MYSTERY ‘WOW!’ SIGNAL FINALLY EXPLAINED
lated that it might be from an intelligent alien source. (See creation.com/wow).
Now it is known that it was not from little green men, but from a comet. Time, real
science, and cool heads have won out over the hype that tends to override common
sense when it comes to a ‘signal from aliens’. The original source has been found.
Two comets, P/2008 Y2(Gibbs) and 266/P Christensen, which were not known
back 40 years ago when the Wow! signal was first obtained, appeared again in the
night sky from November 2016 through to February 2017.
A report from phys.org says:
SENNACHERIB’S PALACE FOUND UNDER RUINS
“The team reports that radio signals from 266/P Christensen matched those
from the Wow! signal 40 years ago. To verify their results, they tested readings
from three other comets, as well, and found similar results. The researchers
acknowledge that they cannot say with certainty that the Wow! signal was gener-
ated by 266/P Christensen, but they can say with relative assurance that it was
generated by a comet.”
Yirka, B., Wow! mystery signal from space finally explained, phys.org, June 2017.
when it comes to Genesis, where the focus is on fields such as geology and biology. That history extends to Christ and beyond, and so it is no surprise when
discoveries in archaeology also confirm and match the Bible’s statements.
Out of the chaos of the ongoing conflict throughout the Middle East, a king’s
palace has been discovered at Nineveh—just outside Mosul in Iraq—after an
explosion at a site long revered as the tomb of the prophet Jonah.
Based on a marble cuneiform inscription, archaeologists confirmed the site as
the palace built by the Assyrian king Sennacherib about seven centuries before
Christ and later refurbished by his son Esarhaddon.
We know of Sennacherib’s attack and siege of Jerusalem under King Hezekiah
from 2 Kings 18–19, 2 Chronicles 32, and Isaiah 36–37. This siege ended when
an angel of the Lord struck down 185,000 Assyrians (Isaiah 37: 36). Sennacherib
then returned to Nineveh where his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer murdered
him (v. 38) and another son, the abovementioned Esarhaddon, took the throne.
The discovery from this ancient site at Nineveh reminds us once more that we
can make sense of the world by looking at all things through the lens of Scripture.
Islamic State looting uncovers ancient palace beneath Jonah’s Tomb, timesofisrael.com, February 2017.
Ensor, J., Previously untouched 600 BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul, telegraph.co.uk, February 2017.
MATHEMATICS AS OLD AS WE THOUGHT!
to the modern Homo sapiens that we are today. The Bible is clear that evolutionary history is wrong. Rather, Adam and Eve
were created perfect and highly intelligent, and we have actually been descending from that state ever since sin entered into
the world. It comes as no surprise then to find another confirmation of biblical history in the form of the Babylonian clay
tablet, Plimpton 322 (P322).
P322 is thought to be a powerful, exact ratio-based trigonometric table. The tablet, discovered in the early 1900s at
Larsa, an ancient Sumerian city, is thought to be around 3,700 years old. A fresh study
looking at its text now claims that P322 supersedes the Greek astronomer Hipparchus’
‘table of chords’ (120 BC, over 1500 years later) as the world’s oldest trigonometric
table. The study’s authors claim that while the discovery of trigonometry is attributed
to the ancient Greeks, it now needs to be reconsidered in light of the much earlier,
computationally simpler, and more precise Babylonian style of sexagesimal (base 60)
In the centuries after Noah’s Flood and the Babel dispersion, maths had to have
been used to build such magnificent ancient structures as the tremendously precise
Great Pyramid of Giza, the Ziggurat of Ur, or the passage tomb at Newgrange. So the
discovery of this advanced mathematical table, inscribed only a few hundred years after
Mansfield, D.F., Wildberger, N.J., Plimpton 322 is
Babylonian exact sexagesimal trigonometry, Hist. Math. August 2017 | doi.org/10.1016/j.hm.2017.08.001.