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Of Angels, Mangers, and Arks

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199733637
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0001
Of Angels, Mangers, and Arks

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When visiting New Age shops, one can observe the fascination of the shoppers toward figurines of angels, manger scenes, Noah's arks, and other such paraphernalia that do not exactly comply with how these objects were described in both the New and Old Testaments of the Bible. Such fascinations are also provoked when matters about Noah's ark are brought up. While some would believe that the narrative about the Black Sea flood thousands of years ago is merely a biblical tale, others would believe that remnants of this well-known ark were found on Mount Ararat. Because of these speculations, the need arises for someone to take a closer look at such evidences and investigate whether this event could actually be considered as a part of history, or, the question is asked: Should this tale be construed in a different light?

Keywords: New Age; Noah's ark; Black Sea; flood; history; Mount Ararat; biblical tale

Chapter.  6092 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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