Re: [M & B] Ken Ham Today: About That Ice Age!
- Ken doesn't know his Bible.From: rlbaty50 <rlbaty@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2013 4:09 PM
Subject: [M & B] Ken Ham Today: About That Ice Age!
When Was the Ice Age
in Biblical History?
by Andrew Snelling and Mike Matthews
February 26, 2013
Posted to AiG March 17, 2013
Many pieces of the "Ice Age puzzle" remain unsolved,
but one thing is sure.
Based on the Bible, we can be certain that the changes
occurred within just a few human generations-not over
millions of years.
When Did the Ice Age Begin?
The Bible gives us many clues to help us nail down the
real time frame of the Ice Age.
For example, when did it begin?
Bible Fact: Eight Generations from the Flood to Abraham
With this information, can we set an approximate date
for the start of the Ice Age?
Geological Fact: Growth of Arctic Ice Sheets
Knowing these things, how can we use the human history
described in the Bible to shed light on the Ice Age's
It is reasonable to conclude that the start of the Ice
Age roughly coincides with the Babel judgment.
So it is reasonable to conclude that the start of the
Ice Age in the Northern Hemisphere (the Pleistocene)
roughly coincides with the Babel judgment, around a
century or so after the Flood (perhaps 2250 BC).
Who knows, perhaps the Ice Age was part of God's plan
to keep people from quickly resettling in one place
The unpredictable climate would have made it difficult
for anyone to settle down and raise seasonal crops in
the years immediately following Babel's dispersion.
When Did the Ice Age End?
The Bible also sheds light on the Ice Age's end, though
in an indirect way.
If we can..., we can establish approximately when the
Ice Age ended.
Bible Fact: Thriving Cities by Abraham's Day
Archaeological Fact: No Cities Associated with Ice Age Remains
What Were People Doing During the Ice Age?
Archaeologists have found thousands of campsites and
small settlements where Noah's descendants lived after
the Babel dispersion during the Ice Age.
These early pioneers were daring explorers and settlers,
quickly reaching as far as Australia and the Americas.
Bible Fact: The Whole Earth Is Settled
God recognized the danger of unity without obedience to
His word, so He scattered the people from Babel.
Twice the Bible repeats that "the Lord scattered them
abroad from there over the face of all the earth"
(Genesis 11:8–9). Notice that this was the Lord's doing.
This supernatural event is essential for a proper
understanding of human history.
Yet without God's written Word archaeologists would
have no way of knowing this happened.
Archaeological Fact: Brief Appearance of Neanderthals,
Woolly Mammoths, and "Stone Age" Villages
Same Tools, Different Views
Same Stone Tools, Different Views
Depending on your starting assumptions, you can reach
very different conclusions, even if you start with the
very same facts.
God's Word gives us a different picture of human history.
The earth is only six thousand years old, and humans
lived here since the first week.
All the Ice Age peoples were descendants of Noah's three
sons, who already knew how to build ships, towers, and cities.
Putting It All Together
Why did people wait so long after Babel to
build cities and farm again?
On top of those problems was God's supernatural intervention
to scatter the small groups of families over the face of the
The very purpose of this judgment, after all, was to limit
mankind's ability to "do whatever they imagine."
And it was clearly successful!
We still have a lot to learn.
But we know for certain that the Bible sheds light that
puts our world into perspective, including the Ice Age.
In fact, it is essential to a right understanding of