Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Was Noah's Ark Round??

By Analea Styles 

You may have seen the recent news about a newly translated artifact that supposedly sheds light on the biblical story of Noah’s Ark.

According to headlines, “the original Noah’s Ark…was round”[1]. This Fox News article goes on to promote the assumption that the biblical account of Noah’s ark is a more recent, rewritten, and unreliable version of older historical accounts.

Mesopotamia, tablet, Noah's Ark, coracle, new research
The tablet on display at the British Museum
Irving Finkel, the man who translated the “4,000 year-old” tablet, states, “I am sure the story of the flood and a boat to rescue life is a Babylonian invention”[2]. There are many secular historians who would agree with him – that the biblical account of the worldwide flood was written after the Jews went into exile in Babylon. Historians claim that the Jewish people heard the tale of the global flood while they were living there and later added it to their own Scriptures.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Spread the word about JHBC!

Hello readers! We're taking a break from the usual research article this week and taking the opportunity to promote Jackson Hole Bible College. Check out our new video, and share with others!

Our one-year intensive program is geared towards discipleship and worldview training. The nine months students spend here will impact them for eternity!
“There isn’t a day I don’t use something I learned at JHBC. Not a day. Class of ’00. Thank you all so much.” Meaghan Newell
We are dedicated to presenting the “big picture” schematic of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, our courses teach apologetic principles that will cultivate a strong Biblical worldview in students. Our curriculum is based in creationism, dispensationalism, and biblical inerrancy. We stand unwaveringly on the authority of the Word of God and aim to provide students with a high view of Scripture and the ability to apply its truth to their lives.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Genius of...Neanderthals?

By Analea Styles
A reconstruction of a Neanderthal man
Cavemen? Human sub-species? Ancient ancestors? Who were these enigmatic characters that walked our world in ancient times?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The New Year in the Old Days

By Analea Styles

New Year's Celebration in London, 2011
New Year celebrations are some of the oldest traditions and have been observed around the world for thousands of years. The ancient people loved to celebrate just like you and I! Many cultures carefully marked the days and looked forward to their yearly traditions. The early celebrations were marked by astronomical or seasonal indicators such as the arrival of spring or the equinox.