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New Account of Noah Discovered; Lived 64,800 Years Says Tablet


The discovery of a four sided prism in the Sumarian language, giving a list of the kings and rulers in Babylonia, since the greation to the time of Hammurabi, was commented upon by Dr. Howard Chiera, Professor of Assyrology at the University of Pennsylvania, in a paper which he read at the Crozer Theological Seminary here.

The tablet covers a period of 241,200 years preceeding the flood, and Noah, according to the tablet, lived 64,800 years, making the 969 years of Methusehah pale insignificance. Dr. Chei## explains the logevity of Noah by the fact that the Babylonians and Hebrews were without historical records and in order to fill up the gaps in their date stretched the lives of their Kings and patriarchs as many thousands of years as necessary.

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