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Alert Questions about Noah's Ark & the flood?

Approximately what year(s) did the flood occur in?
How long did the flood last?
How deep was the water?
Were any areas of land accessible during the flood?
Where did Noah build the ark?
How large was the ark?
How many different species of animals were taken aboard the ark?
How were the animals gathered up?
How many humans were on the ark with Noah?
Did any humans other than those on the ark survive the flood?
What modern day geographic region did Noah sail in the ark?
How long was Noah stranded in the ark with the animals?
How far in advance of the flood did Noah begin the construction of the ark?
What prompted Noah to construct an ark?
Was the ark constructed on land or in water?
If the ark was constructed on land, how was it moved to the water?
Where did the water of the flood come from?
How did the water of the flood recede?
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Old 12th February 2013, 09:04 PM
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I don't know the answers to all of your questions (sorry) but I'll answer the ones I do know with the Scripture (NIV)


Approximately what year(s) did the flood occur in? I don't know the actual years, but it was "when men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them" (Genesis 6:1)

How long did the flood last? "Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth." (Genesis 7:6) ....... "By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the waters had dried up from the earth." (Genesis 8:13) The whole entire flood and the drying of the water took about a year.

How deep was the water? ...as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth...the waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet." (Genesis 7:17-20)

Were any areas of land accessible during the flood? I can't find anything for that, but I doubt it.

Where did Noah build the ark? He probably just built it where he lived. I think.

How large was the ark? "The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high."(Genesis 6:15; the quote is God speaking

How many different species of animals were taken aboard the ark? "Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal." (Genesis 7:2; Quote is God speaking)

How were the animals gathered up? I guess God enabled Noah to find them.

How many humans were on the ark with Noah? "And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark..." (Genesis 7:7)

Did any humans other than those on the ark survive the flood? "Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died." (Genesis 7:22)

What modern day geographic region did Noah sail in the ark? ...no idea

How long was Noah stranded in the ark with the animals? See answer for second question.

How far in advance of the flood did Noah begin the construction of the ark? No idea

What prompted Noah to construct an ark? God told him what to do (Genesis 6:13 to Genesis 7:5)

Was the ark constructed on land or in water? I'm guessing land

If the ark was constructed on land, how was it moved to the water? It was probably just moved by the floodwaters itself when the flood started.

Where did the water of the flood come from? "...all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened." (Genesis 7:11)

How did the water of the flood recede? "He (God) sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded." (Genesis 8:1)

Hope that helped.
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Originally Posted by SkyBlade View Post
I don't know the answers to all of your questions (sorry) but I'll answer the ones I do know with the Scripture (NIV)


Approximately what year(s) did the flood occur in? I don't know the actual years, but it was "when men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them" (Genesis 6:1)
Would this have been more recently than approximately 4,000 BC (or 6,000 years ago)?

How long did the flood last? "Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth." (Genesis 7:6) ....... "By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the waters had dried up from the earth." (Genesis 8:13) The whole entire flood and the drying of the water took about a year.
How did they measure a year back then?
Are there any fossil records showing that men lived several hundred years back in that era? If so, where are the records?

How deep was the water? ...as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth...the waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet." (Genesis 7:17-20)
Did the flood cover the mountains in a small geographic region or the mountains world wide?

Were any areas of land accessible during the flood? I can't find anything for that, but I doubt it.
Is there anything in the story of Noah's ark to indicate Mt. Everest was not covered with water?

Where did Noah build the ark? He probably just built it where he lived. I think.
Where in modern day geography was this?

How large was the ark? "The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high."(Genesis 6:15; the quote is God speaking
What method did God use to measure the size of the ark?

How many different species of animals were taken aboard the ark? "Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal." (Genesis 7:2; Quote is God speaking)
Approximately how many different species of animals were taken aboard the ark? 10? 100? 1000? 10,000?

How were the animals gathered up? I guess God enabled Noah to find them.
Did Noah hire helping hands to round up the animals?
How did the humans control any animals that may have been reluctant to board the ark?

How many humans were on the ark with Noah? "And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark..." (Genesis 7:7)

Did any humans other than those on the ark survive the flood? "Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died." (Genesis 7:22)
I take this to mean that all currently living humans are direct descendants of Noah, his sons, his wife and his sons wives. Correct?

What ethnicity were Noah and the others on the ark?

What modern day geographic region did Noah sail in the ark? ...no idea

How long was Noah stranded in the ark with the animals? See answer for second question.
What did Noah do for food for his extended family and the animals during the flood?

How far in advance of the flood did Noah begin the construction of the ark? No idea

What prompted Noah to construct an ark? God told him what to do (Genesis 6:13 to Genesis 7:5)
Did God communicate this to him audibly?

Was the ark constructed on land or in water? I'm guessing land

If the ark was constructed on land, how was it moved to the water? It was probably just moved by the floodwaters itself when the flood started.

Where did the water of the flood come from? "...all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened." (Genesis 7:11)
Does that mean it rained very hard for an extensive period of time?

How did the water of the flood recede? "He (God) sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded." (Genesis 8:1)
I take that to mean the excess water was blown off the earth. Correct?
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Munising, having tried to talk to you before, I'd like to know before I get into this with you, what is the point of all of these questions?
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The flood water had two sources:

1. "Springs of the great deep." Meaning, the water came from below.

2. "The floodgates of Heaven." That's the sky.
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There were two sources of water for the flood.
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.
(Genesis 7:11 ESV)
There was rain which lasted for 40 days but also there was a geological upheaval which caused underground water to be released. This wasn't simply a flood but a complete change in the earth's topography. The water covering the earth was only one part of this.

The fact that the water covered the entire earth and even the tallest mountains shows that before the flood the earth was much flatter that it is today and none of the mountains was very high. The process that began the flood also ended it by causing part of the land to rise up and form the continents and mountains that exist today.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they fled;
at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you appointed for them
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You set a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they might not again cover the earth.

(Psalm 104:6-9 ESV)
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Originally Posted by Munising View Post
Approximately what year(s) did the flood occur in?
How long did the flood last?
How deep was the water?
Were any areas of land accessible during the flood?
Where did Noah build the ark?
How large was the ark?
How many different species of animals were taken aboard the ark?
How were the animals gathered up?
How many humans were on the ark with Noah?
Did any humans other than those on the ark survive the flood?
What modern day geographic region did Noah sail in the ark?
How long was Noah stranded in the ark with the animals?
How far in advance of the flood did Noah begin the construction of the ark?
What prompted Noah to construct an ark?
Was the ark constructed on land or in water?
If the ark was constructed on land, how was it moved to the water?
Where did the water of the flood come from?
How did the water of the flood recede?
Probably irrelevant since the flood story in Genesis isn't literal history.

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According to Genesis, the flood occurred 1651 years after Adam was made. Interestingly Adam lived 930 years, if he would have lived another 121 he could have seen Noah being born. There were eight people on the boat.

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Originally Posted by ViaCrucis View Post
Probably irrelevant since the flood story in Genesis isn't literal history.

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How did you come to that conclusion? Jesus regarded it as history.
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
(Luke 17:26-27 ESV)

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Originally Posted by Eric Hibbert View Post
Munising, having tried to talk to you before, I'd like to know before I get into this with you, what is the point of all of these questions?
I'm not Munising, but my assumption is that he's just curious or maybe he has to do a project about Noah's ark.


@Munising: I'll answer your questions when I get to it, maybe tomorrow or the day after. Right now I don't have the time to write a long post, sorry q.q
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