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  • (from Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament © 1990 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. All rights reserved.)
  • BibleWorks, 9 NKJ , KJV Luke 21:32, Strong’s NT:1074
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  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
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  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
  • (from Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries; Bible Knowledge Commentary/New Testament Copyright © 1983, 2000 Cook Communications Ministries. All rights reserved.)
  • (from Adam Clarke's Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright © 1996, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
  • (from IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, Copyright © 2000 by John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews and Mark W. Chavalas. Published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.)
  • (from Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright © 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
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  • (from Barnes' Notes, Electronic Database Copyright © 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
  • (from Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament: New Updated Edition, Electronic Database. Copyright © 1996 by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.)
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  • (from Easton's Bible Dictionary, PC Study Bible formatted electronic database Copyright © 2003, 2006 Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
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Genesis ch. 7;1  9;17, Ark’s size, go or come, genea, only entrance, God remembered, wind, dispensations, 371 days, altar, flood stories Genesis ch. 7;1 9;17, Ark’s size, go or come, genea, only entrance, God remembered, wind, dispensations, 371 days, altar, flood stories Presentation Transcript

  • Genesis Chapter 7The Only World Wide Flood Ever
  • The World Wide Flood John MacArthur says of it in his MacArthur Study Bible pg.26, “this describes the extent of the Flood as global. Lest there be any doubt, Moses adds “under the whole heaven” (cf. 2 Pet.3:5-7). There are over 270 flood stories told in cultures all over the earth, which owe their origin to this one global event.”
  • Let’s Review The Ark’s Size 20,000 tons (about the displacement of the Titanic) 3 Floors had 101,250 square feet 1.5 million cubic feet capacity About the volume of 522 std. railroad livestock cars Could carry about 125,000 sheep equivalents Only needed to carry about 18,000 species with an average size smaller than sheep.
  • Gen 7:1-24
  • Genesis 7:1, Go or Come? ESV NIVGen 7:1 …"Go into the ark… YLT AMP NKJ NET KJV Gen 7:1…Come into the ark… Gen 7:1…Enter the ark…NASU Which side of the ark’s door do you think the Lord was on? Matt 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. KJV ….the Lord God shut the ark outside of him. LXX English Translation
  • Genesis 7:1 Gen 7:1…because I have found you righteous in this generation.
  • Genesis 7:1, genea in LXX Gen 7:1-4 The Lord then said to Noah, "Go [come] into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation [lineage]. di,kaion evnanti,on mou evn th/| genea/| (in the genea this) Luke 21:32-33 "I tell you the truth, this generation (genea) will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1. Of the 43 references to genea in the NT, 33 are in the Synoptics, where the word refers in 25 of its occurrences to the Jewish people in the time of Jesus, 17 times in the expression "this generation." In the redactional comment on the genealogy of Jesus in Matt 1:17 and in the Magnificat in Luke 1:48,50, genea means the generations to follow; in Luke 16:8, it refers to membership in a particular class. Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament © 1990 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
  • Strong’s NT:1074, genea, NKJ Luke 21:32 1074 γενεά genea {ghen-eh-ah} Meaning: 1) fathered, birth, nativity 2) that which has been begotten, men of the same stock, a family 2a) the several ranks of natural descent, the successive members of a genealogy 2b) metaph. a race of men very like each other in endowments, pursuits, character 2b1) esp. in a bad sense, a perverse race 3) the whole multitude of men living at the same time 4) an age (i.e. the time ordinarily occupied be each successive generation), a space of 30 - 33 years… Usage: AV - generation 37, time 2, age 2, nation 1; 42…
  • Genesis 7:2 Gen 7:2 Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female… “Clean animal”? How did Noah know? Handed down from Adam? IVP Bible Background Commentary says, “clean and unclean before Moses” The distinction between clean and unclean animals was not an innovation established at Sinai but is seen as early as Noah… 7 pairs or 3 pairs and 1 extra?
  • Clean and Unclean 1 Tim 4:4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, Acts 10:15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
  • Genesis 7:2 Gen 7:4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made. “Seven days” A test of faith? Local flood? …“I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature…”
  • Genesis 7:5, And Noah Did Gen 7:5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him. Gen 6:22
  • “Floodgates” Gen 7:11-12 In the six hundredth year of Noahs life, on the seventeenth day of the second month — on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. “Floodgates” means “a lattice, window, sluice” in Hebrew. In Greek it’s; katarra,kthj Adj. down-rushing…broken water, a waterfall…3. a sea-bird, so called from rushing down upon its prey, a gull… 3 sources or 2?
  • Springs Of The Great Deep BurstForth The Greek word for “burst forth” means to; burst, tear in pieces; attack (of animals); dash to the ground (in convulsions); break forth (of a shout) These sub-marine water reservoirs were collapsed and the waters shot up. Gen 7:11…all the fountains of the great deep were broken up…NKJV
  • Gen 1:6-8, The Second Day Gen 1:6-8 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning — the second day.
  • To Separate Water From Water? What an intriguing statement. God makes many interesting statements about water, but this “water above the water” could be the 3rd. source of Noah’s flood. Water vapor is invisible We now know there is a little water vapor in space God says He separated “the water under the expanse from the water above it”. So there was water above the sky (expanse). Canopy Theory
  • Waters Ps 104:1-3 Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. 2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent 3 and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
  • Waters Above The Skies Ps 148:1-5, Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. 2 Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts. 3 Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars. 4 Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord…
  • Waters, Canopy Theory No rainbow yet. Gen 9:13-14 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. “Furthermore, the absence of rain Gen. 2:5) and the rainbow (Gen. 9:13) is not only explained but required by a vapor canopy, not by an atmosphere like that of the present.” Dr. Henry Morris, Defenders Study Bible, pg. 5 Long lives of patriarchs Hyperbaric , 6ft. Dragonflies, pterodactyls, 100ft. ferns
  • Genesis 7:11 Bible Knowledge Commentary says “On the one hand there was a torrential rain for 40 days and nights (vv. 11-12). On the other hand there were corresponding gigantic upheavals and shiftings of the earths crust which caused the oceans floors to rise and break up their reservoirs of subterranean waters (v. 11; cf. Unger, Archaeology, p. 61). As a result, the whole earth was flooded in the disaster (v. 19). No doubt the surface of the earth, the manner of life, and the longevity of life were changed by this catastrophe.”
  • Genesis 7:11 Adam Clarkes Commentary adds that, “It appears that an immense quantity of waters occupied the centre of the antediluvian earth, and as these burst forth, by the order of God, the circumambient strata must sink, in order to fill up the vacuum occasioned by the elevated waters. This is probably what is meant by breaking up the fountains of the great deep. These waters, with the seas on the earths surface, might be deemed sufficient to drown the whole globe, as the waters now on its surface are nearly three- fourths of the whole…” DLK; I would not say “waters occupied the centre of the antediluvian earth” but the “waters occupied cavities in the crust of the earth.”
  • The Lord Shut Him Gen 7:16 ….Then the Lord shut him in. How secure was Noah? Could he have gotten out? 2 Tim 1:12….I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. KJV
  • The Entrance, Gen 7:16 Only 1 entrance into the ark Only 1 entrance into the tabernacle Only 1 entrance into the temple Only 1 entrance into the church, Acts 16:31…"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved… Acts 4:12 "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved." Only 1 entrance into heaven, by grace, through faith John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  • All The High Mountains Under TheEntire Heavens Were Covered Gen 7:17-20 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.
  • Only Noah Was Left Gen 7:23…Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark… God has been using words like, “Every living thing on the face of the earth…Everything on dry land….Every living thing that moved on the earth….all the high mountains under the entire heavens….every living creature I have made…. And now “only Noah,” if this was a local flood only, don’t you think God should have said, “Only Noah and his family survived in the whole region”? If Noah’s flood was local can we trust anything?
  • All The High Mountains Under TheEntire Heavens Were Covered Gen 7:19-20 all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. …to a depth of more than twenty feet. Gen 7:24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days. How far would a “local flood” spread in 5 months if the waters were 20 feet over the peaks of the mountains?
  • Gen 8:1-22 Martin Luther once said, “I study my Bible as I gather apples. First, I shake the whole tree that the ripest might fall. Then I shake each limb, and when I have shaken each limb, I shake each branch and every twig. Then I look under every leaf.”
  • Gen 8:1-22 Gen 8:1 But God remembered Noah… The Archaeological Study Bible says, “’This verse implies that God did not leave the task of caring for the creatures aboard the ark entirely to Noah.” Who do you think was taking care of all those critters and people?
  • God Remembered Genesis 19:29 So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out… Genesis 30:22 Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and opened her womb. Exodus 2:24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham 1 Sam 1:10-11 Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord….remember me…give her a son… [Samuel] Judg 16:28…Samson prayed to the Lord….remember me. O God, please strengthen me just once more… Acts 10:31 and said, Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.
  • God Will Remember Revelation 16:19 …God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. Revelation 18:5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.
  • Gen 8:1, God Sent A Wind Gen 8:1…he [God] sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. God’ has some interesting things to say about “wind.”
  • Gen 8:1, God Sent A Wind Ex 10:13 So Moses stretched out his staff over Egypt, and the Lord made an east wind blow across the land all that day and all that night. By morning the wind had brought the locusts; Ex 10:19 And the Lord changed the wind to a very strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea. Ex 14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 1 Kings 19:11 Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.
  • God Sent A Wind Over The Earth Num 11:31 Now a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. Jer 4:11-12 At that time this people and Jerusalem will be told, "A scorching wind from the barren heights in the desert blows toward my people, but not to winnow or cleanse; 12 a wind too strong for that comes from me. Jer 18:17 Like a wind from the east, I will scatter them before their enemies; Isa 40:23-24…the rulers of this …he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff. Isa 66:15 See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind;
  • Where Did All The water comeFrom? Gen 8:2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. springs of the deep floodgates of the heavens the rain 3 sources
  • Gen 8:3, And The Waters Receded Where did all the water go? Thanksgiving Dinner So, where did all the water go? They “receded”
  • Gen 8:7, Noah Sent Out A Raven IVP Bible Background Commentary under the heading “habits of ravens” says, “Unlike pigeons or doves, which will return after being released, a raven’s use to seamen is based on its line of flight. By noting the direction it chooses, a sailor may determine where land is located. The most sensible strategy is to release a raven first and then use other birds to determine the depth of the water and the likelihood of a place to land. A raven, by habit, lives on carrion and would therefore have sufficient food available.
  • Gen 8:7, Noah Sent Out A Raven “Ravens will land on and eat from carcasses” Yes, ravens will land on and eat from carcasses, but Scriptures says; Gen 8:7…and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.
  • Gen 8:11, The Olive Leaf Symbol Gen 8:11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. The olive leaf a symbol of peace? The olive leaf should be a symbol of God’s judgment, or at least the end of it.
  • Human Government,Gen. 8:15-9:17
  • The Bible Shows the Dispensations The Bible clearly shows these Dispensations Innocence, Gen. 1:28 Conscience, Gen. 3:7 Human Government, Gen. 8:15-9:17 Promise, Gen. 12:1 Law, Ex. 19:1 Church Age (Age of Grace), Acts 2:1 Kingdom Age, Rev.20:4
  • The Pattern of Dispensations God gives a command as an expression of His will Man breaks God’s commandment God punishes mans rebellion God institutes another dispensation
  • Gen 8:14, The Earth Was CompletelyDry, But….. Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary says “Noah removed the covering - probably only as much of it as would afford him a prospect of the earth around. Yet for about two months he never stirred from his appointed abode until he had received the express permission of God. We should watch the leading of Providence to direct us in every step of the journey of life.
  • Gen 8:3-14 The Waters Recede The Bible Knowledge Commentary summarizes the duration of the flood as, “After it was clear that the earth was suitable for habitation, the eight people and all the animals left the ark. This was 377 days after they had entered it (cf. 7:11 with 8:13-14).
  • Bible Knowledge Commentary,377 days
  • Barnes Notes, 365 days Genesis 8:1-14 Rain continued............................ 40 days Waters prevailed.......................... 150 days Waters subside............................ 99 days Noah delays............................... 40 days Sending of the raven and the dove......... 20 days Another month............................. 29 days Interval until the 27 th of the 2 nd month.. 57 days Sum-total of days...................... 365 days Barnes Notes
  • Keil and Delitzsch Commentary,A Year and 10 days As the flood commenced on the 17th of the second month of the 600th year of Noahs life, and ended on the 27th of the second month of the 601st year, it lasted a year and ten days;
  • Chuck Missler, 371 Days John Woodmorappe author of Answering the Critics of Noahs Ark, and an ICR scientist says, 371 days, www.icr.org/articles/print/402/ 1/5
  • 1 Year, 10 Days Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noahs life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened. Genesis 8:13 Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried [chareb=dried]. up from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was dried up [chareb=dried]. 14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry [yabesh= completely dried].
  • Come Out Of The ArkWhew! Amen?
  • Noah Built An Altar Ist mention of “altar”, Gen 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. He sacrificed! Are you kidding!
  • The Lord Smelled Gen 8:21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. NIV Gen 8:21 The Lord smelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said to Himself….NASU
  • Genesis 8:22, Global Warming? Will “Global Warming” spell cosmic doom on earth? Genesis 8:22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."
  • Gen 9:1-7
  • Genesis 9:1, A Unilateral Covenant Genesis 9:1, A blessing, a unilateral covenant Everything “fear for you” Everything “into your hand” Everything “food for you” Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think were the greatest hunters on earth! -- Anne Tyler
  • Lifeblood Or Life? ESV NKJ NAS NAU Genesis 9:4 "Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. NIV CSB Genesis 9:4 However, you must not eat meat with its lifeblood in it. NET Genesis 9:4 But you must not eat meat with its life (that is, its blood) in it. YLT Genesis 9:4 only flesh in its life -- its blood -- ye do not eat. Is this a universal prohibition against eating living animals or a command for ceremonial bleeding of dead animals?
  • Abstain From Blood? Acts 15:28-29 "For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials: 29 that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell.“ 1 Corinthians 8:1-10, …8 But food [sacrificed to idols or not] will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat…. Acts 15 is all Jews, Corinthians= gentiles, Genesis 9 to humans
  • Gen 9:6, Shall His Blood Be Shed Gen 9:6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.
  • Gen 9:6, Shall His Blood Be Shed Ex 20:13 Thou shalt not kill. KJV Ex 20:13 "You shall not murder. NIV Ex 21:12-14 "Anyone who strikes a man and kills him shall surely be put to death. 13 However, if he does not do it intentionally, but God lets it happen, he is to flee to a place I will designate. 14 But if a man schemes and kills another man deliberately, take him away from my altar and put him to death.
  • Gen 9:6, Shall His Blood Be Shed Matt 26:52…Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Rom 13:3-5…one in authority…he is Gods servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is Gods servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities…
  • Flood Stories In Every Region On Earth  “Native global flood stories are documented as history or legend in almost every region on earth. Old world missionaries reported their amazement at finding remote tribes already possessing legends with tremendous similarities to the Bibles accounts of the worldwide flood. H.S. Bellamy in Moons, Myths and Men estimates that altogether there are over 500 Flood legends worldwide. Ancient civilizations such as (China, Babylonia, Wales, Russia, India, America, Hawaii, Scandinavia, Sumatra, Peru, and Polynesia) all have their own versions of a giant flood.  These flood tales are frequently linked by common elements that parallel the Biblical account…”  http://www.nwcreation.net/noahlegends.html
  • God loves us the way we are, but Heloves us too much to leave us that way.Leighton FordGod Bless You
  • The EndHollyhocks, Israel 2011
  • FLOOD LEGENDS FROM AROUNDTHE WORLD Copyright © 2012 by Koinonia House Inc., P.O. Box D, Coeur d’Alene,ID 83816 FLOOD LEGENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD - (Print) "In the six hundredth year of Noahs life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights." - Genesis 7:11-12 In Genesis 6-8, the Bible describes a flood of global proportions. The fountains of the great deep exploded out of the ground. Something happened to that great firmament that God created to divide the waters above from the waters below, and water came crashing down on the earth after hundreds of years of dew watering the earth without the help of rain. During the Flood, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights, and the waters rose high enough to cover the tops of the mountains (however tall they were at that time). It was a devastating, catastrophic event that destroyed all the land-dwelling creatures on the planet, except for those protected on the ark that Noah built. The Bible is not alone. Around the world, legends can be found of a global flood. Many of the details are different, but the essential elements tend to be there; a massive flood wiped out everybody but a particular righteous man. Often boats and animals are involved. The use of animals and birds to check the receding of the waters, and the violence of the flood are common themes. Gilgamesh: The most famous flood story outside of the Bible is found in the Epic of Gilgamesh, discovered in the ruins of Asurbanipals library in Nineveh. Gilgamesh may have actually been a real person; he is listed in the Sumerian King List in the first dynasty of Uruk (and apparently reigned for 126 years). In Tablet 11, after a variety of adventures, Gilgamesh meets a man named Utnapishtim who survived the Great Flood. Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh his story, which parallels the Biblical account in many ways. There are differences, of course. In Gilgamesh, multiple gods are involved, the flood lasted just a week, and the boat landed on Mount Nisir rather than in the mountains of Ararat. However, there are a significant number of details that are the same between the two accounts. In the Gilgamesh epic, Utnapishtim describes how he was ordered to build a large boat, which he coated with pitch and into which he brought "the seed of life of everything." The flood wiped out everybody but righteous Utnapishtim and his family, and while they waited for the waters to drain away, he sent out a dove, a swallow, and then a raven to check for land. Later, Utnapishtim made a sacrifice. The Biami: Missionaries made their way to the Biami people of Papua New Guinea in the late 20th century and discovered that this cannibalistic people had Creation and Flood myths already in their culture. While their Creation myth was fairly vague, their Flood myth had many similarities to the Biblical account: The Biami tell about a great flood that came and killed everybody on the earth except for their ancestors. There is no boat in the story, but the Biami ancestors climbed into a Gobia Tree, and they took with them all their animals and the things they needed for planting crops. Once the waters receded, they came down and repopulated the land. Until the missionaries came, the Biami did not know that other people existed on the earth aside from themselves and the tribes around them. Andaman Islands: After the British arrived on the Andaman Islands, a place isolated throughout much of known history, they found people who spoke strains of very old Asian languages. In the local mythology, a flood came upon the earth as a result of the wickedness of humanity. According to the myth, the Creator Puluga found that humankind grew disobedient, and he sent a flood that covered the whole land. Only two men and two women in a canoe were saved from the flood. When the waters sank, they landed. Then Puluga recreated the birds and animals, and created a fire in the damp world. North America: The Chippewa have a story in which a hero, Nanabozho, followed the Great Serpent to the deep lake where it had dragged and killed Nanabozhos cousin. There the Great Serpent lived with all his evil spirits. In order to kill the Serpent, Nanabozho told the sun to shine on the lake and make it boil so that the Serpent would come out. After the Serpent emerged, Nanabozho shot him and fatally wounded him. Before he died, however, the Serpent caused the waters of the lake to boil out and flood the land. "Madly the flood rolled over the land, over the tracks of Nanabozho, carrying with it rocks and trees." Nanabozho and other men, women and animals climbed to the tallest mountain, where Nanabozho built a raft from timber. The people and animals on the raft watched even the tallest mountains disappear. Then they floated there until slowly the mountains and hills began to appear again as the waters receded. The Ottawa tell of the prophet Kwi-wi-sens Nenaw-bo-zhoo, whose name means, "the greatest clown-boy in the world." The prophet sought revenge on the sea-god for killing his beautiful wolf-dog. He waited until the god came on land, and then shot him through the heart. In revenge, water monsters sent mountains of water after him "which swept down the forests like grass before the whirlwind." According to the account: He continued to flee before the raging flood, but could find no dry land. In sore despair he then called upon the God of Heaven to save him, when there appeared before him a great canoe, in which were pairs of all kinds of land-beasts and birds, being rowed by a most beautiful maiden, who let down a rope and drew him up into the boat. The flood raged on; but, though mountains of water were continually being hurled after the prophet, he was safe. After a time, the prophet sent a beaver to swim down and check and see how deep the waters were. The beaver nearly drowned. Then he sent a muskrat, and it nearly drowned, but it brought back a handful of dirt. The prophet tied that ball of earth to the raven and sent it to fly over the waters to make them recede. When the world dried, the prophet and the beautiful woman repopulated the earth. One Choctaw version of the Flood story tells about Oklatabashih (Peoples mourner), who lived in the distant past. The Great Spirit grieved because the people of earth had become so wicked. He told Oklatabashih to build a large boat and take on it his family and one male and one female animal of all the animals on earth. Oklatabashih collected all the animals, except for some particularly quick birds, and then went on the boat. It rained for a long time and thousands of animals and people died, but there were still groups found here and there. Then a
  • God Sent A Wind Over The Earth Jer 23:19 See, the storm of the Lord will burst out in wrath, a whirlwind swirling down on the heads of the wicked. Nah 1:3-4 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebukes the sea and dries it up; he makes all the rivers run dry. Mark 4:39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
  • Gen 8:4, The Mountains Of Ararat Eastons Bible Dictionary says, “sacred land or high land, the name of a country on one of the mountains of which the ark rested after the Flood subsided (Gen 8:4). The "mountains" mentioned were probably the Kurdish range of South Armenia. In 2 Kings 19:37; Isa 37:38, the word is rendered "Armenia" in the Authorized Version, but in the Revised Version, "Land of Ararat." In Jer 51:27, the name denotes the central or southern portion of Armenia. It is, however, generally applied to a high and almost inaccessible mountain which rises majestically from the plain of the Araxes. It has two conical peaks, about 7 miles apart, the one 14,300 feet and the other 10,300 feet above the level of the plain. Three thousand feet of the summit of the higher of these peaks is covered with perpetual snow. It is called Kuh-i-nuh, i.e., "Noahs mountain", by the Persians. This part of Armenia was inhabited by a people who spoke a language unlike any other now known, though it may have been related to the modern Georgian. About 900 B.C. they borrowed the cuneiform characters of Nineveh, and from this time we have inscriptions of a line of kings who at times contended with Assyria. At the close of the seventh century B.C. the kingdom of Ararat came to an end, and the country was occupied by a people who are ancestors of the Armenians of the present day.
  • Stories of a Great Flood in SouthAmerica From Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend and Law Stories of a Great Flood in South America From Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend and Law At the time of their discovery the Indians of Brazil, in the neighbourhood of what was afterwards Rio de Janeiro, had a legend of a universal deluge in which only two brothers with their wives were saved. According to one account, the flood covered the whole earth and all men perished except the ancestors of those Indians, who escaped by climbing up into high trees ; others, however, thought that the survivors were saved in a canoe. As reported by the Frenchman André Thevet, who travelled in Brazil about the middle of the sixteenth century, the story related by the Indians about Cape Frio ran thus. A certain great medicine-man, by name Sommay, had two sons called Tamendonare and Ariconte. Tamendonare tilled the ground and was a good father and husband, and he had a wife and children. But his brother Ariconte cared for none of these things. He busied himself only with war, and his one desire was to subdue neighbouring peoples and even his own righteous brother. One day this truculent warrior, returning from a battle, brought to his peaceful brother the amputated arm of a slain foe, and as he did so he said proudly to his brother, " Away with you, coward that you are. Ill have your wife and children, for you are not strong enough to defend them." The good man, grieved at his brothers pride, answered with stinging sarcasm, " If you are as valiant as you say, why did not you bring the whole carcass of your enemy ?" Indignant at the taunt, Ariconte threw the arm at the door of his brothers house. At the same moment the village in which they dwelt was transported to the sky, but the two brothers remained on earth. Seeing that, in astonishment or anger Tamendonare stamped on the ground so forcibly that a great fountain of water sprang from it and rose so high that it out-topped the hills and seemed to mount above the clouds ; and the water continued to spout till it had covered the whole earth. On perceiving their danger, the two brothers hastened to ascend the highest mountains, and there sought to save themselves by climbing the trees, along with their wives. Tamendonare climbed one tree, called pindona, of which the French traveller saw two sorts, one of them with larger fruit and leaves than the other. In his flight from the rising flood he dragged up one of his wives with him, while his brother with his wife climbed another tree called geniper. While they were all perched among the boughs, Ariconte gave some of the fruit of the tree to his wife, saying, " Break off some of the fruit and let it fall." She did so, and they perceived by the splash that the water was still high, and that it was not yet time for them to descend into the valley. The Indians believe that in this flood all men and women were drowned, except the two brothers and their wives, and that from these two pairs after the deluge there came forth two different peoples, to wit, the Tonnasseares, surnamed Tupinambo, and the Tonnaitz Hoyanans, surnamed Tominu, who are at perpetual feud and war with each other. The Tupinambo, wishing to exalt themselves and to make themselves out better than their fellows and neighbours, say, " We are descended from Tamendonare, while you are descended from Ariconte," by which they imply that Tamendonare was a better man than Ariconte A somewhat different version of the same legend was recorded by the Jesuit Simon de Vasconcellos. In it only a single family is said to have been saved, and no mention is made of the bad brother. Once upon a time, so runs the tale, there was a clever medicine-man or sorcerer named Tamanduare. To him the great god Tupi revealed the coming of a great flood which would swamp the earth, so that even the high trees and mountains would be submerged. Only one lofty peak would rise above the waters, and on its top would be found a tall palm-tree with a fruit like a coco-nut. To that palm the sorcerer was warned to turn for refuge with his family in the hour of need. Without delay Tamanduare and his family betook themselves to the top of the lofty peak. When they were safely there, it began to rain, and it rained and rained till all the earth was covered. The flood even crept up the mountain and washed over the summit, and the man and his family climbed up into the palm-tree and remained in the branches so long as the inundation lasted, and they subsisted by eating the fruit of the palm. When the water subsided, they descended, and being fruitful they proceeded to repeople the drowned and devastated world. The Caingangs, or Coroados, an Indian tribe of Rio Grande do Sul, the most southerly province of Brazil, have a tradition of a great flood which covered the whole earth inhabited by their forefathers. Only the top of the coastal range called Serra do Mar still appeared above the water. The members of three Indian tribes, namely the Caingangs, the Cayurucres, and the Cames, swam on the water of the flood toward the mountains, holding lighted torches between their teeth. But the Cayurucres and the Cames grew weary, they sank under the waves and were drowned, and their souls went to dwell in the heart of the mountain. However, the Caingangs and a few of the Curutons made shift to reach the mountain, and there they abode, some on the ground, and some on the branches of trees. Several days passed, and yet the water did not sink, and they had no food to eat. They looked for nothing but death, when they heard the song of the saracuras, a species of waterfowl, which flew to them with baskets of earth. This earth the birds threw into the water, which accordingly began slowly to sink. The people cried to the birds to hurry, so the birds called the ducks to their help, and working together they soon cleared enough room and to spare for all the people, except for such as had climbed up the trees : these latter were turned into monkeys. When the flood subsided, the Caingangs descended and settled at the foot of the mountain. The souls of the drowned Cayurucres and Cames contrived to burrow their way out from the bowels of the mountain in which they were imprisoned ; and when they had crept forth they kindled a fire, and out of the ashes of the fire one of the Cayurucres moulded jaguars, and tapirs, and ant-bears, and bees, and animals of many other sorts, and he made them live and told them what they should eat. But one of the Cames imitated him by fashioning pumas, and poisonous snakes, and wasps, all in order that these creatures should fight the other animals which the Cayurucres had made, as they do to this day. A story of a great flood is told also by the Carayas, a tribe of Brazilian Indians, who inhabit the valley of the Araguaya River, which, with the Tocantins, forms the most easterly of the great southern tributaries of the Amazon. The tribe is said to differ from all its neighbours in manners and customs as well as in physical characteristics, while its language appears to be unrelated to any other known language spoken by the Indians of Brazil The Caraya story of a deluge runs thus. Once upon a time the Carayas were out hunting wild pigs and drove the animals into their dens. Thereupon they began to dig them out, killing each pig as it was dragged forth. In doing so they came upon a deer, then a tapir, and then a white deer. Digging still deeper, they laid bare the feet of a man. Horrified at the discovery, they fetched a mighty magician, who knew all the beasts of the forest, and he contrived to draw the man out of the earth. The man thus unearthed was named Anatiua, and he had a thin body but a fat paunch. He now began to sing, " I am Anatiua Bring me tobacco to smoke." But the Carayas did not understand what he said They ran about the wood, and came back with all kinds of flowers and fruits, which they offered to Anatiua But he refused them all, and pointed to a man who was smoking Then they understood him and offered him tobacco He took it and smoked till he fell to the ground senseless. So they carried him to the canoe and brought him to the village. There he awoke from his stupor and began to dance and sing But his behaviour and his unintelligible speech frightened the Carayas, and they decamped, bag and baggage That made Anatiua very angry, and he turned himself into a great piranha and followed them, carrying with him many calabashes full
  • Flood Stories In Every Region On Earth  “Native global flood stories are documented as history or legend in almost every region on earth. Old world missionaries reported their amazement at finding remote tribes already possessing legends with tremendous similarities to the Bibles accounts of the worldwide flood. H.S. Bellamy in Moons, Myths and Men estimates that altogether there are over 500 Flood legends worldwide. Ancient civilizations such as (China, Babylonia, Wales, Russia, India, America, Hawaii, Scandinavia, Sumatra, Peru, and Polynesia) all have their own versions of a giant flood.  These flood tales are frequently linked by common elements that parallel the Biblical account…”  http://www.nwcreation.net/noahlegends.html
  • come NAU Genesis 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time. KJV Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. CSB Genesis 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Enter the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before Me in this generation. ESV Genesis 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. NAS Genesis 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Enter the ark, you and all your household; for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time. NETGenesis 7:1 The LORD said to Noah, "Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation. NKJ Genesis 7:1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation. YLTGenesis 7:1 And Jehovah saith to Noah, Come in, thou and all thy house, unto the ark, for thee I have seen righteous before Me in this generation; BGT Genesis 7:1 καὶ εἶπεν κύριοσ ὁ θεὸσ πρὸσ Νωε εἴςελθε ςὺ καὶ πᾶσ ὁ οἶκόσ ςου εἰσ τὴν κιβωτόν ὅτι ςὲ εἶδον δίκαιον ἐναντίον μου ἐν τῇ γενεᾷ ταύτῃ
  •  QUESTION FOR THE DAY Dear Compass, In a past GML you referenced Noah and how he obeyed God even though it had never rained. I have heard this before in my Sunday School class when we studied Genesis, but now I cant find any verse to support it. What verse are you using? ANSWER: You come to that conclusion by comparing Genesis 2:5-6, not sent rain, to Genesis 7:4 will send rain (to flood).