What does Flood mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַמַּבּֽוּל 4
κατακλυσμὸς inundation 2
הַמַּבּ֑וּל 2
πλημμύρης a flood 1
לַמַּבּ֣וּל 1
וּבְשֶׁ֣טֶף flood 1
בַשֶּׁ֔טֶף flood 1
הַשֶּׁ֛טֶף flood 1
שִׁבֹּ֣לֶת flowing stream. / ear (of grain) 1
וָנָ֑חַל torrent 1
לְנַ֣חַל torrent 1
כַנָּהָר֙ stream 1
כַ֭מַּיִם water 1
לְמַבּ֔וּל 1
ποταμοφόρητον carried away by a stream (i.e. overwhelmed 1
מַבּ֖וּל 1
κατακλυσμοῦ inundation 1
הַמַּבּ֛וּל 1
הַמַּבּ֔וּל 1
וְהַמַּבּ֣וּל 1
הַמַּבּ֥וּל 1
κατακλυσμὸν inundation 1
כְּ֠זֶרֶם rain-shower 1
זְ֭רַמְתָּם to pour out 1
לְ֭שֵׁטֶף flood 1

Definitions Related to Flood

H3999


G2627


   1 inundation, deluge.
      1a of Noah’s deluge.
      

H2230


   1 rain-shower, thunderstorm, Flood of rain, downpour, rain-storm.
   

H7858


   1 Flood, downpour.
   

G4216


   1 carried away by a stream (i.e. overwhelmed, drowned in the waters).
   

G4132


   1 a Flood, whether of sea or of a river.
   

H2229


   1 to pour out, pour forth in floods, Flood away.
      1a (Qal) to pour out, Flood away.
      1b (Poal) to pour forth, pour out.
         1b1 of God’s power (fig.
         ).
         

H5158


   1 torrent, valley, wadi, torrent-valley.
      1a torrent.
      1b torrent-valley, wadi (as stream bed).
      1c shaft (of mine).
   2 palm-tree.
      2a meaning dubious.
      

H4325


   1 water, waters.
      1a water.
      1b water of the feet, urine.
      1c of danger, violence, transitory things, refreshment (fig.
      ).
      

H5104


   1 stream, river.
      1a stream, river.
      1b (underground) streams.
      

Frequency of Flood (original languages)

Frequency of Flood (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Flood, the
Catastrophe described in the Bible (Genesis 6; 7; 8). The deluge is referred to in several passages of Scripture as a historical fact; the writings of the Fathers consider the event in the same light; and this view is confirmed by the tradition existing in all places and at all times as to occurrence of a similar catastrophe. Early geologists considered the biblical deluge identical with the diluvium at the beginning of the quaternary period, but recent authors distinguish the two. Till about the 17th century it was commonly held that the entire globe was submerged in the deluge, but this opinion is now rarely held for the following reasons:
The sources of the water mentioned in the Bible are not sufficient to cover the entire globe.
Aquatic animals would have been killed by the mixture of sea and fresh water.
The collecting, housing in the ark, and feeding of such an enormous number of animals seems impossible.
The text does not necessarily imply such a flood, since the words arez and adamah may just as well be translated by "region" and "land." Universal expressions in the Bible are frequently taken in a relatively universal sense.
The biblical narrative was written by an eyewitness, or by some one writing not long after the event, and must be understood, not according to our ideas, but according to his, who wrote of things in as far as known to him.
Hence, while most modern expositors deny the geographical universality of the flood, many defend at least its ethnographical universality; others hold that the flood did not extend to the entire human race but is limited by the Bible itself (Genesis 4,5) to the descendants of Cain and Seth. To corroborate this opinion they adduce arguments from ethnology, languages, and ancient traditions. It is impossible to fix the time of the deluge, since the dates mentioned in the three available texts of Scripture disagree both as to the year from Adam and as to the year before Christ that it occurred. The earliest year before Christ mentioned in the texts and ancient traditions Isaiah 3100, but scientists demand for many reasons that the deluge be placed at a much earlier time.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Flood
An event recorded in Genesis 7,8 . (See DELUGE .) In Joshua 24:2,3,14,15 , the word "flood" (RSV, "river") means the river Euphrates. In Psalm 66:6 , this word refers to the river Jordan.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Flood
A miraculous deluge of water God used to discipline His world made evil through human sin. The episode of the Flood in Genesis 6:1-9:19 is part of what may be called the gospel of Abram ( Genesis 1-11 ). This evangel with its penetrating analysis of the nature of God, the human possibility for righteousness or for alienation, and its relevance to salvation history is the proclamation by which Abram was to bring blessing to the entire world (Genesis 12:3 ). Abram was chosen to publicize this gospel in which all might participate. Its Structural Background The literary theme of a flood was a natural motif for the Sumerian and Akkadian peoples who resided between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in a plain prone to flood. The oft-repeated flood experience found literary expression in a Sumerian flood story and in two or more Akkadian ones: the Atrahasis Epic and the Epic of Gilgamesh. The Akkadian and Hebrew stories parallel each other in the following ways: the naming of the hero (Utnapishtim/Noah), the divine announcement of a flood, instructions to build a ship, the inclusion of animals in the ship, the dispatch of birds, the sacrifice the hero offered after the waters subsided, and other related details. From all of this, it is the studied judgment of scholars “that the Babylonian and Hebrew versions (of the flood stories) are genetically related is too obvious to require proof” (Alexander Heidel. The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels. Chicago, 1949,269). However, the community of parallels is structural; it does not extend to the religious meaning. There the Sumero-Akkadian and Hebrew stories are distinctly different.
The structural background of the Flood in Genesis derives from the fact that the early ancestors of Abram were resident in the Mesoptamian valley and were exposed to the prevailing cultural patterns. It was there that the forebears of Abram practiced a polytheistic religion, first in the Ur of the Chaldees and then in Haran (Genesis 11:31-32:6 ; Joshua 24:2 ,Joshua 24:2,24:14-15 ).
It must be admitted that the identification of a flood that gave rise to the Sumero-Akkadian and Hebrew Flood accounts has proved illusive. In every geological or archaeological endeavor to use sedimentary deposits to develop a time frame for such a catastrophic deluge and all efforts to recover an ark have failed. Such scientific efforts have not proven the Flood narrative.
The drama of Israel's Flood story is the drama of God reacting to the habitual sin of His creatures. Scene after scene exhibits a disclosure of God, the moral nature of His acts, His self-consistent righteousness, His ever abiding love, His determined will to extricate humanity from its self-inflicted ruin, His determination never to see wrong as ultimately victorious, but to see the fulfilment of His purposes finally and fully. These magnificent vistas of divine glory are dramatic in character, symbolic in nature, and religious in purpose. Since they are addressed to Noah in whom is incorporated the new race, the proclamation is applicable to all people in whatever situation they discover themselves.
To an ancient story form known widely in the Ancient Near East, the inspired Hebrew writer joined Israel's theological affirmation to form an educational means to teach the community of Israel the ways of Yahweh (Genesis 18:19 ).
Theological Proclamation of the Flood God took account of earth's wickedness, the persistent human bent toward evil, the corruption that filled the earth with injustice. Still, God did not overlook Noah. Self-consistency demanded justice equal to the wickedness and prompted a determination to blot out mankind. This was a matter of deep regret and sorrow, but the purpose invested in human creation was not to be thwarted. God announced His intentions to Noah and instructed him to build an enormous ark for himself, his family, and the lower orders—even for unclean, creeping things! The expansiveness of the ark was expressive of the greatness of God's love; the extension of safety to “every” type of fauna elaborates the wideness of His concern. The destruction of all people existing before the Flood indicated the abhorrence of evil. The rescue of the family of Noah shows God's yearning love to save. When Noah offered a sacrifice to Yahweh after the Flood, the act prompted God to exercise His concern for the new race. Accordingly, He vowed never to doom the world again despite the enormous, continuing evil of the human creatures, an evil inconsistent with all God made and intended. Rather than destroy, God affirmed the continuity of seasons without respite. Moreover, the narrative pictured the equal rights and opportunities for all members of the new race based on each person representing the image of God. Most notable of all was the covenant of continued earthly security for mankind and the rainbow as the symbol of that everlasting covenant. Hebrew has no special word for rainbow, only for a bow as the archer's weapon. When abroad in the fray, the archer used this weapon to fight enemies. When he returned to his tent, he put the bow on the wall since home offered peace, love, and security. So Yahweh is likened to a man of war with bow and arrows. Now, with bow unslung and hung high in the heavens, He publicized His good will and eternal covenant with mankind. He is not hostile. Our God is our friend. Separated from God, the essential human structure is carnal (flesh). As such, each individual will corrupt self in self-idolatry by seeking to control everything. Genesis 1-11 graphically depicts the defection of Adam and Eve, the disaster of Cain, and the alienation at the tower of Babel. Here is another instance of the same theme in the preamble to the Flood: humanity became enormously wicked. The human mind was ever bent on nothing but evil. God's creature had corrupted the earth and filled it with lawlessness. As such God accorded a fitting fate for the rebels.
If God saw the evil in the earth, He saw also the righteous Noah—blameless in his generation, one who walked with God. Noah had found grace in the eyes of God. Informed, instructed, provided for, covenanted with to become the head of a new race and blessed to be productive and to increase on earth, Noah was made the mediator of a world-encompassing covenant where the image of God would guarantee equality in society. Here the Flood account highlights a person's potential: to walk with God, to be blameless and righteous in a wicked world, to be a mediator of divine grace possible for all people, and to know that the future was safe and sure by the oath God had sworn. Such was and is the revelation God committed to Abram to herald and to bring the blessing of the knowledge of God to the whole world.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Flood, the
Terminology . The Genesis flood is denoted in the Old Testament by the technical Hebrew term mabbul [ 2 Peter 3:6 ).
Extrabiblical Parallels . Ancient flood stories are almost universal (up to 230 different stories are known). Floods are by far the most frequently given cause for past world calamities in the folk literature of antiquity. The stories nearest to the area of the dispersion at Babel are the closest in detail to the biblical account.
Four main flood stories are found in Mesopotamian sources: the Sumerian Eridu Genesis (ca. 1600 b.c.), the Old Babylonian Atrahasis Epic (ca. 1600 b.c.), the Gilgamesh Epic (Neo-Assyrian version, ca. eighth to the seventh centuries b.c.), and Berossus' account (Babylon, third century b.c.).
The Unity of the Genesis Flood Account . The detailed chiastic literary structure of Genesis 6-9 argues for the unity of the flood narrative instead of small textual units (J and P) as suggested by the Documentary Hypothesis. A close reading of the flood narrative as a coherent literary whole, with particular attention to the chiastic structure, resolves apparent discrepancies in the Genesis account.
Theology of the Flood. Theology as History: The Historical Nature of the Flood . In the literary structure of the flood narrative the genealogical frame or envelope construction (Genesis 6:14-217:28-29 ) plus the secondary genealogies (Genesis 6:9-10,9:18-19 ) are indicators that the account is intended to be factual history. The use of the genealogical term toledot [6:9) as throughout Genesis (13 times, structuring the whole book), indicates that the author intended this narrative to be as historically veracious as the rest of Genesis. A number of references in the Book of Job may allude to the then-relatively-recent flood (9:5-8; 12:14-15; 14:11-12; 22:15-17; 26:10-14; 27:20-22; 28:9; 38:8-11). The occurrence of the flood is an integral part of the saving/judging Acts of God in redemptive history, and its historicity is assumed and essential to the theological arguments of later biblical writers employing flood typology.
The Motive or Theological Cause of the Flood . In contrast with the ancient Near Eastern flood stories, in which no cause of the flood is given (Gilgamesh Epic) or in which the gods decide to wipe out their human slaves because they are making too much noise (Atrahasis Epic and Eridu Genesis), the biblical account provides a profound theological motivation for the flood: humankind's moral depravity and sinfulness, the all-pervading corruption and violence of all living beings ("all flesh") on earth (Genesis 6:1-8,11-12 ), which demands divine punishment.
The God of the Flood (Theodicy) . The theological motivation provides a divine justification (theodicy) for the flood. In contrast to the other ancient Near Eastern stories, in which the gods are arbitrary, acting out of unreasoning anger, selfishness, and caprice, seeking to deceive the people and not inform them of the impending flood, the biblical picture of the God of the flood is far different. God extends a probationary period during which his Spirit is striving with humanity to repent (Genesis 6:3 ). God warned the antediluvian world through Noah, the "preacher of righteousness" (2 Peter 2:5 ; cf. 1 Peter 3:19-20 ).
God himself makes provision for the saving of humankind (Genesis 6:14-16 ). He "repents"—he is sorry, moved to pity, having compassion, suffering grief (Genesis 6:6 ). God takes up humanity's pain and anguish (Genesis 6:6 ; 3:16-17 ). The divine act of destruction is not arbitrary. God "destroys" what humanity had already ruined or corrupted; he mercifully brings to completion the ruin already wrought by humankind.
The God of the biblical flood is not only just and merciful; he is also free to act according to his divine will, and he possesses sovereign power and full control over the forces of nature (in contrast to the weakness and fright of the gods during the flood, according to ancient Near Eastern stories). Yahweh's omnipotent sovereignty seems to be the theological thrust of Genesis 6:14-156 , the only biblical reference outside Genesis employing the term mabbul [1]: "Yahweh sat enthroned at the flood."
The choice of divine names throughout the flood narrative, instead of indicating separate sources, seems to highlight different aspects of God's character: the generic Elohim when his universal, transcendent sovereignty or judicial authority is emphasized; and the covenant name Yahweh when his personal, ethical dealings with Noah and humankind are in view.
Human Moral Responsibility . The portrayal of humanity's moral depravity as the cause of the flood highlights human responsibility for sin. Noah's response of faith/faithfulness (Hebrews 11:7 ) underscores that accountability to God is not only corporate but individual: Noah found "favor" in God's sight, he was "righteous, " "blameless, " and "walked together" in personal relationship with God (Genesis 6:8-9 ); he responded in implicit obedience to God's commands (Genesis 6:22 ; 7:5,9 ; cf. Genesis 7:11-8 ).
Eschatological Judgment . When God announced the coming of the flood to Noah he said, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh" (Genesis 6:13 ). The "eschatological" term qes ( end ), later became a technical term for the eschaton. The divine judgment involved a period of probation (Genesis 6:3 ), followed by a judicial investigation ("The Lord saw " Genesis 6:5 ; "I have determined, " Genesis 6:13 ; RSV ), the sentence (Genesis 6:7 ), and its execution (the bringing of the flood, Genesis 7:11-24 ). The New Testament recognizes the divine judgment of the Genesis flood as a typological foreshadowing of the final eschatological judgment.
The Noahic Covenant . The word berit [ Genesis 6:18 ; 9:8-17 ), and the covenant motif is an integral part of the flood narrative. The Noahic covenant comes at God's initiative, and demonstrates his concern, faithfulness, and dependability. He covenants never again to send a flood to destroy the earth. This covenant promise flows from the propitiatory animal sacrifice offered by Noah (Genesis 8:20-22 ).
Unlike the other biblical covenants, the Noahic covenant is made not only with humankind but with the whole earth (Genesis 9:13 ) including every living creature (Genesis 9:10,12,15,16 ), and is thus completely unilateral and unconditional upon the response of the earth and its inhabitants. The sign of this everlasting covenant is the rainbow, which is not primarily for humankind, but for God to see and "remember" the covenant he has made with the earth (Genesis 9:16 ).
The Flood Remnant . The flood narrative contains the first mention in the biblical canon of the motif and terminology of remnant: "Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained [2]" (Genesis 7:23 ). The remnant who survived the cosmic catastrophe of the flood were constituted thus because of their right relationship of faith and obedience to God, not because of caprice or the favoritism of the gods, as in the extrabiblical ancient Near Eastern flood stories.
Salvific Grace . God's grace is revealed already before the flood in his directions for the building of the ark to save those faithful to him (1619168771_14 ); and again after the flood in his covenant/promise never again to destroy the earth with a flood, even though human nature remained evil (Genesis 8:20-22 ; 9:8-17 ).
But the theological (and literary, chiastic) heart of the flood account is found in the phrase "God remembered Noah" (Genesis 8:1 ). The memory theology of Scripture does not imply that God has literally forgotten; for God to "remember" is to act in deliverance (see Exodus 6:5 ). The structural positioning of God's "remembering" at the center of the narrative indicates that the apex of flood theology is not punitive judgment but divine salvific grace.
Numerous thematic and verbal parallels between the accounts of Noah's salvation and Israel's exodus deliverance reveal the author's intent to emphasize their similarity. Various references in the psalms to God's gracious deliverance of the righteous from the "great waters" of tribulation, may contain allusions to the Genesis flood (Psalm 18:16 ; 32:6 ; 65:5-8 ; 69:2 ; 89:9 ; 93:3 ; 124:4 ).
Flood Typology . The typological nature of the flood account is already implicit in Genesis. Isaiah provides an explicit verbal indicator that the flood is a type of covenantal eschatology (54:9), along with several possible allusions to the flood in his descriptions of the eschatological salvation of Israel (24:18; 28:2; 43:2; 54:8). The prophets Nahum (Nahum 1:8 ) and Daniel (9:26) depict the eschatological judgment in language probably alluding to the Genesis flood.
The New Testament writers recognize the typological connection between flood and eschatology. The salvation of Noah and his family in the ark through the waters of the flood finds its antitypical counterpart in New Testament eschatological salvation connected with water baptism (1 Peter 3:18-22 ). The flood is also a type of the final eschatological judgment at the end of the world, and the conditions of pre-flood morality provide signs of the endtimes (Matthew 24:37-39 ; Luke 17:26-27 ; 2 Peter 2:5,9 ; 3:5-7 ).
Universality of the Flood . One of the most controversial aspects of flood theology concerns the extent of the flood. Three major positions are taken: (1) the traditional, which asserts the universal, worldwide, nature of the deluge; (2) limited flood theories, which narrow the scope of the flood story to a particular geographical location in Mesopotamia; and (3) nonliteral (symbolic) interpretation, which suggests that the flood story is a nonhistorical account written to teach theological truth. Against the third interpretation, we have already discussed the historical nature of the flood. Of the two first positions, the limited flood theories rest primarily on scientific arguments that set forth seemingly difficult physical problems for a universal flood. These problems are not insurmountable given the supernatural nature of the flood; numerous recent scientific studies also provide a growing body of evidence for diluvial catastrophism instead of uniformitarianism. Only the traditional universalist understanding does full justice to all the biblical data, and this interpretation is crucial for flood theology in Genesis and for the theological implications drawn by later biblical writers.
Many lines of biblical evidence converge in affirming the universal extent of the flood and also reveal the theological significance of this conclusion: (1) the trajectory of major themes in Genesis 1-11 creation, fall, plan of redemption, spread of sinis universal in scope and calls for a matching universal judgment; (2) the genealogical lines from both Adam (Genesis 4:17-26 ; 5:1-31 ) and Noah (Genesis 10:1-32 ; 11:1-9 ) are exclusive in nature, indicating that as Adam was father of all preflood humanity, so Noah was father of all postflood humanity; (3) the same inclusive divine blessing to be fruitful and multiply is given to both Adam and Noah (Genesis 1:28 ; 9:1 ); (4) the covenant (Genesis 9:9-10 ) and its rainbow sign (Genesis 9:12-17 ) are clearly linked with the extent of the flood (Genesis 9:16,18 ); if there was only a local flood, then the covenant would be only a limited covenant; (5) the viability of God's promise (Genesis 9:15 ; cf. Isaiah 54:9 ) is wrapped up in the universality of the flood; if only a local flood occurred, then God has broken his promise every time another local flood has happened; (6) the universality of the flood is underscored by the enormous size of the ark (1619168771_87 ) and the stated necessity for saving all the species of animals and plants in the ark (Genesis 6:16-21 ; 7:2-3 ); a massive ark filled with representatives of all nonaquatic animal/plant species would be unnecessary if this were only a local flood; (7) the covering of "all the high mountains" by at least twenty feet of water (Genesis 7:19-20 ) could not involve simply a local flood, since water seeks its own level across the surface of the globe; (8) the duration of the flood (Noah in the ark over a year, Ezekiel 14:14,20:14 ) makes sense only with a universal flood; (9) the New Testament passages concerning the flood all employ universal language ("took them all away" [3]; "destroyed them all " [4]; Noah "condemned the world " [5]); and (10) the New Testament flood typology assumes and depends upon the universality of the flood to theologically argue for an imminent worldwide judgment by fire (2 Peter 3:6-7 ).
The theology of the flood is the pivot of a connected but multifaceted universal theme running through Genesis 1-11 and the whole rest of Scripture: creation, and the character of the Creator, in his original purpose for creation; uncreation, in humankind's turning from the Creator, the universal spread of sin, ending in universal eschatological judgment; and re-creation, in the eschatological salvation of the faithful remnant and the universal renewal of the earth.
Richard M. Davidson
See also Genesis, Theology of
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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Flood
FLOOD . See Deluge. And notice that the word is used generally for a stream or river, as Isaiah 44:3 ‘I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground’ (RV [1] ‘streams’). Sometimes a particular river is meant, the Euphrates, the Nile, or the Jordan. (1) The Euphrates is referred to in Joshua 24:2 (‘your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood,’ RV [1] ‘beyond the River’) Joshua 24:14-15 , 2Es 13:44 , 1Ma 7:8 . (2) The Nile in Psalms 78:44 , Amos 8:8 to Amos 9:5 , Jeremiah 46:7-8 . (3) The Jordan in Psalms 66:6 (‘they went through the flood on foot’). The word is also frequently used in AV [3] as now, of a torrent, as Psalms 69:2 ‘I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me’ (Heb. shibboleth , the word which the Ephraimites pronounced sibboleth ).
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Flood
Genesis 6:17 (c) This is emblematic of the great judgment of GOD upon those who are out of CHRIST, even as this flood came upon those who were out of the ark. (See also Psalm 90:5).
Psalm 29:10 (c) Perhaps this indicates the great, surging mass of humanity over which our Lord JESUS rules, reigns and controls.
Isaiah 28:2 (a) This word graphically describes the overwhelming wrath and power of GOD in punishing Israel.
Isaiah 59:19 (b) From this we understand something of the great force and power of the wicked who seek to overthrow GOD's people and to hinder GOD's work.
Jeremiah 46:7 (a) The power of Egypt is thus described. (See also Jeremiah 47:8; Jeremiah 47:2; Amos 8:8; Amos 9:5).
Daniel 9:26 (a) By this we understand the power of the army of the Romans who destroyed Jerusalem.
Daniel 11:22 (b) This type describes the power of the antichrist as he seeks to destroy all that belongs to CHRIST JESUS, and to establish Satanic rule.
Nahum 1:8 (a) Thus is described the power of the invading army that conquered the city of Nineveh. Jonah was sent to Nineveh with a warning, and the people repented. About seventy-five years later Nahum wrote his prophecy of the destruction of Nineveh because they had returned to their wicked ways.
Matthew 7:27 (a) This word is a type of the adversities, oppositions and sorrows which suddenly overwhelm and overcome those who are not resting on the Rock of Ages, CHRIST JESUS. (See also Luke 6:4, Luke 6:8).
Revelation 12:15 (a) This word describes the terrible persecution of Israel by satanic forces which made them slaves for many years, and finally scattered them throughout the world. During the tribulation Israel will again suffer persecution.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Flood, the
This judgement of God upon the earth, when the whole world had become corrupt before Him, has often been thought to be a subject full of difficulties, the principal of which it may be well to consider. First, as to its extent, was the flood universal? Language can scarcely be more explicit than is the scripture on this point. We read that "all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed . . . . and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark." Genesis 7:19-23 . After the flood God said He would not any more smite 'every thing living,' as He had done, Genesis 8:21 ; "neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. " Genesis 9:11 : cf. also 2 Peter 2:5 ; 2 Peter 3:6,7 . Words cannot be plainer than the above to signify a universal deluge: the world that then was is distinguished from the earththat now is, and it is easy for faith to accept God's statement. It was a miracle, and it would require as great a miracle to cover all the highhills in one district only, without the water flowing to other parts, as to submerge the whole earth. The quantity of water required to cover the whole earth could easily be formed by God the Creator of all things, and be dispersed into its elements afterwards.
It has often been contended that as man only was the guilty creature, the destruction of all mankind would have entirely met the case. It might have been thus if God had so pleased, but He has taken pains to tellus that all cattle, beasts, and creeping things were destroyed; and we mustbelieve Him. Man was the head of creation, and all was involved in the consequences of his sin, and there must be a new start under the figureof the death and resurrection of Noah in the ark. God commenced a new economy as to the earth, in connection with the sweet savour of Noah's sacrifice. The flood was about 1700 years after the creation of Adam, and it is impossible to say how many millions of people there were on the earth at the time, or how far they had been dispersed.
Another difficulty felt is as to the great number of species being all preserved in the ark, such, it is said, as 1500 mammalia, 6000 species of birds, and some hundreds of thousands of reptiles and insects! It is very probable that at that time a great many of these did not exist. God fore-knew that the flood would sweep away the great bulk of them, and He could have restrained the forming of species, and have kept them to a comparatively few genera. Compare the statement that 'every living creature' was brought to Adam to be named. All the original generic types then existing were gathered into the ark, from which the species, under many varying circumstances, may have greatly increased. This would be from naturalcauses, as has been known to have been the case, without in anyway agreeing with or falling under the modern theory of evolution. The clean animals were doubtless only four in number: the ox, the sheep, the goat,and the pigeon — those offered in sacrifice; the distinction between clean and unclean animals for food was made long after.
Again it has been asked, How could the animals have been fed for a full year? and what could have prevented the wild animals devouring one another? Scripture does not say how the animals were fed. God may have caused many of them to have slept the greater part of the time, as some do now constantly in the winter. In Paradise the green herb was the food for every beast, every fowl, and every creeping thing, as well as for man, Genesis 1:29,30 ; and they may not have become carnivorous until after the flood, when flesh was given to man to eat. Genesis 9:3 . If, on the other hand, because sin had come in, they had been previously living on one another, God could have altered this while in the ark, as He certainly will do in the millennium. Isaiah 11:6-9 ; Isaiah 65:25 ; Ezekiel 34:25 . Men, and even professing Christians, scoff at this, because of their knowledge of physiology; but even history proves that carnivorous animals will feed upon vegetation when they cannot get animal food, and vice versa.
By faith Noah prepared the ark. Hebrews 11:7 . Everything concerning the flood was arranged by God; Noah had simply to follow out the instructions given. The same faith believes that it was fully carried out as described; and there is no real difficulty in the matter, except by shutting out God, which must not be, for it was His flood, The old world was then destroyed except those in the ark, and they were perfectly safe,for God shut them in. The promise was afterwards given that God would not again destroy the world with a flood; but it is, alas, reserved to be destroyed by fire. 2 Peter 3:7,10 . This is a prophecy as little believed by many, as was the deluge that was proclaimed by Noah; but which will as certainly come to pass. The details of the deluge are given in full in Genesis 6 - 8. In almost all heathen countries there exist ancient traditions of the flood, though with many variations. The descendants of Noah would carry the record of the solemn judgement wherever they roamed. See ARK.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Flood
(See NOAH.)
King James Dictionary - Flood
FLOOD, n. flud.
1. A great flow of water a body of moving water particularly, a body of water, rising, swelling and overflowing land not usually covered with water. Thus there is a flood, every spring, in the Connecticut, which inundates the adjacent meadows. There is an annual flood in the Nile, and in the Mississippi. 2. The flood, by way of eminence, the deluge the great body of water which inundated the earth in the days of Noah. Before the flood, men live to a great age. 3. A river a sense chiefly poetical. 4. The flowing of the tide the semi-diurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean opposed to ebb. The ship entered the harbor on the flood. Hence flood-tide young flood high flood. 5. A great quantity an inundation an overflowing abundance superabundance as a flood of bank notes a flood of paper currency. 6. A great body or stream of any fluid substance as a flood of light a flood of lava. Hence, figuratively, a flood of vice. 7. Menstrual discharge. FLOOD, To overflow to inundate to deluge as, to flood a meadow.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Flood
FLOOD.—The Flood is referred to only in Matthew 24:38-39 and its parallel Luke 17:27. Jesus is speaking of the concealment of the day and hour of the coming of the Son of Man, and He uses the Flood as an illustration which would be well known to His hearers. Men and women were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark; and did not know until the Flood came and took them all away. So it would be at the time of the coming of the Son of Man. Jesus was, at the time of speaking, warning men of His coming, and the warning was intended, doubtless, to be sufficient to turn them, if they would be turned, from their evil. The emphasis in the use of the illustration is upon the indifference and wickedness of the antediluvians, as paralleled by that of men in the future who would not receive and act upon the warnings now given. The Gospel use, then, of the Flood is, like the meaning of the word used (κατακλυσμός), neutral as to the important questions raised by the OT story of the Deluge. See art. ‘Flood’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, vol. ii.
O. H. Gates.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Flood
This word is particularly and perhaps especially applicable only to the deluge, when the Lord by a flood of waters destroyed every thing that lived upon the earth of his creatures. But the word in Scripture is made use of to denote many things of an overwhelming nature. Thus, floods of sin, floods of sorrow, floods of ungodly men, and the like. So that there is one of the sweetest promises in the Bible, in allusion to the graces of the Lord the Spirit, made use of in a way of illustration, by the figure of a flood. "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19) Yea the Lord Jesus himself adopts the figure in reference to his own personal sufferings. "I am come, saith Christ, into deep waters, where the floods overflow me." (Psalms 69:2) But the church takes comfort from hence, that no water spouts of divine wrath can cool the warm love of the heart of Jesus to his church and people. "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it." (Song of Song of Solomon 8:7)
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Flood
Flood. One of the most remarkable events in the history of our world. The biblical narrative is given in Genesis 6:1-22; Genesis 7:1-24; Genesis 8:1-22. The scripture account of It says, "And I, behold, I do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing that is in the earth shall die." Genesis 6:17; comp. Genesis 7:4; Genesis 7:21; Genesis 7:23. "And all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail: and the mountains were covered.... And every living thing was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth; and Noah only was left, and they that were with him in the ark." Genesis 7:19-23, R. V. There is no fact in history better attested, independent of the word of God, than the flood; and none more universally acknowledged by all nations, accounts of it being in their legends. Many evidences of some such great catastrophe exist at the present day. The highest mountains in every part of the earth furnish proofs that the sea has spread over them, shells, skeletons of fish and sea monsters being found on them. The universality of a flood is shown by the fact that the remains of animals are found buried far from their native regions. Elephants and skeletons of whales have been found buried in England; mammoths near the north pole; crocodiles in Germany, etc. It is well to bear in mind that God has said, "I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth." Genesis 9:11; Genesis 9:15. And also has said, "The world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment,... in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up." 2 Peter 3:5-10. There is an abundance of material stored up in the earth and in the atmosphere to produce such a combustion at any moment.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Flood
See DELUGE .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Flood
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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Flood
FLOOD.—The Flood is referred to only in Matthew 24:38-39 and its parallel Luke 17:27. Jesus is speaking of the concealment of the day and hour of the coming of the Son of Man, and He uses the Flood as an illustration which would be well known to His hearers. Men and women were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark; and did not know until the Flood came and took them all away. So it would be at the time of the coming of the Son of Man. Jesus was, at the time of speaking, warning men of His coming, and the warning was intended, doubtless, to be sufficient to turn them, if they would be turned, from their evil. The emphasis in the use of the illustration is upon the indifference and wickedness of the antediluvians, as paralleled by that of men in the future who would not receive and act upon the warnings now given. The Gospel use, then, of the Flood is, like the meaning of the word used (κατακλυσμός), neutral as to the important questions raised by the OT story of the Deluge. See art. ‘Flood’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, vol. ii.
O. H. Gates.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Flood
Rebellion against God was such a consistent and widespread characteristic of early human history that God announced he would destroy the rebels through a great flood (Genesis 6:5-7; Genesis 6:17). He would, however, preserve the godly man Noah and his family, and through them build a new people. God’s means of preserving Noah’s family, along with enough animals to repopulate the animal world, was through an ark that God told Noah to build (Genesis 6:8-22; see Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20; see ARK; NOAH).
The natural causes God used to bring about the flood were twofold – forty days heavy rain combined with what seems to have been earthquake activity that sent the waters of the sea pouring into the Mesopotamian valley (Genesis 7:11-12). Even after the rain stopped and the earth settled, the flood waters took a long time to go down. Almost four months after the rain stopped, the ark came to rest in the Ararat range (Genesis 8:3-4). Seven months later, grass and plants had grown sufficiently to allow Noah, his family and the animals to leave the ark and begin life afresh on the earth (Genesis 8:14-19).
It appears that the area affected by the flood was the region of the Bible’s story in the previous chapters. The information that Noah was able to obtain confirmed to him that the flood covered it all. (Expressions of universality such as ‘all the earth’, ‘everywhere’, ‘all people’, ‘everyone’, etc. are often used in the Bible with a purely local meaning, as they are today; cf. Genesis 41:57; Deuteronomy 2:25; 1 Kings 4:34; 1 Kings 18:10; Daniel 4:22; Daniel 5:19; John 1:4-5; Acts 2:5; Acts 11:28; Colossians 1:23.)
The important point of the flood story is that the flood was a total judgment on that ungodly world (except for Noah and his family), as God had warned (Genesis 6:17). It is a reminder that, at the return of Jesus Christ, sudden judgment will again fall on an ungodly world, though again God will preserve the righteous (Matthew 24:36-39; 2 Peter 2:5; 2 Peter 2:9; cf. Genesis 9:13-15; 2 Peter 3:5-7).

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Flood - Flood, n. Thus there is a Flood, every spring, in the Connecticut, which inundates the adjacent meadows. There is an annual Flood in the Nile, and in the Mississippi. The Flood, by way of eminence, the deluge the great body of water which inundated the earth in the days of Noah. Before the Flood, men live to a great age. The ship entered the harbor on the Flood. Hence Flood-tide young Flood high Flood. A great quantity an inundation an overflowing abundance superabundance as a Flood of bank notes a Flood of paper currency. A great body or stream of any fluid substance as a Flood of light a Flood of lava. Hence, figuratively, a Flood of vice. Flood, To overflow to inundate to deluge as, to Flood a meadow
Antediluvians - (Latin: ante, before; diluvium, Flood) ...
The people who lived before the time of the Flood
Postdiluvian - ) One who lived after the Flood. ) Being or happening after the Flood in Noah's days
Flood, the - The Genesis Flood is denoted in the Old Testament by the technical Hebrew term mabbul [ 2 Peter 3:6 ). Ancient Flood stories are almost universal (up to 230 different stories are known). Floods are by far the most frequently given cause for past world calamities in the folk literature of antiquity. ...
Four main Flood stories are found in Mesopotamian sources: the Sumerian Eridu Genesis (ca. ...
The Unity of the Genesis Flood Account . The detailed chiastic literary structure of Genesis 6-9 argues for the unity of the Flood narrative instead of small textual units (J and P) as suggested by the Documentary Hypothesis. A close reading of the Flood narrative as a coherent literary whole, with particular attention to the chiastic structure, resolves apparent discrepancies in the Genesis account. ...
Theology of the Flood. Theology as History: The Historical Nature of the Flood . In the literary structure of the Flood narrative the genealogical frame or envelope construction (Genesis 5:32,9:28-29 ) plus the secondary genealogies (Genesis 6:9-10,9:18-19 ) are indicators that the account is intended to be factual history. A number of references in the Book of Job may allude to the then-relatively-recent Flood (9:5-8; 12:14-15; 14:11-12; 22:15-17; 26:10-14; 27:20-22; 28:9; 38:8-11). The occurrence of the Flood is an integral part of the saving/judging Acts of God in redemptive history, and its historicity is assumed and essential to the theological arguments of later biblical writers employing Flood typology. ...
The Motive or Theological Cause of the Flood . In contrast with the ancient Near Eastern Flood stories, in which no cause of the Flood is given (Gilgamesh Epic) or in which the gods decide to wipe out their human slaves because they are making too much noise (Atrahasis Epic and Eridu Genesis), the biblical account provides a profound theological motivation for the Flood: humankind's moral depravity and sinfulness, the all-pervading corruption and violence of all living beings ("all flesh") on earth (Genesis 6:1-8,11-12 ), which demands divine punishment. ...
The God of the Flood (Theodicy) . The theological motivation provides a divine justification (theodicy) for the Flood. In contrast to the other ancient Near Eastern stories, in which the gods are arbitrary, acting out of unreasoning anger, selfishness, and caprice, seeking to deceive the people and not inform them of the impending Flood, the biblical picture of the God of the Flood is far different. ...
The God of the biblical Flood is not only just and merciful; he is also free to act according to his divine will, and he possesses sovereign power and full control over the forces of nature (in contrast to the weakness and fright of the gods during the Flood, according to ancient Near Eastern stories). Yahweh's omnipotent sovereignty seems to be the theological thrust of Psalm 29:10 , the only biblical reference outside Genesis employing the term mabbul [1]: "Yahweh sat enthroned at the Flood. "...
The choice of divine names throughout the Flood narrative, instead of indicating separate sources, seems to highlight different aspects of God's character: the generic Elohim when his universal, transcendent sovereignty or judicial authority is emphasized; and the covenant name Yahweh when his personal, ethical dealings with Noah and humankind are in view. The portrayal of humanity's moral depravity as the cause of the Flood highlights human responsibility for sin. When God announced the coming of the Flood to Noah he said, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh" (Genesis 6:13 ). The divine judgment involved a period of probation (Genesis 6:3 ), followed by a judicial investigation ("The Lord saw " Genesis 6:5 ; "I have determined, " Genesis 6:13 ; RSV ), the sentence (Genesis 6:7 ), and its execution (the bringing of the Flood, Genesis 7:11-24 ). The New Testament recognizes the divine judgment of the Genesis Flood as a typological foreshadowing of the final eschatological judgment. The word berit [ Genesis 6:18 ; 9:8-17 ), and the covenant motif is an integral part of the Flood narrative. He covenants never again to send a Flood to destroy the earth. ...
The Flood Remnant . The Flood narrative contains the first mention in the biblical canon of the motif and terminology of remnant: "Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained [2]" (Genesis 7:23 ). The remnant who survived the cosmic catastrophe of the Flood were constituted thus because of their right relationship of faith and obedience to God, not because of caprice or the favoritism of the gods, as in the extrabiblical ancient Near Eastern Flood stories. God's grace is revealed already before the Flood in his directions for the building of the ark to save those faithful to him (Genesis 6:14-21 ); and again after the Flood in his covenant/promise never again to destroy the earth with a Flood, even though human nature remained evil (Genesis 8:20-22 ; 9:8-17 ). ...
But the theological (and literary, chiastic) heart of the Flood account is found in the phrase "God remembered Noah" (Genesis 8:1 ). The structural positioning of God's "remembering" at the center of the narrative indicates that the apex of Flood theology is not punitive judgment but divine salvific grace. Various references in the psalms to God's gracious deliverance of the righteous from the "great waters" of tribulation, may contain allusions to the Genesis Flood (Psalm 18:16 ; 32:6 ; 65:5-8 ; 69:2 ; 89:9 ; 93:3 ; 124:4 ). ...
Flood Typology . The typological nature of the Flood account is already implicit in Genesis. Isaiah provides an explicit verbal indicator that the Flood is a type of covenantal eschatology (54:9), along with several possible allusions to the Flood in his descriptions of the eschatological salvation of Israel (24:18; 28:2; 43:2; 54:8). The prophets Nahum (Nahum 1:8 ) and Daniel (9:26) depict the eschatological judgment in language probably alluding to the Genesis Flood. ...
The New Testament writers recognize the typological connection between Flood and eschatology. The salvation of Noah and his family in the ark through the waters of the Flood finds its antitypical counterpart in New Testament eschatological salvation connected with water baptism (1 Peter 3:18-22 ). The Flood is also a type of the final eschatological judgment at the end of the world, and the conditions of pre-flood morality provide signs of the endtimes (Matthew 24:37-39 ; Luke 17:26-27 ; 2 Peter 2:5,9 ; 3:5-7 ). ...
Universality of the Flood . One of the most controversial aspects of Flood theology concerns the extent of the Flood. Three major positions are taken: (1) the traditional, which asserts the universal, worldwide, nature of the deluge; (2) limited Flood theories, which narrow the scope of the Flood story to a particular geographical location in Mesopotamia; and (3) nonliteral (symbolic) interpretation, which suggests that the Flood story is a nonhistorical account written to teach theological truth. Against the third interpretation, we have already discussed the historical nature of the Flood. Of the two first positions, the limited Flood theories rest primarily on scientific arguments that set forth seemingly difficult physical problems for a universal Flood. These problems are not insurmountable given the supernatural nature of the Flood; numerous recent scientific studies also provide a growing body of evidence for diluvial catastrophism instead of uniformitarianism. Only the traditional universalist understanding does full justice to all the biblical data, and this interpretation is crucial for Flood theology in Genesis and for the theological implications drawn by later biblical writers. ...
Many lines of biblical evidence converge in affirming the universal extent of the Flood and also reveal the theological significance of this conclusion: (1) the trajectory of major themes in Genesis 1-11 creation, fall, plan of redemption, spread of sinis universal in scope and calls for a matching universal judgment; (2) the genealogical lines from both Adam (Genesis 4:17-26 ; 5:1-31 ) and Noah (Genesis 10:1-32 ; 11:1-9 ) are exclusive in nature, indicating that as Adam was father of all preflood humanity, so Noah was father of all postflood humanity; (3) the same inclusive divine blessing to be fruitful and multiply is given to both Adam and Noah (Genesis 1:28 ; 9:1 ); (4) the covenant (Genesis 9:9-10 ) and its rainbow sign (Genesis 9:12-17 ) are clearly linked with the extent of the Flood (Genesis 9:16,18 ); if there was only a local Flood, then the covenant would be only a limited covenant; (5) the viability of God's promise (Genesis 9:15 ; cf. Isaiah 54:9 ) is wrapped up in the universality of the Flood; if only a local Flood occurred, then God has broken his promise every time another local Flood has happened; (6) the universality of the Flood is underscored by the enormous size of the ark (Genesis 6:14-15 ) and the stated necessity for saving all the species of animals and plants in the ark (Genesis 6:16-21 ; 7:2-3 ); a massive ark filled with representatives of all nonaquatic animal/plant species would be unnecessary if this were only a local Flood; (7) the covering of "all the high mountains" by at least twenty feet of water (Genesis 7:19-20 ) could not involve simply a local Flood, since water seeks its own level across the surface of the globe; (8) the duration of the Flood (Noah in the ark over a year, Genesis 7:11-8:14 ) makes sense only with a universal Flood; (9) the New Testament passages concerning the Flood all employ universal language ("took them all away" [3]; "destroyed them all " [4]; Noah "condemned the world " [5]); and (10) the New Testament Flood typology assumes and depends upon the universality of the Flood to theologically argue for an imminent worldwide judgment by fire (2 Peter 3:6-7 ). ...
The theology of the Flood is the pivot of a connected but multifaceted universal theme running through Genesis 1-11 and the whole rest of Scripture: creation, and the character of the Creator, in his original purpose for creation; uncreation, in humankind's turning from the Creator, the universal spread of sin, ending in universal eschatological judgment; and re-creation, in the eschatological salvation of the faithful remnant and the universal renewal of the earth. Lewis, A Study of the Interpretation of Noah and the Flood in Jewish and Christian Literature ; B. Nelson, The Deluge in Stone: A History of the Flood Theology of Genesis ; A. Morris, The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications ; R. Youngblood, The Genesis Debate: Persistent Questions About Creation and the Flood
River - 1: ποταμός (Strong's #4215 — Noun Masculine — potamos — pot-am-os' ) denotes (a) "a stream," Luke 6:48,49 ; (b) "a Flood or Floods," Matthew 7:25,27 ; (c) "a river," natural, Matthew 3:6 , RV; Mark 1:5 ; Acts 16:13 ; 2 Corinthians 11:26 , RV (AV, "waters"); Revelation 8:10 ; 9:14 ; 16:4,12 ; symbolical, Revelation 12:15 (1st part), RV, "river" (AV, "flood"); so Revelation 12:16 ; 22:1,2 (cp. " See Flood , WATER. ...
Note: For potamophoretos in Revelation 12:15 , see Flood , B
Deluge - See Flood
Deluge - See Flood
Deluge - See Flood
Flood - FLOOD. —The Flood is referred to only in Matthew 24:38-39 and its parallel Luke 17:27. Jesus is speaking of the concealment of the day and hour of the coming of the Son of Man, and He uses the Flood as an illustration which would be well known to His hearers. Men and women were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark; and did not know until the Flood came and took them all away. The Gospel use, then, of the Flood is, like the meaning of the word used (κατακλυσμός), neutral as to the important questions raised by the OT story of the Deluge. ‘Flood’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, vol
Flood - FLOOD. —The Flood is referred to only in Matthew 24:38-39 and its parallel Luke 17:27. Jesus is speaking of the concealment of the day and hour of the coming of the Son of Man, and He uses the Flood as an illustration which would be well known to His hearers. Men and women were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark; and did not know until the Flood came and took them all away. The Gospel use, then, of the Flood is, like the meaning of the word used (κατακλυσμός), neutral as to the important questions raised by the OT story of the Deluge. ‘Flood’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, vol
Flooded - ) of Flood...
Dor hamabul - the generation destroyed by the Flood...
Methuselah - Methuselah (me-thû'se-lah), man of dart, or he dies and it is sent—namely, the Flood. The son of Enoch, and, according to Hebrew chronology, 969 years old when he died, in the first year of the Flood. The history of the fall and of the world before the Flood was carried thus through only one person to Noah
Tel-Abib - (tehl-ay' bihb) Place name meaning, “mound of the Flood” or “mound of grain. The Babylonians may have thought it was the ruined site of the original Flood
Diluviate - ) To run as a Flood
Water-Bound - ) Prevented by a Flood from proceeding
Waterflood - ) A Flood of water; an inundation
Antediluvial - ) Before the Flood, or Deluge, in Noah's time
Effulgent - ) Diffusing a Flood of light; shining; luminous; beaming; bright; splendid
Ebb Tide - The reflux of tide water; the retiring tide; - opposed to Flood tide
Eger - ) An impetuous Flood; a bore
Japheth - Son of Noah, survived the Flood together with his family by entering the Ark
Diluvial - ) Of or pertaining to a Flood or deluge, esp. ) Effected or produced by a Flood or deluge of water; - said of coarse and imperfectly stratified deposits along ancient or existing water courses
Sluice - ) An artifical passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate or Flood gate. ) The stream flowing through a Flood gate. ) To emit by, or as by, Flood gates
Effulgence - ) The state of being effulgent; extreme brilliancy; a Flood of light; great luster or brightness; splendor
Seth - He was Noah’s ancestor, and thus the antecedent of all mankind that survived the Flood
Methuselah - ("he dies and it (the Flood) is sent". He died in the year of the Flood, possibly by it
Flood - Rebellion against God was such a consistent and widespread characteristic of early human history that God announced he would destroy the rebels through a great Flood (Genesis 6:5-7; Genesis 6:17). ...
The natural causes God used to bring about the Flood were twofold – forty days heavy rain combined with what seems to have been earthquake activity that sent the waters of the sea pouring into the Mesopotamian valley (Genesis 7:11-12). Even after the rain stopped and the earth settled, the Flood waters took a long time to go down. ...
It appears that the area affected by the Flood was the region of the Bible’s story in the previous chapters. The information that Noah was able to obtain confirmed to him that the Flood covered it all. )...
The important point of the Flood story is that the Flood was a total judgment on that ungodly world (except for Noah and his family), as God had warned (Matthew 24:36-3979)
Briny - ) Of or pertaining to brine, or to the sea; partaking of the nature of brine; salt; as, a briny taste; the briny Flood
Deluge - ) A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a Flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great Flood in the days of Noah (Gen
Cataclysm - ) An extensive overflow or sweeping Flood of water; a deluge
Freshet - ) A Flood or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow; a sudden inundation
Fleet - FLEET, in English names, denotes a Flood, a creek or inlet, a bay or estuary, or a river as in Fleet-street, North-flete, Fleet-prison
Ham - Son of Noah, survived the Flood together with his family by entering the Ark
Cham - Son of Noah, survived the Flood together with his family by entering the Ark
Flood - Flood . And notice that the word is used generally for a stream or river, as Isaiah 44:3 ‘I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and Floods upon the dry ground’ (RV [3] as now, of a torrent, as Psalms 69:2 ‘I am come into deep waters, where the Floods overflow me’ (Heb
Rainbow - The 'bow set in the clouds' was given by God to Noah as a token that He would not again destroy the world by a Flood. The rainbow may have appeared to Noah before, but it was not appointed by God as a token until after the Flood. Others judge it to be more probable that the rainbow had not been seen prior to the Flood, the state of the atmosphere being different from what it became after the deluge
Noah - —The hero of the Hebrew version of the Semitic tradition of the Flood; mentioned twice in the Gospels. The second mention is in Luke 17:26-27 || Matthew 24:37-38, where Jesus uses the Flood in the days of Noah to illustrate the sudden and unexpected coming of the Son of Man; the indifference of the people in the time of Noah is paralleled by the indifference of men to this approaching event. In the OT there is but the slightest mention of him outside of the immediate Flood-story in Genesis. The writer of Isaiah 54:9 describes the present distresses of Israel ‘as the waters of Noah,’ to be followed by peace, according to the unchangeable covenant of peace, as surely as the promise and the covenant followed the Flood
Noah - —The hero of the Hebrew version of the Semitic tradition of the Flood; mentioned twice in the Gospels. The second mention is in Luke 17:26-27 || Matthew 24:37-38, where Jesus uses the Flood in the days of Noah to illustrate the sudden and unexpected coming of the Son of Man; the indifference of the people in the time of Noah is paralleled by the indifference of men to this approaching event. In the OT there is but the slightest mention of him outside of the immediate Flood-story in Genesis. The writer of Isaiah 54:9 describes the present distresses of Israel ‘as the waters of Noah,’ to be followed by peace, according to the unchangeable covenant of peace, as surely as the promise and the covenant followed the Flood
Pearly - ) Resembling pearl or pearls; clear; pure; transparent; iridescent; as, the pearly dew or Flood
Reigle - ) A hollow cut or channel for quiding anything; as, the reigle of a side post for a Flood gate
Noah - The son of Lamech, a descendant of Adam in the line of Seth, and a survivor of the Flood. Because Noah walked with God and stood blameless among the people of that time, God gave him specific instructions for building the ark by which Noah and his family would survive the coming Flood. Then a week before the Flood (Genesis 7:4 ), Noah led his family and all of the animals into the ark just as God directed. Then the Lord promised never again to destroy living creatures as He had done in the Flood and established a covenant with Noah and his sons and sealed that covenant with a rainbow. Noah lived another 350 years after the Flood and died at the age of 950 years. The references to Noah in 1 Peter 3:20 and 2 Peter 2:5 speak of Noah and those of his family who were saved in the Flood. See Flood
Flood - The episode of the Flood in Genesis 6:1-9:19 is part of what may be called the gospel of Abram ( Genesis 1-11 ). Its Structural Background The literary theme of a Flood was a natural motif for the Sumerian and Akkadian peoples who resided between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in a plain prone to Flood. The oft-repeated Flood experience found literary expression in a Sumerian Flood story and in two or more Akkadian ones: the Atrahasis Epic and the Epic of Gilgamesh. The Akkadian and Hebrew stories parallel each other in the following ways: the naming of the hero (Utnapishtim/Noah), the divine announcement of a Flood, instructions to build a ship, the inclusion of animals in the ship, the dispatch of birds, the sacrifice the hero offered after the waters subsided, and other related details. From all of this, it is the studied judgment of scholars “that the Babylonian and Hebrew versions (of the Flood stories) are genetically related is too obvious to require proof” (Alexander Heidel. ...
The structural background of the Flood in Genesis derives from the fact that the early ancestors of Abram were resident in the Mesoptamian valley and were exposed to the prevailing cultural patterns. ...
It must be admitted that the identification of a Flood that gave rise to the Sumero-Akkadian and Hebrew Flood accounts has proved illusive. Such scientific efforts have not proven the Flood narrative. ...
The drama of Israel's Flood story is the drama of God reacting to the habitual sin of His creatures. ...
Theological Proclamation of the Flood God took account of earth's wickedness, the persistent human bent toward evil, the corruption that filled the earth with injustice. The destruction of all people existing before the Flood indicated the abhorrence of evil. When Noah offered a sacrifice to Yahweh after the Flood, the act prompted God to exercise His concern for the new race. Here is another instance of the same theme in the preamble to the Flood: humanity became enormously wicked. Here the Flood account highlights a person's potential: to walk with God, to be blameless and righteous in a wicked world, to be a mediator of divine grace possible for all people, and to know that the future was safe and sure by the oath God had sworn
Eagre - ) A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at Flood tide moving up an estuary or river; - commonly called the bore
Water Pocket - the bowl at the foot of a cliff over which the stream leaps when in the Flood stage
Fishy - Inhabited by fish as the fishy Flood
Flood - ) In Joshua 24:2,3,14,15 , the word "flood" (RSV, "river") means the river Euphrates
Shem - (2203-1603 BCE) Son of Noah, survived the Flood together with his family by entering the Ark
Methuselah - He died at age 969 (the longest recorded lifespan in the scriptures), seven days before the Flood
River (2) - ), ‘flood’ (Matthew 7:25), ‘stream’ (Luke 6:48), and ‘waters’ (2 Corinthians 11:26) stand for the same Greek word ποταμός. ‘Stream’ in Luke 6:48 corresponds to ‘flood’ in Matthew 7:25. ...
The ‘stream’ (Luke 6:48) or ‘flood’ (Matthew 7:25) is evidently the rushing torrent raised by wintry rains
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Flood - Flood. The scripture account of It says, "And I, behold, I do bring a Flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing that is in the earth shall die. There is no fact in history better attested, independent of the word of God, than the Flood; and none more universally acknowledged by all nations, accounts of it being in their legends. The universality of a Flood is shown by the fact that the remains of animals are found buried far from their native regions. It is well to bear in mind that God has said, "I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the Flood; neither shall there any more be a Flood to destroy the earth
Og - According to the Midrash, he was a giant who survived the Flood
Methuselah - Son of Enoch, and the seventh from Adam: he lived 969 years, longer than any other person, and died in the year of the Flood
Prayer - All the noted saints of Scripture were mighty in prayer; but there is no mention of special prayer before the Flood
Antediluvians - A general name for all mankind who lived before the Flood, including the whole human race from the creation to the deluge
Flood - This word is particularly and perhaps especially applicable only to the deluge, when the Lord by a Flood of waters destroyed every thing that lived upon the earth of his creatures. Thus, Floods of sin, Floods of sorrow, Floods of ungodly men, and the like. So that there is one of the sweetest promises in the Bible, in allusion to the graces of the Lord the Spirit, made use of in a way of illustration, by the figure of a Flood. "When the enemy shall come in like a Flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. "I am come, saith Christ, into deep waters, where the Floods overflow me. "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the Floods drown it
Flash - A sudden burst of light a Flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing as a flash of lightning. To break forth, as a sudden Flood of light to burst or open instantly on the sight, as splendor. It differs from glitter, glisten and gleam in denoting a Flood or wide extent of light. To burst or break forth with a Flood of flame and light as, the powder flashed in the pan
Genesis - the Book of: The first of the Five Books of Moses, relates the story of creation and Noah's Flood, and describes the lives and deeds of the Patriarchs, Matriarchs, and the Twelve Tribes
Debacle - ) A breaking or bursting forth; a violent rush or Flood of waters which breaks down opposing barriers, and hurls forward and disperses blocks of stone and other debris
Methuselah - He was the oldest man of whom we have any record, dying at the age of nine hundred and sixty-nine years, in the year of the Flood (Genesis 5:21-27 ; 1 Chronicles 1:3 )
Pour - ) To send forth as in a stream or a Flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly. ) A stream, or something like a stream; a Flood
Harp - Its invention is credited to Jubal before the Flood
Arphaxad - A son of Shem, two years after the Flood, Genesis 10:22 ; 11:10
Alluvion - ) An overflowing; an inundation; a Flood
Torrent - : A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a Flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence
Bereishit - "in the beginning"); Genesis, the first book of the Pentateuch; the first word of the Torah...
Bereishit: The first of the Five Books of Moses, relates the story of creation and Noah's Flood, and describes the lives and deeds of the Patriarchs, Matriarchs, and the Twelve Tribes
Sea - To any great collection of waters, as the Nile or the Euphrates in time of a Flood or high water. , "flood;" Nahum 3:8; Ezekiel 32:2; Jeremiah 51:36
Redound - ) To roll back, as a wave or Flood; to be sent or driven back; to flow back, as a consequence or effect; to conduce; to contribute; to result
Exceeding - Cities were built an exceeding space of time before the Flood
Flood, the - First, as to its extent, was the Flood universal? Language can scarcely be more explicit than is the scripture on this point. After the Flood God said He would not any more smite 'every thing living,' as He had done, Genesis 8:21 ; "neither shall there any more be a Flood to destroy the earth. The Flood was about 1700 years after the creation of Adam, and it is impossible to say how many millions of people there were on the earth at the time, or how far they had been dispersed. God fore-knew that the Flood would sweep away the great bulk of them, and He could have restrained the forming of species, and have kept them to a comparatively few genera. In Paradise the green herb was the food for every beast, every fowl, and every creeping thing, as well as for man, Genesis 1:29,30 ; and they may not have become carnivorous until after the Flood, when flesh was given to man to eat. Everything concerning the Flood was arranged by God; Noah had simply to follow out the instructions given. The same faith believes that it was fully carried out as described; and there is no real difficulty in the matter, except by shutting out God, which must not be, for it was His Flood, The old world was then destroyed except those in the ark, and they were perfectly safe,for God shut them in. The promise was afterwards given that God would not again destroy the world with a Flood; but it is, alas, reserved to be destroyed by fire. In almost all heathen countries there exist ancient traditions of the Flood, though with many variations
Noah - He and his family survived the Flood that wiped out the rest of the human race by taking shelter in the Ark he constructed
Animal - The Levitical law divided animals into clean and unclean, although the distinction seems to have existed before the Flood (Genesis 7:2 )
Saints: Preserve the World - Mark and other holy champions delivering the fair city from the devil, who had resolved to raise a great storm in the Adriatic, Flood the lagunes, and drown the inhabitants of the 'bride of the sea
Noah - ’ In one tradition Noah is the hero of the Flood, and answers to Ut-napishtim in the Bab. Elsewhere in the Bible, besides the references to the Flood, Noah is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 1:4 , Ezekiel 14:14 ; Ezekiel 14:20 , Luke 3:36
Tide - We commonly distinguish the flow or rising of the water by the name of Flood-tide, and the reflux by that of ebb-tide. There is a tide in the affairs of men, ...
Which taken at the Flood, leads on to fortune
Flush - ) To cause to be full; to Flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water; as, to flush the meadows; to Flood for the purpose of cleaning; as, to flush a sewer. ) A sudden Flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. ) To operate a placer mine, where the continuous supply of water is insufficient, by holding back the water, and releasing it periodically in a Flood
Chronology - The same system of variations is observed in the chronology of the period between the Flood and Abraham. Thus: ...
| Hebrew Septuigant Samaritan | From the birth of | Arphaxad, 2 years | after the Flood, to | the birth of Terah. Thus, including the two years from the Flood to the birth of Arphaxad, the period from the Flood to the birth of Abraham was three hundred and fifty-two years. | Creation 4004 5411 | Flood 2348 3155 | Abram leaves Haran 1921 2078 | Exodus 1491 1648 | Destruction of the | Temple 588 586 ...
To show at a glance the different ideas of the date of the creation, it may be interesting to note the following: From Creation to 1894
Redound - The evil, soon driven back, redounded as a Flood on those from whom it sprung
Flash - ) A sudden burst of light; a Flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning. ) To break forth, as a sudden Flood of light; to burst instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash. ) To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient Flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the powder flashed
Ark - Boat or water vessel and in particular one built by Noah under God's direction to save Noah, his family, and representatives of all animal life from the Flood. Noah was commanded to build an ark to God's specifications to save his family and representatives of all animals from the Flood (Genesis 6:18-19 ). The expectancy of some at the second coming is likened to those who were destroyed by the Flood. ...
Extra-biblical Sources The Babylonian Flood story, called the Gilgamesh epic, also tells of a large boat by which its hero survived the Flood. See Flood ; Noah
Noah - He therefore entered and stayed in the ark which he built, and was saved from the great Flood of GOD's wrath
Arpachshad - He was born two years after the Flood and was the grandfather of Eber
Rainbow - We need not suppose that the rainbow was unknown before the Flood; but God then appointed it to be the cheering seal of his covenant with the earth, which is as steadfast as the natural laws from which the rainbow springs
Obedience - Even if death were in the way it is: 'Not ours to reason why: Ours, but to dare and die;' and, at our Master's bidding, advance through Flood or flame
Peleg - This doubtless means, as is said in Genesis 10:5 , "By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; " and again in Genesis 10:32 , "By these were the nations divided in the earth after the Flood
Desolate - ) To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the Flood
Gush - ...
The gaping wound gushed out a crimson Flood
Ages of the World - ...
YEARS...
* The first, from the creation to the Flood containing a period of 1656...
* The second, from Noah to Abraham 425...
* The third, from Abraham to the going forth of Israel from Egypt 430...
* The fourth, from the departure from Egypt to Solomon's temple 479...
* The fifth from Solomon's in the captivity in Babylon 424...
* The sixth, from the going into Babylon to the coming of Christ 584...
Kedemah - And in confirmation of it, it is remarkable that the account given of the journeying after the Flood is expressed by this term, "they journeyed from Kadem," or as the margin of the Bible renders it, "they journeyed eastward
Patriarch - It is usually applied to the progenitors of the Israelites, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the sons of Jacob, or to the heads of families before the Flood as the antediluvian patriarchs
Fresh - ) The mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, as by means of a Flood of fresh water flowing toward or into the sea. ) A Flood; a freshet
Giants - There were, however, giants before the Flood, Genesis 6:4 ; fruits of the union of different families, and extraordinary in stature, power, and crime. After the Flood, mention is made of a race called Rephaim, Genesis 14:5 Joshua 17:15 ; kindred with whom were the Emim, early occupants of the land of Moab, and the Zamzummim in Ammon, Deuteronomy 2:10,20
Deluge, the -
The text does not necessarily imply such a Flood, since the words arez and adamah may just as well be translated by "region" and "land.
Hence, while most modern expositors deny the geographical universality of the Flood, many defend at least its ethnographical universality; others hold that the Flood did not extend to the entire human race but is limited by the Bible itself (Genesis 4,5) to the descendants of Cain and Seth
Flood, the -
The text does not necessarily imply such a Flood, since the words arez and adamah may just as well be translated by "region" and "land.
Hence, while most modern expositors deny the geographical universality of the Flood, many defend at least its ethnographical universality; others hold that the Flood did not extend to the entire human race but is limited by the Bible itself (Genesis 4,5) to the descendants of Cain and Seth
Spirits in Prison - The immediate focus of the statement in 1Peter is not the Flood as such. The Flood becomes the center of attention in Matthew 24:20-21 . Matthew 24:19 focuses on the situation that necessitated the Flood (see Genesis 6:1-8 ). The disobedient “spirits,” accordingly, are not the people who died in the Flood, but the evil spirits, or demons, whose influence brought divine judgment on the world
Deluge - The Flood which overflowed and destroyed the earth. This Flood makes one of the most considerable epochas in chronology. From this Flood, the state of the world is divided into diluvian and ante-diluvian. God declared to Noah that he was resolved to destroy every thing that had breath under heaven, or had life on the earth, by a Flood of waters; such was the threatening, such was the execution. Can an universal deluge be more clearly expressed? If the deluge had only been partial, there had been no necessity to spend an hundred years in the building of an ark, and shutting up all sorts of animals therein, in order to re-stock the world: they had been easily and readily brought from those parts of the world not overflowed into those that were; at least, all the birds never would have been destroyed, as Moses says they were, so long as they had wings to bear them to those parts where the Flood did not reach. That the Greeks and western nations had some knowledge of the Flood, has never been denied; and the Mussulmen, Chinese, and Americans, have traditions of the deluge. Burnet supposes the primitive earth to have been no more than a crust investing the water contained in the ocean; and in the central abyss which he and others suppose to exist in the bowels of the earth at the time of the Flood, this outward crust broke in a thousand pieces, and sunk down among the water, which thus spouted up in vast cataracts, and overflowed the whole surface
Rainbow - " It is argued by those holding this opinion that the atmosphere was differently constituted before the Flood
Serug - One of many systematic variations lengthening the interval between the Flood and Abraham from 292 to 1172, or as the Alexandrinus manuscript 1072
na'Amah -
One of the four women whose names are preserved in the records of the world before the Flood; all except Eve being Cainites
Shinar - Shinar (shî'nar), the Land of, casting out? country of two rivers? The region where the people, after the Flood, made bricks and used slime (bitumen) for mortar
Chide - To make a rough, clamorous, roaring noise as the chiding Flood
Doves - The dove was the chosen harbinger of God's returning favor after the Flood, Genesis 8:1-22 , and was honored as an emblem of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 3:16
na'Amah -
One of the four women whose names are preserved in the records of the world before the Flood; all except Eve being Cainites
Seth - Seth was the chief of "the children of God," as the Scripture calls them, Genesis 6:2 that is, those who before the Flood preserved true religion and piety in the world, while the descendants of Cain gave themselves up to wickedness
Japheth - Enlargement, the eldest of Noah's three sons, Genesis 9:24 10:21 , born one hundred years before the Flood
Patriarchs - The title is chiefly confined to the heads of families before the law; for when we speak of the patriarchs without particularizing by name it is generally understood of those before the Flood, and afterwards confined to the persons and families of Abraham, Issac, Jacob, and their tribe
Noah - The cause of the Flood is stated Genesis 6:1-3, etc. Marriages engrossing men just before the Flood are specified in Matthew 24:38; Luke 17:27. A transparent substance may have been used, for many arts discovered by the Cainites (Genesis 4:21-22) and their descendants in the 2,262 years between Adam and the Flood (Septuagint; Hebrew 1656 years) were probably lost at the deluge. The physical preservation of the species cannot have been the sole object; for if the Flood were universal the genera and species of animals would exceed the room in the ark, if partial there would be no need for saving in the ark creatures of the limited area man then tenanted, for the Flooded area might easily be stocked from the surrounding dry land after the Flood. Noah successively sent, to ascertain the state of the earth, at intervals of seven days, a raven which rested on the ark but never entered it, wandering up and down and feeding on the floating caresses (emblem of the restless worldly spirit), and a dove, which finding no rest for the sole of her foot returned and Noah put forth his hand and took her and pulled her in unto him into the ark (emblem of the soul first drawn by Jesus to Himself: John 6:44; John 10:28-29); next she brought a fresh olive leaf (emblem of peace and the Holy Spirit, the earnest of our inheritance: Ephesians 1:13-14), which can live under a Flood more than most trees; Theophrastus (Hist. In the three great ethnological divisions, Semitics, Aryans (Indo-Europeans), and Turanians, the tradition of the Flood exists. The Aryan has the Greek accounts of Ogyges' and Deucalion's Floods, on account of men's deterioration in the brazen age (Pindar, Flood, and is the first man with his wife, three sons and three daughters, in the renovated world (Hardwick, "Christ and other Masters," 3:16). The Cherokee Indians believe a dog incited one family to build a boat wherein they were saved from the Flood which destroyed all people. Smith has deciphered the account of the Flood in three distinct copies, containing duplicate texts of an ancient original. Izdubar (Nimrod according to Smith) the hero, a sage, asks Sisit or Hasisadra (Greek Xisuthrus), an immortal, son of Ubaratutu, how he became so; in reply he narrates the story of the Flood, and assigns his own piety as the cause of his translation. The Flood destroyed all life from the face of the earth . " This account agrees with the Bible in making the Flood a divine punishment for sin, and threatening the taking of life for life. Berosus' fragment preserves a similar Chaldean story: "Xisuthrus, warned by Kronos of a coming Flood, wrote a history of the beginning, course, and end of all things, and buried it in the city of the sun, Sippara; built a vessel five stadia long and two broad, and put on board food, birds, and quadrupeds, wife, children and friends. After the Flood abated Xisuthrus sent out birds which not finding food or rest returned. ...
No record of the Flood appears in the Egyptian monuments, but Plato (Timaeus, 21) testifies that the Egyptians believed that catastrophes from time to time by God's anger had visited all lands but Egypt; the last was a deluge submerging all lands but Egypt, 8,000 years before Solon's visit to Amosis, no rain falling in Egypt. The various yet mainly agreeing accounts imply the original unity of mankind diverging from one common center after the Flood, and carrying to their various lands the story which has by corruption assumed various shapes. " A Flood destroying all the existing race of man, and those animals alone in the limited region, as yet occupied by man, and covering the visible horizon, satisfies the requirements of Scripture. Thus geological, physical, and zoological (namely, the distribution of animals, each continent having for ages before the Flood its own peculiar species, and the numbers being vast) objections are solved. Not that there is insufficiency of water to submerge the earth, nay the water is to the land as three-fifths to two-fifths; a universal Flood might have been for 150 days, and yet leave no trace discernible now. The diluvium or drift in many places, consisting of sand, pebbles, organic remains, and rock fragments, was produced by violent eruptions of water at various times, not the comparatively tranquil Flood of Scripture. The Flood rose by degrees, not displacing the soil, nor its vegetable tribes as the olive, nor rendering the ground unfit for cultivating the vine. Hence the nonappearance of traces of the Flood accords with the narrative. But the elevation of mountains followed by Floods submerging whole regions is traceable, and further confirms the account of Noah's Flood. ...
Psalms 29:10 translated "Jehovah sat (so sit, Psalms 9:4; Psalms 9:7-8; Joel 3:12) at the Flood"; mabbul , Noah's deluge; as King and Judge vindicating His people and destroying their ungodly foe, "and therefore Jehovah will sit King for ever. " Their foes now are what "the Flood" was then (Isaiah 28:2; Isaiah 59:19; Jeremiah 46:7-8; Jeremiah 47:2). Christ stamps the history as true, declaring that the world's unpreparedness for His second coming, through engrossment in business and pleasure, shall be such as it was in Noah's days before the Flood (Matthew 24:37; Luke 17:26). Peter (2 Peter 3:3-13) confutes the scoffers of the last days who deny the Lord's coming to judgment on the plea "all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation," but the same objection might have been urged before the Flood against its possibility. Whether men restricted themselves from flesh or not, previous to the Flood, is unknown
Nile - ) and the "flood of Egypt" (Amos 8:8 )
Mizraim - Mizraim geographically was the center from whence colonies went forth in the age just after the Flood, the Philistines, the Lehabim (Libyans), etc
Nephilim - The existence of Nephilim joined with marriages not sanctioned by God set the tone for God's condemnation of human wickedness, preparing for the Flood
Seth - From Seth the genealogy is traced to Noah, and the Flood swept away all else
Ebb - ) The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the tidal wave toward the sea; - opposed to Flood; as, the boats will go out on the ebb
Shiloah, Waters of - Isaiah (Isaiah 8:6) makes it represent the quiet confidence in Jehovah's benignant sway, exercised through David's line, to which he urged the Jews, in contrast to the overwhelming force of Assyria (like the Flood of the Euphrates) which they sought as an ally
Altar - Altars are, doubtless, of great antiquity; some suppose they were as early as Adam; but there is no mention made of them till after the Flood, when Noah built one, and offered burnt offerings on it
Nephilim - The existence of Nephilim joined with marriages not sanctioned by God set the tone for God's condemnation of human wickedness, preparing for the Flood
Overflow, Overflowing - , of the sea), is used in the Passive Voice in 2 Peter 3:6 , of the Flood
Tide - ) A stream; current; Flood; as, a tide of blood. ) To pour a tide or Flood
Noah - He had three sons, each of whom married a wife; he built the ark in accordance with divine direction; and was 600 years old when the Flood came. On coming from the ark he built an altar, made an offering, and received a promise that the world should never again be destroyed by a Flood
Antitype - In the latter passage, the apostle, speaking of Noah's Flood, and the deliverance only of eight persons in the ark from it, says, Baptism being an antitype to that, now saves us; not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God, &c. The meaning is, that righteousness, or the answer of a good conscience towards God, now saves us, by means of the resurrection of Christ, as formerly righteousness saved these eight persons by means of the ark during the Flood
Age of Man - After the Flood, Shem lived 600 years, but no one after him reached 500. He also said the same to Noah after the Flood
Olive Tree - It is more than probable that this took its rise from the circumstance of Noah's dove in the ark, when from being sent forth to discover whether the waters of the Flood had subsided at length returned with the olive-branch in her mouth. God will no more destroy the earth by a Flood
Rainbow, - the token of the covenant which God made with Noah when he came forth from the ark that the waters should no more become a Flood to destroy all flesh
no'ah - " ( 2 Peter 2:5 ) Besides this we are merely told that he had three: sons each of whom had married a wife; that he built the ark in accordance with divine direction; end that he was 600 years old when the Flood came. ) The Flood . At last the before the threatened destruction was Flood came; the waters were upon the earth. The waters of the Flood increased for a period of 190 days (40+150, comparing) ( Genesis 7:12 ) and Genesis7:24 And then "God remembered Noah" and made a wind to pass over the earth, so that the waters were assuaged. Whether the Flood was universal or partial has given rise to much controversy; but there can be no doubt that it was universal, so far as man was concerned: we mean that it extended to all the then known world . The literal truth of the narrative obliges us to believe that the whole human race , except eight persons, perished by the Flood. " The truth of the biblical narrative is confirmed by the numerous traditions of other nations, which have preserved the memory of a great and destructive Flood, from which but a small part of mankind escaped. Other notices of a Flood may be found in the Phoenician mythology. (Tayler Lewis deduces the partial extent of the Flood from the very face of the Hebrew text. Even after the Flood God had to compel them to disperse. So that the Flood, by appearing to destroy the race, really saved the world from destruction . ) After the Flood
no'ah - " ( 2 Peter 2:5 ) Besides this we are merely told that he had three: sons each of whom had married a wife; that he built the ark in accordance with divine direction; end that he was 600 years old when the Flood came. ) The Flood . At last the before the threatened destruction was Flood came; the waters were upon the earth. The waters of the Flood increased for a period of 190 days (40+150, comparing) ( Genesis 7:12 ) and Genesis7:24 And then "God remembered Noah" and made a wind to pass over the earth, so that the waters were assuaged. Whether the Flood was universal or partial has given rise to much controversy; but there can be no doubt that it was universal, so far as man was concerned: we mean that it extended to all the then known world . The literal truth of the narrative obliges us to believe that the whole human race , except eight persons, perished by the Flood. " The truth of the biblical narrative is confirmed by the numerous traditions of other nations, which have preserved the memory of a great and destructive Flood, from which but a small part of mankind escaped. Other notices of a Flood may be found in the Phoenician mythology. (Tayler Lewis deduces the partial extent of the Flood from the very face of the Hebrew text. Even after the Flood God had to compel them to disperse. So that the Flood, by appearing to destroy the race, really saved the world from destruction . ) After the Flood
Deluge - ]'>[2] the Flood lasts only 40 days ( Genesis 7:12 , Genesis 8:6 ), and the water had begun to abate before that. ) the same argument could be used and is actually used by native tribes to prove other Flood-stories in various parts of the globe; and (ii. ) though it proves that some spots which are now at the tops of hills were at one time submerged, that is not equivalent to asserting that a Flood ever occurred which covered the whole planet apart from the extreme improbability that the submergence of mountains was within the period of man’s existence. It must be studied in connexion with other Flood-stories. In the great majority of cases the Flood is caused by some startling natural phenomenon, which often has a special connexion with the locality to which it belongs; e. (For a much fuller discussion of the various Flood-stories see the valuable art. ‘Flood’ in Hastings’ DB Antediluvians - meaning, “before the Deluge,” refers to those who lived before the Flood described in Genesis 6-8 . ...
The discovery of lists of Sumerian kings who reigned before the Flood has thrown light on the theological significance of the text. See Flood
Shem - ( Genesis 5:32 ) He was 98 years old, married, and childless at the time of the Flood
Sword - as being borne by the magistrate, Romans 13:4 , showing that the gospel does not set aside God's governmental principle of capital punishment which was enjoined after the Flood
Noah - " Men lived to a much greater age than this till long after the Flood, so that this seems to refer to the period from the warning to the deluge. ...
Noah is called a "preacher of righteousness," 2 Peter 2:5 , but another scripture shows that his preparing the ark and his preaching had no effect: "they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the Flood came, and took them all away. In due time He abated the Flood, and eventually bade Noah go out of the ark, for though Noah saw that the earth was dry, yet he waited like a dependent one for God's word. See ARK and Flood
Noah - " Men lived to a much greater age than this till long after the Flood, so that this seems to refer to the period from the warning to the deluge. ...
Noah is called a "preacher of righteousness," 2 Peter 2:5 , but another scripture shows that his preparing the ark and his preaching had no effect: "they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the Flood came, and took them all away. In due time He abated the Flood, and eventually bade Noah go out of the ark, for though Noah saw that the earth was dry, yet he waited like a dependent one for God's word. See ARK and Flood
High Place - The first altar after the Flood was built on a mountain (Genesis 8:20 )
Voice - ...
Psalm 93:3 (a) The power of water, the irresistible waves, and the force of the Flood are called the voice of GOD, because they are supposed to bring a warning message to the people of the power of GOD
Beyond the River - The expression is often used when speaking of the ancestral home of the patriarchs (Joshua 24:3 ,Joshua 24:3,24:14-15 ; KJV has “on the other side of the Flood”)
Flashing - ) The creation of an artifical Flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; - called also flushing
Window - " At the Flood the expression the 'windows of heaven' is in the sense of the 'floodgates,' as in the margin
Deluge - The name given to Noah's Flood, the history of which is recorded in Genesis 7,8 . ...
The historical truth of the narrative of the Flood is established by the references made to it by our Lord (Matthew 24:37 ; Compare Luke 17:26 ). In Isaiah 54:9 the Flood is referred to as "the waters of Noah
Cainan - In Luke 3:36-37, second Cainan is introduced in the genealogy of Shem after the Flood, a son of Cainan
Leaf, Leaves - God's renewal of the earth following the Flood was epitomized by an olive leaf (Genesis 8:11 )
Clean - It existed before the Flood (Genesis 7:2 )
Cleave - To part or divide by force to split or rive to open or serve the cohering parts of a body, by cutting or by the application of force as, to cleave wood to cleave a rock to cleave the Flood
Pestilence - In the prophetical writings, the “plague” occurs with other disasters: famine, Flood, and the sword: “When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence” ( Clean And Unclean - A distinction, most probably with reference to sacrifice, was made between clean and unclean animals before the Flood
Copper - Copper was known prior to the Flood, and was wrought by Tubal-cain, Genesis 4:22
Bow - God, after the Flood, took the rainbow, previously but a natural object of sight shining beautifully in the sky, when the sun's rays are refracted through failing rain at different angles and so produce different prismatic colors, and elevated it to spiritual significance, to be to Noah and the world the sign of His love and pledge of His sparing mercy, that He would no more destroy the earth with waters. ...
As the rainbow was reflected on the waters of the world's ruin, and is seen only when a cloud is over the earth, so another deluge of fire shall precede the new heavens and earth" granted to redeemed man, as the earth after the Flood was restored to Noah
Ararat - (ehr' uh rat) A mountainous region in western Asia mentioned on four occasions in the Bible: (1) the place where the ark came to rest after the Flood (Genesis 8:4 ); (2) the region where Sennacherib's sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, fled for refuge after murdering their father (2 Kings 19:37 ); (3) Isaiah's version of 2 Kings 19:37 ( Isaiah 37:38 ); (4) Jeremiah's prophetic call for a war league as judgment against Babylon (Jeremiah 51:27 ). See Noah ; Ark ; and Flood
Deluge - That universal Flood which was sent upon the earth in the time of Noah, and from which there were but eight persons saved. At length he removed the covering of the ark, and found the Flood had disappeared; he came forth from the ark, reared an altar, and offered sacrifices to God, who appointed the rainbow as a pledge that he would no more destroy mankind with a fool
Rainbow - The rainbow served to remind Israel and her God of His covenant with Noah to never again destroy the earth by Flooding (Genesis 9:8-17 ). The Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, another ancient Flood account, does not include the sign of the rainbow
Murder - " After the Flood God made a definite law concerning murder
Alternate - ) To happen, succeed, or act by turns; to follow reciprocally in place or time; - followed by with; as, the Flood and ebb tides alternate with each other
Pass On, Pass Away - Châlaph expresses the “sweeping on” of a Flood ( Lamech - The son of Methuselah, and father of Noah; he lived seven hundred...
and seventy-seven years, and died only five years before the Flood,...
Genesis 5:25-31
Ark of Noah - It was by miracle that he was forewarned, and directed to prepare for the Flood; and the same miraculous power accomplished all that Noah was unable to so in designing, building, and filling the ark, and preserving and guiding it through the deluge. It has been commonly supposed that the warning came to Noah 120 years before the Flood
Wither - 8:7, when after the Flood, “the waters were dried up from the earth
Spirits in Prison - ) that 1 Peter 3:19 alludes to a preaching by the pre-incarnate Christ to the contemporaries of Noah, imprisoned in the darkness of ignorance, who were afterwards overwhelmed in the Flood for their sins. This would agree with the language of Judges 1:6 and 2 Peter 2:4, the latter passage (as in 1 Peter 3:19) going on to speak of Noah and the Flood. ...
An explanation which has much to recommend it is that the Noachian patriarchs are here particularly specified, because the Flood was the great typical judgment of the ancient world, and thus the ‘disobedient in the days of Noah’ are representative of the disobedient in every age (see an excellent discussion of this by F. It must be remembered, however, that the two topics-Hades and the Flood-were closely associated in Jewish thought, although to the modern mind they are quite distinct. For the Flood was caused primarily by the breaking forth of the fountains of the great deep (Genesis 7:11), upon which the earth rested, and which was the mysterious abode of dread monsters and evil things (Genesis 1:21, Isaiah 51:9). ...
Hence the mention of the Descensus would at once suggest to a Jew the abyss, whence the waters of judgment burst forth at the Flood
Reen - When they were free to read the Scriptures and to worship in their temple (all of which is compared to a green tree), what would they be like when they had no temple, and their enemies came in like a Flood, and they had no Scriptures from which to read
Eating And Drinking - The servant waits till the master has eaten and drunken, and afterwards he eats and drinks (Luke 17:8); in the days of Noah men went on eating and drinking, heedless of the coming Flood (Luke 17:27-28); and the rich fool still says to his soul, ‘Take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry’ (Luke 12:19)
Brass - This is spoken of as known prior to the Flood; and to have been discovered, or at least wrought, as was also iron, in the seventh generation from Adam, by Tubal-cain: whence the name Vulcan
Rain - The rainbow was appointed as a sign that God would not again destroy the earth by a Flood
Chronology - It is found that there must have been a systematic alteration somewhere, and if the Hebrew text is correct, a period of 100 years has been added to the lives of several, both before the Flood and after it. ...
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(Arrived at by adding the ages of the patriarchs, when the sons named were born. )...
From the Flood to the Call of Abraham … … … … … … … 427...
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for Terah's three sons. ...
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Genesis - Through the Flood, God eliminates all humanity except the family of Noah, then makes a covenant with that family never again to bring such punishment (Genesis 6:1-9:17 ), but human sin continues on the individual and the societal levels, bringing necessary...
divine punishment of the nations at the tower of Babel (Genesis 9:18-11:9 ). See Creation ; Flood ; Sin ; Humanity ; Anthropology ; Earth; Image of God ; Abraham ; Isaac ; Jacob ; Joseph ; Adam and Eve ; Noah ; Names of God ; God of the Fathers . Comparison with other creation and Flood stories, especially those coming from Sumeria, Babylon, and Assyria, have shown striking similarities to the biblical narrative. Why does the biblical account follow the same basic outline of other creation and Flood narratives? Has one copied the other? Does God inspire a writer to react to other literature and write the authentic version? What role does oral tradition play in one nation learning of the literature of another nation? The least that can be said is that Israel's creation and Flood narratives present a consistent picture of a sovereign God concerned with and in control of all nations. See Creation ; Flood . God renews His commission to the creature made in His image and makes a covenant not to repeat the disastrous punishment of the Flood (Genesis 9:1-17 )
Ezion-Geber - The fleet was, however, wrecked (whether by Flood, tempest, or the Edomites is unknown). Frequent Flooding of the Wadi Ytem may have washed away archeological evidence necessary for identification of Ezion-Geber
Ezion-Geber - The fleet was, however, wrecked (whether by Flood, tempest, or the Edomites is unknown). Frequent Flooding of the Wadi Ytem may have washed away archeological evidence necessary for identification of Ezion-Geber
Ararat - Sacred land or high land, the name of a country on one of the mountains of which the ark rested after the Flood subsided (Genesis 8:4 )
Nile - Because of the silt left behind after the river’s annual Flooding, otherwise barren land became usable (Isaiah 23:3; Isaiah 23:10; Amos 8:8; Amos 9:5). In Egypt the failure of the Nile to Flood was the equivalent of a drought in other countries
Hatch - ) A Flood gate; a a sluice gate
Behind - 'Achar can signify “after” with a temporal emphasis: “And Noah lived after the Flood three hundred and fifty years” ( Shem - Eldest son of Noah and one of the three heads of mankind after the Flood
River - In our version this word is sometimes rendered "flood," Joshua 24:2,3 , etc
Chronology - for the antediluvian patriarchs would place the creation of Adam 2262 years before the end of the Flood or B
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(2) The Adamic dispensation of promise (Genesis 3:15) after the fall, down to the Flood; the remembrance of the promise being kept alive by sacrifice. ...
(3) The dispensation of Noah, like that of Adam, requiring, besides the duties of the light of nature, repentance for sin, faith in God's mercy, hope of the promised Savior, kept up by sacrifices; to which were added the prohibition to shed blood of man on penalty of death, and to eat animals' blood, and the permission to eat flesh (Genesis 9); extending from the Flood to Abraham
Ark of Noah - The vessel constructed by the command of God, by which Noah and his household and some of every living creature of the earth were saved when the world was destroyed by the Flood. ...
Various questions have been raised as to the veracity of the Bible account of the Deluge, for which see Flood
Fleet - ) A Flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; - obsolete, except as a place name, - as Fleet Street in London
Fountain - ' Psalm 87:7 ; Psalm 104:10 ; 'well,' Joshua 18:15 ; 2 Kings 3:19,25 ; Psalm 84:6 ; Isaiah 12:3 ; and 'fountain' often, as at the Flood
Shem - All that can be said as to these speculations is, that Noah and all his sons were the depositaries of the knowledge which existed among men before the Flood, and were perhaps both specially qualified by God first to attain it, and then to transmit it to their descendants
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This region is associated with the earliest history of the human race both before and after the Flood
Water - However, water is sometimes used in punishment for sin, as with the Flood of Noah's day (Genesis 6:17 ) or the drought proclaimed by Elijah (1 Kings 17:1 ). See Creation ; Famine and Drought ; Flood ; Rain
Noah - As a sign and witness of this covenant, the rainbow was adopted and set apart by God, as a sure pledge that never again would the earth be destroyed by a Flood. Noah "lived after the Flood three hundred and fifty years, and he died" (28:29)
Peace: of a Believer - Anon the streamlet has become a river, and bears upon its Flood full many a craft. Then its bosom swells, bridges with noble arches span it, and, grown vaster still, it becomes an estuary, broad enough to be an arm of old Father Ocean, pouring its water-floods into the mighty main. The river abides the lapse of ages, it is no evanescent morning cloud, or transient rain-flood, but in all its stages it is permanent
Cleave, Split - 7:11, which states that the “fountains of the great deep [1] broken up,” resulting in the Flood
Cloud - Clouds carry the rainbow of God's covenant not to destroy the earth by Flood (Genesis 9:14 )
Water - Mayim (מַיִם, Strong's #4325), “water; Flood. ...
Tehôm (תְּהֹם, Strong's #8415), “deep water; ocean; water table; waters; Flood of waters. ...
The word has special reference to the deep Floods or sources of water. 1:7) and what later was closed to cause and terminate the great Flood (
Olive Olive-Tree - With an olive leaf in her mouth the dove returned to Noah when the waters of the Flood were abated
Sacrifice - A distinction also was made between clean and unclean animals, which there is every reason to believe had reference to the offering up of sacrifices (Genesis 7:2,8 ), because animals were not given to man as food till after the Flood
Violence - The Flood was God's response to a world filled and corrupted by violence (Genesis 6:11 ,Genesis 6:11,6:13 )
Flow - ) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to Flood
Avenger, Avenger of Blood - After the Flood God gave to Noah the law that "whose sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed," Genesis 9:6 ; and to this day in the East it is considered the solemn duty of the relatives of a slain man to see that his blood is avenged
Flood - Genesis 6:17 (c) This is emblematic of the great judgment of GOD upon those who are out of CHRIST, even as this Flood came upon those who were out of the ark
Covenant - Of a covenant between God and man; as God's covenant with Noah, after the Flood
Curse, the - After the Flood, the Lord smelled a sweet savour from Noah's sacrifice, and said in His heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth
Ride - A ship rides at anchor the ark rode on the Flood a balloon rides in the air
Covenant - God covenanted with Noah, after the Flood, that a like judgment should not be repeated
Nineveh - George Smith, who had deciphered the Babylonian Flood story in the Gilgamesh Epic in 1872, was sent to the site by The Daily Telegraph . In 1873 he found a tablet which contained 17 further lines of the Flood story
Nile River - The secret was the black silt deposited on the fields by the annual Flood caused when the Blue Nile was swollen by the run-off from the winter rains in Ethiopia. The first of the ten plagues is often linked with conditions in the river at the peak of the Flood season in August when large numbers of tiny organisms turn the water red and could make it foul and undrinkable
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This was followed by the lengthy period of nearly 1600 years till the Flood — a time of no ordered dealing of God with men, during which men corrupted their way, and the earth was filled with violence. In the post-diluvian world government of man by his fellow was established by God, while a knowledge of God, as a God who judged evil, was spread abroad by the descendants of Noah; traditions of the Flood being found all over the earth
Chronology of the Old Testament - In the genealogy of the sons of Adam, for example (Genesis 5:1-32 ), we read how Adam was 130 years old when he begat Seth, Seth 105 years old when he begat Enosh, and so on down to the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in which the Flood came. The summing up of the figures gives us 1656 years from the Creation to the Flood. It has been pointed out that if to the sum we have just obtained we add the years from the Flood to the Exodus of Israel from Egypt, we get 2666, that is, two-thirds of 4000. They reckoned nearly 600 years more from the Creation to the Flood than the sum in our Bible, while from the Flood to the Call of Abraham they make nearly 800 more
Communion of the Saints - Now, by virtue of the one life-flood, every limb of the body holds fellowship with every other, and as long as life lasts that fellowship is inevitable
Immanuel - The Assyrian army would Flood the land until Judah was up to its neck in trouble and could only cry out, “O Immanuel”; a cry confessing that God is with us in His destructive rage but at the same time a prayer, hoping for divine intervention
Faithfulness of God - Gill, in the performance of what he has said with respect to the world in general, that it shall not be destroyed by a Flood, as it once was, and for a token of it, has set his bow in the clouds; that the ordinances of heaven should keep their due course, which they have done for almost 6000 years exactly and punctually; that all his creatures should be supported and provided for, and the elements all made subservient to that end, which we find do so according to his sovereign pleasure, Genesis 9:1-29
Dispensation - From the fall of Adam to the Flood
Ashurbanipal - Of particular importance are the Assyrian copies of the Babylonian creation and Flood stories
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Genesis 9:12 (b) The rainbow is GOD's testimony that He will never again send a universal Flood to destroy life upon the earth
Wave - ) Something resembling or likened to a water wave, as in rising unusually high, in being of unusual extent, or in progressive motion; a swelling or excitement, as of feeling or energy; a tide; Flood; period of intensity, usual activity, or the like; as, a wave of enthusiasm
Destroy - 6 where it is used 4 times in reference to the “corruption” that prompted God to bring the Flood upon the earth ( Giant - The context Itself suggests that they were the antediluvians, or among the antediluvians, destroyed by the Flood. The story of their origin is, however, common in more or less degree to many ancient races; and it is thought by some to have no original connexion with the Flood story. We find here some interesting allusions: (1) to the supposed destruction of the Nephîlîm by the Flood ( Wis 14:6 , Sir 16:7 , Bar 3:26-28 ); (2) to the slaughter of the ‘giant’ by David ( Sir 47:4 )
Babel - The former fixes it in the year 101 after the Flood, which Mr. ...
The sum of the whole is as follows: All the descendants of Noah remained in Armenia in peaceable subjection to the patriarchal religion and government during the lifetime of the four royal patriarchs, or till about the beginning of the sixth century after the Flood; when, gradually falling off from the pure worship of God, and from their allegiance to the respective heads of families, and seduced by the schemes of the ambitious Nimrod, and farther actuated by a restless disposition, or a desire for a more fertile country, they migrated in a body southwards, till they reached the plains of Shinar, probably about sixty years after the death of Shem. All this probably occupied the farther space of twenty or twenty-one years; making eighty-one from the death of Shem, and five hundred and eighty-three after the Flood
Mesopotamia - Man's first dwelling after the Flood
Akkadian - Fourth, the Akkadian mythico-religious texts have included accounts of creation and Flood, as well as prophetic oracles, curses and blessings, and prayers, which provide a basis for understanding both the common Semitic heritage and the uniqueness of Israel's faith
Noah - His efforts to reform the degenerate world, continued as some suppose for one hundred and twenty years, produced little effect, Matthew 24:37 ; the Flood did not "find faith upon the earth
Giants - " The Sethites, the church separated from the surrounding world lying in the wicked one, had been the salt of the earth; but when even they intermarried with the corrupted races around the salt lost its savor, there was no seasoning of the universal corruption; (compare Exodus 34:16; Ezra 10:3-19; Nehemiah 13:23-28; Deuteronomy 7:3; 1 Kings 11:1-4;) a Flood alone could sweep away the festering mass, out of which one godly seed alone, Noah, was saved. ...
Hence our Lord dwells on the "marrying" in the list of the things lawful, but then unlawfully absorbing men wholly, as characteristic of the age just before the Flood, as it shall be of the age when the Son of man shall appear (Luke 17:27)
Eat - After the Flood, man was allowed to “eat” meat ( Flood ( Ark - The vessel constructed by Noah at God's command, for the preservation of himself and family, and a stock of the various animals, when the waters of the Flood overflowed the inhabited earth. It was by miracle that he was forewarned and directed to prepare for the Flood; and the same miraculous power accomplished all that Noah was unable to do in designing, building, and filling the ark, and preserving and guiding it through the deluge
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - The Flood plains of many of these rivers originally were inhospitable with thick, tangled jungles, wild beasts, and unpredictable Flooding and disease. Flood control, social and economic organization, and invention of writing as a means of communication developed. The Nile is alluded to in many other passages as “the river” (Genesis 41:1 ), the “river of Egypt” (Genesis 15:18 ), the “flood of Egypt” (Amos 8:8 ), Shihor (Joshua 13:3 ), river of Cush among other names. ...
For the Egyptians the predictable annual Flooding of the Nile with the depositing of the fertile black alluvial soil meant the enrichment of the Flood plain and the difference between food and famine. From its low ebb at the end of May, the flow of the river gradually rises to its maximum Flood stage at the beginning of September. Historically, approximately 95 percent of Egypt's population depended upon the productivity of the 5 percent of the country's land area within the Flood plain of the Nile. ...
The Flooding of the Mesopotamian rivers in March and April differs from the Nile schedule which during that season is at its low ebb. The terms “the river,” “the Flood,” “the great river,” and “beyond the river” (Joshua 24:2-3 ; Ezra 4:10-13 ; Nehemiah 2:7-9 ) refer to the Euphrates, historically a significant political and geographical boundary. It achieves Flood stage during March and April from the melting mountain snows and subsides after mid-May
Sea of Glass - In the period view of history based on astronomical observations and characteristic of Babylonian religion, the world was to be destroyed by a fire-flood at the close of the age which was ushered in by the water-flood. the idea in the passage quoted above from the Bundahiš, where the righteous walking through the fire-flood are unharmed by it)
River - The storm commenced at five in the evening; at half-past nine the waters were rapidly subsiding, and it was evident that the Flood had spent its force
Rainbow - It is uncertain whether it is alluded to in the Babylonian narrative of the Flood (see Driver, ad loc )
Figure - , pointing to the present time, not "then present," AV (see below); (b) "a corresponding type," 1 Peter 3:21 , said of baptism; the circumstances of the Flood, the ark and its occupants, formed a type, and baptism forms "a corresponding type" (not an antitype), each setting forth the spiritual realities of the death, burial, and resurrection of believers in their identification with Christ
Dagon - Twice a year, water was brought from distant places and poured into a chasm in the temple, through which the waters of the Flood were said to have been drained away (Lucian de Syr
Confusion of Tongues - A memorable event which happened in the one hundred and first year, according to the Hebrew chronology, and the four hundred and first year by the Samaritan, after the Flood, at the overthrow of Babel, Genesis 11:1-32 : Until this period there had been but one common language, which formed a bond of union that prevented the separation of mankind into distinct nations
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In the Flood-story kôpher (LXX Float - ) To Flood; to overflow; to cover with water
Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani - These, and every other sorrow, seem to have been swallowed up and forgotten in the Flood of divine wrath, which now opened like cataracts from heaven in the Father's desertion
Up - The river is up the Flood is up
Japheth - After the Flood the earth was re-peopled by the descendants of Noah, "the sons of Japheth" (Genesis 10:2 ), "the sons of Ham" (6), and "the sons of Shem" (22)
Descent Into Hades - Augustine this passage was interpreted to mean that Christ preached to the spirits of men and women who were drowned in the Flood. There is some evidence that a belief was current in the Jewish schools to the effect that a time of repentance would be allowed to the sinners who perished in the Flood before the final judgment
Bore - ) A tidal Flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the Tsien-tang, in China
River - In Jeremiah 46:7-8; Amos 8:8; Amos 9:5, translated "the river of Egypt" for "flood
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According to tradition, kingly authority descended from heaven after the Flood
Sumer - Of special interest to biblical scholars are: the law code of Ur-nammu, the Sumerian king list, the Flood story of Zuisudra, the paradise myth of Enki and Ninhursag, early forms of the Gilgamesh epic, and the descent of Inanna to the underworld
Seasons - After the Flood, God declared that while the earth remained the seasons should continue, Genesis 8:22 these fall approximately thus:...
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Ammon is by others derived from Ham, the son of Noah, who first peopled Egypt and Lybia, after the Flood; and, when idolatry began to gain ground soon after this period, became the chief deity of those two countries, in which his descendants continued
Babel - Confusion, the name of a lofty tower, begun to be built by the descendants of Noah among who Nimrod was a leader, about one hundred and twenty years after the Flood; so called because God there confounded the language of those who were employed in the undertaking, Genesis 10:10 11:9
Ark - During the long period between the creation and the Flood, animals must have spread themselves over a great part of the antediluvian earth, and certain animals would, as now, probably become indigenous to certain climates. It is, in truth, the only solution of a difficulty which has no other explanation; for as a universal deluge is confirmed by the general history of the world, and by a variety of existing facts and monuments, such a structure as the ark, for the preservation and sustenance of various animals, seems to have been absolutely necessary; for as we can trace up the first imperfect rudiments of the art of ship building among the Greeks, there could be no ships before the Flood; and, consequently, no animals could have been saved. Nay, it is highly improbable that even men and domestic annuals could be saved, not to mention wild beasts, serpents, &c, though we should admit that the antediluvians had shipping, unless we should suppose, also, that they had a divine intimation respecting the Flood, such as Moses relates; but this would be to give up the cause of infidelity
Chronology - The dates of the Flood, etc. , are thus differently given in the Septuagint, the Hebrew, and the Samaritan Pentateuch:...
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Flood after Creation...
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1656...
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Peleg's birth...
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101...
401...
Abram's departure from Haran...
616...
266...
616...
3279...
2023...
2324...
Hales takes the long system mainly from the Septuagint account of the patriarchal generations. The rabbinical system is partly accepted in Germany; it takes the Biblical numbers, but makes arbitrary corrections:...
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Ussher...
Creation...
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4004...
Flood...
3155...
2348...
Abram leaving Haran...
2078...
1921...
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1648...
1491...
Foundation of the temple...
1027...
1012...
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586...
588...
The differences between the Hebrew and the Septuagint consist in the periods assigned by them respectively to the patriarchs before and after the births of their oldest sons. The Flood he assigns to 3099 or 3159. ...
The 3,000 years between the Flood and the Christian era in the Septuagint allow 1,800 years before the Vedas for the Sanskrit tongue to have reached the perfection apparent in that poem
Waiting - It is used again in Galatians 5:5 in reference to an issue of Christian experience, namely ‘the hope of righteousness’ (ἐλπίδα δικαιοσύνης); but, as a rule, the verb is applied to the Parousia, as in 1 Corinthians 1:7 and Philippians 3:20, while in 1 Peter 3:20 it is found in an absolute sense, of the longsuffering of God in the days of the Flood, though the context suggests that what is waited for is the repentance and moral resurrection of mankind
Murder - But after the Flood God delegated thenceforth the murderer's punishment, which is death, to man; life must go for life, blood for blood
Rainbow - And I will remember my covenant which is between me and you, and every living creature of all flesh: and the waters shall no more become a Flood to destroy all flesh
Covenant - With Noah God made a covenant that he would not again destroy the world by a Flood, and as a token of that covenant, He set the rainbow in the cloud
Baptism - Peter compares baptism to the saving of Noah from the Flood in the ark, 1 Peter 3:21
Eden - Yet long after the Flood the plain of Shinar in the same region attracted the admiration of the sons of Cush, Genesis 10:8-10 ; 11:2
Solomon - But through the temptation connected with this Flood of prosperity, he became luxurious, proud, and forgetful of God; plunged into every kind of self-indulgence; allowed his wives, and at length assisted them, in their abominable idolatries; and forfeited the favor of God
Deluge - signifies, in general, any great inundation; but more particularly that universal Flood by which the whole inhabitants of this globe were destroyed, except Noah and his family. According to Josephus, there were a multitude of ancient authors who concurred in asserting that the world had once been destroyed by a Flood; "This deluge," says he, "and the ark are mentioned by all who have written barbaric histories, one of whom is Berosus the Chaldean. " Eusebius informs us, that Melo, a bitter enemy of the Jews, and whose testimony is on this account peculiarly valuable, takes notice of the person who was saved along with his sons from the Flood, having been, after his preservation, driven away from Armenia, whence he retired to the mountainous parts of Syria. ...
This, however, is by no means all; Sir W, Jones, speaking of one of the Chinese fables says, "Although I cannot insist with confidence, that the rainbow mentioned in it alludes to the Mosaic narrative of the Flood, nor build any solid argument on the divine person Niuva, of whose character, and even of whose sex the historians of China speak very doubtfully; I may nevertheless assure you, after full inquiry and consideration, that the Chinese believe the earth to have been wholly covered with water, which, in works of undisputed authenticity, they describe as flowing abundantly, then subsiding, and separating the higher from the lower age of mankind. ' Saying this, he disappeared; and after seven days the ocean began to overflow the coasts, and the earth to be Flooded by constant showers, when Satyavrata, meditating on the deity, saw a large vessel moving on the waters. By the evidence adduced in this article, indeed, the moral certainty of the Mosaic history of the Flood appears to be established on a basis sufficiently firm to bid defiance to the cavils of skepticism. The Flood has passed away; but the soils which it deposited remain; and the valleys through which its last streams were drawn off to the ocean, with many an eddy and sinuous course, still exist, exhibiting visible proofs of its agency, and impressed with forms so adapted to the benefit of man, and often so gratifying to the finest taste, that, when the Flood "turned," it may be said to have "left a blessing behind it
Cain (1) - "Faith" presupposes a revelation of God's will concerning sacrifice, otherwise it would have been an act of presumptuous will worship (Colossians 2:23), and taking of a life which man had no right to before the Flood (Genesis 9:2-4). ...
Exile from the original seat of the human family and the scene of God's manifestations was the sentence, a mild one, in consonance with the mild administration of the divine government before the Flood. But after the Flood God delegated in part the avenging of blood to man (Genesis 9:6)
Deep, the - When the waters of the deep burst their bounds, the result is a Flood (Genesis 7:11 )
Divine Retribution - However, banishment from Eden, the Flood, and multiplication of languages followed on the heels of sin
Babel, Tower of - "Not long after the Flood men were so puffed up with their strength and stature that they began to despise the gods, and labored to erect the tower now called Babylon, intending thereby to settle heaven
Lamech - " Lamech boasts thus, to assure his wives of security amidst the violence of the times especially among the Cainites, which precipitated God's judgment of the Flood (Genesis 6:4; Genesis 6:11; Genesis 6:13)
Salvation - , "salvation" (text, "deliverance"); (2) personal, as from the sea, Acts 27:34 ; RV, "safety" (AV, "health"); prison, Philippians 1:19 ; the Flood, Hebrews 11:7 ; (b) of the spiritual and eternal deliverance granted immediately by God to those who accept His conditions of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus, in whom alone it is to be obtained, Acts 4:12 , and upon confession of Him as Lord, Romans 10:10 ; for this purpose the gospel is the saving instrument, Romans 1:16 ; Ephesians 1:13 (see further under SAVE); (c) of the present experience of God's power to deliver from the bondage of sin, e
Sabbath - And a hebdomadal division of days apparently existed up to the Flood, since it is very distinctly mentioned in connection with Noah
Ham - ) Noah and his family being the sole survivors of the Flood, the whole earth was populated by their descendants ( Genesis 9:18 f
Plague - Ten is significant of completeness, the full Flood of God's wrath upon the God-opposed world power
Trade - They on the trading Flood ply tow'rd the pole
Typology - Baptism as a fulfillment of the type Peter, after discussing Christ's work in preaching in the spiritual realm to spirits in prison, mentioned Noah's ark and the Flood: “Into which ark a few [2] were saved through water, which water [3] as a fulfullment of the type now saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, not through removing of dirt from the body but as a pledge of a good conscience towards God” (1 Peter 3:20-21 ). What is the one point of correspondence with the Flood? The Flood was a type of baptism because people of faith (and recipients of God's favor) experienced deliverance
Animal - But it is not to be forgotten that this division of animals into clean and unclean existed both before the law of Moses, and even prior to the Flood. The critical attempts which have been made to show that animals were allowed to man for food, previous to the Flood, have wholly failed. ...
If, therefore, the distinction of animals into clean and unclean existed before the Flood, and was founded upon the practice of animal sacrifice, we have not only a proof of the antiquity of that practice, but that it was of divine institution and appointment, since almighty God gave laws for its right and acceptable performance
Offering - The second offering is that of Noah, Genesis 8:20, after the Flood
Kishon - Those who have seen the stream only in late spring or summer can hardly picture how treacherous and dangerous it may become when the winter’s rain fills every channel with a tumultuous Flood of chocolate-brown water over a bottom of sticky mud often itself several feet deep
Hospitality - "...
"So when angelic forms to Syria sent ...
Sat in the cedar shade, by Abraham's tent, A spacious bowl th' admiring patriarch fills ...
With dulcet water from the scanty rills; ...
Sweet fruits and kernels gathers from his hoard, With milk and butter piles the plenteous board; While on the heated hearth his consort bakes Fine flour well kneaded in unleavened cakes, ...
The guests ethereal quaff the lucid Flood, Smile on their hosts, and taste terrestrial food; ...
And while from seraph lips sweet converse spring, They lave their feet, and close their silver wings
Adam - Methusalah lived 600 years with Noah; Shem lived 150 years with Abram, and 50 years with Isaac, according to the Ussher Chronology, so that the history of the world before the Flood might have been carried through three or four persons to the time of Moses
Altar - It is evident that sacrifices were offered long before the Flood; but the first mention of an altar in Scripture is when Noah left the ark
Tongues, Confusion of - The belief that the world, after the Flood, was re-populated by the progeny of a single family, speaking one language, is reconciled in the Bible with the existing diversity of tongues by a story which relates how the descendants of Noah, in the course of their wanderings, settled in the plain of Shinar, or Babylonia, and there built of brick a city, and a tower high enough to reach heaven, as a monument to preserve their fame, and as a centre of social cohesion and union
Dispersion - ...
The tenth chapter of Genesis gives us an account of the principal nations of the earth in their migrations from the plain of Shinar, which was their common residence after the Flood
Ararat - However, in the Babylonian legend of the Flood deciphered by Mr
Save, Saving - 1), is used (a) of the healing of the sick by the Lord, Matthew 14:36 , RV, "were made whole" (AV adds "perfectly"); Luke 7:3 ; (b) of bringing "safe" to a destination, Acts 23:24 ; (c) of keeping a person "safe," Acts 27:43 ; (d) of escaping through the perils of shipwreck, Acts 27:44 ; 28:1,4 , Passive Voice; (e) through the Flood, 1 Peter 3:20
Nile - margin, "Nile," Genesis 41:1; Deuteronomy 11:10-1126; Exodus 2:3; Exodus 2:5, and the "flood of Egypt," R
Eden - The rivers are named as they were after the Flood, which must have altered the face of the ancient Eden
River - The Flood of adversity overwhelms the heart
Jordan - The rains and the melting of the snows on Lebanon caused it to rise and Flood the valley
Ararat - The cuneiform Flood-legend puts it much farther S
Cloud - ...
In its first biblical occurrence, ‛ânân is used in conjunction with God’s sign that He would never again destroy the earth by a Flood: “I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth” ( Return - 8:3 the word is used of the receding of the Flood water; the water went (halak) down (shûb, “returned”) steadily
Beat - ...
8: προσρήγνυμι (Strong's #4366 — Verb — prosegnumi — pros-rayg'-noo-mee ) "to break upon," is translated "beat vehemently upon, or against" (pros, "upon," rhegnumi, "to break"), in Luke 6:48,49 , of the violent action of a Flood (RV, "brake")
Baptism, Baptist, Baptize - " The experience of those who were in the ark at the time of the Flood was a figure or type of the facts of spiritual death, burial, and resurrection, Christian "baptism" being an antitupon, "a corresponding type," a "like figure," 1 Peter 3:21
Dove - After seven days, being sent out a second time, she returned with an olive leaf plucked off, whereby it became evident that the Flood was considerably abated, and had sunk below the tops of the trees; and thus relieved the fears and cheered the heart of Noah and his family
Food - Not until after the Flood (Genesis 9:3) sheep and cattle, previously kept for their milk and wool, and for slaying in sacrifice, from whence the distinction of "clean and unclean" (Genesis 7:2) is noticed before the Flood, were permitted to be eaten
Zabii - " Lactantius considers Ham, the son of Noah, as the first seceder from the true religion after the Flood; and supposes Egypt, which was peopled by his descendants, to have been the country in which Zabaism, or the worship of the stars, first prevailed. It would appear that the idolatrous opinions of the Zabii originated with the posterity of Ham, at a very early period after the Flood, in Egypt or Chaldea; but spread so rapidly and extensively, that in a very short time nearly the whole of the descendants of Noah were infected with their pestiferous sentiments and practices
Ark - ...
Noah’s ark...
God’s purpose in commanding Noah to build an ark was to provide a way of preserving people and animals through the judgment of the great Flood (Genesis 6:5-13; see Flood). The ark was not designed to sail the seas like a huge boat, but to float on the Floodwaters like a huge box
Genesis - 1 11), including the creation of the world, the origin of evil, the beginnings of civilization, the Flood, and the dispersion of peoples. , the Creation, when the Sabbath was instituted; the Flood, followed by the prohibition of eating the blood; and the Abrahamic Covenant, of which circumcision was the perpetual seal. The accounts of the Creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the Dispersion, all exhibit more or less clearly the influence of Babylonian mythology; and with regard to these the question is one not of trustworthy historical memory, but of the avenue through which certain mythical representations came to the knowledge of Israel
Idolatry - The worship of idols — a sin which is mentioned as committed after the Flood
Animals, Clean And Unclean - Those called 'clean' were doubtless clean for sacrifice, and not for food, as nothing is said of man eating animal food till after the Flood, and then "every moving thing" was given for food
Make (Cut) a Covenant - ” God told Noah that “all flesh [2] be cut off … by the waters of a Flood …” ( Nile - As it is, from the joint operation of the regularity of the Flood, the deposit of mud from the water of the river, and the warmth of the climate, it is the most fertile country in the world; the produce exceeding all calculation
Egyptians - Before the Flood we read that the use of brass, or copper, and iron had been discovered, and there are proofs that many other arts were known in Egypt
Covenant - This was a divine oath or promise not to repeat the Flood. This covenant extended beyond Noah to all the animals who had experienced the massive destruction and death associated with the Flood. God's covenant with Noah was not a divine afterthought to the Flood, a way of making up to His creation for all the destruction. God established the covenant relationship prior to the Flood (Genesis 6:18 )
Atonement - Κaphar and kopher is in Genesis 6:14, "Thou shalt pitch the ark with pitch," the instrument of covering the saved from the destroying Flood outside, as Jesus' blood interposes between believers and the Flood of wrath that swallows up the lost. The animal cannot have been slain for food, for animal food was not permitted to man until after the Flood (Genesis 9:3); nor for clothing, for the fleece would afford that, without the needless killing of the animal
Jordan - The next crossing recorded is that of Joshua over against Jericho, the river being then Flooded, in harvest time in April, in consequence of the rainy season and the melting of the snow of Hermon (Joshua 3:15-16; Joshua 4:12-13; Joshua 5:10-12). At the Flood the river cannot be forded, being 10 or 12 ft. To cross it in the Flood by swimming was an extraordinary feat, performed by the Gadites who joined David (1 Chronicles 12:15); this was impossible for Israel under Joshua with wives and children. ...
Anciently, when forests abounded more than now, Mount Hermon had more snow and rain falling on it, and Jordan was therefore Flooded to overflow. The Flood never reaches beyond the lower line of the Ghor, which is covered with vegetation
Samaritan Pentateuch - Kings, Galatians 3:10; Eusebius of Caesarea, who observes that Septuagint and Samaritan agree (against received text) in the number of years from the Flood to Abraham) and Jewish writers; M. ...
After the Flood, conversely, 100 or 50 are added before and subtracted after the begetting, e
Agriculture - ...
How did the agriculture of Egypt differ from that of Canaan? The essential difference between Egyptian and Canaanite agriculture was that Canaan depended on rainfall (Deuteronomy 11:11 ), while Egypt depended on the River Nile and its annual Flood (Amos 8:8 ). In July the Nile rose following rainfall in Ethiopia and Flooded the land on both sides. The Flood carried silt that enriched the farmland; and the water level fell later in the year, leaving behind pools of water that could be used for irrigation in channels small enough to be opened and closed by a farmer's foot (Deuteronomy 11:10 )
Ararat - Such a country, therefore, must, after the Flood, have been the soonest exsiccated, and, consequently, the soonest habitable. It seemed to stand a stupendous link in the history of man, uniting the two races of men before and after the Flood
Euphrates - As Babylon represents mystically the apostate church, so the waters of Euphrates, "where the whore sitteth" (in impious parody of Jehovah who "sitteth upon the Flood"), represent the "peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues," which were her main support (Revelation 17:15-16)
Abel - If it had not been God's command, it would have been presumptuous will worship (Colossians 2:23), and taking of a life which man had no right over before the Flood (Genesis 9:2-4)
Nahum - He is good, and a safe refuge in the day of trouble for those that trust in Him; but, as to His enemies, with an overflowing Flood He will make an utter end of their place
Beat - To dash with force, as a storm, Flood, passion, &c
Idolatry - Soon after the Flood we find idolatry greatly prevailing in the world
High - ...
This word means “high, lofty, tall in dimension”: “And the waters [1] prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered” ( Walk - 8:3 the waters of the Flood steadily receded from the surface of the earth
Holy Spirit, the - He "strove with man" before the Flood (Genesis 6:3). The restorations after the Flood, and on a smaller scale every spring after winter's deadness, are an earnest of it (Matthew 19:28; Revelation 21:5)
Nile - )...
The rise begins at the summer solstice; the Flood is two months later, after the autumnal equinox, at its height pouring through cuttings in the banks which are higher than the rest of the soil and covering the valley, and lasting three months. at the island Rhoda, between Cairo and Ghizeh, where a nilometer is kept, the rise is insufficient; if 27, good; if more, the Flood injures the crops, and plague and murrain ensue
Month - The total duration of the Flood was eleven days above a year (Genesis 7:11; Genesis 8:14), the exact excess of the solar year above the lunar of 354 days
Baptism - He went down under the Flood instead of us
Time - The first occurrence of a week is in Genesis 29:27 , though the Creation is represented as having been completed, including the rest of the Almighty, in a period of seven days, and periods of seven days occur in the history of the Flood. One of the promises represented as having been made by God to Noah immediately after the Flood was that seedtime ( i. A year of 360 days is implied in the history of the Flood ( Genesis 6:1-22 ; Genesis 7:1-24 ; Genesis 8:1-22 ), but no satisfactory explanation has yet been given of the scheme of years and chronology in the genealogical account of antediluvian times ( Genesis 5:1-32 )
Remnant - , Noah's family after the Flood, Genesis 6:5-8:22 ; Lot's family after the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 19 those who remained in the land after the deportations of 597 b. Paradigms for wholesale destruction in which some are nevertheless spared exist in the story of Noah's family in the Flood and Lot's escape from Sodom
Slaughter - 8:20, where Noah built an “altar” after the Flood
Eternal Punishment - , the Flood and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah) shows that the Old Testament focuses on premature death when dealing with the fate of the ungodly, not on life after death
Pass Over - ” God caused the wind “to pass over” the Flood waters and to carry them away
Joshua - Having accomplished that arduous enterprise, and settled the chosen tribes in the peaceable possession of their inheritance, he retired to Shechem, or, according to some Greek copies, to Shiloh; where he assembled the elders of Israel, the heads of families, the judges and other officers; and, presenting themselves before God, he recapitulated the conduct of Divine Providence toward them, from the days of Abraham to that moment; recounted the miraculous and gracious dispensations of God toward their fathers and themselves; reminded them of their present enviable lot, and concluded his solemn address with an exhortation in these emphatic words: "Now, therefore, fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the Flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord," Joshua 24
Giant - Scripture speaks of giants before the Flood: "Nephilim, mighty men who were of old, men of renown," Genesis 6:4
Apocalyptic Literature - A Flood of light is shed by the form and content of these writings upon His life, teaching, and work. Tertullian knows it, believes in its genuineness, and attempts to account for its transmission through and survival under the vicissitudes of the Flood. An account of the coming Flood and its occasion is inserted (54:7–55:2), and is followed by the final assault of the heathen world-power (55:3–56) and the return of the dispersed Jews (57). A vision of Noah, an account of Leviathan and Behemoth, and various nature-elements which take part in the Flood are then given (60). Then comes the revelation to Noah of the fall of the angels, the Flood, his own preservation, the punishment of the angels, and the judgment of men by the Son of Man (65–69)
Birds - Noah released a dove from the ark to determine if the Flood waters had subsided from the earth. ...
The raven was the first bird Noah sent forth from the ark following the Flood (Genesis 8:7 ). Also the raven makes its home in the rocky crags, and thus it would scout out mountain peaks emerging from the Flooded earth. Examples of this latter role include the dove and the raven in the Flood story and the ravens who provided food in the Elijah narratives
Symbol - Such were the rainbow at the Flood, the stone Ebenezer, the symbolical names often given to children, as Moses, Ichabod , and the names in Jacob’s family, the Urim and Thummim, the white stone, and the number of the beast, etc
Mines - Three mining hardships follow:...
(1) "the Flood breaketh out from the inhabitant," a stream breaks out at the side of the strange new comer, namely, the miner; but Gesenius, "a shaft (gully-like pit) is broken open far from the inhabitant" of the earth
Evil - Noah's Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the fall of Jerusalem are examples
Nimrod - ...
The increase of ferocious beasts after the Flood and Nimrod's success in destroying them soon gathered a band to him
Reverence - Morrison, Flood-tide (1901), 103; Newman, Par
Job - The book seems to allude to the Flood, Job 22:15-17 , but not to the destruction of Sodom, to the exodus from Egypt, or the giving of the Law
Jude, the Epistle of - " These evils, combined with mocking scepticism, shall characterize the days immediately before the Lord's coming to judgment, as when Enoch warned the ungodly just on the eve of the Flood
Day of the Lord - ...
Any catastrophic judgment, such as a Flood, earthquake, locust plague, famine or war, could be called a day of the Lord (Joel 1:15-16; 1619168771_27; Joel 2:11)
Creation - ...
God's judgment on sin in the form of a Flood did not put an end to sin (Genesis 6-9 ). Noah himself carried sin into the society that survived the Flood
Nineveh - Nineveh of old, like a pool of water, with an overflowing Flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof,"...
Nahum 2:6 ; Nahum 1:8-9 . According to Nahum 3:15 , the city was not only to be destroyed by an overflowing Flood, but the fire, also, was to devour it; and, as Diodorus relates, partly by water, partly by fire, it was destroyed
Covenant - Thus God's promise to Noah after the Flood is called a covenant (Genesis 9 ; Jeremiah 33:20 , "my covenant")
Repentance - In the days preceding the Flood, God was sorry that He had created the human race (Genesis 6:6-7 )
Altar - He responded to Noah's action by declaring that he would never again destroy all living things through a Flood
Nineveh - In the prophecy of Nahum it is said, "with an overrunning Flood he will make an utter end of the place"; "the gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved
Priest; Priesthood - After the Flood, for example, Noah built an altar to the Lord ( Remnant - ...
Noah and his family were a “remnant” delivered by the Flood: “… And Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark” ( Remember - 26:40-4562 God said to Noah: “And I will remember my covenant … ; and the waters shall no more become a Flood to destroy all flesh
Confusion of Tongues - is a memorable event, which happened in the one hundred and first year, according to the Hebrew chronology, after the Flood, B
Nineveh - Its origin is traced to the times near the Flood
Genesis - As the human race spread, so did human sin (5:1-6:4), till the rebellion became so widespread and so resistant to reform that God sent a Flood that destroyed the entire generation, except for a few believers (6:5-8:19)
Peter, Second Epistle of - The memory of the Flood should be a warning to the scoffers ( 2 Peter 1:1-7 ). 2, and in the view of Creation, the Flood, and the Day of the Lord ( 2 Peter 3:5-7 ). Both emphasize the fact of the Parousia and of Divine judgment; Noah and the Flood are used as examples in both
Atheist - That Atheism existed in some sense before the Flood, may be suspected from what we read in Scripture, as well as from Heathen tradition; and it is not very unreasonable to suppose, that the deluge was partly intended to evince to the world a heavenly power, as Lord of the universe, and superior to the visible system of nature. How much more that astonishing variety and multiplicity of God's works with which we are continually surrounded! Let any man survey the face of the earth, or lift up his eyes to the firmament; let him consider the nature and instincts of brute animals, and afterward look into the operations of his own mind, and will he presume to say or suppose that all the objects he meets with are nothing more than the result of unaccountable accidents and blind chance? Can he possibly conceive that such wonderful order should spring out of confusion? or that such perfect beauty should be ever formed by the fortuitous operations of unconscious, unactive particles of matter? As well, nay better, and more easily, might he suppose that an earthquake might happen to build towns and cities; or the materials carried down by a Flood fit themselves up without hands into a regular fleet
Day - The refrain, "And there was evening, and there was morning, " speaks not only of sequence but of an order that is affirmed following the Flood as a foundational element in creation and as an answer to chaos and destruction (Genesis 8:22 )
Remnant - ...
Noah and his family may be understood as survivors, or a remnant, of a divine judgment in the Flood (Genesis 6:5-8 ; Genesis 7:1-23 )
Foreigner - ...
After the judgment of the Flood, the Book of Genesis records the Table of Nations (chap
New Heavens And a New Earth - The catastrophe is comparable to Noah's Flood, which was only a temporary fix
Bless - 5:2, at the beginning of the history of believing men, and again after the Flood in Shem - When Shem was 98 and Noah 600 the Flood came; two years later Shem the heir of the blessing (Genesis 9:18-27) begat Arphaxad (Genesis 5:32; Genesis 7:6; Genesis 11:10)
Mesopotamia - It is supposed to have been the seat of the earthly paradise; and all geographers agree that here the descendants of Noah settled immediately after the Flood
Eden - But it is far more probable that this change, if we may infer from the account given by Moses that the courses of all the streams remained unaltered by the Flood, may have taken place at man's expulsion from the garden: when God might choose to obliterate this fair portion of his works, unfitted for any thing but the residence of innocence; and to blot at once from the face of the earth, like the guilty cities of the plain, both the site and the memorial of man's transgression,—an awful event, which would add tenfold horrors to the punishment
Old - , the inhabitants of the world) just previous to the Flood, 2 Peter 2:5 ; (g) of the Devil, as "that old serpent," Revelation 12:9 ; 20:2 , "old," not in age, but as characterized for a long period by the evils indicated
Letters - In these early ages, "the position of mankind after the Flood," he observes, "was such as to preclude the possibility of supposing that they had many ideas and many wants; therefore we may reasonably conclude, that their language consisted of words only which were intended to express the things most necessary to life, and consequently contained a small number of words. Many arts were invented before the Flood; and the ark itself is a vast monument of mechanical skill. Arts, science, morals, legislation, theology, were all known before the Flood; and were all transmitted from the old world to the new, by Noah and his sons
City - Numbers 13:28 , Deuteronomy 1:28 ‘walled up to heaven’), on the construction of which recent excavation has thrown a Flood of new light (see Fortification)
River - When the rivers of Asia Minor and Palestine are in Flood, to ford them is little less than a tragedy
Water - Peter sees a parallel between the water of Noah’s Flood and that of baptism (1 Peter 3:20), and Paul finds a mystical and sacramental meaning in the sea and the cloud, in both of which the Israelites may be said to have been baptized into Moses (1 Corinthians 10:2)
Circumcision - ...
So, the rainbow existed before the Flood, but in Genesis 9:13-17 first was made token of the covenant
Break - To make way with violence or suddenness to rush often with a particle as, to break in to break in upon, as calamities to break over, as a Flood to break out, as a fire to break forth, as light or a sound
Arise, Arose, Arouse, Raise, Rise, Rouse - " So of the arising of persection, Matthew 13:21 ; Mark 4:17 ; this might be translated "taketh place;" of a tumult, Matthew 27:24 , RV, "arising," for AV, "made;" of a Flood, Luke 6:48 ; a famine, Luke 15:14 ; a questioning, John 3:25 ; a murmuring, Acts 6:1 ; a tribulation, Acts 11:19 (RV); a stir in the city, Acts 19:23 ; a dissension, Acts 23:7 ; a great clamor, Acts 23:9
Ravels - On the decrease of the waters of the Flood, so that the tops of the mountains became visible, Noah sent forth out of one of the windows of the ark a raven, a bold and adventurous bird, by way of experiment, to see whether the waters were sunk or abated
Archaeology - When a town was destroyed, whether by conquest, earthquake, storm or Flood, the usual practice for the new generation of builders was simply to level off the ruins and build on top of the flattened rubble and dirt
Sacrifice And Offering - Upon embarking from the ark after the great Flood, Noah immediately built an altar and offered burnt sacrifices. Other Ancient Near Eastern Flood stories have parallels to this act by Noah
Nineveh - The appearance of the ruins shows that the destruction of the city was due not only to the assailing foe but also to the Flood and the fire, thus confirming the ancient prophecies concerning it
No - Yet at the end of 40 (the number expressing affliction and judgment, so the 40 days of the Flood rains) years will I
Image of God - Following the Genesis narrative further, after the Flood of Noah, Genesis 9:6 indicates that due to the image of God capital punishment is required in cases of murder
Restore, Renew - Philo used it to describe the renewal of the world after the Flood (On the Life of Moses 2
World - He Flooded it in Noah's time and it lies ready for his judgment at the end (2 Peter 3:7,10 ). Before the Flood nearly all the people of the world became corrupt (Genesis 6:11 )
Language - But about one hundred years after the Flood, according to the common chronology, and later according to others, God miraculously "confounded the language" of the Cushite rebels at Babel; and peopling the earth by these scattered families of diverse tongues, He frustrated the designs and promoted his own
Light - That Flood of luminous rays which flows from the sun and constitutes day
Spiritual Gifts - The Flood-gates of emotion were opened: a supernatural dread alternated with an unspeakable joy’ (Robinson, Ephesians , p
Arabia - ...
The Kaaba or Square was built by Seth, destroyed by the Flood, and rebuilt by Abraham and Ishmael
Patience - A Flood assails a rock, and rolls off unable to make an impression; while straws and boughs are borne off in triumph, carried down the stream, driven and tossed
Sign - The rainbow witnesses God's covenant with Noah, insuring an orderly creation not threatened by Flood (Genesis 9:12-17 )
Galilee - Josephus divides it into only Upper and Lower; and he says that the limits of Galilee were, on the south, Samaria and Scythopolis, unto the Flood of Jordan
Baptism - He sees judgment and salvation pictured in baptism, as they were pictured in the Flood of Noah’s time
Tears - The sorrows which were about to swamp Jerusalem in a Flood of woe wrung from His heart the agonizing cry, ‘If thou hadst known in this day, even thou, the things which belong unto peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes’ (Luke 19:42)
Existence of God - "It is proved from the miraculous events which have happened in the world; such as the overflowing of the earth by a Flood; the confusion of languages; the burning of Sodom and the cities about by fire from heaven; the plagues of Egypt; the dividing of the Red Sea; raining manna from heaven, and bringing streams of water from flinty rocks; the stopping of the course of the sun, &c
Pseudepigrapha - 83-90) contains two dream visions dealing with the Flood and the history of Israel from Adam to the Maccabean revolt
Sea, the Salt, - If Hugh Miller's theory of the Flood in correct --and it is the most reasonable theory yet propounded --then the Dead Sea was formed by the depression of that part of the valley through which the Jordan once flowed to the Red Sea
Lamentations, Theology of - The Flood of emotion, building in the two previous acrostics, is reined in by sound theology
Providence - The Lord sitteth on the Flood
Abgar - ) by Flood
Deliver - So after the Flood, God “gave” the earth into Noah’s hand ( Vigilantius - Nothing of the kind appears in the quotations from the book of Vigilantius, which, considering the extreme difficulty of his position in the rising Flood of superstition, we must presume to have been a serious and faithful protest
Ham - Not the ark, lifted up above the waters of the Flood, but the midnight streets of the cities of the plain were Ham's proper place. By those three men were all the nations of the earth divided after the Flood
Number - in the Jewish text Methuselah lives to the age of 969, and is the longest lived of the patriarchs; in the Samaritan he lives only to be 720, and is surpassed by many of the other patriarchs; and the interval from the Creation to the Flood is 2262 years in the Septuagint, 1656 in the Jewish text, 1307 in the Samaritan text. Or again, where a man had one wife, there was a natural couple; and so with animals; in one account of the Flood they go in ‘two by two
Marriage (i.) - The reference to marrying and giving in marriage, with the Flood at the door, exemplified that pre-occupation of the mind with worldly interests and ambitions by which men forget the transitoriness of life and the precariousness of its possessions
Sincerity - Morrison, Flood-Tide, 22; R
Hold - The Most High--held still the Flood till they had passed
Providence - ) The plagues, earthquakes, drought, Flood, frost, and famine subserve ends of providence which we only in part see; and they also suggest to us the need of a providence to control them within appointed bounds, and that without such a providence all nature would fall into disorder (Jeremiah 5:22; Job 26:7-11; Job 38:4-14)
Language - Whiston, with his usual tenacity and fervour, that the Chinese are the posterity of Noah, by his children born after the Flood; and that Fohi, the first king of China, was Noah
Sacrifice - This command is implied in God's having made coats of skins for Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21); for these must have been taken from animals slain in sacrifice (for it was not for food they were slain, animal food not being permitted until after the Flood; nor for clothing, as clothes might have been made of the fleeces, without the needless cruelty of killing the animal). " It was God's appointment that gave it all its excellency; if it had not been so it would have been presumptuous will worship (Colossians 2:23) and taking of a life which man had no right over before the Flood (Genesis 9:2-4)
Daniel - Noah before and at the Flood, Job in the postdiluvian patriarchal age, and Daniel toward the close of the legal theocracy are made types of "righteousness
Ebla - A “flood” account refers to a god sending “seven days of rain,” a god whose name may have the same root as the Hebrew “Yahweh
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After the Flood, God renewed the original command that Noah and his sons be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 9:1 )
Abraham - The atoning work of Christ on Calvary, achieved by a man as fully obedient to God's commands (Philippians 2:8 ) as Abraham ever was, has released a Flood of divine grace upon an undeserving world, and has brought the blessed fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23 ) into the believer's life
Genesis, the Book of - Traditions of widely separated nations over the earth retain fragments of the account of the fall, the tree, the serpent, the first pair, the Flood
Assyria - The Assyrian king, in the might of his power, subjected the ten tribes, and carried multitudes of them into the far east; he passed also like a Flood over the country of Judah, taking many of the cities throughout her territory; and in his presumptuous boldness he conceived that no earthly power could resist him, and even defied Jehovah, the God of Jacob
Ebla - A “flood” account refers to a god sending “seven days of rain,” a god whose name may have the same root as the Hebrew “Yahweh
Canaan - Various arguments have been adduced to justify the conquest of Canaan, and the extermination of its inhabitants by the Israelites; as, that the land had been allotted to Shem and his sons after the Flood, and the sons of Ham were usurpers; that they first assaulted to the Jews; that Abraham had taken possession of the land ages before; that the Canaanites were akin to the Egyptians, and implicated in their guilt and punishment as oppressors of the Hebrews
Turn - Change of direction as the turn of the tide from Flood to ebb
Type - That the Scriptures bore witness of Christ the disciples understood even during His earthly life, but their understanding of this fact was wonderfully enlarged by His death and resurrection, which cast a Flood of light upon aspects of prophecy that had previously been obscured (cf. And, if the authority of Jesus Himself had been required for the adoption of a definitely typological interpretation of OT history, the apostles and other NT writers might recall His use of Jonah’s experience to typify His own (Matthew 12:40), of the wisdom of Solomon to suggest the wisdom of One greater than Solomon (Matthew 12:42), of the Flood that came in the days of Noah to prefigure the coming of the Son of Man (Matthew 24:37 ff
Antiochus - With his "flood" like hosts the Egyptians and Ptolemy Philometer, "the prince of the covenant," were "overflown from before him
Blasphemy (2) - Therefore we must understand Him to mean either (1) that to be guilty of such a sin a man must be so hardened that he never would repent, or (2) that such a sin cannot be overlooked, forgotten, and swallowed up in the general Flood of mercy
Optatus, Bishop of Milevis - Optatus finds fault with Parmenian for his inconsiderate language about our Lord's baptism, to the effect that His flesh required to be "drowned in the Flood" of Jordan to remove its impurity
Nahum - Tenderness towards those who wait upon Him, but an overwhelming Flood upon His enemies ( Nahum 1:7-10 ), are the two great characteristics of His rule
Elijah - ’ That evening, Kishon’s Flood, as of old ( Judges 5:21 ), is red with the blood of Jehovah’s enemies
Cabbala - The Jewish fables farther relate, that the book being lost, and the mysteries contained in it almost forgotten, in the degenerate age preceding the Flood, they were restored by special revelation to Abraham, who transmitted them to writing in the book "Jezirah;" and that the revelation was renewed to Moses, who received a traditionary and mystical, as well as a written and preceptive, law from God
Parousia (2) - It is to break in upon the world as a sudden surprise, while men are busied with their earthly affairs, like the Flood in the time of Noah, or the destruction of Sodom in the time of Lot (Luke 17:26-30; Luke 17:34), its approach shall be as that of a thief, stealing into the house without warning (Luke 12:39 f
Terah - All this time, then, all this disappointed and postponed time, the angel of the covenant had been passing unceasingly from land to land, and from nation to nation, and from tongue to tongue seeking for some of Adam's sons who should be found worthy to take up the calling and election of God; till, at last, the star came and stood over the house of Terah, on the other side of the Flood. His childhood spent in ancient Chaldea; his very crossing of the Flood Euphrates on such an errand; the snows of Lebanon; the oaks of Bashan; Damascus; Salem; the Nile; the pyramids; the great temples; the famous schools and schoolmasters of Egypt, at whose feet Moses was to sit in after days,-all that, and much more that we neither know nor can imagine. What were Babylon, and Nineveh, and Damascus, and Salem, and all Egypt, to this western world and to this nineteenth century after Christ! What were all the science of Chaldea, and all the lore of Egypt, but the merest rudiments and first elements of that splendid sunshine of all manner of truth and opportunity which Floods around us from our youth up! And as we are led on from school to school; and from author to author; and from preacher to preacher; and from one stage of intellectual and spiritual migration and growth to another; to what a stature, to what a breadth, and to what a height of faith, and knowledge, and love, and all manner of grace and truth may we not attain
Animals - It is only after the fall and the Flood that God gave all living things, except their blood, to Noah and his family for food ( Genesis 9:1-4 )
Life - When God declared his judgment against Noah's generation, all creation in which there was the "breath of life" would suffer the destruction of the Flood (Genesis 6:17 ; 7:15,21-23 )
Cosmas (3), Indian Navigator - Here men lived till the Deluge, when Noah and his family crossed the intervening Flood in the Ark, and peopled the present world
Nimrod - Let us get into the truly intellectual, truly moral, and truly religious habit of asking ourselves, and insisting on an answer from ourselves, What is that name, nickname, by-word, that I am casting abroad about my brother so loudly and so loosely? What is the original root of it in language, and in me? What does it connote, as the schools say, first in my own mind, and then in its true content, and then in my hearer's or reader's capacity? Is it fair to use such a name and nickname? Is it just? Is it true? Would I like such and such names and nicknames to be attached to me by those who are opposed to me? It is very annoying, and, indeed, exasperating, to be pulled up in that way when our eloquence and our indignation and our denunciation are in full Flood
Aaron - This was the case both before and after the Flood; for Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Job, Abimelech, Laban, Isaac, and Jacob, themselves offered their own sacrifices
Covenant - Hence Noah did not have to fear that God's plan for and method of administering his cosmic kingdom would be different after the Flood. After the Flood had removed corrupt society and then receded, Noah the covenant man worshiped; he built an altar and sacrificed
Babel - God had infatuated His will that "the earth should be divided," the several tribes taking different routes, in the days of Peleg ("division"), born 100 years after the Flood (Genesis 10:25; Genesis 10:32; Deuteronomy 32:8). Berosus, their historian's account of their traditions of the Flood, and of the confusion of tongues at Babel, accords with Scripture in most points
Bible, Authority of the - And the pattern continues through the Flood and the covenant with Noah, and into the call of Abra(ha)m and the long account of the patriarchal discipleship (and the later historical books)
Rome And the Roman Empire - Extensive water systems were constructed that included artificial lakes, canals, aqueducts, and Flood control
Nineveh - So Nahum (Nahum 1:8; Nahum 2:6; Nahum 2:8) foretold "with an over running Flood He will make an utter end of the place;" "the gates of the rivers shall be opened and the palace shall be dissolved," namely, by the inundation; "Nineveh is of old like a pool of water (though of old defended by water around), yet (its inhabitants) shall flee. " There was a Floodgate at the N
Tongues, Confusion of - Whatever differences of tongue arose before the Flood, the original unity of speech was restored in Noah
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the Importunate Widow - When you bathe your whole body say, There is a fountain filled with blood, and sinners plunged beneath that Flood, lose all their guilty stains
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Sometimes 'âdâm identifies a limited and particular “group of men”: “Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing Flood, and shall overflow the land [1], and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men [2] shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl” ( Mary Magdalene - That throws a Flood of light on all the Marys who followed our Lord about, and that makes Mary Magdalene a minister's own and peculiar field, and his specialised department of pulpit work
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The history of Assyria, deduced from Scripture, and acknowledged as the only authentic one by Sir Isaac Newton and many others, ascribes the foundation of the monarchy to Pul, or Phul, about the second year of Menahem, king of Israel, twenty-four years before the aera of Nabonassar, 1579 years after the Flood, and, according to Blair, 769, or, according to Newton, 790, years before Christ
Fall of Man - The creation of the world, of man, of woman; the planting of the garden of Eden, and the placing of man there; the duties and prohibitions laid upon him; his disobedience; his expulsion from the garden; the subsequent birth of his children, their lives, and actions, and those of their posterity, down to the Flood; and, from that event, to the life of Abraham, are given in the same plain and unadorned narrative; brief, but yet simple; and with no intimation at all, either from the elevation of the style or otherwise, that a fable or allegory is in any part introduced
Ships And Boats - That in the earliest times the people as a whole were ignorant of navigation is shewn by their version of the Flood, in which an unnavigable box takes the place of the navigated ship of the ancient Accadian story
Baptism - Thus 1 Peter 3:21, literally "which water, being antitype (to the water of the Flood) is now saving (puts in a state of salvation) us also (as well as Noah), to wit, baptism
Baptize, Baptism - Now Peter cites Noah and his pitiful minority amid another evil generation; only eight souls saved by the Flood from God's judgment upon that sinful age
Heaven, Heavens, Heavenlies - The rainbow signifies that God will never destroy the world by a Flood again (Genesis 9:12-16 )
Abel - The faith of Noah had immediate respect to the threatened Flood, and to the promise of God to preserve him in the ark which he was commanded to prepare
Providence - "The Lord sitteth on the Flood
Joshua - He leads His people through a Jordan-like Flood of troubles and death itself without being overwhelmed (Isaiah 43:2)
Sin - These stories are the beginning of the history of a long process of development which resulted in the Flood
Pentateuch - Narratives describe creation, judgment (flood), travel (wilderness wanderings), buildings (Ark, tabernacle), marriages (Isaac and Rebekah), and births (Moses)
Abortion - As James Barr has shown, the writer's choice of selem [ Genesis 1:24-28 ; 2:7 ; 2:19 ), a discontinuity reiterated when, after the Flood, God affirms the killing and eating of animals but prohibits murder (Genesis 9:6 )
Miracle - The next major miracle, the Flood, thus affirms both God's judgment on extreme wickedness and his grace in promising never again to destroy humanity so completely (6:3; 9:15-16)
War, Holy War - Violence that filled the earth with pain was one of the major causes of the Flood (Genesis 6:11 )
Jeremiah, Theology of - The tradition of God's pain over a people's sin reaches back to the Flood, if not earlier (Genesis 6:6 )
Division of the Earth - Even so late as the tenth generation after the Flood in Abraham's days, there were considerable tracts of land in Palestine unappropriated, on which he and his nephew, Lot, freely pastured their cattle without hinderance or molestation
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - " Forthwith the river began to rise with vehemence; the fear was now of a Flood (Soz
Sin - Consequently, the Lord purges the earth of evil through the Flood
Papyri And Ostraca - Of course these texts, when re-discovered in our own day, throw a Flood of light upon the upper cultivated class, but for the most part they are documents of the middle and lower classes
Peter, First Epistle of - Quickened in spirit by death, Christ carried the gospel to the godless world that perished in the Flood, through which Noah and his family were saved, a type of the Christian who in his baptism asks God for a good conscience, and is cleansed through the risen Christ now triumphant over all His enemies,1 Peter 3:18-22 1 Peter 3:18-22
Animals - But the mention of the dove naturally carries us back to the story of the Flood (Genesis 8:11)
Nestorian Church - ...
Then the Flood of Moslem conquest drifted the two churches apart, and the bulk of organized Monophysitism between them hid each from the other
Elisha - ...
(2) His dividing death's Flood for us: Isaiah 51:15
Biblical Theology - Despite Noah's faithful preaching ( 2 Peter 2:5 ), few repent in view of the coming Flood
Sexuality, Human - After the Flood the image of God became a universal standard for punishing antisocial actions (Genesis 9:6 ; cf
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God as the saving God can be seen on a universal scale in the story of the Flood (Genesis 6-9 ), and on a personal scale in the stories of the patriarchs (Genesis 12-50 )
Offerings And Sacrifices - According to Genesis 8:20-22 it was the pleasing aroma of the burning meat that led the Lord to promise that he would never again destroy the earth and mankind as he had done in the Flood
Slave, Slavery - One result was to Flood the citizens’ roll with crowds of ‘undesirables
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After the Flood, human beings are again given dominion over their natural environment, but the effects of the fall into sin remain
Abram - The family of Abraham was idolatrous, for his "fathers served other gods beyond the Flood," that is, the great river Euphrates; but whether he himself was in the early period of his life an idolater, we are not informed by Moses
Revelation, the - The devil casts a Flood (people) after the woman, but it is swallowed up by the earthly organisations of men
Egypt - No tradition of the Flood, though found in almost every other country, is traceable among them, except their reply to Solon (Plato, Tim. , 23) that there had been many Floods
Jerusalem - Under Constantine, Christianity was established, and the great Flood of pilgrimage began
Arabia - From this time, that is, about five hundred and fifty years after the Flood, we read only of Ishmaelites and Midianites as the shepherds and carriers of the deserts; who also appear to have been intermingled, and to have shared both the territory and the traffic, as the traders who bought Joseph are called by both names, and the same are probably referred to by Jeremiah , 25, as "the mingled people that dwell in the desert
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To Moses we owe that important portion of Holy Scripture, the Pentateuch, which brings us acquainted with the creation of the world, the entrance of sin and death, the first promises of redemption, the Flood, the peopling of the postdiluvian earth, and the origin of nations, the call of Abraham, and the giving of the law
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In the passage, for example, in which He refers to Noah’s Flood (Matthew 24:37 ff
Enoch Book of - ); the angels of punishment hold the Flood in check (lxvi
Christianity - Again and again in the darkest hour light has shone forth, and at the lowest ebb a new Flood-tide of energy has arisen, making it possible to distinguish the real religion in its purity and power from its actual embodiment in decadent and unworthy representatives
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Of particular interest are mythological stories relating traditions of creation and of a great Flood as understood by the people of ancient Mesopotamia
Babylon - Here the principal devotions were performed; and over this, on the highest platform of all, was the observatory, by the help of which the Babylonians arrived to such perfection in astronomy, that Calisthenes the philosopher, who accompanied, Alexander to Babylon, found astronomical observations for 1903 years backwards from that time; which reach as high as the 115th year after the Flood