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Babylonian god used 'fake news' to trick
Noah into building his Ark, claims new
translation of 3,000 year-old tablet

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/26/2019 10:26:47 AM

A Babylonian retelling of Noah and the Ark on a 3,000-year-old clay tablet could be one of the oldest example of fake news, a Cambridge academic has claimed. In the engraved scripture, Ea the Babylonian god appears to suggest to Noah that he tell his helpers 'food will rain from the skies' if they help build the ark. However, Dr Martin Worthington, a leading expert on the Babylonian language, claims that the words have a double meaning. Dr Worthington discovered the trickery on the 11th tablet of Gilgamesh, dating back to 700BC, which gives the Babylonian account of the flood.


Believe this at your own risk. I'll accept the "fake news" part. Who knew the Babylonians foretold the rise of the Trump Dynasty and their desire to take it down, stone by stone?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 11/26/2019 10:31:54 AM (No. 246087)
It wouldn’t surprise me at all. Propaganda, fake news, disinformation, whatever you call it, has undoubtedly been around foever
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ARKfamily 11/26/2019 10:47:57 AM (No. 246110)
Please refer to the Bible for the truth. . .
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 11/26/2019 10:48:06 AM (No. 246111)
The flood story in the Epic of Gilgamesh is not the story of Noah (although it may be derived from it). I believe that the Epic of Gilgamesh was created as part of an effort by the political elites of the day to replace the true creation story with one which solidified their power and control.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/26/2019 10:53:57 AM (No. 246120)
Noah didn't have to lie to get help building the Ark. And it was God, not a "god" who told Noah to build it and how to build it too, and no, it didn't have a keel or rudder, since God was steering it. It was actually a massive barge, and keep in mind that during that time we had "super animals" that contained all the DNA for the sub-species we see today. "True" science has determined that all the dogs were descended from a "super-dog" that existed ages ago. The "super-animal" finding is yet another nail in the coffin of Darwinian evolution.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/26/2019 10:59:28 AM (No. 246130)
What B. S. It can have two different meanings as so let's 'trick's Noah. Just like the Koran's line about followers receiving 40 virgins in paradise can be interpreted to mean 40 raisons. If a phrase has two meanings, the contextual meaning takes precedent, except in jokes and word games. I think the fake news here, is that this article was written at all, and obviously to cast doubt on Biblical sources, once again. Mental smut.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 11/26/2019 11:03:31 AM (No. 246134)
That's a pretty neat trick: Fool Noah into building an ark, and then he and his family, along with some of the animals, are the only ones who survive the flood.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 11/26/2019 11:11:16 AM (No. 246142)
It would not surprise me if some of the descendants of Noah wanted to rewrite history. It wasn't long at all before Nimrod had a group challenging God at Babel.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: HotRod 11/26/2019 11:19:18 AM (No. 246155)
How much of the Bible has been misinterpreted over the thousands of years, as it was transcribed and translated by so many people, in so many languages? Did the humans doing this ever put their spin on things and perceive different meanings? We will never know. You must have faith.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/26/2019 11:21:13 AM (No. 246156)
Right you are #2. I remember the verse about ''the Trump shall sound.'' I credit Jonathan Cahn for this explanation.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 11/26/2019 11:33:07 AM (No. 246171)
The WaPo of Babylon. Tablets, get yer tablets.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Highlander 11/26/2019 12:27:18 PM (No. 246229)
Shame on Noah, if he believed the New York Times of his day!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: john56 11/26/2019 1:04:22 PM (No. 246249)
You mean they had CNN back then?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: tennisbum 11/26/2019 1:30:44 PM (No. 246274)
Who knew that the Babylonians were Democrats!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: kono 11/26/2019 1:38:18 PM (No. 246277)
The popular way to interpret ancient artifacts proposes Gilgamesh as the original basis for the variety of flood narratives clustered around that era. I'm not buying it, and even the more persuasive arguments in its support leave room for alternative explanations. I haven't got time to drag that debate into this place just before Thursday's holiday, so I won't even start. Another time, though.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/26/2019 3:06:01 PM (No. 246329)
Impeach Noah. Call the giraffes to testify, Everybody looks up to them.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: hershey 11/26/2019 3:56:47 PM (No. 246363)
Locally, within 40 miles, we have the Ark and I have been on it. A replica, size wise of the original, it dwarfs the imagination...and a fascinating place to visit, with a lot of biblical history is a truly amazing experience to climb the ramps and see the animal cages, living spaces and storage vessels for food and water in the Ark...take a look at ....
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Reply 17 - Posted by: franq 11/26/2019 5:52:15 PM (No. 246472)
Doesn't even rise to the level of satire.
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