The Flood. David Plaisted. Giants. In The Antiquities of the Jews, V:2:3, the historian Josephus gives some interesting information about the physical qualities of giant remains:
Von Engeln and Caster state: "Another astounding discovery is that of human teeth in China and Java of such size as to suggest a period of gigantism in human evolution. If the teeth can be accepted as indicative, these giant men stood 9 to 10 feet tall and weighed perhaps 600 to 700 pounds!" (pages 411-412)
Gigantopithecus (an ape?) is known to have lived in what is now China and Southeast Asia. Gigantopithecus was the largest primate that ever walked the Earth. He would have risen 9 to 10 feet high if he choose to stand up on only his hind legs, and probably weighed about 600 lbs (A few scientists suggest the largest of the males might have weighted almost 1,200 lbs.). In comparison, the largest gorilla stands only 6 feet tall and weighs about 300 to 400 lbs.
"I met a fellow Christian the other day who told me that on a visit to the North of Thailand he had seen exhibits of homo sapien bones of people who were between 12 and 20 feet tall !! Apparently they had been unearthed in the late 1970\'s and have been dated at around 3500 BC."
"A missionary\'s wife that I have met used to be an anthropologist. She confirmed to me personally of regular displays of anomalies in which she has seen and handled many such things, including over a dozen human skulls over twice the size of today\'s.
Its remains were discovered in Indonesia and in Australia where another anomalous variation of Homo erectus, Homo erectus soloensis, has also been discovered. Although once not considered to be of the Homo genus due to its seemingly improbable size for a hominid, Meganthropus remains were found along with tools normally associated with the Acheulean era, but of great size, making it difficult to refute the intelligence of the titanic hominid.
A friend of mine, in recent years, had a long talk with a New Zealand girl called Lisa Kerr. She\'d done extensive traveling, like many young New Zealanders, who head out on their traditional OE (overseas excursion).
The flash flood scoured out embankments and in doing so a large number of anomalous skeletons were exposed. Lisa and her colleagues were assigned the task of gathering up the remains and placing them into crates. Also in attendance at the site were Smithsonian Institute officials and FBI agents.
Similarly they were searched as they left the site each day to make sure they weren\'t removing artifacts. They were also obliged to sign "secrecy documents" ensuring that they would never divulge details of their participation in this undertaking. The reason for this degree of secrecy stems from the fact that the skeletons were of people who were about 8 feet tall. They had six fingers on each hand and six toes per foot. They also had a strange, double row arrangement of teeth.
The crates containing the recovered remains, at the termination of work, were taken away by the Smithsonian officials and, undoubtedly, will never be seen again.
The original news release from Constantinople has never been located, but possibly the most complete and accurate account of the discovery appeared in the British Prophetic Messenger in the summer of 1883. Quoting as its source the Levant Herald, it read as follows:
The expedition was fortunate in making a discovery that cannot fail to be of interest to the whole civilized world, for among the vastnesses of one of the glens of Mount Ararat, they came upon a gigantic structure of very dark wood, embedded at the foot of one of the glaciers, with one end protruding, and which they believe to be none other then the old Ark in which Noah and his family navigated the waters of the deluge.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah\'s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters stood above the mountains.
At Your rebuke they fled;
At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.
They went up over the mountains;
They went down into the valleys,
To the place which You founded for them.
You have set a boundary that they may not pass over,
That they may not return to cover the earth.
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which thou didst appoint for them. (RSV)
On Thursday 6th July 1600, a certain Elizabethan tourist, Baron Waldstein, visited London\'s Lambeth Palace. His journal tells us that in one of the rooms there he saw:
\'...a splendid genealogy of all the Kings of England, and another genealogy, a historical one, which covers the whole of time and is traced down from the Beginning of the World.\' (1)
Later, arriving at Richmond Palace on 28th July, he saw in the library there:
\'... beautifully set out on parchment, a genealogy of the kings of England which goes back to Adam.\' (2)
Such genealogies were immensely popular, and as fascinating to the general public as they were to historians and other scholars.
After the Flood, by Bill Cooper, Chapter 6
Figure 1. Illuminated manuscript, ca. 1461, illustrates the complexity and political ramifications of royal genealogies. This 20-foot-long vellum roll purports to trace the lineage of King Edward IV of England back to Noah, thereby establishing Edward’s legitimacy as monarch. The portion of the roll shown here (roughly one-sixth of the roll, shown in full at right) extends from Edward III to Richard, Duke of York. Images courtesy of the Rare Book Room, Free Library of Philadelphia. American Scientist, March-April 2003, page 159.