Daily Devotional – December 24
In 1991, a 3,000 year old frozen corpse was found in the Austrian-Italian Alps. This “ice-man” was named Otzi. Along with his frozen corpse were found a longbow of yew wood, a framed backpack, copper ax, dried fruit, other foods, a first aid kit of birch bracket fungus (which is a powerful pharmaceutical), and a fire-making kit that included flint and ores for making sparks. His last meal was goat meat and bread cooked over a charcoal oven. Otzi doesn’t sound like a stone age brute, does he? In actuality, sophisticated, intelligent human beings have always existed.
But the surprises didn’t stop there. Scientists also found a strain of ulcer-causing Helicobacter pylori within his body that is essentially identical to what we find today in Central and South Asia. This H. pylori has not changed for thousands of years! Otzi had an ulcer just like modern man, and it was caused by the same bug Helicobacter pylori.
Otzi, the ice man, fits the true history of the Bible. Adam and Eve and their descendants were intelligent people. After the Flood, the Tower of Babel was built; God confused their languages, and people were scattered across the face of the Earth. Otzi was one of those descendants.
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