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How do those who hold to a literal interpretation of the flood account respond to the criticism that Noah building the ark would be unfeasible?

Well. Turns out a bunch of Christians "put their money where their mouths are" and actually built the thing. I'd say that pretty well puts to rest any ridiculous claims about it being "...
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How do those who hold to a literal interpretation of the flood account respond to the criticism that Noah building the ark would be unfeasible?

If you don't accept the underlying premise of this story that there is a God who interacts with his creation and is perfectly capable of doing things that would naturally be impossible (i.e. what we ...
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Where do those who say Noah's flood was an actual event say the water went?

Creationists who believe the flood was a real global event say the water is still here, in the earth's oceans. The oceans are much deeper than the mountains of earth are high, and they cover a much ...
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Spectrum of Interpretation on Great Flood

There are 4 basic views regarding the interpretation of the great flood. Generally speaking, these connect to the interpretation of Genesis 1-3 as well. Global Flood The first camp is from those who ...
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What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham?

What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham? Noah lived 350 years after the Flood (Gen 9:28). Arphaxad was born 2 years after the Flood (Gen 11:10) Salah was born 2 + ...
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How do those who hold to a literal interpretation of the flood account respond to the criticism that Noah building the ark would be unfeasible?

With respect to the narrow claim of feasibility, I was surprised recently to learn about the existence of Russian disposable timber ships. Wikipedia says that a belyana could be up to 390 ft long. ...
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Why are the White Cliffs of chalk not taken out by the Flood?

Who says they weren't? The famous cliffs of Dover looked very different thousands of years ago. Prior to the flood, during the time of Doggerland, there weren't any cliffs there at all, just rolling ...
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Issue comprehending Genesis and the Great Flood

Young earth creationists do indeed believe that Adam and Eve's children would have paired up to reproduce. They do not believe that this would have caused deformed offspring because at that time ...
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What was the reason for the suspension of the “vegetarian mandate” in Gen 9:1-3 after maintaining it for over 1500 years?

This is not really explained. I would go along with your analysis in that in Genesis 1-2, animals are not food. How could they, if there is no death yet? But as soon as we leave the garden, the first ...
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How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?

The Flood was a universal judgement. "And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that ...
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Are there any complete tables that can accurately pinpoint the year of the flood?

If you're talking about the date of the Great Flood within the generational dating of the book of Genesis, there are many tables that show this. Here is one example: (Note: Posting of this table does ...
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Where did all the water come from and go during the flood?

This subject is dealt with, in impressive detail and in a scientific manner, by Morris and Whitcombe in their famous book 'The Genesis Flood'. They draw attention to the mention of waters 'above the ...
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What is the "violence" (Gen 6:11) that prompted God to bring on the Great Flood during the time of Noah?

You ask, "To what degree does the film's portrait of "violence" find confirmation in the text of Genesis? [and] To what degree are the movie makers distorting Genesis in order to ...
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Did God really "regret" making man? (Catholic perspective)

At the very perimeter of this question it's important to remember that: ... God himself, who makes the revelation and can neither deceive nor be deceived. First Vatican Council Decree So, if he didn'...
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If the flood was recent and local, then when did humans become omnivores?

If the flood was recent and local, with God's permission to Noah and his surviving family to eat animal flesh given only when they disembarked, that says absolutely nothing about whether all humanity (...
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Where did all the water come from and go during the flood?

The Flood was a temporary "unmaking" of Creation. The second day saw the waters divided up, while the third saw the waters below gathered up: God made the expanse, and separated the waters which ...
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What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham?

That’s only possible to get Noah being contemporary near and around Abraham if you go by the Masoretic text (MT) which a far more recent piece of work than the manuscripts Greek Septuagint LXX, the ...
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What did the carnivores/predators eat on the Ark?

When we read in Genesis Ch.7 that Noah was to take with him seven of all clean animals, of course taking both male and female/ and two of all unclean animals, also male and female. Scripture then ...
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Christian apologetics regarding the killing of innocent children during the Genesis flood

There is another way to look at this question: There is nothing different about the death of people who died in the flood and people who have died throughout history in the millenia since. The ...
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What was the reason for the suspension of the “vegetarian mandate” in Gen 9:1-3 after maintaining it for over 1500 years?

Issue 1 One reason God might withdraw the vegetarian mandate for Noah is that Noah was the savior of the animals by bringing them onto the ark. His dominion over them was more absolute than Adam's, ...
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What are reasons (scientific or otherwise) to reject a literal and historical take on Noah's Flood (Genesis 6:9-9:17)?

What are reasons to reject a literal and historical take on Noah's Flood? Quite simply, it is incredible (in the literal sense meaning 'not rational to credit') that such an event could occur and not ...
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What are reasons (scientific or otherwise) to reject a literal and historical take on Noah's Flood (Genesis 6:9-9:17)?

Reasons to reject a worldwide flood (as opposed to a local one): The ark, with its denoted size, couldn't hold all the animals of the planet and keep them alive. Many would die from being outside ...
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What arguments do adherents of a global flood give for how water was able to cover the entire earth?

The current estimate of the amount of water on the surface of the earth is about 1.3 to 1.5 billion cubic kilo-meters http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2001/SyedQadri.shtml We recently found out there ...
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Does Scripture mention whether it rained before the flood?

Ok I suggest on either side you are having to read into the text. A point no one has made is that it says no bush or plant of the field had grown because God had not made it rain. So are you saying ...
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What was the population of the world at the time of the flood?

According to this article, mankind is nearing its 33rd doubling. https://www.jstor.org/stable/27503685?seq=1 If you divide The 1,656 years from the creation to the flood by 33, you get 50 years per ...
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Do JWs believe the water canopy theory and do they think it will be restored?

The water canopy concept can take on various forms. Typically though, it is viewed as an atmospheric feature that existed right before the flood, but is no longer intact. Proponents will assert that ...
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Christian apologetics regarding the killing of innocent children during the Genesis flood

This question asks for "all denominations", which isn't generally allowed. The resulting "correct answer" would either be a large collection of individual answers, one for each denomination, or a ...
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Christian apologetics regarding the killing of innocent children during the Genesis flood

Headship: the choices of leaders affect those under them The concept of Headship is very important for understanding how judgement and justice play out in the Old Testament, and even in the New ...
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Issue comprehending Genesis and the Great Flood

"we know that inbreeding leads to deformed offspring" No, we don't know that. (Or if we do, we have been misinformed.) Consider Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, whose ancestry is well documented. ...
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Issue comprehending Genesis and the Great Flood

Adam and Eve were created perfect. This included their DNA. It had no faults. Interbreeding between a brother and sister or a mother and son, etc, who have no genetic faults will produce children ...
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