“And God remembered Noah.”
Yeah. He probably said something like, “Isn’‘t Noah the guy who built the ark?”
“The windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.”
This happens whenever it stops raining.
“After the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.”
How long did the flood last?
The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat in the seventh month. But how could this be since the mountain tops weren’‘t visible until the tenth month (8:5)?
How long did the ark float?
Noah sends a dove out to see if there was any dry land. But the dove returns without finding any. Then, just seven days later, the dove goes out again and returns with an olive leaf. But how could an olive tree survive the flood? And if any seeds happened to survive, they wouldn’‘t germinate and grow leaves within a seven day period.
8:9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
When did the earth dry after the flood?
8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
When the animals left the ark, what would they have eaten? (more)
(8:20-21) “And the Lord smelled a sweet savor.”
Noah kills the “clean beasts” and burns their dead bodies for God. According to 7:8-9 this would have caused the extinction of all “clean” animals since only two of each were taken onto the ark.
8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth ; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
After this God “said in his heart” that he’‘d never do it again because “man’‘s heart is evil from his youth.” [God killed all living things (6:5) because humans are evil, and then promised not to do it again (8:21) because humans are evil. The mind of God is a frightening thing.]
Does God desire animal sacrifices?
Will God curse the earth?
Has the sun ever stood still in the sky for 24 hours?
Common Sense and Noah’s Flood Farrell Till