This is another astonishing adventure in history from the creation scientists at Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia.
Their new article is What Became of Noah and His Wife?, and it has no author’s byline. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Although Noah lived for 950 years, the Bible only tells us about a small fraction of his life. At 500, his oldest son was born, and the Flood came 100 years later. Sometime after the Flood, we know that he became drunk, leading to the infamous situation with his son, Ham. Have you ever wondered what happened to Noah and his wife following this event?
We always assumed that the old drunk and his anonymous, long-suffering wife ended up in a retirement home in Florida, but AIG knows much more about such things than your Curmudgeon. They tell us:
Noah and his wife likely did not have any other children — at least none that had children of their own, since the nations that were scattered from Babel were from Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Genesis 10:32). Speaking of Babel, we note that the event occurred in Noah’s lifetime, but it’s difficult to picture this righteous man who walked with God as being part of that rebellion.
To keep things in perspective, we remind you that, according to the Ussher chronology, the world was created in 4004 BC, and the Flood was in 2348 BC. In Answers in Genesis — The Ice Age, we described AIG’s information about how many human generations passed from the Flood to Abraham’s birth — it was eight. We rigorously calculated the numbers, and at the time of the disbursal from Babel there were only 81 human families in existence, and they scattered all over the world. With that in mind, let’s read on from AIG’s latest article:
Without details from the infallible record of Scripture, and as we prepare exhibits inside our Ark about the post-Flood world, we can only speculate how Noah spent his final centuries. A couple of the ancient Flood legends may give us a clue, but these fallible sources must be taken with a grain of salt.
Warning us that this isn’t scriptural information, ICR’s article continues:
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Noah-like character, Utnapishtim, is said to live at the mouth of the rivers, on an island across the waters of death. Another legend places the Noah-like figure at the delta of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
That wasn’t very helpful. Here’s more:
What impact would the rebellion at Babel have had on Noah and his wife? Perhaps they were unable to communicate with their descendants whose languages were confused at Babel. This may account for the traditions that view Noah and his wife as living out their days away from the rest of humanity.
Aha, that supports our Florida retirement home theory. Moving along:
Ultimately, we don’t know where Noah and his wife lived out their days. But we do know that Noah faithfully built the Ark, on which eight people (and thousands of animals) survived the global Flood.
That’s all AIG has to say on the subject, because the rest of their article is about ol’ Hambo’s new theme park, Ark Encounter, and a request for donations to that worthy project.
So we’re left with a mystery. The righteous man who was responsible for repopulating the globe with humans and animals after the Flood, and who should have been praised for the remainder of his days, was apparently abandoned by everyone, leaving him and his wife to live out their final years alone, probably in bitterness. It’s a sad story, but as AIG constantly reminds us, it’s The Truth™.
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