Liberal theologians have criticized
many things throughout the Bible. Archaeology
has shown many of these criticisms to be wrong from Genesis 12 through Revelation. But Genesis 1-11 is still
viewed as myth.
“If” part of Noah’s
Ark were discovered or archaeological evidence dating back to the period of Noah and his family and descendants
populating the area, it would illuminate
the Bible more and provide support for the
Bible and Noah back to Genesis
5, cutting that gap practically in half.
And Noah is only nine generations from Adam, assuming there are no
missing generations. Noah’s Ark
would actually give support for all three major world religions spawning from Abraham – Judaism, Christianity,
Noah’s Ark on a
high mountain like Mount Ararat or wood on
Mount Cudi could provide some support for the flood described as worldwide in the Bible, which many critics dismiss as simply a local
or regional flood, although the mountain could have been uplifted after the
wrote about Noah’s Ark surviving throughout history – Berossus, Josephus, and
others listed below.