They shall be male and female.” (Genesis 6:19, ESV) “Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.” (Genesis 6:22, ESV) “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the second month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.” (Genesis 7:11-12, ESV) Everyone has heard the story of Noah’s ark and the great Flood. But is that all it is? Just a story? If a catastrophe of this scale really happened, it would have left plenty of evidence behind.
He spoke to Noah, the man who, according to the story, built a large boat, the ark, to save his family and creatures, two by two, to continue life. After the flood, the people, animals, and creatures on the ark replenished the earth, continuing life. In "The Story of the Great Flood," the ancient Mesopotamian gods believed that man's behavior was "intolerable." The Council of the Gods agreed to exterminate mankind because of the way they were living. Because of the loyalty of one god, mankind along with all other life continues.
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Noah did so and took aboard his family and pairs of every kind of animal. It rained for forty days and nights, until the highest mountains were covered. Then God sent a wind and the waters receded, and the... ... middle of paper ... ...tioned. What caused the tidal wave is still a mystery, although many people believe it was caused by volcanic eruption, or a large meteorite crashing into the Earth’s surface. The other theory is of universal flooding.