Irving Finkel | The Ark Before Noah: A Great Adventure

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The Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures

The Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures

6 жыл бұрын

Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper I with responsibility for cuneiform in the Department of the Middle East, British Museum.
This talk, illustrated by a PowerPoint, will describe what befell the speaker after one quite remarkable cuneiform tablet was brought for examination to the British Museum in London. The inscription on this four-thousand-year-old tablet led to a series of altogether unexpected discoveries, demanding a whole new look at Noah and his Ark, and culminating in a book and a documentary film.
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Bedro B Queso
Bedro B Queso 8 ай бұрын
Irving Finkel is totally a Wizard from Unseen University in Discworld. Right down to the muttered jokes. Wonderful and educational. Much thanks.
HereIgoAgain 7 ай бұрын
Perhaps Discworld is actually a coracle on four elephants on a sea turtle.
Helen O'Brien
Helen O'Brien 4 ай бұрын
absolutely! I hadnt thought of that! I adore Irving Finkel!
occam raiser
occam raiser 2 ай бұрын
What an apt comparison. Somewhat scatter-brained whilst muttering arcane knowledge to himself and explaining in disjointed phrases. The world needs experts like these :)
Free Thinker Films • Jesse P. Watson
Free Thinker Films • Jesse P. Watson 2 ай бұрын
100%, and while he's at it he really does personify a wonderful character of Englishness which does, just a smidgen, leave one thinking: "Perhaps, in the bemusingly witty intelligence of our finest eccentrics we did have a valid claim for world domination after all." I know, a truly terrible thing to say, but there it is 😉 [PS. I think Erwin Saunders, professor of pixie studies who has a wonderful youtube channel here must have largely been inspired by Irvin Finkel - the names have a rather similar ring to them too.]
Certified Alienist
Certified Alienist Жыл бұрын
Let me say this. I have studied and researched things for well over a quarter of a century. This guy is phenomenal. He’s entertaining and one of the most effective lecturers I’ve yet come across.
earlysda 7 ай бұрын
The speaker in the video hasn't a clue what he is talking about.
Aurora 6 ай бұрын
@earlysda Does he not? How's that? Did he not set the rules for the Royal Game of Ur straight? Did he not literally publish the paper on this matter?
earlysda 6 ай бұрын
@Aurora Aurora, your satire is quite funny. Thank you.
Aryeh Levine
Aryeh Levine 6 ай бұрын
@earlysda He's literally the world's foremost expert on Cuneiform. He's not saying he believes the story, or anything like that, Dr Finkel is an atheist. He does know more than most if not all people about Cuneiform, so I'd drop the pride a bit and realize that you're listening to someone who's more of an expert than you are.
earlysda 6 ай бұрын
@Aryeh Levine Aryeh, God calls Atheists "fools".
Gábor Zoltai
Gábor Zoltai 3 жыл бұрын
'In the editing process, they miss out certain words. Like NOT.' Comedy gold. I am turning into a total Irving Finkel fanboy.
Giovanni Santostasi
Giovanni Santostasi 5 ай бұрын
Me too.
P Stewart
P Stewart 8 ай бұрын
I love this man's humor. This is one part comedy & three parts history. I'd love to take one of his courses. I bet he makes it so fun.
TheJamesRedwood 3 ай бұрын
He's not a teacher. So you can't take a course of his.
I'm on some 35th minute and I haven't yet seen more than zero parts history
Terri S.
Terri S. 9 ай бұрын
I have no idea how I found this lecture, but without a doubt, this is the best lecture I've ever heard in my life!!! I was sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time, though there was a time or two when I thought I just might fall out of my seat because I was laughing so hard--- laughing because of Irving Finkel's sense of humor and his comedic delivery. And I'm STILL chuckling over those goats! LOL
Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer Жыл бұрын
Irving Finkel is an international treasure. His particular gift to us is to make the ancients just as human as we are and thus just as relatable as our next-door neighbors. It has the dual effect of humbling the ancients and elevating us. He should live until 120 and never stop writing, teaching, researching and discovering.
Inoshikacho Konoyaro Bakayaro
Inoshikacho Konoyaro Bakayaro Жыл бұрын
Irving Finkle is a awesome. As a kid in my rough neighborhood highschool, I had a teacher who reminds me of him, I will never forget his lessons.
Veronica Roach
Veronica Roach 10 күн бұрын
I went to an all girls school, a famous one in London, such a privilege, but the teachers were so wonderful I still remember them & their fantastic methods that made you sit up & take it all in - I'm 83 now, and wish every kid could have what they gave me ! I learned to love learning, and still do !
Fredrik Larsson
Fredrik Larsson 2 жыл бұрын
Apart from this being extremely interesting, I have laughed myself completely exhausted. This is probably the best entertainment I have experienced, and the learned gentleman Dr. Finkel, is a wonderful source of knowledge. He is also slightly mad, which probably makes things easier. This is the perfect cure for anyone who use to fall asleep in lectures. Not a chance!
von Ozbourne
von Ozbourne 2 жыл бұрын
I remember watching the documentary he spoke of when it was first aired. His rendition was much more informative and entertaining. (I also only meant to listen in the background while I was doing something else. Completely forgot about the something else)
Laura Eden
Laura Eden 2 жыл бұрын
I wholeheartedly agree!!
Laurence Shone
Laurence Shone 2 жыл бұрын
Very entertaining and informative and as with many entertaining people a lot of the humour seemed to be lost on his audience.
wrnchhead 2 жыл бұрын
@von Ozbourne My exact experience! I had things to do, and there I was accomplishing nothing.
Domino Effecto
Domino Effecto 2 жыл бұрын
Speak for yourself. I'm still trying to figure the length minus 32 sutu from Chicago to Minnesota.
Blue Collar Mom
Blue Collar Mom 3 жыл бұрын
I declare Irving Finkel an International Treasure...someone get this man a gold chain immediately!
Keeping An Openmind
Keeping An Openmind Жыл бұрын
In keeping to the spirit of Mr. Finkel.... I say we wait to give it to him.. at a later date ! Just tell him we have one for him.,. and not tell him when he gets it ~!
Kristi Ford
Kristi Ford Жыл бұрын
Be on the lookout for Nicholas Cage
MotherofCats For ever
MotherofCats For ever Ай бұрын
No, get him an elephant to come to work on!
Kwaite Funi
Kwaite Funi 3 жыл бұрын
That was well worth my hour. This was such an entertaining story. Irving Finkle is the Great Wizard of Britain and you can't tell me otherwise. I first saw his video with Tom Scott playing the Royal Game of Ur. Ever since, I've been fascinated with this man.
Sid Wexler
Sid Wexler Жыл бұрын
I didn't even realise it's been an hour.
andy trimble
andy trimble 3 ай бұрын
I've heard it said that a keen wit is a sign of genius. This man is the embodiment of that. Thank you, Mr Finkel, and thank you to those who recorded and posted this video. My heart is gleeful for having seen this.
AJ Bryce
AJ Bryce Жыл бұрын
I was actually sad when it ended, I could listen to this gentleman all day long!
matanuska high
matanuska high 3 жыл бұрын
This guy could talk about paint drying and I’d listen. He’s hilarious and makes learning a lot more fun.
Mark Doldon
Mark Doldon 3 жыл бұрын
Funny reactions. Hes interesting to listen to, obviously very knowledgable, and keeps his audience engaged with his humor. I'd hardly call him hilarious, though.
ordanburdan 3 жыл бұрын
it is cute that you need learning to be fun in order for yo to learn. reminds me of toddlers.
Pat the Cat
Pat the Cat 3 жыл бұрын
"Talk about paint drying and I'd listen"..... No kidding, it'd be great.
amybee40 3 жыл бұрын
@ordanburdan Personally, I can learn from almost anyone, but humor is still appreciated. It's weird that you think adults shouldn't have a sense of humor.
Juan Galindo Eguiarte
Juan Galindo Eguiarte 3 жыл бұрын
@ordanburdan what a nasty comment, you're not automatically mature if you don't like humor. Let people enjoy learning however they want.
ryuhjn yguh
ryuhjn yguh 2 жыл бұрын
I think the most astounding skill Irving happens to possess as an unparallelled historian and communicator is one I daresay most of his colleagues don't happen to share - supreme comedic sense and timing.
Erick Ramírez
Erick Ramírez 2 жыл бұрын
Elaine Groom
Elaine Groom Жыл бұрын
He is a jewel. Enjoyed his talk so much. Wow
Vall Dove
Vall Dove Жыл бұрын
Hey beautiful queen lady
Amber H
Amber H Жыл бұрын
Absolutely!! Most lectures I listen to at night, they're so dry! But he's always enjoyable!!
strangetranceoffaith 2 жыл бұрын
Wonderful I do hope Irving has a family because his line in dad jokes really is deserving of the correct audience.
WillowTDog 2 жыл бұрын
I am absolutely amazed that I managed to just stumble upon this incredible lecturer! I'd been watching historical cooking, then a random video about Egyptology, then something from the British Museum with this wonderful, charming man. Such a great style and sense of humor! Plus, that hair and beard! He ticks all the boxes for a wizard, or gentlemen scientist, or Santa. Just makes my inner child gleeful.
BrandiZaster 2 жыл бұрын
I think Mr. Finkel missed his calling as a comedian. He's incredibly funny and entertaining and I can't get enough of him.
Kristi McGowan/ Darko’s Cellar Door
Kristi McGowan/ Darko’s Cellar Door 3 жыл бұрын
What a marvelous hilarious story teller this man is!!! I absolutely loved this lecture!!! Cheers
R Burgess
R Burgess 3 жыл бұрын
His sense of humor is classic Brit- but there is also a touch of Monte Python's famous "wait for the audience to catch up, then quickly hit them again" method of delivery. Entertaniment and education, both at their finest. I have already watched this twice, but I am back a year later for "another hit" of his high level humor.
Bedro B Queso
Bedro B Queso 8 ай бұрын
I was getting distinct hints of Sir Terry Pratchett.
Le Mouton Noir
Le Mouton Noir Жыл бұрын
He's funny and brilliant. I wish I had a teacher like him when I was young and I think I must not be alone in this case
Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson Жыл бұрын
This fella is amazing! How can you be so direct and intellectual, yet deliver it with such humor has to keep the person entertained and enthralled? I don’t know, but obviously Dr. Finkel does. Love this guy
MIchlas 3 жыл бұрын
This gentleman is a true legend... love hear him talking..
Solace Easy
Solace Easy 2 жыл бұрын
Jozef Kováč
Jozef Kováč 2 жыл бұрын
James Rendi vibes.
Dakota Thacker
Dakota Thacker 2 жыл бұрын
David Lomas
David Lomas 3 жыл бұрын
I wish all my lecturers were able to inspire and teach in the same fashion as that. Amazing, articulate, artistic and amusing all at the same time.
Greg Bellinger
Greg Bellinger 2 ай бұрын
Excellent tone, volume, pace, body gestures, confidence, humility , humor, word choice, and directions for looking at the visuals. The clear historical orientation, design principles, lecture delivery, and encouragement to keep learning after the lecture. Thanks very much, Dr. Finkel. GB
Hesdead Jim
Hesdead Jim 3 жыл бұрын
This was fun to watch, I loved his sense of humor. I wish every history class/lecture was this engaging!
League Master gg
League Master gg 2 ай бұрын
I love the way this man explains everything.
Shukor Hadi
Shukor Hadi 3 жыл бұрын
This is a fantastic lecturer! I could listen to him all day. Who else is like him in our time? I heard of a William Dunham but haven't heard him yet.
Paul Sharrow
Paul Sharrow 2 жыл бұрын
The reality of energy and knowledge given by an humble man carries me to greater knowledge and very joyously at that, Irving. You are precious of course.
NMS SpaceDude
NMS SpaceDude 2 жыл бұрын
Absolutely fascinating, very informative - and I just love Irving Finkel's sense of humour!
WLFFY & Friends!
WLFFY & Friends! 4 жыл бұрын
Irving Finkel appears to be a national treasure. Y'all should give him a BBC series or some such.
Slappy 4 жыл бұрын
BBC would only be interested if he put on a dress, converted to Islam, and changed his name to Venus Rainbow, and then complained about sexism, transphobia, and islamophobia.
Jeremiah Williams
Jeremiah Williams 3 жыл бұрын
TheMegadethMonk 3 жыл бұрын
@Slappy and racism and white males...don't forget about racism and WHITE MALES!!!!
themadplotter 3 жыл бұрын
I liked the guy who went full Fox News to make you feel at home.
SadDingus 7 ай бұрын
thank you so much for allowing the public to enjoy this knowledge for free. as a person of limited means that still loves to learn it makes my day. this speaker was great.
Patricia Oudart
Patricia Oudart 6 ай бұрын
Third time watching and listening to Finkel story! Going so far in World's History, with the early way of writing, in that humoristic way, this is amazing, fresh, so close to the ancestors he is reading texts, as if they were knocking at the door.🙏🧡💚
emily baker
emily baker Жыл бұрын
What a fascinating and wonderfully delivered lecture. Thank you for putting on here for all to see.
Amanita Muscaria
Amanita Muscaria Жыл бұрын
Irving's talks are just amazing. He's highly entertaining, very knowledgeable and extremely interesting. I learn. I laugh. A lot.
Rhonda Sisco-Cleveland
Rhonda Sisco-Cleveland 10 ай бұрын
He’s so wonderful to listen to. What a great storyteller.
Seraphim Mary Santiago
Seraphim Mary Santiago 3 жыл бұрын
From beginning to end he had my attention, this was fascinating and what an amazing speaker. Just great energy throughout the entire story he shares. 👍👍👍 a man whose passion for Noah's atk is captivating.
Micheal Freeman
Micheal Freeman 10 ай бұрын
It's not Noah's ark
Hugh Cipher
Hugh Cipher 3 жыл бұрын
Fascinating. I've watched this several times already. Brilliant research by a brilliant historian and linguist
Mikosch2 3 жыл бұрын
I just imagine how 3000 years from now, archaeologists dig up the rubble of the British Museum, find these tablets with the map of Babylon, and then go to figure out which part of the nearby ancient riverbed... Thames or what it was once called... it could possibly refer to.
IIIIII Жыл бұрын
@ez icarus thats hilarious if true
Paul Leach
Paul Leach 4 ай бұрын
Ah, The Book of Dave hypothesis...
Laura Eden
Laura Eden 2 жыл бұрын
Another triumph!! Your humor mingles delightfully with your erudition and I enjoyed every moment of this program!Fascinating ✨
Steven Lantz
Steven Lantz 2 жыл бұрын
There should be a 24 hour tv station called Finkel-vision, with an unlimited budget and just let him go.
Otto Beumelburg
Otto Beumelburg 2 жыл бұрын
Chad Trump
Chad Trump 2 жыл бұрын
I agree. I love this guy.
ggl driv
ggl driv 2 жыл бұрын
Lenard H.
Lenard H. Жыл бұрын
I would totally watch it! I absolutely adore Irving Finkel! 😁
Julie James
Julie James Жыл бұрын
Random Space Junk
Random Space Junk 2 жыл бұрын
What an absolute treat! Boring weekend and finding this remarkable lecture on KZbin saved the day. Manage to be both educational and entertaining leaving me with an hour well spent.
HeavensGremlin 4 жыл бұрын
In our increasingly anodyne world, thank God for characters like Finkel. You can't possibly listen to him without smiling....
Love and Life
Love and Life Жыл бұрын
This lecture is so informative and entertaining at the same time, no wonder the audience was responding with enthusiasm
Glenn R. Frank
Glenn R. Frank 2 жыл бұрын
An absolutely fascinating talk ... and I love you sense of humor! Thank you for entertaining and educating!
William Pezzner
William Pezzner 3 жыл бұрын
Thank you very much for sharing that story, Irving. You have an incredible job.
Janice Bone
Janice Bone 2 жыл бұрын
Sir, what a wonderful lecture... I would have loved to have had you as one of my lecturers... Thank you
Tybold63 Жыл бұрын
Marvellous story and interesting subject. As a Swede I also appreciate the good articulation of the speaker so that I didn't miss anything (or not much).😁
Eugene Aniar
Eugene Aniar 4 жыл бұрын
Wow this lecture is a gem. Being an art teacher myself this is an added learning that can be shared for students. Truly enjoyed this one. Thank you so much for sharing. 💙
MrSolonolo Жыл бұрын
An incomparably brilliant storyteller. Much appreciated. Thank you.
little mama
little mama 3 жыл бұрын
My best friend was like this...he was such an intelligent man....he died of a rare children's cancer....he really brought the Bible to life for fozzi bear...see you in heaven one day
Marilyn Tape
Marilyn Tape 2 жыл бұрын
Helene 2 жыл бұрын
Oh that was interesting....and at so many points, both thrilling and entertaining in ample measure! Thank you, Mr Finkel, sir.
Malcolm A
Malcolm A 3 жыл бұрын
What a wonderful speaker. If he was my history teacher at school I would never of gave it up. All those years ago I had a firm interest given to me by a deputy head and history teacher at my first senior school I had attended.
KNZJ VMATC-3 11 ай бұрын
A thoroughly entertaining, informative presentation! Love it, every time I watch it -- Cheers!
Jeremy Fox
Jeremy Fox 3 жыл бұрын
Irving Finkel is the greatest teacher! We would have been so lucky to have had him lecturing and teaching where I once studied! At least we have plenty of new video recordings of him speaking on KZbin which I have been watching through, each and everyone is wonderful! Thank you, Mr Finkel.
Scott A. Jacob
Scott A. Jacob Жыл бұрын
I must have watched this ten times at least and it's just as amusing each and every time as the first time. Irving would be the kind of person I'd love to have over for dinner and a couple bottles of wine. I hope he's still with the BM.
Mnémosyne Жыл бұрын
What a pleasure to hear and learn from this wonderful man !
ryllian6 3 жыл бұрын
Dave, keep going, your hard work has been a real insight into the strange world we live in. My feelings and thoughts go out to those families who have lost loved ones. I have about 6 of your books and see what you are getting at about the profile points, There is no easy answer to this mystery, I still think about Stacy Arras and what happened to her, it haunts me to think about that case. ALL THE BEST DAVE, BE SAFE.
Tatiana Hallam
Tatiana Hallam 3 жыл бұрын
I love his wittiness! He’s sharp and insightful!
Rainer Wagner
Rainer Wagner Жыл бұрын
I saw this man for the first time today, because I´m interested of ancient stories. He brought that in a very interesting form, it wasn´t used to get a short sleep with it. And of course it was humorously brought to the people and well understandable. Beside I saw a lot of further videos with several interesting themes which I will look after to see them all! Many Thanks Mr. Finkel ! Alba go bragh!
Michelle Knowles
Michelle Knowles 5 жыл бұрын
This man is a treasure, how privileged we are to have been able to see and hear him speak.
Ava Joy Porter
Ava Joy Porter Жыл бұрын
I totally enjoyed this video and I definitely will purchase The ark before Noah. Thank you for your work and I had a great time being educated during your lecture. Definitely interesting, fun, and exciting. your the best and thank you for this video. Even after all the years since you made this video, We are now in 2020, and it's still very significant and a great learning experience.
paulbaker8 2 жыл бұрын
A great lecture delivered in a most enjoyable and lucid way. Thank you
Lamont DeCol II
Lamont DeCol II Жыл бұрын
I could listen to Irving Finkel talk about anything, he is a treasure to all humanity.
Leroy Scharfenberg
Leroy Scharfenberg Жыл бұрын
What a WONDERFUL lecture! (:-) I watched the documentary a while ago but this was so much more enjoyable! Thank you!
Uche Umunna
Uche Umunna 3 жыл бұрын
Brilliant and so enlightening. This is, by far, the best Lecture I have sat through in years...I don't remember any better. Short memory, I guess..!
Robert Kaucher
Robert Kaucher 5 жыл бұрын
This is officially my favorite video on KZbin. I'm now going to binge watch every Irving Finkle video I can find. I am at work listening to this while I wait on a server to deploy and trying to stifle laughter.
Amanda Collyer
Amanda Collyer 9 ай бұрын
Fantastic content, and this guy is hilarious - I want to learn ancient history from him :)
mompracem01 3 жыл бұрын
I am speechless, and inexplicably happy after seeing this lecture. I must say, english is not my native tongue, so I may have missed a lot. But this was amazing! Thank you!
Shirley Drake
Shirley Drake 3 жыл бұрын
Wonderful, entertaining and informative. I could listen to this man lecture for hours on end.
Greg Argo
Greg Argo Жыл бұрын
Most Wonderful learning experience! What a masterful presentation Mr. Finkel. Thank you !!!!
Keika 8 ай бұрын
A marvelous and extremely pleasant experience listening to this informative lecture.
Steve Doggart
Steve Doggart 4 жыл бұрын
I love these lectures. Dr Finkle is a great aurator. A teacher of the highest degree. Brilliantly informative , and entertaining.
quasox wartune
quasox wartune 2 жыл бұрын
fantastic story teller, and a great inspirator for his field of expertise!
Tim McDraw
Tim McDraw 10 ай бұрын
Just one of the greatest storytellers - I find what he talks about endlessly interesting, and that’s what drew me to him at first, but I think I’d enjoy anything told by him -a count by count recap of filing his taxes or nkotb lyrics
Irving Finkel
Irving Finkel 3 жыл бұрын
Whether you have enjoyed this or not you might find my book The Ark Before Noah interesting... Irving Finkel
Sara Kochanny
Sara Kochanny 3 жыл бұрын
This is one of the most interesting lectures I've ever heard! It's incredible the puzzles that can be solved from such limited information. I also saw a video of how you deciphered the rules to the Royal Game of Ur. Thank you for uncovering our history!
e Mamadra
e Mamadra 3 жыл бұрын
thank you
charles robbins
charles robbins 3 жыл бұрын
I just happen to have my debit card handy and am willing to use it. I expect your humor to be a little more on the dry side for the book? No matter, you are obviously intelligent and your input on ancient history will be, no doubt, interesting. You sold me on the idea.
C. V.
C. V. 3 жыл бұрын
Smashing! Absolutely smashing! Well good chap I dare say that was undoubtedly the witty-est and most enjoyable speech! Bravo ! Very informative and great bursts of humor throughout. Needless to say, but I must, that was a jolly good show you! I will check out your book in support of what seems to be your life's work and passion. Thank you for this pleasurable experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Vos, Christian
The Chad Pad
The Chad Pad 3 жыл бұрын
I absolutely loved it. I watched it twice, once many months ago, and now here I am again, on a quest to gain my KZbin PhD in ancient history. Thank you for helping me on my quest
Firefly 11 ай бұрын
He is as close to a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher as you are ever going find. Give the man a knighthood, if he wants one.
Sumita K. Chakrabarty
Sumita K. Chakrabarty 3 жыл бұрын
The professor is a master storyteller! Hats off!
Gryphon Arms USA
Gryphon Arms USA 3 жыл бұрын
I love this gentleman. He's extremely knowledgeable, educational and freaking hilarious. Great video. I had a great laugh and learned a lot of interesting history.
Richard Wendling
Richard Wendling 3 жыл бұрын
Bruder K
Bruder K 3 жыл бұрын
He is the kind of which i wish my teachers would have been.
Jeanne Baker
Jeanne Baker Жыл бұрын
FABULOUS! BRILLIANT! Brilliant lecture. I wish all my professors would have been this entertaining and knowledgeable.
Ashwinn Myburgh
Ashwinn Myburgh Жыл бұрын
I love this guy's lectures, always a blast, always fascinating.
saturday player
saturday player Жыл бұрын
Just found this. Why hasn't this fabulous orator not been on tv more?
yakamen Жыл бұрын
LOL he explained it. Documentarians LIE. He's a museum curator and actual intellectual. But I would binge watch this dude talk for hours. Even if he was selling shirts.
HippieGeek Жыл бұрын
Mr. Finkle, you are a world treasure! It was a pleasure to learn and laugh with you! Thank you for showing us your passion, what a remarkable sight, I find the best way to traverse white water rapids is in a round floating "raft".
victoria golmehdi
victoria golmehdi Жыл бұрын
You are an amazing speaker. Love listening to someone who really knows their subject.
Catherine 5 жыл бұрын
I hope that all the love people feel about Mr. Funkel will let him live longer so that he continues to give us more reasons to love him even more for work that he does. Almost nothing makes me happier than listening to a scientist in love with their job.
motorcop505 4 жыл бұрын
CatherineZ Amen!
Laura Feher
Laura Feher 3 жыл бұрын
Well said
Yves André THEVENOT 2 жыл бұрын
This scholar is brilliant. I've also read his remarkable book about the ARK.
Happy Lady
Happy Lady Жыл бұрын
Absolutely loved this! Haven’t laughed so much in ages. Don’t know how it popped up in my KZbin but so thankful it did.
Samanta CM
Samanta CM 2 жыл бұрын
Bravo Mr. Irving Finkel!! I really enjoyed and learning with you is always amazing.
MassiveChafe 3 күн бұрын
Such a joy to listen to, thank you Irving!!
Daniel Claudio
Daniel Claudio 9 ай бұрын
irving treading the line between beliefs is great. love it.
David-Joe Klotz
David-Joe Klotz 3 жыл бұрын
Mr. Finkel is an amazing unique story teller. Enjoyed this tremendously! Thanks!
Stuart Bruff
Stuart Bruff 2 жыл бұрын
Excellent. It goes to show just how inventive and skilled humans can be.
Jim Nicholson
Jim Nicholson 2 жыл бұрын
This is so educational, and so very entertaining. It's the kind of stimulation that TV fails to offer, and the very antithesis of popular culture mind-numbing dross.
Ronald Sanganetti
Ronald Sanganetti 3 жыл бұрын
We need more educators like this guy. Hilarious.
Denise Bremridge
Denise Bremridge Жыл бұрын
17.01,2022 Never a truer word spoken in jest! What a brilliant perception of the ancient world and its descriptions in the Bible come to life by an Academic of great repute. Thank you Irving Finkel for delivering such a convincing Reality take of the building of Noah's Ark. It was engrossing from beginning to end and particularly amazing to learn that the ancient skill of such boat-building still exists today amongst the humblest of craftsmen in southern India and no doubt in Iraq and its people of the Marshlands. Kind regards Denise Bremridge, Cape Town
Michael Spence
Michael Spence 10 ай бұрын
That was a bloody fantastic lecture!!! 👍
Marcus Agrippa
Marcus Agrippa 3 жыл бұрын
I love this guy... He's so damn funny and still able to educate. If only school teachers were like that.
Ken Lyneham
Ken Lyneham Жыл бұрын
How I wish I had a teacher such as this man.
andy neill
andy neill 2 жыл бұрын
A brilliant lecture a pleasure to listen.
Rajidahae 6 күн бұрын
What a fabulous presenter, fascinating subject, great humor and storytelling! So glad I stumbled upon Irving Finkel...
Vidar Edland
Vidar Edland 6 ай бұрын
This might've been the most marvelous thing I've ever seen! I really needed this today; thank you :D Also, Irving Finkel is a treasure!
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