Most ancient history books start out explaining how ancient people were hunters and gatherers. How they gradually figured out how to farm and make things and then individuals developed special skills. Each made different items and they would barter amongst each other, thus forming the beginning of society as we know it.
But this scenario is just an extension of the molecules-to-man evolution story: a story that we, as Bible-believing Christians, don’t believe. Random molecules formed single-celled organisms that evolved into more complex organisms and eventually became “primitive” man.
The Bible tells a different story. According to the early chapters of Genesis, men were farmers from the first generation and civilization began as soon as the population size was large enough. Examples include:
<li>Cain built a city.</li>
<li>A man named Jabal was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.</li>
<li>His brother, Jubal, was the father of those who play the pipe and lyre.</li>
<li>Tubal-cain was the forger of implements of bronze and iron.</li>
In rebellion to God’s command to fill the earth after the great flood, men tried to settle in one area and build a tower that would reach to the heavens. God stepped in and confused their language, forcing them to scatter and causing them to eventually become the many nations we see in our history books. They took with them their shared history and culture, which is why ancient civilizations all around the world built similar structures and have “legends” of similar events.
<a title=”The Genius of Ancient Man product page at New Leaf Publishing Group” href=”http://www.newleafpublishinggroup.com/product_info.php?products_id=1009″ target=”_blank”>The Genius of Ancient Man</a> by <a title=”Don Landis author page at New Leaf Publishing Group” href=”http://www.newleafpublishinggroup.com/authors.php?author_id=319″ target=”_blank”>Don Landis</a> is a new book that can help you understand the true story of ancient man and how different it is from the scenario outlined in secular history books. For a bit of a taste, you can watch this video:
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The author worked with a group of researchers from Jackson Hole Bible College for over two years. They studied the evidence that points to the intelligence and remarkable achievements of ancient man. Evaluating the evidence using an apologetics method of presuppositions, starting with a belief in the historical record of the Bible, the conclusion is that the evidence supports that early man was anything but primitive. The evidence supports the account found in scripture, and the biblical account answers questions that trouble archeologists who have tried to fit their findings into the timeline drawn up by scientists who believe in evolution.
First, the author explains their presuppositions and why these are important. This is the clearest and best-presented explanation of the presuppositional method of apologetics I have yet read; that alone is worth the price of the book, but the book contains so much more.
If you’ve never heard about this perspective of the way of life and capabilities of ancient man, <strong>This Book Will Blow Your Mind!</strong> If you’ve read something about this before, you will hungrily devour this as an extensive list of the artifacts and structures ancient man left behind. The book is filled with color pictures of these, as well as a 2-page map showing pyramids, ziggurats, obelisks and burial mounds around the world. But the evidence is not just archeological: extensive comparison of beliefs and legends regarding a worldwide flood, the tower of Babel incident and the ice age is also cited. And there is a discussion of the music and art of ancient man, showing both common elements and an advancement the evolutionary theory cannot explain.
This book is a must-read if you still believe the first paragraph of this article is an accurate depiction of the history of early man, and it will be an exciting read for you if you want more evidence and information about the true history of early man.
<em>The Genius of Ancient Man is published by Master Books, a division of <a title=”New Leaf Publishing Group home page” href=”http://www.newleafpublishinggroup.com” target=”_blank”>New Leaf Publishing Group</a>. I received a free copy of the book in return for my review, but my opinion is my own and not influenced by the receipt of free product.</em>