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Weld Prism
Weld Prism
Could these Pre-Flood records of long life spans confirm superhuman longevity before the flood?

The Weld-Blundell Prism is the most extensive surviving list of the rulers of ancient Iraq for the period from 3200 - 1800 BC.

The prism contains an outlined history of the world written by a scribe named Nur-Ninsubur. He provides a list of the kings that reigned from the beginning of his race to the present time.

Among the kings listed are 10 kings with extraordinary long life spans, and they existed before the flood. Other kings listed on the tablet have decreased ages after the flood.

The Weld Prism discovery is important in the study of Biblical Archaeology because it confirms the Biblical account of longevity before the flood, and contains other similarities in its list of kings as well.

"And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died."  Genesis 5:27

Detailed Description of the Weld Prism

Material - Baked Clay Prism 
Larsa in Babylonia. just north of Ur.
Date: 2170 BC. 
Height: 20 cm (7.87401575 inches)
Width: 9 cm (3.54330709 inches)
Style: 4-Sided Prism, 2-Columns on each of the 4 faces
Text: Old Akkadian Cuneiform
Writer: Nur-Ninsubur a Scribe
Larsa in Babylonia, Iraq
Excavated by: Weld-Blundell Expedition 1922
Location: Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

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