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What Happened at Babel?

February, 2020

Figure 1. Colors/shading reflect the many distinct language families throughout the world.

When a person thinks about Babel, theye almost always think about language. There were Earth-changing events that preceded Babel that need to be understood. Let us consider the Seven C's of history: 1

  1. Creation: God created in six days and everything was perfect; then He rested for a day.
  2. Corruption: the fall from perfection due to sin
  3. Catastrophe: Noah’s Flood is the origin of most fossil layers.
  4. Confusion: The rebellion at Babel is key to understanding the world today.
  5. Christ: The Creator became a man, our “Kinsman Redeemer.”
  6. Cross: Christ’s resurrection shows He has conquered death.
  7. Consummation: The fulfillment of all things

Restoring the Truth About Origins: Book I—Introduction, Availability and Overview

March, 2019

Figure 1 - Front cover of the book

We are excited to announce that TASC‘s Restoring the Truth About Origins: Book I is now available! We pray and hope you will purchase copies for yourself, family, and associates as gifts to enjoy and be even better edified on this important topic of origins. What we think about our origins has had a profound influence on the thinking and actions in our society in the past and will today and in the future. So we encourage you to get copies today (see ordering information under Availability and Purchasing heading below)!

Miraculous Failed Invasion of Sennacherib

January, 2013

Assyrian prism

Clay prism describing Sennacherib's siege on Jerusalem

One question often heard concerning creation and man’s origins, as well as life’s origins, is whether Biblical accounts describing man’s origins and God’s creation of the universe can be trusted. Are the Biblical accounts accurate? Did the creation really occur? Was there really an Adam? an Eve? Was there really a world-wide global flood? There is amazing evidence that many miraculous events described in the Bible actually took place as described by the Bible. In this article we shall look at some of this evidence.

Can the Age of the Earth be Calculated?

September, 2011

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Here is our Earth, a young planet.

Achbishop James Ussher has been the butt of more ridicule on the subject of suggesting a date for the creation of the world, and ultimately the universe, than anyone else in history. He proposed the date of October 23, 4004 BC, and this date appeared as a marginal footnote in many Bibles up until the mid twentieth century. What should we think about his work that brought him to this conclusion?

The Shroud of Turin

April, 2004

Is this the face of Jesus?

Figure 1 - Is this the face of Jesus?

In 1898 a photo was made for the first time of a piece of cloth. This specific cloth was thought by some to have the image of Jesus on it.

The photo was developed, and on the negative there appeared a much clearer image! In fact, the negative looked more like a normal photo would, and the photo (as well as the cloth itself) looked more like a negative!

What you see in the first photo above is a negative of a photo, not the photo itself.

Below are the positive and negative, side-by-side, for comparison:

Figure 2 - Face on the Shroud

The image on the left is the actual image - what the cloth looks like. The image on the right is actually the negative of the photo on the left! True, the actual photo looks much more like a negative than the actual negative - which looks more like a photo!

OOPARTS - Out of Place Artifacts

November, 2008

Richard Dawkins, Oxford:

“…alleged human bones in the Carboniferous coal deposits. If authenticated as human, these bones would blow the theory of evolution out of the water.” 1

“If a single, well verified mammal skull were to turn up in 500 million year old rocks, our whole modern theory of evolution would be utterly destroyed. Incidentally, this is a sufficient answer to the canard, put about by creationist and their journalistic fellow travelers, that the whole theory of evolution is an ‘unfalsifiable’ tautology.” 2

Steven M. Stanley, Johns Hopkins University:

Noah and Family: Myth, Legends, Ancient History and the Bible

April, 2008

What do ancient myths tell us about real history? Are myths distorted versions of real people and real events? Can we decode ancient mythology and find out anything about the past? Is there anything in ancient myths linking them with the Bible account?

Figure 1 - Dagon, a Philistine god who lived before and after the flood.

Editors note: The bulk of the mythology provided herein, unless noted otherwise, is taken from the classic text by Jacob Bryant, A New System, or Analysis of Antient Mythology. 1

Archaeology Supports Exodus Narrative

April, 2007

Who was Pharaoh when Joseph was in Egypt? Who was Pharaoh when Moses was there?

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Figure 1 - Sobekhotep IV may have been the step-father of Moses, if modified dates in Egyptian chronology are correct.

Egyptian records tell a story—does it jibe with (agree with) the story of the Bible? The answer is exciting. If the time line given below is accurate (and there is evidence that indicates it is), then we may have identified the Pharaoh who was the step-father of Moses, the Pharaoh who dreamed of seven lean years and was advised by Joseph to store up grain, and more! What is more, we can even see what these Pharaohs looked like, since statues of them (or other depictions) exist.

We shall examine in this article the dates upon which time lines of ancient history are based, and a new time line, based on modifications of these “pillar” dates. We shall see how this modified time line of Egyptian events and persons relates to biblical events and persons.

The Mysterious Origins of Ancient Civilizations

August, 2006

We may not think often of the ancient world in our modern life, but there is a bit of mystery surrounding the early ancient civilizations – the speed with which they arose. From Egypt and Sumeria to the Olmecs of Mexico, civilizations seem to have appeared full-blown, already fully-developed!

Sphinx

Figure 1 - The civilization of ancient Egypt apparently emerged all at once and fully formed.

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