Read Genesis 4:27 – 12
- God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.” (Genesis 6:12-13)
- But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” (Genesis 11:5-6)
- God does not like violence.
- God protects His people.
Noah’s Ark: The modern concept of species unlikely meant the same thing as, “kind,” in the Bible. The idea of Noah having all the animals needed to repopulate the earth after the flood seems farfetched until one considers the fact that sea animals remained safe from the flood. Animals in eggs could have survived, too. Not to mention the likelihood of female animals being pregnant before they boarded the ark. Since Noah’s Ark is estimated to have been the size of a modern ocean liner three stories high, many animals could have fit on it. (Hudson, 12) Also, there were seven pairs of each ‘clean’ animal and two pairs of each ‘unclean’ animal. (Genesis 7:2-3) Instead of just one pair of each type.
The Faithful Remnant: God’s desire to save Noah and his family demonstrates a theme common throughout the Bible: God’s desire to save a portion of humanity that remains faithful to Him and His commandments. (Knight, 16)
- The word rainbow means battle bow in Hebrew.
And that concludes the summary of my in-depth Bible study.
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- Hudson, Christopher D. The 40-day Bible Adventure A Fascinating Journey to Understanding God’s Word. N.p.: Value, 2015. Print.
- Knight, George W. Pocket Bible Handbook. Uhrichsville, OH: Value, 2003. Print.
- New Women’s Devotional Bible (NIV). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006. Print.