Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. You’re going to be astounded by the latest post from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The title is Life-Size Goliath’s Spear Donated to the Creation Museum. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
There are some things you’ve just got to see in person to comprehend. One of these is the life-size Noah’s Ark at Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky — pictures just don’t do it justice.
Yeah, okay. What else? Hambo says:
Another, so I’m told, is Goliath’s spear [scripture reference]. Two visionaries, with the help of expert craftsmen and Answers in Genesis’ correspondence representative Troy Lacey, have crafted six spears, made to the same dimensions, of the same sorts of materials, and using the same methods that the giant Goliath’s spear would have most likely been crafted, according to their research.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] After that he tells us:
Sheldon Rhodes and Chris Allen have worked since 2013 to first determine what Goliath’s spear would have looked like, what materials it would have likely been made from, and how it would have originally been crafted. They reached out to Answers in Genesis for help in researching this project, and Troy Lacey, who handles phone, email, and letter correspondence, provided them with historical data.
It boggles the mind to think of the intellectual effort involved. Then what happened? Hambo continues:
In thanks for his efforts and the on-going work of the Creation Museum in sharing the message of biblical authority and the gospel, Sheldon and Chris donated one of their spears to the Creation Museum. They presented the spear to us at a banquet near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Troy Lacey, and another staff member, Avery Foley, attended the banquet and accepted the spear on behalf of the museum.
What a great occasion that must have been! Let’s read on:
This spear is 12.7 feet long and weighs 33.12 pounds. The spear head is made of iron and makes up nearly half of the weight of the spear. The shaft is made of red oak and is two inches in diameter. The counterweight, at the end of the spear, is also made of iron and weighs 6.1 pounds.
We assume that’s exactly how it’s described in the bible. Hey — if you click over to Hambo’s post you can see lots of pictures of people holding the spear. It’s well worth your time to take a look. There’s only one more paragraph to Hambo’s post:
Sheldon Rhodes, a child evangelist and founder of Jest Kidding [whatever that is], will be taking three of the spears on the road. Through church, Christian school, or other presentations, he will show children and adults the truth and historicity of God’s Word and the greatness of the God who defeated Goliath. Visit Goliath’s Spear to inquire about bringing the spear to your church.
That was thrilling news. We wonder what the next authentic acquisition will be for Hambo’s Creation Museum. Maybe Eve’s fig leaf? We’d go to Kentucky to see that!
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