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The flood is explicitly used typologically twice in the New Testament. Jesus, speaking of the final judgment (Matthew 24:37-41), says it will be like "the days of Noah". For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day ...


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The belief that the Ark could have been "made in America" isn't restricted to the LDS. Not that a claim is typically made that Noah was "mericun", but from a strict reading of Genesis, there is no hard and fast place where the ark would have been constructed, because for many strict creationists, the flood irrevocably altered the earth's entire geography, ...


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Yes The answer to this question can be found in the LDS Institute Old Testament student manual (the textbook for REL 301 at BYU), it is believed that Noah and his family lived somewhere in North America: Genesis 8:4. Where Did Noah Land When the Ark Came to Rest? It should be remembered that the Garden of Eden was in the land now known as North ...


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The draft of the Ark (the depth of the vessel submerged under water) is given in scripture as being 22.5 feet (15 cubits, as recorded in Genesis 7:19-20). From this figure, together with the dimensions of the structure, can be calculated the displacement, which is the volume of water that the vessel displaces. The weight of this volume of displaced water ...


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In the KJV it might be hard to understand, but in the translation you used above I think its very clear. There was "one pair" of each unclean animal, i.e. 2 of each of those species. There were "seven pairs" of every clean animal and bird, i.e. 14 of each of those species. So they did essentially go in "two-by-two" but for some species there was only one ...


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Traditionally, many Christian theologians have likened the flood story to that of Christ's coming and sacrifice. Basically, all of Mankind was doomed by the flood, but God, the Redeemer, found a way to save. One was found righteous, Noah, so God commanded him to build the ark to save mankind. We are doomed to die because of sin. That is the flood. God, ...


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The Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Etchmiadzin, Armenia claims to be in possession of a relic of a piece of wood that was part of the ark made by Noah, however it is mostly based on legend. There are many legends that the mountains could tell about the time when Noah and his family descended from the Ark into the valley. One day the Christians of the area ...


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I generally agree with David Brainerd's answer. But I'd add: Genesis doesn't say two of each "species", it says two of each "kind". All creationist scientists whom I have heard discuss the subject conclude that a "kind" is a broader category than a "species". For example they will generally conclude that dogs and wolves are both members of the "canine kind", ...


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The only strange animals in the Bible are the pre-historic ones mentioned in Job Leviathan Rahab (Also psalm 89) and Behemoth Imaginationless bible scholars have equated Behemoth and Leviathan with hippos and crocodiles. And I answered this question about Rahab a while back, she sounds pretty interesting, probably some sort of dragon! and the ...


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The reason for the dragon in the painting may not have a biblical bases. According to Sothebys Whom I believe has the painting up for auction have an interesting write-up on the artist Simon de Myle and the painting Noah's Ark on Mt Ararat. Although he was clearly at pains to realistically depict the animals in this work, Simon Myle also represented a ...


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1st Peter 3: 20 (eight souls were saved by water.) don't argue with God. Noah danger was not the flood. It was living in a sinful world. God used the water to separate Noah from this condition. Noah represents the soul of man, the people that drown in the flood represents the old mankind. the like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us we ...


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Noah and the flood is definitely a type and for shadow. Just like in the days of Noah, God Builds an ark and saves a remnant . Those who take Christ name, those who take his name as a bride takes her husbands name. There are two groups those who hear and those who do not and those who do not are destroyed from among the people. Acts 3:23 And it shall be ...


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Noah was not tasked with taking every single species on the whole planet. If you look at the animals that were taken in Genesis 6, they are all vertebrates. Vertebrates only compose about 3% of all the animal species in the world. How Many Animal Species Inhabit Our Planet? Of this 3%, there were NO water dwelling species taken. Of that fraction, only ...


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There are a few points that can help this issue make a little more sense. The Scripture says that Noah was to gather animals "after their kind". This implies that the animals brought may have been in the scientific classification of the family or even the order, rather than to the specific species or even sub-species. Take dogs for example. There are many ...


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