The Discovery Channel is worth the $9.99 premium surcharge that I pay each month as part of my Direct TV package. I upgraded to gold status because I wanted the VH-1 Classics channel. I find myself more in tune with Discovery Channel documentaries and have very little time left to watch reruns of Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” video. The most recent gem in the Discovery Channel’s line up includes a documentary on Noah’s Ark. The special aired this past Sunday.
Thanks to clay tablets found in the ruins of what is believed to be a library from the ancient city of Babylon, archeologist have found evidence that our ancient scriptures have been flooded with erroneous re-writes over the years. The Discovery Channel goes beyond the assumption that the word of God has been tampered with, and reveals a more realistic tale of Noah—the Shuruppak merchant who survived the great flood.
Discovery reveals it is impossible to build a boat as large as the Titanic from pitch and wood that would not collapse under its own weight. In all likelihood, Noah used smaller rafts tied together that were stacked three levels high. The Ark was merely a barge.
Noah was a wealthy merchant and trader. The book of Leviticus notes the names of the animals that Noah had on his rafts. They were animals that were considered “clean” and worthy of being sacrificed—not every animal on the planet. Noah transported and sold animals that were used in sacrifice to God in addition to other goods, including wine, beer and grains and fruits. It is also noted that due to Biblical translations over the years, the flood was a local flood and the entire land in which Noah lived upon was flooded, not the entire world. The clay tablets reveal that the flood lasted for 7 days and 7 nights, not 40 as is referenced in the Bibles we have in our homes today. The Discovery Channel attributes the flood to a tropical storm, which according to modern meteorological records, is rare, but can happen in Mesopotamia.
In all likelihood, Noah was washed out to sea during the flood. His family and the god worthy animals on board drank the beer and wine in order to survive. They washed ashore on a new land—the promised land and the family of Noah had everything they needed to start life new—including a good buzz.