Welcome back! This morning we’re trying out another Bible, the NASB, and looking at a new period of time in the historical account of the world presented in Genesis. For your enjoyment this morning I’ve got a great map drawn by my friend Dan Kindred showing the spread of the different groups of people after the flood. It’s color coded, so you can go through the text and try to match up the colors with different families and see who went where.
Also, as I mention in the recording for today, I have relatively little information about what was going on at the Tower of Babel. I’ve read that it was a sort of new religious center for mankind to worship itself, but if you’ve got some additional information about it, feel free to leave a comment and share it with us!
That’s it for me today, check back tomorrow for the next episode. We’re going to get into the story of Abram, who is one of my very favorite people in the Bible.
Happy Thursday! This is the final installment for this week of the Mikeblog Bible Reading Podcast, and this morning I’m going over Genesis 8 and 9. In these chapters we read about the flood subsiding, Noah and his family coming out of the Ark, and some of the ways that the world was changing from the way it used to be into the way it is today.
So is there any physical evidence for the events described here in the Bible? I believe there is! I think the fossil record is one such piece of evidence, as the best explanation for it is that it is the remains of millions upon millions of creatures that were all wiped out in a catastrophic event that resulted in their burial under layers of sediment. Such a catastrophic event would explain a lot of the landforms that we see today and a lot of the geological curiosities we see today, such as fossil graveyards and coal seams that go on for miles. I’ve read a good bit on evidence for the flood, and while I’m by no means an expert, I can try to find some answers for you if you have questions about the flood. Just leave your questions (trolls will be banished to live under bridges) in the comments for this post, and I’ll see if I can help out.