The Ages of the Patriarchs
The Santorini Volcano and the Noah Flood


By Tim Sheridan


In 1630BC the Santorini Volcano erupted and caused the largest disaster in human history. Analysys of biblical records indicate that it confirms the date of the Noah Flood.


This research began with the first 19 "patriarchs" in the book of Genisis, which lists the ages when each gave birth to the next generation. Careful examination idicates that the ages are tripple for those which preceed Noah and normal after noah. Yet Noah himself is about 12 times the age of those who follow him. This is because Noah used the Lunar Calendar. And those before him had a Three Festival Year.

The ancient world had an egyption calendar with a 360 day year which was followed by 5 days where they waited for the rise of the star Sirius to begin the new year. Thus in Adam's day (yes adam was a person who was probabily thrown ouf of the king's garden for poaching his favorite tree) ages appear to have been recorded by how many festivals you attended. This meant that, if you were born a day before the festival, then you were '1/3 year' old on day two. (An alternative hyposhisis sugests that parents may have neglected to bring newborns to such festivals about 28% of the time. And on another model we hypothisize that no child was ever called zero years old. Thus adding a whole year right away. But because total ages are recorded as integers the .5 dissapears (on average).

Averaging the generation spans from adam to Aberham's father we arive at a timespan per generation. Thus we can count backward from the Birth Of Christ, because the old testimate lists all 60 generations from Adam to Jesus who's birth, which is known to be in in 5BC (-4.81yrs) because the Nova (Hui) Star which appeard at his birth was recored by chinese astronomers as March 10 in 5BC. [*]


Counting backward gives roughly 1630, when Noah was 600 (moons) old.

This matches the Tree-Ring Data showing 'global cooling' from the Santorini Volcano in the same year. [*](p81)

Gen.    Date In yrs     Origin  Patriarch   Birth age  Death    moons per   Birth Age (yrs)
1	-1936.42	0	Adam		130	930	4.14612		43.33
2	-1893.09	43.33	Seth		105	912	4.14612		35.00
3	-1858.09	78.32	Enosh		90	815	4.14612		30.00
4	-1828.09	108.32	Kenan		70	910	4.14612		23.33
5	-1804.76	131.65	Mahalalel	65	895	4.14612		21.66
6	-1783.10	153.31	Jared		162	962	4.14612		54.00
7	-1729.11	207.31	Enoch		65	365	4.14612		21.66
8	-1707.44	228.97	Methusela	187	969	1		15.03
9	-1692.41	244.00	Lemech		182	777	1		14.63
10	-1677.78	258.63	Noah		500	950	1		40.20
11	-1637.58	298.83	Shem		100	600	4.14612		33.33
12	-1604.26	332.16	Arpachshad	35	438	12.43835	34.99
13	-1569.27	367.15	Shela		30	406	12.43835	29.99
14	-1539.28	397.13	Eber		34	464	12.43835	33.99
15	-1505.30	431.12	Peleg		30	239	12.43835	29.99
16	-1475.31	461.10	Reu		32	239	12.43835	31.99
17	-1443.33	493.09	Serug		30	230	12.43835	29.99
18	-1413.34	523.07	Nahor		29	148	12.43835	28.99
19	-1384.36	552.06	Terah		70	205	12.43835	69.99
20	-1315.09	622.39	Abarham		(32.76)	175	(unreported)	(32.76 average)	


Flood Date= -1629.54 (1630.54 BC)
(600 Moons after Noah's birth.) Shem was about 8 yrs old.
Partial year correction .1177 (units/generation) About 3.79 days per generation.

	Generational spans		
High	Mean	Low	Stdev
69.9	32.73	14.6	12.63

Gen 7:11 ...In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened...
The Day of the flood:
We know the flood date precicly because the Babalonian year began with he rise of Sirius in about june 22 However, we must add -50.4 degrees of orbital procession around the sun, (the earth's oval path around the sun drifts around in a 26,000 cycle causing Sirus to rise slightly earlier in the year.) 50.4 degrees is about a 51.1 days earlier riseing for Sirus. Roughly may 2 as the start of the 16th century BC babalonian year.) Adding the 47 days for the bibilical flood date, '17th day of the second month', gives June 18 for the start of the Great Flood. Or 1630.54 BC

The changing calendars had not previously been accounted but hopefully scholars will try to match known Babalonian records. These events appear to have followed the famous King Hamarabi and take place during a period of many damaged records.

This tells us that the Noah Story is not just a folk yarn. It is a ship's log by a briliant builder and business person who saved his family through an aparently Divine Event.

Gen 7:10 It came about after the seven days (after loading the arc), that the water of the flood came upon the earth. [*]

It seems Noah was somewhat famous in his day. Sumerian tablets embelished his story in two other forms calling him "Atra Hasis" or "Utna Pishtim" however they do not give the precice details of the flood. They appear to embelish with other more heroic tales of kings or Adam a man from nature called Enkinu".

But one part of the emblished tales does ring true. It seems 'Atra Hasis' was from a town in western Iraq called Shuruppak, Iraq. (Latitude: 31.7731 Longitude: 45.5059). The name means Place of healing. (One wonders what else happened there.) This would place the Arc in the western part of the Great Sea that formed from Santorini. So Noah would have drifted Eastward as a result of the prevailing tradewinds. (I had hypothicized the western iraq origin. So the legond is actually confirmation. But a little calculating will show that a slight breeze would propel the arc about 60 miles to the east in the time alotted.)

From this it is not hard to locate the resting place of the arc. Local legond (the koran) also lists its resting place as the town of Juti, However in modern day that may simply be the eastern hills of the town of Kut which is to the north east.

It is my hope that this modern technical analysis will strengthen faith in our world and help us to accept ancient wisdom, adhere to kindness and revere Gods roll in human events.

Tim Sheridan
info@theubie.com
(cir 2013, posted mar 2017)



Aditional Facts about the Flood.

The Santorini Event:
An estimate was done of the Santorini Volcano being about 5 miles wide and virtually all steam for 40 days would lift an enormous amount of water into the air. (even cool water vapor is much lighter than air so it was a tremendus vaccum and fast rising collumn.) That water would drift eastward into the Arrat Mountian range where it would the precipitate in the higher elevation filling the Euphratese and tigress river basin.

Because Lower Iraq is flat as a pancake, (actually flatter, with only 26 foot hills and perhaps 30 foot trees) the 100 mile region between rivers would produce a lake. The account sugests about 25 to 50 Mile wide lake up to 65 feet deep.

The Santorini volcano was essentially a couldren of steam about Pi*(2.5*5280ft)^2 square feet. If water loss was 1/2 foot per hour (a slow boil) for 40 days. Then the total would be 1137 square miles at 65 feet depth. (This not counting extra precipitation from ash in the air.

But, the boiling rate sould be much higher than a stove fire (density of .006 lbs.cuft. (stove gas 3542 C) vs super heated rock and ash (122 Lbs/cu ft and several thousand degrees) The boiling rate of superheated rock against water should be much faster than what we normally see in the kitchen.) The direct contact of superheated rock and water. Estimating 25 Cubic Miles of ash ejected into the air. And a ratio of 122/64 for rock density and water. The Heat transfer could be as high as 80% and thus enough dozzens of cubic miles of water. Enough for a 58 mile wide sea. (Plus precipitation from the regional cooling and cloud seeding from ash. It was a lot of rain.

Estimating a boiling rate of a 5 mile circle of water which flowed inward at about 1 foot of water every 3 seconds and a 100 foot depth for the water would lift enough water for a 100 mile wide lake 65 feet deep.

If the main cauldren was only 4 sq miles. And the ash/gas rose at 150 feet per second at 2.2lbs/cu yard and mixed with water to produce 50% steam conversion by weight. The resut might be:
SQR(4 (miles^2) *36*60^2*24*40* (feet ash) .5(conversion)*2.2/27/64(water per ash) /65(est. ft. deepth))
A 69 mile wide lake 65 ft deep.

These sre just rough estimates. But it is clear that a massive flood was precicly recorded by month and day. And that the water covered both hills and trees. And rose for weeks and then receeded over a similar time period.

Geologic Evidence:
Sediment layers in the euphrates river valey show a milimeter or two per year but one layer is about ten feet thick and deposited all at once. Scientists had been redicent to credit this with a single flood because carbon dates vary. This is because the region has many oil deposits and surface carbon seeps down through the soil at different rates depending on rainfall or absorbtion (a swamp may have low permeation while a dry region may have rain seeping down all the time.) So the carbon measurements would show the history of water permiability in the soil. but the fact that the entire layer was deposited at one time does support the massive deluge.



Alternate age models:
In another model we preserve Methusela's longevity placing him on the 1/3 year cycle. But the older Jered is given a lunar calendar.
Birth year'		first child	death	moons per 'division'	child birth
-1941.80	Adam		130	930	4.146125		43.18
-1898.62	Seth		105	912	4.146115		34.85
-1863.77	Enosh		90	815	4.146115		30.00
-1833.77	Kenan		70	910	4.146115		23.18
-1810.58	Mahalalel	65	895	4.146115		21.52
-1789.07	Jared		162	962	1			12.99
-1776.08	Enoch		65	365	4.146115		21.52
-1754.56	Methusela	187	969	4.146115		62.18
-1692.38	Lemech		182	777	1			14.60
-1677.78	Noah		500	950	1			40.16
-1637.62	Shem		100	600	4.14612			33.18
-1604.43	Arpachshad	35	438	12.43835		34.55
-1569.88	Shela		30	406	12.43835		29.55
-1540.33	Eber		34	464	12.43835		33.55
-1506.78	Peleg		30	239	12.43835		29.55
-1477.23	Reu		32	239	12.43835		31.55
-1445.68	serug		30	230	12.43835		29.55
-1416.13	nahor		29	148	12.43835		28.55
-1387.58	Terah		70	205	12.43835		69.55
-1318.02	Abarham		(32.83)	175	(unreported)		32.83

Flood Date= -1629.54  (1630.54BC) Noah + 600 Moons.
Integer correction factor -.4487 subtracting nearly 1/2 'unit' on average. 
(Born 1 year old and use of birth days.) Error is about 3.39 days per generation. 

	Generational spans	
High	Low	Stdev
69.6	13.0	13.60

Longevity: Longevity in the first model is as follows:

Adam		0.48	74.21
Seth		0.48	66.15
Enosh		0.48	57.98
Kenan		0.48	55.76
Mahalalel	0.48	53.70
Jared		0.48	84.88
Enoch		0.48	33.25
Methusela	0.48	45.21
Lemech		0.48	37.59
Noah		0.48	57.57
Shem		0.48	52.63
Arpachshad	1.372	79.50
Shela		1.372	71.52
Eber		1.372	81.48
Peleg		1.372	53.08
Reu		1.372	54.86
Serug		1.372	52.09
Nahor		1.372	42.15
Terah		1.372	84.92
Abarham		2	55.63

   Longevity	
High	Low	Stdev
84.9	33.2	15.33

And, the second model with same incriments:

		Moons per cycle after birth	Total age
Adam		0.48				74.06
Seth		0.48				65.99
Enosh		0.48				57.98
Kenan		0.48				55.60
Mahalalel	0.48				53.55
Jared		0.48				43.86
Enoch		0.48				33.09
Methusela	0.48				92.36
Lemech		0.48				37.56
Noah		0.48				57.53
Shem		0.48				52.48
Arpachshad	1.37				79.03
Shela		1.37				71.05
Eber		1.37				81.01
Peleg		1.37				52.62
Reu		1.37				54.40
serug		1.37				51.62
nahor		1.37				41.69
Terah		1.37				84.45
Abarham		2				55.69

	Longevity	
High	Low	Stdev
92.4	33.1	16.08
Additional Corrections are needed to form a statistically normal longevity.
These indicate some social changes may have ocurred after the flood.
In an earlier model they sugests that Methusla's famed longevity may have only
been later a record based myth. And that Terah may have lived longer.

The data sugest that Fathers acheived a new status or roll and recorded ages
at a different rate.

The total longevity would be based on the age of the first born.
So these are tenative and inexact data. But the pre and post flood rates produce
a roughly normal age distribution.

A clue:
In model 1 Methusela to Noah are on the lunar calendar.
Here the lunar calendar is used for the Lunar group.
Here Longevity for methusela reaches the Great Flood if Lunar calendar is used.

Adjusting for pre and post Lunar calendar to ages 62 and 60.7 respectivly gives:
Adam		0.5	75.49
Seth		0.5	67.43
Enosh		0.5	59.14
Kenan		0.5	57.09
Mahalalel	0.5	55.03
Jared		0.5	86.15
Enoch		0.5	33.72
Methusela	1	77.90Yrs. Matches Noah at 600 Moons.
Lemech		1	62.47
Noah		1	76.38
Shem		1	73.53
Arpachshad	0.5	51.18
Shela		0.5	45.10
Eber		0.5	51.27
Peleg		0.5	38.38
Reu		0.5	40.30
serug		0.5	38.02
nahor		0.5	33.77
Terah		0.5	75.41
Abarham		2?	55.61

          Longevity		
High	Mean	Low	Stdev
86.2	57.67	33.7	16.27

The reason for the half moon cycle may well have been that ages were double
credited for fathers after childbirth. Thus we would need to factor the age at
first birth for a more accurate estimate. It would have appeared that people
did live longer before the flood.  Although Tera came very close.







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