This epitomises the madness of Mormonism – and other religions that claim the flood a reality. See more Mormon madness captured on The Mormon Delusion fb page.
Moses 7:43. “Wherefore Enoch saw that Noah built an ark; and that the Lord smiled upon it, and held it in his own hand; but upon the residue of the wicked the floods came and swallowed them up.” (Joseph Smith – December 1830).
(Image credit: Progressive Secular Humanist Examiner).
Abraham 1:23-24. “The land of Egypt being first discovered by a woman, who was the daughter of Ham, and the daughter of Egyptus, which in the Chaldean signifies Egypt, which signifies that which is forbidden; When this woman discovered the land it was under water, who afterward settled her sons in it; and thus, from Ham, sprang that race which preserved the curse in the land.” The online Book of Abraham header today still claims this was from “The writings of Abraham while he was in Egypt, called the Book of Abraham, written by his own hand, upon papyrus.”
So, Smith claimed Egypt was discovered by a black woman as the flood waters receded and Egypt was named after her, several hundred years before the Greeks invented the forerunner of the name (which came from the Latin derivative) when they couldn’t pronounce Hwt-ka-Ptah which meant ‘House of the Ka (soul) of Ptah’ which was originally a place, not a country.
At the claimed time of the flood, the term ‘Egypt’ did not exist. Smith has Abraham explain that Egyptus “signified that which is forbidden” presumably as she was black. Not only does the word not mean that, it is not Chaldean as Smith has the BOA (1:23) claim “…Egyptus, which in the Chaldean signifies Egypt,…” ‘Egypt’ derives from Latin, and hundreds of years would pass before the word evolved.
‘Junhuriyah Misr al-Arabiyah’ is no obscure or ancient phrase; it is in fact the modern name for a very well known country. In English, it means the ‘Arab Republic of Egypt’. Egyptians themselves refer to Egypt as Misr (an Arabic name simply meaning ‘country’), although Misr can also be a name for Cairo. In the early period of Egypt (during the Old Kingdom) it was referred to as Kemet or Kmt (Kermit). It means the ‘Black Land’ and refers to the rich black soil of the Nile Valley and Delta. The people called themselves ‘remetch en Kermet’ meaning the ‘People of the Black Land.’ Egypt was also sometimes referred to as Deshret or dshrt, meaning ‘Red Land’ or the desert. There is no ‘flood gap’ in extensively detailed Egyptian history. (See ‘The Mormon Delusion’ Volume 2 for more).
The fact that it was not under water and not called Egypt is ignored by the Mormon Church; as is the fact that from just one couple, after the claimed 2304 flood, Egypt had to become populated by two million people (who would all have to be black) by 1447 BCE; in just 857 years. Evidence is always a better choice than obvious fables.
It is high time the Mormon Church admitted that the flood story is pure fiction; one of the many fables that today fly in the face of conclusive scientific evidence on every possible level. But then they would have to admit that Smith just made it all up and was anything but a prophet of God. The idea that “it doesn’t matter; the Church is still true” has worn too thin to be given the time of day; it does matter and it simply isn’t!