Q. Since there is no mention of it in the Bible I have often wondered if there actually ever was an “ice age” as many in science claim with certainty there was, or if all the physical evidence that they point to was actually caused by the flood. Do you have any thoughts on this?
A. Yes, it appears there really was an Ice Age, but according to some experts it happened much more recently than scientists have traditionally believed, which is about 10,000 BC. It was more likely one of the after effects of the flood and was ending about the time Abraham came on the scene, around 2000 BC. A book entitled Ice Age Civilizations, by James I. Nienhaus, presents a fascinating case for the more recent date from a Christian perspective.