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It may be reading things a little too much into the text, but it is possible to infer the prior existence of rain from God's address to Noah in: Genesis 7:4 ESV For in seven days I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground. If rain was going to be an ...


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In support of the idea that it did not rain is the very next verse: Genesis 2:6 But a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. No further mention is made of rain until the Flood account. Anything beyond this is conjecture on our part.


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According to Tom Pickett on this site: http://www.ldolphin.org/pickett.html Although it is difficult to obtain an actual value of world population at the time of the flood, 5 to 17 billion people would appear to be reasonable populations, with an average of around 10 billion. The site shows the assumptions and formula used for calculation. Inherent in ...


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The bow is a rainbow. The pre-flood world was very different. It's not clear there was rain before the flood. Genesis 2:5-6 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 2:6 But there went ...


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I think the bow in the cloud is literally the image of God's bow, His weapon for war, besides His double-edged sword. It could be why it was shaped like that (even in the scientific sense, since all scientific explanations are God's creation). The symbolism and meaning of that is what was stated in the Bible.



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