Black Sea Flood Question William Ryan Columbia University Timeline Ice Age End Robert Ballard Submerged Bronze Age Ruins Black Sea Freshwater Lake Pleistocene Meteorology Valery Shmuratko Hydrology Mechnikov Odessa National University Ukraine Askaniya Land of Ashkenaz Black Sea Infilling Genesis Model Sergei Golovin Apologetics

Black Sea experts such as William Ryan of Columbia and russian Valery Shmuratko of Mechnikov Odessa National University know that the Black Sea basin, which was a huge inland lake during the Ice Age, was flooded by ocean water from the Aegean of the world ocean which was rising when the Ice Age was ending, up the river valley which now is the straits of Dardanelles (namesake Dardanus) and the Bosporus (meaning fish passage), with the Sea of Marmaras in between, once a lake too, in the middle of the now isthmus called the Hellespont, the ocean water having entered the Black Sea basin at a rate sufficient to have left intact the old ice age shoreline (called the cimmerian shoreline) while the sea level rose rapidly, but how rapidly was it?

The Ivy League’s professor William Ryan has famously hypothesized that the sea level, already having slowly risen with the end of the Ice Age thousands of years before, broke through the Hellespont circa 6000 B.C. in a huge flood, like fifty Niagra Falls flowing in, which filled the basin within a year, but Shmuratko in the Ukraine rightly points out that the geology and sedimentation of and in the Borporus and Dardanelles (and Marmaras) indicate a slower entrance of the seawater, yet fast enough to have allowed the ancient and freshwater Black Sea lake shoreline, the Cimmerian shoreline (so dubbed by russian geologists), to remain in a pristine condition, now from 90 to 150 meters below the surface, the difference because of differential block step faulting around the rim of the Black Sea basin because of all the weight of the new water from the risen ocean pushing down which had entered the Black Sea basin.

Most mainstream scientists say the Ice Age ended over thousands of years, beginning circa 12000 B.C., so considering it’s established that the sea level rose up a river valley to have flowed into the Black Sea basin, that slow rise would have caused the old beach geomorphology of the black sea lake shoreline to have been covered by sediments from the slightly risen shoreline, but the beaches of the cimmerian shoreline are exposed and pristine on the Black Sea floor, proving that is was a flood at a rate closer to Ryan’s interpretation, but up the river valley, so the end of the Ice Age sea level rise must have been faster than popularly advertised, in total having taken about a century, about the last half of that having been the actual Black Sea infilling.

Only the biblical model explains the phenomenon of the Black Sea infilling, within about fifty years, when the Ice Age was ending because the ocean had cooled such that the prolific cloudcover for the Ice Age was no more, so the arctic regions became bitterly cold in winter when the continental icepacks melted rapidly in much hotter summers which resulted from the great reduction of cloudcover worldwide, actually circa 1500 B.C., surely confirmed by that famous nautical archaeologist Robert Ballard says there are bronze age ruins down there on the cimmerian shoreline, which he has photographed, the biblical model making sense of his statement.

My good friend and colleague, ex soviet scientist Sergei Golovin of, has collaborated with me on many of these deductions which happen to comport with the biblical model of earth and human history, so I hope you join me in the support of his great work there in western Asia and eastern Europe, where he is making great inroads presenting the biblical model and the plethoras of evidences for it, teaching that Jesus was not lying when he spoke of the history in Genesis as real history, never having shyed away from it, so if it’s good enough for Jesus, it should be good enough for us, with many reasons to believe it.

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Final note:  I recently read that Pliny wrote that the River Rhode flowed from the Euxine Sea (Black Sea basin) in archaic times, that’s from the Black Sea, into the Aegean.  The Rhode was named after Rhodan, of the Rhodanim of Genesis 10 in the Bible.

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