The Ark: Another Dig, Another Discovery

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The archeologists came
Two by two
Finding the ark
It’s what they do

In 2010, 2006, 2004, 1998, 1986, and so on. As Paul Zimansky, archeologist at Stony Brook University NY told National Geographic:  “I don’t know of any expedition that went looking for the ark and didn’t find it.”

And Eric Cline, biblical archeologist at George Washington University, muses:  Why would a group mostly made up of amateurs announce their findings at a press conference without first having them peer-reviewed by professionals?

Multiplying miracles: Carbon 14 dating, according to the press conference, dates the wood (cyprus, not “gopher” wood) at 2,800 BC. But no flood damage shows up in the monuments of the Sumerian empire, alive and well in 2800 BC. Another miracle?

Flavius Josephus, Jewish historian (1st century AD), reports that in his day some parts of the Ark still survived in the mountains and that people carried off pieces to use as sacred relics. Would there be anything left for later generations?

This particular dig, at the highest point in a mountainous region, looks like an older military observation post.

Would it not be more important to focus on proclaiming the scandal of the cross?