Noah’s Ark “He Said, She Said”: Hoax Confession Now Denied

This keeps getting better — or worse for those of us who wonder why these Christians can’t just “let their ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes’ and their “No’ mean ‘No’ (to quote James 5:12).  Now we learn that those who (supposedly?) made the confession to the hoax really didn’t. Here’s the first paragraph from this link:

The Hong-Kong based organization Noah’s Ark Ministries International (NAMI) announced in April that they had discovered Noah’s Ark.  Their press release included brief video clips showing wooden beams of the alleged ark.  Yet many noted major problems with their purported discovery.  These suspicions appeared to be confirmed with the release two weeks ago of a letter written by two Turkish brothers who confessed to constructing “the ark” for what they thought was a movie set.

Oh, what tangled webs we weave …

8 thoughts on “Noah’s Ark “He Said, She Said”: Hoax Confession Now Denied

  1. I suspect MONEY is at the root of all this.

    And before doing some cheap sneering at Christians, which tends only to excite distaste, let’s remember that Christians were the intended VICTIMS of this swindle.

  2. I want to take this opportunity to ask if you know if English is derived from Hebrew? I know that is off topic, but I have a friend who has a large website and he’s an Anglo-Israelist. I’ve been trying my best to prove to him that Whites aren’t the Israelites. Now he says that English is similar to Hebrew in many ways (insinuating that English came from Hebrew). Can you point me in a direction where I can get help with this subject; or if you’ve written anything on this subject, please let me know. I do not believe that English came from or is in any way similar to Hebrew.

    These British/Anglo Israelists are cultish and hardcore. They also believe that Jews are actually Gentiles! And they believe that the Queens and Kings of England are descended straight from King David of the OT and that the Stone of Scone is actually what Jacob laid his head on. I’ve sent this otherwise very intelligent man many, many articles to read, as well as Bible passages (he’s a Christian with a Christian-based yet Anglo-Israelite slanted website), but nothing seems to help. I’ve even sent him the Google Books webpage of Showdown At Big Sandy. But he’s still firm (though I believe I’ve planted a LITTLE doubt). I haven’t yet responded to his new “English is similar to Hebrew” theory.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.



    • No – English is in the Indo-European language family. It has no linguistic relationship to Hebrew. It is very DIS-similar.

  3. Brenda,
    See if you can locate a TV show called “The Adventure of English” (it is on DVD). It describes the evolution of the english language and is also very entertaining in its delivery.

  4. Thank you very much. I appreciate the response. If you happen upon any good information on this topic, I’m sure there are many people who would like to know where the English language came from, and love to receive a blog about it.

    Thanks again,

  5. hello you all, i see many words being shared, french words in dutch language ( or the other way round) but where did it start? the story of Babel confussion? the first language. what was the first language before the multitude? does confusion start with missinterpretations of words?
    perhaps Number was the first language. math?

  6. As much as I hate to send anyone to wikipedia as a source for anything, it’s a start.

    I took about half a minute to glance over it and didn’t see any glaring mistakes — it covers both the Germanic roots and Romantic influence as well as the Great Vowel Shift, etc.

    Hope this wasn’t too late to the party. And Brenda, you may want to introduce your friend to Google is a terrible thing to waste.

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