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Noah's son did not disperse after the flood until, God mixed up their languages because of the tower of Babel, but it is probable that they were all still alive, since the tower of Babel was so soon after the flood. You may be interested in a lesson I taught to my adult Sunday school class, which I have appended below: From the flood to the tower of Babel ...


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I want to extend David's answer to your original question and then provide some commentary on perpetuation of the Japhetic et al. migration Origin David's answer above is likely the oldest source we have that mentions this tradition. It is also helpful to note that several apocryphal writings account for the same migration patterns, although their ...


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See Josephus' Antiquities Book 1, Chapter 6. He gives a rather detailed interpretation of Genesis 10, identifying what nations he believed the Hebrew terms refer to. Japhet, the son of Noah, had seven sons: they inhabited so, that, beginning at the mountains Taurus and Amanus, they proceeded along Asia, as far as the river Tansis, and along Europe to ...


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One Roman writer, Thallus, apparently acknowledged the darkness. He explained it as an eclipse of the sun, presumably to discredit the Christian claims of a miraculous event. Thallus' work is believed to have been written about 52 AD, so it is an important witness to early knowledge of the darkness to the extent we can validate the claim that Thallus wrote ...


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In addition to the other insightful answers, the Book of Mormon records intense earthquakes, fires, and tempest for three hours followed by three days of darkness in the Americas at the time of Christ's death (3 Nephi 8). In reference to caseyr547's answer, the Book of Mormon was, ironically, recorded on gold plates and stored in the earth to keep it safe ...


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Phlegon freedman of the emperor Adrian was born at Tralles in Lydia. He was author of several works one of which was entitled "The Olympiads" or "A Collection of Olympiads and Chronicles" in sixteen books. It was a kind of general history of the world from the first to the two hundred and twenty ninth Olympiad or to the times of Adrian. "In the 4th year ...


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There is no conclusive evidence as they did not have gold plated digital information storage guaranteed to last for millennia and vaults dug so deep in the earth that they surely would survive the worst of wars. Josephus did not so write but Thallus may have we dont really know: Thallus (Greek: Θαλλός), was an early historian who wrote in Koine Greek. ...


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Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? Yes. Think about how much the New Testament references the Old Testament -- all over the place! Here is just one of many sites that list New Testament references to Old Testament prophets. The same could be said of any Old Testament prophet who referenced a previous Old ...


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When you think about it, this question is based on circular reasoning. Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? The Bible authors "came before." So lets imagine that there's an imaginary Bible verse that says: Thou shalt base thine opinions on those whom came before. 2 Chemicals 8:15 Who wrote 2 Chemicals? ...


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The extra biblical texts could be compared with a sermon. Just like a good pastor or sermon doesn't teach from their own knowledge or wisdom but teaches the Scriptures, a good christian text teaches and explain the Scriptures. The purpose of such kind of literature isn't to add to the words of the Scriptures, but explain them and apply them. If a text adds ...



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