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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Did Atlantis exist?

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Q: Did Atlantis exist?

A: The island of Atlantis was first mentioned and recorded by Plato in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias. Plato mentions that this rather large island was later destroyed by a great earthquake. The time frame for this written account is said to be about 350–400 years before Christ.
According to Plato, Atlantis was named for Atlas, who was supposedly the oldest twin of Poseidon, the son of Cronus in Greek mythology. Furthermore, Poseidon was the owner of the island and named it for his son. Other place names also reflect Atlas, such as the Atlantic Ocean and the Atlas Mountains extending from Morocco to Algeria.

Atlantis is the theme of modern science fiction, hotels, cartoons, and much more. Questions about Atlantis come into Answers in Genesis more than you might think.
Continue reading to take a fresh look at this mysterious island from a biblical perspective.

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