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The great flood recorded in the Genesis which Noah survived by building an Ark.

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How did all the animals fit into Noah's ark? [closed]

During the great flood Noah was ordered by God to fetch two animals of each species and put them into his ark. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind ...
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Why did people live so long before the Flood?

In Genesis 5, some of the descendants of Adam are listed with their ages. The people listed lived very much longer than anybody does today. For example, Adam lived to be 930. The oldest age, 969 years,...
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What is the physical evidence for a global flood?

Young Earth Creationists believe in a young earth, followed by a literal global flood based on the belief that Scripture is written as history. Often, in comments, discussion forums, and discussions ...
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Was the flood of Noah global or local? [closed]

Genesis 7 and 8 describes the flood of Noah, and says in part: The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. They rose greatly on the earth, ...
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How did Noah preserve fresh water fish?

How did Noah prevent fresh water fish from dying when salt water inundated inland waterways during the claimed floods? I'm not sure which Christian doctrines take the literalist position but what is ...
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How could animals have gotten all around the world after the flood?

I am a Christian, but this question has been troubling me for a long time. If all the world's animals dispersed from Mt. Ararat, it would stand to reason that there should be no animals in the ...
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How do Bible Literalists deal with trees older than the flood?

According to Answers in Genesis, the flood happened in approximately 2348 BC, which means it would've happened about 4360 years ago. Wikipedia has a list of the oldest individual trees known, of which ...
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Significance of Methuselah's death year

This is something I noted once when reading Genesis, and am still wondering if there's any meaning to it. Genesis tells us that Noah was 599-600 years old1 when the flood came. Genesis 7:11 (ESV) ...
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How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?

Some Christians believe that Noah's Flood was a local event, and that the author of the Flood narrative never intended it to be understood as global in scope. My question is, how then would we explain ...
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What is the interpretation of the bow in the cloud after the Flood?

After the Flood abates, God reassures Noah that it was a one time event: Genesis 9:13 (ESV) I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. The ...
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How do creationists explain the genetic diversity of animals after Noah's Ark?

One of the comments on How did all the animals fit into Noah's ark? asked "How does one propose to produce the various species/sub-species simply from 'some sort of cat', after the fact?" This was ...
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What is the physical evidence for a local flood?

Some Christians believe Noah's flood was a local event rather than a global flood. What physical or geological evidence has been given by such Christians to support their position?
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What does the story of Noah's Ark foreshadow in the New Testament?

I have seen Noah's Ark listed one of the "types" in Scripture -- something that occurred, but that also foreshadowed something else that would come later. What exactly, then, does the story of Noah's ...
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Are other flood legends relevant to Christians? [closed]

There are different flood legends among several civilizations that are similiar to the flood in the Bible. A flood myth or deluge myth is a mythical or religious story of a great flood sent by a ...
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Why didn't God send Jesus during Noah's time instead of The Flood? [closed]

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16 John 3:16 tells us that God loved us, so ...
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Is there any Christian theological model for a non-literal ark?

The most common debate about Noah's flood is whether the flood was global or local. I want to put this particular debate aside for a moment, and ask a different question: Did the flood happen at all? ...
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What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham?

In its article on the decline of human life spans, CreationWiki states, Interestingly, Noah died only two years before Abraham was born. Unfortunately for readers they provide no biblical support....
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What is the Roman Catholic position on literally reading the Flood account in Genesis?

Elsewhere on this site, the question of whether the Roman Catholic church supported evolution was answered with evidence that the Catholic position is that evolution could be true. That is, because ...
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Why did God create the great flood? [closed]

Why did God create the great flood to wipe the entire human race including unborn children and babies that are probably innocent, and also other species that are innocent? He can re-create the whole ...
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Where do those who say Noah's flood was an actual event say the water went?

According to those who say Noah's flood was an actual global event, Where did the flood waters go when they subsided? Myself and others have researched this and could not answer it honestly and ...
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Has the Catholic Church outlined specific Biblical passages which should not be taken literally?

I feel humiliated when I ask people to explain Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, and the temptations of Christ in the desert and people say something like "I'm bored by questions about Adam and Eve and Noah's ...
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Spectrum of Interpretation on Great Flood

The Great Flood of Noah is a classic Bible story - and a contentious one. Many would argue that traditional or literal interpretations cannot be squared with modern scientific thinking - others reject ...
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How was the earth divided? (Gen. 10:25)

Gen. 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan. Through some simple math, we know that Peleg was born ...
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Where and/or when did the tradition that Methuselah died seven days before the Flood (for a period of mourning) originate?

A few answerers to the question Significance of Methuselah's death year replied with the claim that Methuselah died seven days before the Flood began, thus leaving Noah and his family as the only ...
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What arguments do adherents of a global flood give for how water was able to cover the entire earth?

Some people say that the story of Noah and flood is false, because there simply wasn't enough water in the world to cover the entire earth in a flood. As it is written: And the waters became mighty ...
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Does Scripture mention whether it rained before the flood?

I've often heard it said that the flood of Noah was the first time that the earth experienced rain. This is the passage people use: Genesis 2:5-6 ESV When no bush of the field was yet in the land ...
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Why did human lifespans drop after the Flood?

In Genesis 5, a brief account of the lives of Adam's descendants is narrated. All of them had long lives, for instance, Adam lived 930 years, Seth lived 912 years, etc. But in Genesis 6:3, God seems ...
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Universe made of water?

Genesis 1:1-2 accounts what was before God gave form to the Earth, and that is water: 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was ...
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What defined a “clean” animal prior to the flood when mankind did not eat meat?

In Genesis 7, God tells Noah to take with him 7 pairs of clean animals in contrast to only one pair of all other animals. Additionally, 7 pairs of birds were to be taken as well. Take with you ...
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If Noah's Flood was a historical global flood then how is the evidence that Egypt was founded before the Flood explained? [duplicate]

The common consensus is that Noah's flood occurred around the 2200-2300 BCE. If this is so, then how could Egypt have been founded by Narmer in 3100 BCE? Is Mizraim the founder of Egypt? Or is Mizraim ...
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Did God really “regret” making man? (Catholic perspective)

On the cusp of the flood and God's covenant with Noah, "who found favor with the Lord," Genesis 6:6 [New American Bible] states [T]he Lord regretted making human beings on the earth, and his heart ...
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How can all animals fit in Noah's ark [duplicate]

Genesis 6 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress[c] wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, ...
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Does Cain still have descendants on the earth? [closed]

According to Genesis 5: 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. 4 After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other ...
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Noah's flood and Giants [closed]

What is the biblical bases for giants living through Noah's flood? Before flood: Genesis 6:4 KJV There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in ...
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What was the population of the world at the time of the flood?

I understand that from the perspective of those who take the Bible literally, the global flood took place about 2400 B.C. and that the world began about 4000 B.C., giving 1600 years of human ...
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What did the animals eat when they emerged from the ark? [closed]

Given that Noah had to rescue 2 of a kind of every animal and fit them all in the ark, and given that he would've had to feed them while they were in his captivity: If after the flood there were only ...
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What narrative purpose does the Flood story fulfill? [closed]

In the Epic of Atrahasis and Epic of Gilgamesh flood myth, the gods are rash, foolish, even weak. Genesis copies most of the myth. And although it's sanitized quite a bit, some actions seem to be ...
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Why don't young-earth creationists just explain things (usually considered as miracles) as miracles?

I've observed some young-earth creationists attempt to link the worldwide flood of Noah's day with melting icebergs. While not critical of the science behind such an explanation, I would really like ...
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Where did all the water come from and go during the flood? [duplicate]

The Bible states that the waters went 15 cubits or 22.5 feet above the highest mountain during the flood. Genesis 7:20 KJV Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were ...
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Do JWs believe the water canopy theory and do they think it will be restored?

Many creationist have beliefs concerning the pre-flood environment on earth. Are Jehovah Witnesses adamant about the water canopy being the source of flood waters? Do JWs believe the restored earth ...
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Is interpreting Noah's flood as a civilization-wide event compatible with Roman Catholicism?

I heard an idea a while back that perhaps the flood described in the Old Testament wasn't necessarily a global, worldwide flood, but that it was a worldwide flood in a human civilization sense. In ...
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Why don't creationists teach a literal firmament anymore?

People don't seem to believe in the firmament as a literal barrier of water up in the sky that collapsed at Noah's flood. I want to say they don't believe in the firmament anymore, but I am doubtful ...
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Which was written first Noah’s Flood or the Gilgamesh Epic?

I am finding conflicting information on the web... Was it Book of Genesis or the Gilgamesh Epic that was written first?
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What are the main similarities and differences between the Genesis and other major ancient flood accounts? [closed]

Have any of you read the Atrahasis Epic? It's the Babylonian/Akkadian version of the Great Flood. I found it had striking similarities with the Flood Account in Genesis!! (Read it if you have not ...
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Did Noah's family still have Original Sin? [closed]

From what I understand, God created Adam and Eve, banished them from the garden, and humanity became corrupted and stained with Original Sin. Some time passed. God said enough was enough, and started ...
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Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge? [closed]

Please forgive me, I'm not Christian but I have wondered: Why do Christians seem to try to prove Noah's flood or a young earth? Considering the overwhelming evidence for human and geologic history ...
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Why did people stop worshipping God after experiencing the flood?

I have just started reading Genesis and have a question about Noah's family. If Noah and his family were the only people left on earth after the flood, why did most of the world forget God and worship ...
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Issue comprehending Genesis and the Great Flood

Ok so just from an empirically measurable perspective, we know that inbreeding leads to deformed offspring, why didn't this happen with Adam and Eve, and Noah and whoever he choose to go on board the ...
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Christian apologetics regarding the killing of innocent children during the Genesis flood [closed]

I'm trying to catalog the various justifications that are put forth when it is claimed that killing innocent children in the Genesis flood was some combination of immoral, cruel, or unjust. Here are ...
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How many of each species went onto the Ark?

"The animals went in two-by-two, hurrah, hurrah!" - we're taught this nursery rhyme from a young age, and go throughout life believing that one male, and one female of each species was present on the ...