Saturday, June 30, 2018

Finkel, Smith, and the Babylonian Ark Tablet

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet. Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark (Noah Wiener). I covered some of the same ground, based on the same 2014 Telegraph article on the work of Irving Finkel, here. But I missed this BHD piece when it came out around the same time. It's just been reprinted, so here it is.

It also has a section on George Adam Smith, the discoverer of the Babylonian Flood story in the nineteenth century. You can read more about him in the link in my post above and also here.

Also, I have a more recent post on the work of Dr. Finkel here.

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