Ed Pearce‘s Today’s Memory
The Great Deluge
Originally shared by Ed Pearce
Biblical scholars have long asserted November 25, 2348 to be the day of the Great Deluge, or Flood.
Thousands of years ago the Hebrew farmer Noah was the only person left who remembered God and his creation. The world was flooded with evil and God’s response to the severe situation was to have Noah and his family build an ark that enabled them to survive a widespread flood over the Earth. The rest of humanity was wiped out.
According to Book of Genesis, the Ark was 450ft by 75ft and 45ft high- that is taller than a three-storey building and with a deck size of 36 tennis courts.
Noah was the first great ship builder and his ark was constructed out of cypress wood.
On board his ark Noah included at least one pair of every kind of animal, (seven pairs of every type of clean animal, which was used for sacrifice.) Noah needed around 40,000 animals to represent every kind of creature.
After the Great Flood the Hebrew Noah landed his ark on the summit of the Ararat mountain range – the highest part of the Caucasus, where grapes originated. He alighted from the ark, planted a vineyard and got drunk on some of its wine.
After the great flood it is said that Noah makes a pudding with all the food remaining on board: beans, chickpeas, dried fruits, nuts, rice and wheat.