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Ancient history week 1


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Ancient history week 1

  1. 1. Ancient History- Week 1
  2. 2. God has always existed.
  3. 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. 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. 5. As Godpromised,deathresultedfromAdam’s sin.
  6. 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. 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. 8. But Noah foundgrace in the eyesof the Lord.Noah was arighteous man.
  9. 9. A flood destroyed thewhole world except for Noah and his family.
  10. 10. God sent a rainbow as a signhe would never destroy the world again.
  11. 11. Before the flood there was never any rain. There was alarge cloud that covered the whole earth
  12. 12. It was like a greenhouse.
  13. 13. This is why the people lived so long in ancient times.
  14. 14. When the flood happened, it rained for 40 days
  15. 15. -but therewere alsovolcanoes,springs ofwatermakingcanyonsand gorges,
  16. 16. and tsunamis.
  17. 17. The Ice Age began whenGod removed that vaporcloud and we had seasons for the first time.
  18. 18. Immediately following the flood, several factors brought on the ice age
  19. 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. 20. During the ice age, man did not ceaseto exist. The entire earth was notcovered by ice, just large parts of it.
  21. 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. 22. After the flood, acivilization wasstarted in the“Fertile Crescent”.
  23. 23. This area is called the Mesopotamia which means “land between rivers”.
  24. 24. The Sumerians were intelligent becausethey rebuilt society in a relatively short period of time.
  25. 25. They had irrigation systems, flushing toilets, hot and coldwater in homes, art in statues (with big eyes!), thecalendar, the wheel and poetry.
  26. 26. They even hadan early form of writing called Cuneiform.
  27. 27. Cuneiform
  28. 28. The Sumerians wrote a story called the “epic of Gilgamesh”
  29. 29. It was a poem that mixed fact and fiction.It sounded very similar to the story of the Fall and the flood!
  30. 30. Abraham came fromthe Sumerains in acity called Ur.