Daily Devotional – October 13
Evidence of a worldwide flood can be found in the historical records around the world. In Mexico, the Toltec Indians have an account of “the first world” lasting 1,716 years before being destroyed by a great flood. This great flood covered even the highest mountains. Only a few people escaped this world-wide flood in a “toptlipetlocali,” which means a closed chest. After the flood, these few people began to multiply and built a very high “zacuali” or tower. During the time they were building the high tower, the languages were confused. Does any of this sound familiar to the same history we find in Genesis?
The Toltecs began with seven friends and their wives who spoke the same language, crossed great waters, lived in caves, and wandered 104 years until they came to “Hue Hue Tlapalan” or southern Mexico. This all took place 520 years after the great Flood. Of course, the most reliable Flood account is found in the Bible. When the biblical genealogies are counted, we find that the pre-Flood world lasted 1656 years, and the languages were confused at the tower of Babel about 100 years after the Flood. The Toltecs historical account is amazingly similar to the biblical account!
So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
- Genesis 11:8-9