Re: Noah's Ark... the Book

George Murphy (""
Thu, 11 Nov 1999 13:02:53 -0500

David Nunes wrote:

> Dr. Brakenridge describes measurements that date
> the Vela supernova as having occurred sometime between 9300 and 6400
> B. C. (A supernova is the cataclysmic explosion of a massive star;
> this one is called the irela supernova because it occurred in the
> Vela constellation.) These dates fit well with the Biblical date for
> the Genesis Flood."

They do nothing of the kind. If biblical statements about ages of the
patriarchs are understood as accurate historical records then a date for the flood
on the order of Bp. Ussher's, 2348 B.C., must be correct. & if the records are
flexible enough to fit another 4000-7000 years in, why not just flex out the long

George L. Murphy