THE FLOOD: In the Light of the Bible, Geology, and Archaeology by Alfred Rehwinkel

by JF

This book was published in 1951 but it is just as relevant today as it was then. Rehwinkel’s quite advanced education was in theology. However, the man was obviously very astute and knowledgable in expounding upon archaeology and geology. While this book on the Noahic Flood is not as broadly scholastic as Henry Morris’s somewhat more famous book, it is nevertheless very erudite in these two secular sciences, and I am told it remains a standard today in whatever vestiges may remain of conservative Bible Colleges.

In what is probably the most remarkable chapter of an overall remarkable book, Rehwinkel describes in good detail the multitudinous tribes of peoples all around the world who have, in their distant ancestral tradition, an account of a great global flood. What is intensely interesting is the fact that a great many of these peoples have never had any contact with one another. Atheists have long argued that the Flood account in Genesis 6 was merely copied from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, but Rehwinkel shows that argument to be untenable.

Rehwinkel shows how untenable are many other atheistic/darwinian claims as well. This is highly recommendable to anyone seriously seeking to understand man’s ultimate origins, anyone who is willing to consider the possibility that the dogma of Darwinism might just be a case of the emperor having no clothes.

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6/2012

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