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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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