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(ABC)   Fundamental Christian nutjob claims to have evidence that Noah's biblical flood actually happened. Sorry, did I say "fundamental Christian nutjob"? I meant "acclaimed maritime archaeologist"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 143
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2012-12-10 09:01:32 PM  

Rent Party: The largest waterfall ever to have existed came over this ledge. The Missoula floods would have been awesome to behold.

And yet, no one calls them "global." Because, you know, they were "regional."


I'll see you a river, and raise you the filling of the Mediterranean Sea. Although it could not have been the basis of flood myths, as it occured several milion years before the formation of the earth.
 
2012-12-10 09:02:57 PM  
This proves that God exists.
 
2012-12-10 09:03:38 PM  
"In the early chapters of Genesis, people live 800 years, 700 years, 900 years," said Rabbi Burt Visotzky, a professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. "Those are mythic numbers, those are way too big. We don't quite know what to do with that.

Stop trying to interpret the text as a historical document and the problem goes away.
 
2012-12-10 09:04:20 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: *bing*

NOAH...


What?
 
2012-12-10 09:09:59 PM  

Karac: Rent Party: The largest waterfall ever to have existed came over this ledge. The Missoula floods would have been awesome to behold.

And yet, no one calls them "global." Because, you know, they were "regional."

I'll see you a river, and raise you the filling of the Mediterranean Sea. Although it could not have been the basis of flood myths, as it occured several milion years before the formation of the earth.


That would have been a neat trick.

/we're getting some awesome grammar fails in this one
 
2012-12-10 09:12:41 PM  

Bondith: "In the early chapters of Genesis, people live 800 years, 700 years, 900 years," said Rabbi Burt Visotzky, a professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. "Those are mythic numbers, those are way too big. We don't quite know what to do with that.

Stop trying to interpret the text as a historical document and the problem goes away.


Nonsense, everyone knows that Ea gifted Utnapishtim with the magical life-serpent whose skin sustained his life (and that of his wife) for over 800 years, that's just basic fact.

Otherwise, how do you explain Gilgamesh losing the serpent when he fell asleep, smart guy? If there'd been no magic life-serpent, then he'd hardly have had to content himself with the strength of the walls of Ur as a consolation prize, now, would he?
 
2012-12-10 09:13:11 PM  

Flappyhead: Karac: Rent Party: The largest waterfall ever to have existed came over this ledge. The Missoula floods would have been awesome to behold.

And yet, no one calls them "global." Because, you know, they were "regional."

I'll see you a river, and raise you the filling of the Mediterranean Sea. Although it could not have been the basis of flood myths, as it occured several milion years before the formation of the earth.

That would have been a neat trick.

/we're getting some awesome grammar fails in this one



I think they were poking at bible thumpers claiming that the world is only a couple thousand years old.
 
2012-12-10 09:17:31 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Noah's biblical flood is not restricted to Noah or the bible.

That the myth may have origins in fact is not new.

IOW, move along, nothing to see here.


Like Ziusudra?
 
2012-12-10 09:19:50 PM  

Lligeret: Flappyhead: Karac: Rent Party: The largest waterfall ever to have existed came over this ledge. The Missoula floods would have been awesome to behold.

And yet, no one calls them "global." Because, you know, they were "regional."

I'll see you a river, and raise you the filling of the Mediterranean Sea. Although it could not have been the basis of flood myths, as it occured several milion years before the formation of the earth.

That would have been a neat trick.

/we're getting some awesome grammar fails in this one


I think they were poking at bible thumpers claiming that the world is only a couple thousand years old.


Yeah but my way makes me feel all smart and snarky, so I'll stick with it.
 
2012-12-10 09:26:04 PM  
Silence of the Lambs was based on a true story. That doesn't mean the events in Silence of the Lambs actually happened as depicted. Anyone who thinks otherwise is either a fool or completely out of touch with reality.

That is what is going here.
 
2012-12-10 09:30:04 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: "Gilga---mesh..."


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-12-10 09:35:48 PM  

Dinobot: Lionel Mandrake: Noah's biblical flood is not restricted to Noah or the bible.

That the myth may have origins in fact is not new.

IOW, move along, nothing to see here.

Like Ziusudra?


yup...but my favorite is Deucalion.
 
2012-12-10 09:35:55 PM  

Karac: Rent Party: The largest waterfall ever to have existed came over this ledge. The Missoula floods would have been awesome to behold.

And yet, no one calls them "global." Because, you know, they were "regional."

I'll see you a river, and raise you the filling of the Mediterranean Sea. Although it could not have been the basis of flood myths, as it occured several milion years before the formation of the earth.


The Missoula floods weren't a river. Imagine a lake covering most of Western Montana held back by a glacial ice dam. Then imagine the ice dam breaking lose.

Dry Falls had a flow greater than every river on Earth, combined.
 
2012-12-10 09:43:06 PM  

abb3w: Aside from a few details, like the flood being a relatively local/regional one.


And, FTA:
Ballard does not think he will ever find Noah's Ark, but he does think he may find evidence of a people whose entire world was washed away about 7,000 years ago.

Article writer and subby are just bad people.
 
2012-12-10 09:43:39 PM  
FTFA: Some of the details of the Noah story seem mythical,

Really, some?
 
2012-12-10 09:44:42 PM  
Explain this to me...

God is angry at humanity and decides it needs to be reset or something like that...

So he tells the only righteous people on the planet how to save themselves and the animals...

Then he drowns all the other people in the world to death (fun way to die) and I guess they all go to hell right?

But here's the thing... he sends a rainbow as a sign that he will never do that to mankind again...

so...

Was he wrong to do that? Should he not have done that?

If he promises to never do it again, then he implies that it was a bad thing to do. If it was a proper or good thing to do, then why not reserve the right to do it again?

It's almost as if it doesn't make any sense at all.
 
2012-12-10 09:45:02 PM  

Waldo Pepper: it is amazing for a bunch of folks who don't believe in God and the Bible just how much time is spent whining about it.


The most powerful country on earth bases most of its laws on interpretations of the bible. So yeah it affect people.
 
2012-12-10 09:47:40 PM  
In other news, provincial sheepherders view local events as having global scope - and then they write a book about them.
 
2012-12-10 09:52:35 PM  

Waldo Pepper: it is amazing for a bunch of folks who don't believe in God and the Bible just how much time is spent whining about it.


Not really...it is amazing how so many people who think it's the divine word of God know absolutely nothing about it, but still believe it over science.
 
2012-12-10 09:57:00 PM  

Hollie Maea: Waldo Pepper: it is amazing for a bunch of folks who don't believe in God and the Bible just how much time is spent whining about it.

The most powerful country on earth bases most of its laws on interpretations of the bible. So yeah it affect people.


How do you figure?
 
2012-12-10 10:03:56 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Lionel Mandrake: Waldo Pepper: it is amazing for a bunch of folks who don't believe in God and the Bible just how much time is spent whining about it.

Not really...it is amazing how so many people who think it's the divine word of God know absolutely nothing about it, but still believe it over science.

my statement is about non believing farkers spending so much time and effort whining about God and the Bible. I have no belief in aliens from other planets, astrology etc, etc and I spend zero of my time whining about these beliefs


Who's whining?
 
2012-12-10 10:04:22 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City

Emirical evidence that NYC is a real place that actually exists.
Therefore, Ghostbusters is a true story.
 
2012-12-10 10:04:52 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Hollie Maea: Waldo Pepper: it is amazing for a bunch of folks who don't believe in God and the Bible just how much time is spent whining about it.

The most powerful country on earth bases most of its laws on interpretations of the bible. So yeah it affect people.

Seems our founding fathers and forefathers were pretty smart to base our laws on the Bible allowing us to become the most power country on earth.


Except they didn't, although modern neo-cons and teabaggers would say otherwise. As for today, America doesn't actually base it's laws on Biblical interpretation, but again, the neo-cons and teabaggers want it too, so there's that.
 
2012-12-10 10:12:08 PM  
"In the early chapters of Genesis, people live 800 years, 700 years, 900 years," said Rabbi Burt Visotzky, a professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. "Those are mythic numbers, those are way too big. We don't quite know what to do with that.

Those ancient people measured time in lunar months, not years. That 800-year-old guy is only 61.
 
2012-12-10 10:15:36 PM  
I caught a minnow. I said I caught a Barracuda. An ichthyologist confirms that I caught a minnow. This confirms my story.
 
2012-12-10 10:16:12 PM  

Flappyhead: Waldo Pepper: Hollie Maea: Waldo Pepper: it is amazing for a bunch of folks who don't believe in God and the Bible just how much time is spent whining about it.

The most powerful country on earth bases most of its laws on interpretations of the bible. So yeah it affect people.

Seems our founding fathers and forefathers were pretty smart to base our laws on the Bible allowing us to become the most power country on earth.

Except they didn't, although modern neo-cons and teabaggers would say otherwise. As for today, America doesn't actually base it's laws on Biblical interpretation, but again, the neo-cons and teabaggers want it too, so there's that.


Yup. The Founders modeled America on the Roman Republic more than anything else. A system devised by pagans.
 
2012-12-10 10:17:24 PM  

Waldo Pepper: my statement is about non believing farkers spending so much time and effort whining about God and the Bible. I have no belief in aliens from other planets, astrology etc, etc and I spend zero of my time whining about these beliefs


Given the headline and TFA, you realize that you're essentially biatching about people posting on topic, right?
 
2012-12-10 10:17:42 PM  

Waldo Pepper: I have no belief in aliens from other planets, astrology etc, etc and I spend zero of my time whining about these beliefs


Do astrologers get tax breaks? Do people come to your door with pamphlets about aliens? Is Bigfoot part of the school curriculum? Do your politicians try to pass laws about what you can do to your body based on Norse mythology?
 
2012-12-10 10:26:39 PM  
So...water levels were twenty-five thousand feet higher than they are today?

If I recall, the Bible doesn't mention any ice age. I wonder why, hmm, what could possibly be the reason, it's almost as if a bunch of desert nomads didn't know there were ice ages because they were desert nomads.
 
2012-12-10 10:28:08 PM  
Let's look at the physics, shall we? In order for a flood to occur, water has to come from one place and be distributed to another place. So let's look at this.

9 inches/hr is one of the highest rainfall records I've seen thus far. So let's do the math. Over a 40 day period at 24 hours per day(40 days and 40 nights, as they say), that leaves a total deposit of 720 feet. Not a small number, but wait, there's more. That comes down to about .13 miles in depth. Which is still pretty nasty. However, for that to be global, here's what that would come out to.

The total landmass of earth = 57,308,738 square miles...
Total depth of water = .13 miles...
Assuming a flat earth(To give us a much better round-down, so this number should be MUCH higher, but I'm too lazy to do spherical volumes here), it would leave us with roughly 7.8 million cubic miles of water.

So let's break that down into gallons.

One gallon of water is roughly 7.48 cubic feet.
The total cubic miles listed above gives us... 1,148,144,025,600 cubic feet of water.
Which would translate to roughly 153,495,190,588 Gallons of water. Which I would estimate that in order to create that volume of clouds(Constant, as well), which would require direct sunlight on every major water source, and only clouds over every land mass for a 40 day period, would require a very sudden rise in energy as received by the surface of the planet, on ALL sides, a shifting of major wind channels and currents, and the like. Which wouldn't work out so well for the science of it all.

But that number above... Just above a tenth of a mile in depth... That should have some level of significance, shouldn't it?

A few problems here. First off, the book mentions the Mountains of Ararat. However, these mountains are in entirely the wrong geographic direction from the supposed launch point, so that's done with(Raleigh went into this). In fact, Raleigh contended that the mountains in question must have been the taller peaks out towards Asia. And coming to rest on the top of the mountains in that area? .13 of a mile wouldn't even get you close.
 
2012-12-10 10:39:50 PM  

RatMaster999: OtherLittleGuy: "Gilga---mesh..."

Girugamesh!
[cache.ohinternet.com image 600x540]


That photo looks like David Boreanaz to the whole vampire thing a little too seriously, and then started hitting the half-and-half blood rather than the 2%.

/secret ingredient is otter
 
2012-12-10 10:43:12 PM  

vharshyde: Let's look at the physics, shall we? In order for a flood to occur, water has to come from one place and be distributed to another place. So let's look at this.

9 inches/hr is one of the highest rainfall records I've seen thus far. So let's do the math. Over a 40 day period at 24 hours per day(40 days and 40 nights, as they say), that leaves a total deposit of 720 feet. Not a small number, but wait, there's more. That comes down to about .13 miles in depth. Which is still pretty nasty. However, for that to be global, here's what that would come out to.

The total landmass of earth = 57,308,738 square miles...
Total depth of water = .13 miles...
Assuming a flat earth(To give us a much better round-down, so this number should be MUCH higher, but I'm too lazy to do spherical volumes here), it would leave us with roughly 7.8 million cubic miles of water.

So let's break that down into gallons.

One gallon of water is roughly 7.48 cubic feet.
The total cubic miles listed above gives us... 1,148,144,025,600 cubic feet of water.
Which would translate to roughly 153,495,190,588 Gallons of water. Which I would estimate that in order to create that volume of clouds(Constant, as well), which would require direct sunlight on every major water source, and only clouds over every land mass for a 40 day period, would require a very sudden rise in energy as received by the surface of the planet, on ALL sides, a shifting of major wind channels and currents, and the like. Which wouldn't work out so well for the science of it all.

But that number above... Just above a tenth of a mile in depth... That should have some level of significance, shouldn't it?

A few problems here. First off, the book mentions the Mountains of Ararat. However, these mountains are in entirely the wrong geographic direction from the supposed launch point, so that's done with(Raleigh went into this). In fact, Raleigh contended that the mountains in question must have been the taller peaks out towards Asia. And coming to rest on the top of the mountains in that area? .13 of a mile wouldn't even get you close.


In the Bible's defense (ugh), it does also mention the "fountains of the deep" gushing over.
 
2012-12-10 10:47:33 PM  
MOAR OLD NEWS PLEEZ

But yeah
I'm glad this particular theory is gaining traction. I like it. They just need to find more evindence of settlements down there at the bottom.

See also: Ancient india, china, japan underwater city stuff
 
2012-12-10 10:48:11 PM  

vharshyde: Let's look at the physics, shall we? In order for a flood to occur, water has to come from one place and be distributed to another place. So let's look at this.

9 inches/hr is one of the highest rainfall records I've seen thus far. So let's do the math. Over a 40 day period at 24 hours per day(40 days and 40 nights, as they say), that leaves a total deposit of 720 feet. Not a small number, but wait, there's more. That comes down to about .13 miles in depth. Which is still pretty nasty. However, for that to be global, here's what that would come out to.

The total landmass of earth = 57,308,738 square miles...
Total depth of water = .13 miles...
Assuming a flat earth(To give us a much better round-down, so this number should be MUCH higher, but I'm too lazy to do spherical volumes here), it would leave us with roughly 7.8 million cubic miles of water.

So let's break that down into gallons.

One gallon of water is roughly 7.48 cubic feet.
The total cubic miles listed above gives us... 1,148,144,025,600 cubic feet of water.
Which would translate to roughly 153,495,190,588 Gallons of water. Which I would estimate that in order to create that volume of clouds(Constant, as well), which would require direct sunlight on every major water source, and only clouds over every land mass for a 40 day period, would require a very sudden rise in energy as received by the surface of the planet, on ALL sides, a shifting of major wind channels and currents, and the like. Which wouldn't work out so well for the science of it all.

But that number above... Just above a tenth of a mile in depth... That should have some level of significance, shouldn't it?


There's also the teensy problem of increased air pressure, which would have popped Noah and his clan like water balloons.
 
2012-12-10 10:49:06 PM  
When a big ass glacial lake busts out, people notice
 
2012-12-10 10:49:08 PM  

vharshyde: (bunch of fancy libtard blasphemy)


Burn in Hell, heathen.

www.lookingforpurpose.com

You can't argue with that. Don't even try.
 
2012-12-10 10:59:36 PM  

Waldo Pepper:
so you are saying your figures apply to God and because your figures say it doesn't add up then God must not be able to make it happen?


No, we're saying our figures apply to reality. Get back to me when God does. Better yet, don't get back to me at all, I have no time for circular arguments.
 
2012-12-10 11:10:08 PM  
The Black Sea flood is an old story. They were finding wooden buildings preserved in the anoxic layers of the Black Sea over a decade ago.
 
2012-12-10 11:11:58 PM  

Kibbler: So...water levels were twenty-five thousand feet higher than they are today?

If I recall, the Bible doesn't mention any ice age. I wonder why, hmm, what could possibly be the reason, it's almost as if a bunch of desert nomads didn't know there were ice ages because they were desert nomads.


But somehow they knew where to put the penguins after the water level dropped.
 
2012-12-10 11:12:33 PM  
"Sploosh."
 
2012-12-10 11:25:55 PM  
Headline is dishonest (big surprise). It's not so much "Noah's flood actually happened" as it is, "A big flood might've happened around that time and might've later inspired different myths."
 
2012-12-10 11:50:29 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Seems our founding fathers and forefathers were pretty smart to base our laws on the Bible


Compare and contrast the First Commandment with the First Amendment.
And then apologize to everybody here for being so dumb.
 
2012-12-10 11:53:08 PM  

Waldo Pepper: I have no belief in aliens from other planets


If you voted for Romney, you voted for someone who actually worships an alien from another planet.
 
2012-12-10 11:56:25 PM  

vharshyde: Let's look at the physics, shall we? In order for a flood to occur, water has to come from one place and be distributed to another place. So let's look at this.

So let's break that down into gallons.

One gallon of water is roughly 7.48 cubic feet.


Erm, one gallon of water is 0.13 cubic feet. You're off by a lot. A lot a lot.
 
2012-12-10 11:56:41 PM  

Waldo Pepper: so you are saying your figures apply to God and because your figures say it doesn't add up then God must not be able to make it happen?


Maybe he could. But he would have to rest afterwards.

/nothing says "all powerful" like needing six days to do something and a day to recuperate
 
2012-12-11 12:00:08 AM  

Flappyhead: vharshyde: Let's look at the physics, shall we? In order for a flood to occur, water has to come from one place and be distributed to another place. So let's look at this.

9 inches/hr is one of the highest rainfall records I've seen thus far. So let's do the math. Over a 40 day period at 24 hours per day(40 days and 40 nights, as they say), that leaves a total deposit of 720 feet. Not a small number, but wait, there's more. That comes down to about .13 miles in depth. Which is still pretty nasty. However, for that to be global, here's what that would come out to.

The total landmass of earth = 57,308,738 square miles...
Total depth of water = .13 miles...
Assuming a flat earth(To give us a much better round-down, so this number should be MUCH higher, but I'm too lazy to do spherical volumes here), it would leave us with roughly 7.8 million cubic miles of water.

So let's break that down into gallons.

One gallon of water is roughly 7.48 cubic feet.
The total cubic miles listed above gives us... 1,148,144,025,600 cubic feet of water.
Which would translate to roughly 153,495,190,588 Gallons of water. Which I would estimate that in order to create that volume of clouds(Constant, as well), which would require direct sunlight on every major water source, and only clouds over every land mass for a 40 day period, would require a very sudden rise in energy as received by the surface of the planet, on ALL sides, a shifting of major wind channels and currents, and the like. Which wouldn't work out so well for the science of it all.

But that number above... Just above a tenth of a mile in depth... That should have some level of significance, shouldn't it?

There's also the teensy problem of increased air pressure, which would have popped Noah and his clan like water balloons.


And even if you assume rainfall was DOUBLE that record over those 40 days, that's 1440 feet. Still a decent flood, but nowhere near Mt. Ararat's peak of 16,854 feet, much less Everest's 29,029 feet. Ten times the record rainfall -- 90 inches per hour, the water level increasing by seven and a half feet per hour (one and a half inches per MINUTE) -- would raise sea level by 7,200 feet. Amazingly incredible, but still over 1,200 feet shy of Ararat's halfway point and less than a quarter of the way up Everest.

I'm not even gonna get into the number crunching of how many millions of cubic miles of water that is, much less the physics of the energy needed to convert that much water vapor into liquid water at a constant rate over a 960-hour period without freezing, broiling, popping like a water balloon, vaporizing or otherwise harming Noah, his family or their menagerie.


Waldo Pepper: so you are saying your figures apply to God and because your figures say it doesn't add up then God must not be able to make it happen?


Would you accept "A wizard did it" as an explanation for how an elderly shepherd, his wife, their three sons, the son's wives and enough animals to fill a wooden ship as long, tall and half as wide as a football stadium (built entirely by the shepherd and his sons) could survive nearly six weeks of constant rain pouring from the sky at hundreds or even thousands of gallons per minute?

Would you accept "Allah did it," "Poseidon did it," "The Doctor did it," "Sheogorath did it" or "Yukari did it" as an explanation for how a 450-foot-long ship made entirely out of un-reinforced wood lasted over a month in open waters without capsizing?

If not, then why accept "God did it" as a valid explanation?
 
2012-12-11 12:08:04 AM  
Acclaimed maritime archeologists can also be fundamentalist christian nutjobs. There is no reason for you, Subby, or anyone else to consider the two titles mutually exclusive.
 
2012-12-11 12:12:07 AM  
Interestingly enough, the bible contains two versions of the flood story, written by two different authors with dramatically different writing styles. While they are clearly telling the same story, several significant details are different. (wall of text to come)
 
2012-12-11 12:12:46 AM  
Version 1:

After Noah was five hundred years old, Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them,the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. Then the LORD said, "My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred twenty years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days-- and also afterward-- when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.

The LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, "I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created-- people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them." But Noah found favor in the sight of the LORD.

Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before me in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and its mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and its mate; and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive on the face of all the earth. For in seven days I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground." And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him.

And Noah with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood. Pairs Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground, two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah. And after seven days the waters of the flood came on the earth. The rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.and the LORD shut him in and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. everything on dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, human beings and animals and creeping things and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark. the rain from the heavens was restrained, and the waters gradually receded from the earth At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made Then he sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground; but the dove found no place to set its foot, and it returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took it and brought it into the ark with him. He waited another seven days, and again he sent out the dove from the ark; and the dove came back to him in the evening, and there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. Then he waited another seven days, and sent out the dove; and it did not return to him any more. and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and saw that the face of the ground was drying. Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the LORD smelled the pleasing odor, the LORD said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, for the inclination of the human heart is evil from youth; nor will I ever again destroy every living creature as I have done.
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease."
 
2012-12-11 12:13:24 AM  
Version 2:

Version 2:

These are the descendants of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation; Noah walked with God. And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw that the earth was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon the earth. And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence because of them; now I am going to destroy them along with the earth. Make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above; and put the door of the ark in its side; make it with lower, second, and third decks. For my part, I am going to bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you. And of every living thing, of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind, two of every kind shall come in to you, to keep them alive. Also take with you every kind of food that is eaten, and store it up; and it shall serve as food for you and for them." Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. On the very same day Noah with his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons entered the ark, they and every wild animal of every kind, and all domestic animals of every kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every bird of every kind-- every bird, every winged creature. They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. The flood continued forty days on the earth The waters swelled and increased greatly on the earth; and the ark floated on the face of the waters. The waters swelled so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered; the waters swelled above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep. And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all human beings; And the waters swelled on the earth for one hundred fifty days. But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and all the domestic animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided; the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, At the end of one hundred fifty days the waters had abated; and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. The waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared. [Noah]sent out the raven; and it went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth. In the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. Then God said to Noah, "Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons' wives with you. Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh-- birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth-- so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth." So Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives. And every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out of the ark by families. God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you shall rest on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the air, on everything that creeps on the ground, and on all the fish of the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and just as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Only, you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. For your own lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning: from every animal I will require it and from human beings, each one for the blood of another, I will require a reckoning for human life.
 
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