Noah ‘Bout Bitumen?

Noah ‘Bout Bitumen? January 31, 2014

In the discussion of issues with the Flood story in the Book of Genesis here on this blog recently, it was pointed out that there is another issue that hadn’t struck me before. Bitumen. Noah is supposed to make the ark waterproof using pitch. Bitumen forms from decomposed organic matter. And young-earth creationists claim that such organic petroleum products were produced by the Flood. And so how did Noah get any prior to the Flood, if young earth creationism is true and this story is factual?

It’s almost as though the author of the story had no interest in providing support for young-earth creationism…


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