December 02, 2007

From Arie S. Issar:

Re: “Noah’s flood” spread farming, researchers say (Nov. 19): We would like to draw your attention to our book already published by Springer (See attachment), in which we claim that the Biblical Flood was in Mesopotamia.

In Chapter 5. The Early Bronze Age - The Urban Revolution and the Dawn of History we write the following:

After a relatively short warm and dry period and a retreat of the front line of agriculture, a colder and wetter climate affected again the Fertile Crescent. For the Mesopotamian plain it brought in its wake not only surplus of food and unprecedented population growth but also great floods which destroyed many cities, a commonplace experience which was apparently memorialized in the ancient Babylonian myths and the Biblical story of the Flood.

Prof. Arie S. Issar, Emeritus
Jerusalem, 96348, ISRAEL
Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research
J. Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Sede-Boqer Campus, 84990, ISRAEL


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