Ron Wyatt - Noah's Ark Discovery & other Biblical Wonders
Ron Wyatt was working as a nurse in anesthesiology, in a hospital in Tennessee, when in 1960, he saw a picture in Life Magazine of Durupınar in eastern Turkey, in which a shape resembling a boat, rested on a mountainside, within sight of Mount Ararat. Before long, in evangelical Christian circles, speculation became widespread, that this discovery could be Noah's Ark.
The most recent archaeological consensus, places Sodom, the original Sin City, a few kilometers south and east of the fortress of Masada. After a rainfall in 1990, this is the area, where Ron Wyatt came across a large deposit of compacted ash, which had been uncovered by the rain. He saw multiple yellow nodes, embedded in the ash. He dug into the conglomerate with his pen knife, prying one of the capsules out, and recognizing it immediately as sulfur, an element known to the ancients, as brimstone. God rained fire and brimstone down, upon the wicked cities of the plain, and Ron had discovered the physical evidence.
The Gulf of Aqaba, at the northern end of the Red Sea, was bordered on one side by ancient Egypt. During a dive in the waters of the gulf, in 1978, Wyatt and a his small team of investigators, found the remains of Egyptian chariots, encrusted with coral. They found numerous chariot wheels, both on and off their axles, as well as Chariot cabs, whose wheels were missing. This discovery coincides with the account in Exodus, in which the Israelites, led by Moses, escape the pursuit of the Egyptians, by the parting of the Red Sea. Chapter 14 verse 25, says that the Chariots were driven so heavily, that the Lord made their wheels to fall off. Ron found wheels with eight spokes, which enabled him to accurately date the the Exodus, to the time of the 18th dynasty of Egypt.
In 1981, Ron Wyatt found at Jerusalem, just outside the historical location of the wall, what he believed to be the site, of the crucifixion of Jesus. He found square depressions, carved into the rock underfoot, suggesting their use by the Roman occupation, for the purpose of erecting crosses, for public executions. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions the earthquake that coincided with the death of Christ upon the cross. Next to one of these depressions, Wyatt discovered a crack in the bedrock, from the time of the earthquake. From this crack, he recovered a small sample of dried blood, which DNA analysis confirmed, bore a very unusual human deviation. The man who had shed this blood, had 24 chromosomes. Everybody else has 46... 23 from their father, and 23 from their mother. This was confusing for Ron, until he realized, that the blood of Jesus might very well exhibit 23 chromosomes from his mother Mary, plus one additional chromosome, from God the Father.
However his career in biblical archaeology, began with Noah's Ark. Of the boat formation found near Mount Ararat, Ron was convinced, that the investigation pictured in Life Magazine, had fallen short. He traveled to Turkey in 1977, on a shoestring budget. He did not even know where to look for the the ancient ship. Ron was being driven in a taxi, around the outskirts of Dogubayazit. However the cab could not run for more than fifteen minutes, before it would stall out. Then he got an inspiration. Every time the taxi stalled, Ron would jump out of the cab, and stack a pile of stones by the roadside. Over the next few days, Wyattt would locate the stone cairns, where he would walk off road, to see what it was, that God had wanted him to find. When he located the ark, the formation was showing signs that it had suffered an earthquake. The boat shape had been split down the middle, from stem to stern.
When Ron Wyatt looked, down into the crevasse, he saw petrified timbers. He obtained a timber sample, and just outside the walls of the ship, he discovered a handful of drogue stones, a kind of anchor. These anchors may have been used by Noah in piloting the ark. Drogue stones are designed, to drag behind the vessel, just below the waterline, stabilizing the ship, so that it can be steered into the wind.
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