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Jesus Could Have Walked on Ice, Says Florida State Researcher

from News.com

A large, somewhat rare piece of floating ice in the Sea of Galilee may explain one of the signature events in Christian theology, according to a report from Florida State University.

Doron Nof, a Florida State professor widely known for his studies on ancient lakes, says in a study published this month that cooler climates in what is now Northern Israel combined with the unique environmental chemistry in the body of water (known as Lake Kinneret to ancient Israelis) could have lead to the formation of large, floating sheets of ice.

A sheet of ice would have also been unobtrusive from shore, the study adds.

Ice formation in the region is rare. Under normal conditions, ice may only form once every thousand years. But temperatures were lower in the region 2,000 years ago, raising the odds that ice could have formed every 30 to 160 years.

"As natural scientists, we simply explain that unique freezing processes probably happened in that region only a handful of times during the last 12,000 years," Nof said in a prepared statement. "We leave to others the question of whether or not our research explains the biblical account."

Nof also did not address how someone could have surfed on a sheet of ice.

The study appears in the April 2006 Journal of Paleolimnology.


Blogger Krystalline Apostate said...

Hey, that's some of the more...sillier explanations I've heard.
I thought there was still debate on the aramaic (or greek) rendering of the word 'on' as opposed to 'by'?
Unless there's some written record of ice shelves in the ME?
Maybe it's just me.
I'd drop by more often, but sometimes the blog takes a long time to load. Not today, for some reason. Sorry

April 05, 2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

I find the idea that he walked on ice only slightly less ridiculous than the idea that he walked on water. But still - "ridiculous" can encompass so much. But anything that pokes holes in Christian mythology and shows how asinine it is to believe fairy tales as fact - it just makes me happy. ;O)

April 05, 2006 6:44 PM  
Anonymous roya said...

He never existed in the first place, so he could not have done either.

By the way, it's very hard to dawnload your site. Is it possible to change this?

April 06, 2006 7:48 AM  

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