Re: Dating flood by Bible chronology vs. YEC

From: Dick Fischer (
Date: Fri May 10 2002 - 11:33:53 EDT

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    Hi Mike,

    I think we have thrashed this out sufficiently. I'll end with this
    and you can have the last word. (I learned that sly technique from

    >You are kidding, aren't you? Overzealous copyists have done all sorts of
    >things just like that over the years in misguided attempts to help out God.
    >One similar example that comes to mind can be found in your King James Bible
    >in 1 John 5:7,8. This passage of "scripture" is widely know to be a complete
    >fabrication created by a copyist who thought there were not quite enough
    >proof texts for the Trinity doctrine in the Bible.
    >You wrote: Further, Bible scholars can't even agree on the date of the
    >Exodus, let alone the flood. Some date the Exodus at 1440 BC, and some say
    >1290 BC. That's why I defer to archaeologists and historians with the date of
    >2900 BC for the flood.
    >The Bible scholars who assign a late date to the Exodus do not do so because
    >they pay close attention to the words of Scripture. They do so because they
    >"defer to archaeologists and historians."

    That's a good way to avoid the pitfalls of "overzealous copyists."

    Yours in Christ,

    Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution -
    "The answer we should have known about 150 years ago"

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