Do you think the story of The Great Flood probably has a factual basis in history?
I’ve long thought that the story came about because of a huge local flood. I even wondered about this in the 80’s, but my pastors didn’t want to hear my thoughts on it.
Such a flood could have happened at a time when the entire “world,” as far as they knew, consisted only of what ancient humans could cover on foot.
The other night the Nat Geo Channel offered a spin on just such an explanation. They showed that during the last great ice age, when much of the earth’s water was locked up in huge glaciers, what we know today as the Persian Gulf was dry land, a huge basin.
As the glaciers melted the basin slowly started filling, and the people kept moving outward, away from the water. The change was gradual, over generations, but stories were passed down of a different time when the places their ancestors lived was now under water—their ancient lands were flooded.
What do you think?
Here is the link to purchase the DVD, along with a very brief synopsis of the documentary.