This post is really just for me for future reference:
I have been searching a bit this morning on the flood stories that are found around the world from ancient days, and I found the following page that contained numerous of these stories: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/flood-myths.html I have only focused on the Chinese ones so far. One of them mentions a rainbow!
The following site is really neat, and it certainly appears to be from a Christian source: http://www.nwcreation.net/noahlegends.html It mentions the Chinese flood story that I was trying to find that I had heard once before that has a strong parallel to the Noah flood of the Bible, but the Talk Origins site I cited earlier claims that it’s not from China, but America: http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CG/CG202_2.html I wonder if it’s an example of Christians making connections to prove Christianity that are not actually there, in the similar way that atheists take Horus and other pagan gods and try to make them fit the Christian narrative in an attempt to disprove Christianity.
The rabbit trails certainly can run deep on all the many topics we can find in God’s Word. I am certain we will never be able to plumb the depths of what God has revealed to us in this life time, but for those of us who are in Christ, we will get to look forward to trying to do so in the eternity we will get to share with Him.
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The flood account of the bible is entirely based of the epics of Gilgamesh. This story is of greater antiquity than any Jesus manuscript in any bible.