VICTORIA, British Columbia
CHINESE CHARACTER FOR "BOAT" (2500 BC)
- March 15, 2013
-- Does an ancient pictographic language contain evidence of the Genesis account of the great flood recorded in the Bible in Genesis, chapter 6?
At the very least, the ancient Chinese character for the word 'boat' or 'ship,' contains evidence that in 2500 in BC, when scholars believe the early pictographs originated, the people of that time were familiar with the account of the great flood recorded in the Bible in the book of Genesis, chapter 6.
The legendary creator of the ancient characters of the Chinese alphabet, is Cangjie preceding the Xia dynasty.
The Chinese character for the word 'boat' given in Google translate, has combined elements including a symbol for vessel, a symbol for 'eight,' and a symbol for 'mouth' or 'family member' or 'person.'
In the Genesis account of the flood, Noah entered the ark with his wife, and his three sons and their wives that equal eight family members, mouths, or persons.
Even if the Chinese character is only evidence of a shared myth, the detail of the number eight, common to both the Hebrew and Chinese, is significant and urges further research.