Newsletter from Anne Habermehl
No. 1 July 2015
Greetings from Cortland, New York! Welcome to my first creation newsletter! I plan to send this newsletter out now and then when I have something to say or news to report. The title of this newsletter, creationsixdays.net, is also the name of my web site. If you go to www.creationsixdays.net you will see links to papers I've published, reports on conferences, and other material.
The most immediate event on my calendar is the CRS (Creation Research Society) Conference that will be held in Dallas, TX, July 30–Aug. 1. Perhaps I will see some of you there? I will present a paper, "The Ipuwer Papyrus and Timeline Revision," making arguments for this ancient Egyptian manuscript as describing events at the time of the Exodus.
The Ipuwer Papyrus also appears in my comments on the book, Patterns of Evidence, that was published this year after the movie by the same name was released. For my comments on Patterns of Evidence, click on this link.
At the end of October I plan to make another trip to Turkey. This time I will visit Gobekle Tepe, the ancient archaeological site near Harran that dates to soon after the Ice Age, as well as some other sites in the area (I hope to get to Harran, which is not far away). Then I will go on to Istanbul to the Archaeoacoustics II conference (their web site is at http://www.otsf.org/2015-conference.html ). There I will present a paper on the subject of dating ancient musical instruments on the two timelines, biblical and secular. My theme at this conference will be that these two timelines diverge considerably; there will be a creationist message inherent in my presentation to this secular audience. Some of you may remember that last year I presented a paper via poster at the first Archaeoacoustics conference, held in Malta. That paper is online here: http://www.creationsixdays.net/music_and_neanderthals.htm .
Last December I was privileged to be guest speaker at the Rocky Mountain Creation Fellowship in Denver, CO, on the subject, "Let Creationists Think!" I challenged them to think on various subjects that I have researched: Did the Ark Really Land on Mount Ararat? Where Was the Tower of Babel Built? When Was the Ice Age? Joseph Was Imhotep and Amenemhat IV was the pharaoh of theExodus. When Did Abraham Visit Egypt? Locating Sodom and the Other Cities of the Plain. Who Were the Neanderthals? Some Septuagint Facts. We had an animated question-and-answer session after I spoke, and over the snacks downstairs the questions continued until they flicked the lights to hint not-too-subtly that it was time to leave so that they could lock the building. The subject uppermost on their minds was the Septuagint, which was interesting. I must say that I greatly enjoyed my visit to the Denver group, and they were very welcoming. "We take care of our speakers," they kept saying. And indeed they do.
While in Denver, I met with Bob Enyart (his ministry is called "Bob Enyart Live"), who recorded an interview with me for his radio show, "Real Science Radio." We chatted animatedly about a number of topics, and the Septuagint was uppermost on his mind, too. The radio interview is available here: http://kgov.com/anne-habermehl-and-the-septuagint-and-noahs-ark-and-mount-cudi-aka-judi . Enyart is a very interesting person and we had a great time. That Italian restaurant in downtown Christmas-decorated Denver had really good food, too!
Last year at the CRS conference (held at the Creation Museum facility in Florence, KY) I presented a paper, " Locating Sodom and the Other Cities of the Plain." I proposed a new site for the Land of Sodom, based on information given in scripture, and have shown why the other two sites for Sodom currently being claimed cannot be correct. That paper is not yet published, but I have posted the Abstract here. All abstracts from that conference were published in the society's journal, CRSQ (Vol. 51 Summer 2014 No. 1).
Andrew Snelling (one of our top creationist geologists, and editor of the Answers Research Journal) tells me that next year he plans to make time in his busy schedule to finally publish two papers that I have been looking forward to for quite some time. As many of you know, there has been a lot of dissention from certain people with respect to my papers on the search for Noah's Ark, and on the location of the Tower of Babel. Snelling assures me that his papers will totally back my research on these subjects: he will show that Mount Ararat was not yet there at the end of the Flood, and is a volcano that only rose later; he will also back the geology that says that South Mesopotamia was under water when they were building the Tower of Babel (and therefore the Tower of Babel cannot be in South Iraq). When those papers appear, I'll be sure to let you know.
So that's about it for this time. I will be happy to hear from any of you, and will welcome comments on any of my writings.
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With God's blessings to you,
Creationist researcher, author and speaker
Let creationists think!