Myths?. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Hodge, Bodie (August 19, 2010). Chapter 28 - Was the Dispersion at Babel a Real Event?. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Landis, Don (2015). Secrets of Ancient Man. Green Forest, Arkansas: Master Books. ISBN: 9780890518663.
  7. http://www.ancient.eu/image/1068/
  8. Mark, Joshua J. (April 28, 2011). Sumer. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  9. Mark, Joshua J. (September 2, 2009). Mesopotamia. "'Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  10. McClellan, Matt (August 24, 2011). Ancient Egyptian Chronology and the Book of Genesis. Answers Research Journal. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  11. Mitchell, Elizabeth (July 22, 2010). Chapter 24 - Doesn’t Egyptian Chronology Prove That the Bible Is Unreliable?. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  12. Mitchell, Elizabeth (April 1, 2008). Dating the Pyramids. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  13. Mitchell, Elizabeth (September 19, 2013). Radiocarbon Dating Shortens the Timeline for Ancient Egypt. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  14. Landis, Don (2012). The Genius of Ancient Man. Green Forest, Arkansas: Master Books. ISBN: 9780890516775.
  15. Ham, Ken (December 31, 2012). Geniuses, Not Brutes!. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  16. Hodge, Bodie (October 1, 2011). Dragon Legends—Truths Behind the Tales. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  17. Dragons: Fact or Fable?. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  18. Ham, Ken (October 25, 2007). Chapter 12 - What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Nelson, Brooke C. (October 5, 2016). Do the Big and Little Dipper Support the Bible’s Timeline?. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Henry, Jonathan F. (December 2008). Constellations: legacy of the dispersion from Babel. Creation.com (taken from Journal of Creation 22(3):93–100). Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  21. Pierce, Larry (April 5, 2017). What Were Early Post-Flood People Like?. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  22. Mortenson, Terry (July 7, 2015). Trillions of “Artifacts”—Who’s Really Got the Problem?. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  23. Climer, Phillip (May 23, 2012). Archaeology and the Bible. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved April 13, 2017.