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Fiction: Jubal and the Great Flood

 

In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth.

 

Moses did rather well with that opening line when he wrote the first four books of the Old Testament. Great start, but you can always do well when you have good material to work with and you tell it like it was. I mean, how can you go wrong?

 

Still, sometimes things do go wrong—like waiting too long to put stylus to clay tablet and relying too heavily on memory and word of mouth. Long before the time of Moses someone should have set down in writing the ancient stories about the creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark, etc. and thereby alleviate a lot of doubt later on. Even Moses didn’t know everything.

 

Consider that last one: Noah and the Ark and the Great Flood. Moses probably had all the facts written down fairly well, but over the hundreds of years since portions may have gotten lost or simply fouled up….

 

….Anyway, seems to me that a lot of blunders like that could have happened. That’s why today there’s no mention in the Book of Genesis or elsewhere of Jubal the Scribe.

 

As you read this I know you’re sitting there scratching your head and asking, “So who’s Jubal the Scribe, already? I never heard of him and neither has anybody else.”

 

OK. You have a good point but don’t let it go to your head….

 

A massive flood is about to innundate the Earth! Can Noah build a great Ark to save his family? And if he can’t is there someone who can? Mark Twainish humor abounds in this off-beat coffee-table book that explains who helped Noah. So come aboard and go for a cruise on the high seas 4500 years ago!

 

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