Thideology Research Team: Case File 012

NEAR THE ANCIENT CITY OF UR, Southern Iraq — A huge complex has been uncovered near what many believe to be the biblical birthplace of Abraham according to researchers who have recently been allowed into the region. According to Associated Press reports, the site was discovered by a team of British archeologists working at Tell Khaiber in Southern Iraq, near the ancient city of Ur.

A Thideology Research Team spokesman responded to the reports, “I don’t think we have any British people working for us at the moment,” he said. “Although the guy who delivers our mail is named Seamus. I think his mother is from Ireland.”

GearThe area surrounding Ur, which is now arid and desolate, is considered to be the birthplace of civilization approximately 5,000 years ago. The Bible refers to Ur of the Chaldeans as the home of Abraham, which is one of the reasons scholars consider this part of Southern Iraq to be the biblical site.

National Geographic confirms the timeline and notes that Ur probably originated sometime in the fifth millennium B.C.

“I’ve never even heard of ‘National Geographic’,” the Thideology Research Team spokesman said. “That just sounds made up.”

About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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