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    • The Ark Before Noah

    • Decoding the Story of the Flood
    • By: Irving Finkel
    • Narrated by: Irving Finkel, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, derives from a much older story that existed centuries before in ancient Babylon. But the relationship between the Babylonian and biblical traditions was shrouded in mystery. Then, in 2009, Irving Finkel, a curator at the British Museum and a world authority on ancient Mesopotamia, found himself playing detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent, enlightening, entertaining

    • By D. Littman on 07-17-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Ark Before Noah

    • Decoding the Story of the Flood
    • By: Dr Irving Finkel
    • Narrated by: Dr Irving Finkel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In The Ark Before Noah, British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the British Museum - the arrival one day in 2008 of a single, modest-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet - the palm-sized clay rectangles on which our ancestors created the first documents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating for the ancient civilizations lover

    • By AG on 08-19-15

    Regular price: $20.65