Catastrophic events in the post-flood era have had significant impact on
history, archaeology, anthropology and geology. They can also be
correlated with Biblical records.
The Biblical flood of Noah completely restructured the surface of the
earth and produced many thousands of feet of sediment containing billions
of fossil forms. These early sediments have been uplifted, eroded,
distorted and sometimes covered by physical events of magnitudes that
sometimes resulted in the loss of much human and animal life in some
parts of the world. Survivors recorded events such as earthquakes,
volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, meteorite showers, rains of fire,
changes in seasons, change in climate and spectacular heavenly bodies
described as serpents or dragons who were responsible for the terror on
The most significant series of events occurred at the time of the exodus
of the Israelites from Egypt. While God was demonstrating to His people
and the Egyptians His power over the gods of Egypt, much of the world was
involved. One of the most devastating events was a tremendous tidal wave
that swept over China from the south, through Siberia and across the
north pole into Europe and North America. North American Indians
recorded that most people died. Chinese records state that much of their
country was flooded for many years. A climate change occurred at this
time resulting in the beginning of many of the desert areas of the earth.
Records of rains of fire during this time period happen to coincide with
known major oil deposits. Historical records relate the cause of
destruction to a large heavenly body coming close to the earth. It first
appeared as a comet, but later changed into the planet we know as Venus.
Because of the warlike nature of this heavenly body, she was worshiped as
the goddes of war. When she changed her nature to one more peaceful,
Mars took up the warlike activities.
During the time of Isaiah, from about 750 to 680 BC, Mars made periodic
close calls to the earth. Amos began to prophesy "two years before the
earthquake", and predicted fire on the mideast nations around Israel and
Judah and including Judah and Israel. Isaiah began to prophesy on the
day of the first commotion. His description of the results are as being
like Sodom and Gomorrah. His main message to the people was that God was
trying to get their attention, but they were not listening.
A later disturbance occurred on the day King Ahaz was buried when the sun
set at noon as prophesied by Amos. The Romans described that day as one
of violent storms and an early sunset. A more publicised event happened
about 15 years later during the reign of Hezekiah when God offered him a
sign, either have the shadow on the sundial go forward or backward. His
response was to see it go backward because he had already seen it go
forward on the day of his father's funeral. This was at the same time as
Sennacherib's army was destroyed.
History records of this time period indicate that there were many
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions during these encounters with Mars.
People living close to the shore of the seas could expect tidal waves,
and those living on the mountains could expect meteotite showers. Many
coastal cities of the mideast suffered damage because of these events.
It was after this last event that the solar system became stabilized.
Five days were added to the calendar because of the changes, and climate
changes occurred. Many of the solar observatories that had sprung up
during the years of these encounters fell into disuse because there was
no more need for continual corrections of the calendars and the
associated religious feast days.
Books with significant information on post flood catastrophes:
Velikovsky, Immanuel, WORLDS IN COLLISION, 1950
The reference to the time the sun never set for 10 days is found on p. 101.
Velikovsky, Immanuel, EARTH IN UPHEAVAL,
Velikovsky, Immanuel, AGES IN CHAOS,
Caso, Alfonso, THE AZTECS, PEOPLE OF THE SUN
Allen & Delair, WHEN THE EARTH NEARLY DIED
This book reviews much of Velikovsky's material and adds some significant
information, but they put the time frame back 8000 years to about 11,000
The references given by Velikovsky in a
section about Emporer Yahou are:
"Yao", Universal Lexicon, 1749 (no page number)
J. Hubner, Kurze Fragen aus der Politischen Historie, 1729 (no page