According to the Ark Encounter website (https://arkencounter.com/noahs-ark/), there are more than 200 stories around the world about a massive flood, from the Middle East to Hawaii to China to India to South America. Many of them mention a boat, and some mention judgment, rainbows and preserving animals.
Questions for further thought:
1. Does the existence of other flood narratives make you more likely or less likely to believe that the biblical story of Noah is true?
2. How important is it to your belief in the story of Noah to find “hard evidence” of a worldwide flood?
Challenge: Read the famous Gilgamesh story of the flood and think about its similarities and differences from Noah’s story: https://www.historywiz.com/primarysources/sumerianflood.html
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