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  • 1. Ancient History- Week 1
  • 2. God has always existed.
  • 3. In the beginning, God created the world and all that is in it in 6 days. And on the seventh day God rested.
  • 4. The sin of Adam and Eve had disastrous consequences. Adam wasthe head of all creation, so because of Adam’s sin, God cursed the world.
  • 5. As Godpromised,deathresultedfromAdam’s sin.
  • 6. Even thoughAdam broke God’s law, Godremained gracious and promised he would send a“seed” that would crush Satan and his Kingdom.Jesus is that seed.
  • 7. God observed that man’s every intent was eviland wicked. He was grieved He had made man and said He would destroy man.
  • 8. But Noah foundgrace in the eyesof the Lord.Noah was arighteous man.
  • 9. A flood destroyed thewhole world except for Noah and his family.
  • 10. God sent a rainbow as a signhe would never destroy the world again.
  • 11. Before the flood there was never any rain. There was alarge cloud that covered the whole earth
  • 12. It was like a greenhouse.
  • 13. This is why the people lived so long in ancient times.
  • 14. When the flood happened, it rained for 40 days
  • 15. -but therewere alsovolcanoes,springs ofwatermakingcanyonsand gorges,
  • 16. and tsunamis.
  • 17. The Ice Age began whenGod removed that vaporcloud and we had seasons for the first time.
  • 18. Immediately following the flood, several factors brought on the ice age
  • 19. There would have been extra moisture in theatmosphere with all the water, coldertemperatures and colder climate everywhere.The water would have begun to freeze.
  • 20. During the ice age, man did not ceaseto exist. The entire earth was notcovered by ice, just large parts of it.
  • 21. Many people migrated during this time periodsearching for a more desirable climate. Landbridges that once were covered by water wouldhave been exposed making travel to othercontinents easier.
  • 22. After the flood, acivilization wasstarted in the“Fertile Crescent”.
  • 23. This area is called the Mesopotamia which means “land between rivers”.
  • 24. The Sumerians were intelligent becausethey rebuilt society in a relatively short period of time.
  • 25. They had irrigation systems, flushing toilets, hot and coldwater in homes, art in statues (with big eyes!), thecalendar, the wheel and poetry.
  • 26. They even hadan early form of writing called Cuneiform.
  • 27. Cuneiform
  • 28. The Sumerians wrote a story called the “epic of Gilgamesh”
  • 29. It was a poem that mixed fact and fiction.It sounded very similar to the story of the Fall and the flood!
  • 30. Abraham came fromthe Sumerains in acity called Ur.