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Flood Legends: Global Clues of a Common Event

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The story of the Deluge - or the Global Flood - permeates nearly every culture in the world in some way, shape, or form. While details vary between the different cultural versions, the same basic plot line occurs in all versions: a god becomes angry, destroys the earth with a Flood, but preserves the human race by selecting a handful of people to save. These people survive ...more
Paperback, 157 pages
Published by New Leaf Press (first published 2009)
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Janet Mueller
Aug 08, 2012 Janet Mueller rated it it was amazing
Until reading this wonderfully informative book, I was aware of only a couple of Great Flood legends apart from that of "Noah, from the book of Genesis" in the "Torah". Believing that myths have some elements of truth to their story, I was struck by the similarities between Flood legends throughout the world & the Biblical account of Noah's worldwide deluge.

Basic ingredients to the accounts are that an angry god destroys all life on the earth, saving only a handful of people to enable repopu
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Justin S.
Apr 10, 2016 Justin S. rated it really liked it
This is a short but good review of flood legends around the world. Specifically the author focuses on 3 legends. Eventually he reveals some other myths too. Long story short you start reviewing these stories from all over globe...(American Indians, South American tribes, Mesopotamia, India, China, Austraila ) by unconnected people groups you have to come to the conclusion that a great world wide deluge really happened, and few people survived. These myths and legends have way to much in common ...more
Emily
Apr 08, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating look at some of the flood legends from different cultures around the world. While trying to present a more unbiased view, his Christian perspective does come sharply into play at times which made it feel a little imbalanced for what it felt like he was striving to achieve. However, it was quite interesting to see the similarities and differences of the legends and how they very well could be related and come from the same source. While he focused on 3 main texts in the ...more
John
Jan 02, 2011 John rated it liked it
This book is a quick read, and is a light introduction rather than the detailed and unique analysis that the cover claims to be to the interesting subject of a near universal belief in a massive worldwide flood in distant history. Although the author does come from a clearly Christian background, the facts are allowed to speak for themselves. The most valuable part of this book are the appendices, and you should read them before you read much else in the book.
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