Gen 7:12-24; Gen 8:1-14
Summary of Account: 40 days,length of flood rains (Gen 7:17); 150 days, waters were abated (Gen 8:3); 150 days, ark came to rest on Mount Ararat (Gen 8:4); 253 days, to see tops of mountains (Gen 8:5); 300 days, dove discovers land (Gen 8:10-11); 314 days, waters dried up (Gen 8:13); 370 days, Earth has vegetation, animals released (Gen 8:14)
The Holy Ghost hath given the character of this patriarch when calling him a preacher of righteousness. (2Pe_2:5; Gen_6:8-22; and Gen_7:1-24; Gen_8:1-22; and Gen_9:1-29 throughout. We have the Holy Ghost’s own comments upon Noah’s history and character. (Heb_11:7) . Noah alone found grace in His sight; of him and Enoch alone it is written, "they walked with God." Noah was "just and perfect (sincere in aim, whole-hearted: Mat_5:48; Gen_17:1; Phi_3:15) in his generations," among the successive generations which passed during his lifetime. God renews His covenant of grace to mankind in Noah's person, the one beacon of hope amidst the ruin of the existing race (Gen_6:18).
Cause of the Flood:
Noah bore constant testimony against the unbelief and wickedness of that generation (1Pe_3:18-20; 2Pe_2:5).
The cause of the flood is stated Gen_6:1-3, etc. "The sons of God (the Sethites, adopted by grace, alone keeping themselves separate from the world's defilements, 'called by the name of Jehovah' as His sons: Gen_4:26 margin, or as KJV; while the Cainites by erecting a city and developing worldly arts were laying the foundation for the kingdom of this world, the Sethites by unitedly 'calling on Jehovah's name' founded the church made up of God's children, Gal_3:26) saw the daughters of men (Cainites) and they took them wives of all which they chose" (fancy and lust, instead of the fear of God, being their ruling motive).
When "the salt of the earth lost its savour" universal corruption set in. Jud_1:6-7, does not confirm the monstrous notion that "the sons of God" mean angels cohabiting carnally with women. The analogy to Sodom is this, the angels' ambition alienating their affections from God is a spiritual fornication analogous to the Sodomites' "going after strange flesh"; so covetousness is connected with whoremongering, as spiritually related (Eph_5:5). The book of Enoch takes the carnal cohabitation view; but because Jud_1:1 accords with it in sonic particulars it does not follow he accords with it in all. The parallel 2Pe_2:4 refers to the first fall of the apostate angels, not to Gen_6:2. The Israelites were "sons of God" (Deu_32:5; Hos_1:10); still more "sons of Jehovah" the covenant God (Exo_4:22; Deu_14:1; Psa_73:15; Pro_14:26). "Wives" and "taking wives," i.e. marriage, cannot be predicated of angels, fornication and going after strange flesh; moreover Christ states expressly the "angels neither marry nor are given in marriage" (Mat_22:30; Luk_20:35-36).
"Unequal yoking" of believers with unbelievers in marriage has in other ages also broken down the separation wall between the church and the world, and brought on apostasy; as in Solomon's case (compare Neh_13:23-26; 2Co_6:14). Marriages engrossing men just before the flood are specified in Mat_24:38; Luk_17:27. Mixed marriages were forbidden (Exo_34:16; Gen_27:46; Gen_28:1). "There were giants in the earth in those days": nephilim, from a root to fall, "fallers on others," "fellers," tyrants; applied in Num_13:33 to Canaanites of great stature. Smith's Bible Dictionary observes, if they were descendants of the Nephilim in Gen_6:4 (?) the deluge was not universal. Distinct from these are the children of the daughters of men by the sons of God, "mighty men of old, men of renown." "The earth was corrupt before God, and filled with violence through them" (Gen_6:11; Gen_6:13).
So God's long suffering at last gave place to zeal against sin, "My Spirit shall not always strive with (Keil, rule in) man," i.e. shall no longer contend with his fleshliness, I will give him up to his own corruption and its penalty (Rom_1:24; Rom_1:26-28), "for that he also (even the godly Sethite) is flesh," or as Keil, "in his erring he is fleshly," and so incapable of being ruled by the Spirit of God; even the godly seed is apostate and carnal, compare Joh_3:6. God still gave a respite of 120 years to mankind.
Date the Flood began:
The deluge began on the 17th day of the second month, i.e. the middle of November, the beginning of the rainy season, Tisri the first month beginning at the autumnal equinox. It lasted 150 days, i.e. five months of 30 days each; and the ark rested on Ararat the 17th of the seventh month (Gen_7:11-12; Gen_7:24; Gen_8:4). The year thus was then 360 days, the old Egyptian year, which was corrected by the solar year, which also the Egyptians knew.
"The fountains of the deep breaking up and the windows of heaven being opened" is phenomenal language. "The Lord shut Noah in," as it shall be in the last days (Isa_26:20); so Israel on the night of the slaying of the firstborn (Exo_12:22-23; Psa_31:20; Psa_83:3; Psa_27:5). The simplicity of the history, the death of all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, and the six times mention of the rescue of the favored few, impress one with the feeling of the completeness of the desolation and the special grace which saved the eight. The "40 days and 40 nights of rain" were part of the 150; forty is the number significant of judgment and affliction; as Israel's 40 years in the wilderness; Moses', Elijah's, and our Lord's 40 days of foodlessness.
In Noah's 600th year the degenerate races of mankind were cut off by the Deluge. But 120 years previously (Gen_6:3) he had been warned of the catastrophe, and according to 1Pe_3:20 had been preparing for the event by building the ark (see ARK; DELUGE).
After the flood Noah celebrated his deliverance by building an altar and offering sacrifices to Yahweh (Gen_8:20), and was sent forth with God's blessing to be "fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth" (Gen_9:1).
Degenerate races. The noble races went from a noble to a lower state of development to become worse physically and mentally. (Rom 1:27-28)
Now for the analysis:
Gen 7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
Here rain and Nibiru was the mechanism for the deadly act of judgment that would wipe off from the face of the earth every living thing. Elsewhere in the Tanakh (OT) Elohim/God as El Shaddai caused burning sulfur (Gen 19:24--Sodom and Gomorrah Passover Week) and hailstones (Exod 9:18,23--Ten Plagues-Month of Abib) to "rain" from the sky as a mechanism of judgment against sinners. The rains would continue unabated for 40 days and 40 nights. The number 40 played a significant role throughout the Tanakh: Isaac and Esau were 40 when they married (Gen 25:20; 26:34). Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (2 times) receiving the law from Elohim/God (Ex 24:18; 34:28; Dt 9:11,18,25), Israel spent 40 years in the wilderness following their disobedience (Nm 32:13), the Philistines oppressed Israel for 40 years (Jdg 13:1), and several kings and judges ruled over Israel for 40 years (Othniel, Jdg 3:11; Deborah, Jdg 5:31; Gideon, Jdg 8:28; Eli, I Sam 4:8; David, 2 Sam 5:4; Solomon, I Kg 11:42; Joash, 2 Kg 12:1; Saul, Ac 13:21).
Noah's age at the onset of the flood was 600 years old. No other human being after Noah will be said to live to this age.
2273 Sabbath Year (Shemitah)
1656 2270, 2348/9 BCE 2435BC מבּוּל mabbûl; Flood Methuselah dies year of flood 969 years old; Noah 600 years old *
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Bereshit, Genesis 7:11 (1649 years from the fall - Book of Jubilees, Paradise and the Fall iii: 17); Nibiru encounter "The Destroyer". Isa 24:1, 19-20. Some accounts and teachers say this was at Passover and others say this was in October/November. It caused a 23 degree tilt. The tetonic plates separated.
Gen 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. Aviv 17th 2347 (Wednesday--Day after First fruits.) www.tedmontgomery.com/bblovrvw/emails/Aviv17.html
Flood to Abraham 352 Years
Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Water came from two different sources--one below and one above. Exxactly what is meant by all the sources of the watery depths is unknow, the phrase appears to refer to a massive outflow of presurrized water from underground sources that burst out of the ground with devastating effect. No known phenomenon in nature today corresponds to this description except for the events during Revelation 8 -16 questionably.
Nibiru events: 37) a shift or flip of the geographical poles (Isa 24:1, 18-20, 23; 38:8). The gravitational pull of the strange star’s mass will cause the earth to slow down and maybe bring it to a complete halt (Josh 10:11-13--Joshua's Longest Day). The tilting earth will create a "slosh" of all the ocean water that is now bulged up around the equator due to the centrifugal forces of earth’s spinning motion. As a result of these shifting and moving water masses there will be:
tsunamis and violently rising ocean levels up to 400 feet (120 meter); Hab 3:10--Overflowing water passed by. Amos 9:6; Amos 5:6-8; Nah 1:8 (flood).
In Nibiru's passing there will be a select parts of the planet that experience a building of aquifer waters and inner aquifer pressure. Lk 21:25 (roar); Nah 1:8 (flooding over); Josh 10:11-13; Gen 7:11 (full earth as an example). But Elohim said that He would never flood the earth again.
This reminds me that as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end. The Flood was a massive kill of people due to sin and in the end we have a massive kill at Armageddon (Rev 14:20ff; 15; 16/19; Joel 3) on the Day of Atonement at the Second Coming of Yeshua which in the Tanakh is called the Day of the Lord when there will be 10 days of tribulation (Rev 2:10) between the Day of Trumpet (Matt 24:31; Rev 6:12-17) and Day of Atonement. This time period is called the wrath of God/Elohim.
Some teachers teach that it is between the Day of Trumpet Judgment 1 to Armageddon. Others teach it is the bowl judgments and Armageddon. Timeframe: Rev 8-16.
Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Gen 7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
God's word to Noah is once again to shown trustworthy.
Gen 7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Gen 7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
Gen 7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
under the whole heaven. The prase indicates a universal flood rather than a local one. The promise of 9:11,15 confirms this. There are over 270 flood sories from all the parts of the world. See 2 Pet 2:5; 3:6; Matt 24:37-39.
Gen 7:20 Fifteen cubits (22.5 feet) upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
Gen 7:21 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:
Gen 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
V. 21 and 22 brings the detailed account of the flood's destruction to a climax.
Gen 7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
"The Destroyer" in the Old Testament of the Bible; "The Destroyer" in ancient writings of the Egyptians (Ex 12:23; Jer 6:22-30; Jer 48:7-10; Isa 16:4-5; Jer 4:1-10; Jer 51:18; 51:54-58; Rev 12:3-4, 9, 12-15). Other verses: Isa 54:16-17;
"Wormwood" in the book of Revelation 8; "Nibiru" in the writings of the Sumerians; "Marduk" in the Babylonian religion; "Phateon" in the Greek literature;"Nemesis" in the Greek mythology; "Apollyon" in Babylonian mythology; Rev 9:11; "Apollo" in Greek mythology; "G1.9" as a working title by NASA; "The Death Star" by NASA. Planet GJ1214B
El Shaddai is His Name. Shaddai comes from the root word "Shadad" shaw-dad' A primitive root; properly to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage: - dead, destroy (-er), oppress, robber, spoil (-er), X utterly, (lay) waste. Strong H7703
Gen 7:24 And the waters prevailed (surged) upon the earth an hundred and fifty days. 40 days,length of flood rains (Gen 7:17); 150 days, waters were abated (Gen 7:24; 8:3). Though the text does not explicitly say so, the total 150 days seems to include the 40 days of rain. The Hebrew word for prevailed (gabar) is Strongs H1396; גָּבַר; gâbar; gaw-bar'
A primitive root; to be strong; by implication to prevail, act insolently: - exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more [strength], strengthen, be stronger, be valiant.
Gen 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged/receded/subside.
200+ mph (320+ kph) winds as the jet stream is coming down to ground level affecting the entire globe. Wind: Gen 8:1; 41:6,23; Exodus 10:13, 19; Job 1:19; Psalm 148:8; Isa 41:16; Jer 4:11-12; 51:1,16; Ezk 13:11, 13; Ezk 19:12; Dan 2:35; Hos 13:15; Rev 6:13.
Remembered does not suggest that Elohim had ever forgotten about Noah; when used of Elohim, "remember" suggests the initiation of a miraculous, saving act of Elohim. Other instances of Elohim "remembering" as the first step in providing divine help for His people including His intervention in the lives of Lot (Gen 19:29--Nibiru event), Rachel (Gen 30:22), and the Israelites in Egypt (Exod 2:24).
Wind. Using language that reflects Elohim's initial act of creating te universe (Gen 1:2), Elohim caused (Hb) ruach-"Spirit" or wind- to pass over (meaning for Nibiru) the waters of the earth. Immediately the water began to subside.
H7307; רוּחַ; rûach; roo'-akh
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions): - air, anger, blast (186,000 Assyrians killed--Nibiru event), breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit ([-ual]), tempest, X vain, ([whirl-]) wind (-y).
H7306; רוּחַ; rûach; roo'-akh
A primitive root; properly to blow, that is, breathe; only (literally) to smell or (by implication perceive (figuratively to anticipate, enjoy): - accept, smell, X touch, make of quick understanding.
Gen 8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
Following the 150 days of ever-suging waters, a turn-about occurred: all the sources of water (from above and below) stopped and the water began to subside. The initial downpour ended after 40 days and nights (Gen 7:12), so presumably the rains that are said to have ceased in the present verse were only sporadic showers.
Gen 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
It took 150 days for the waters to receed.
Gen 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
Exactly five months after the flood had begun (Gen 7:11), the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat in modern Turkey or Armenia. The ark rested on land 74 days after the end of the 150 days (Gen 7:11).
Aviv 17th 2347 (Wednesday--Day of First Fruits.) Risen lamb of Elohim www.tedmontgomery.com/bblovrvw/emails/Aviv17.html April 28th, 2347 BCE. According to Messianics, Jesus/Yeshua died on Wednesday and rose 3 days later on the Feast of First Fruits because in that year the Feast of First Fruits was three days later. Christians teach that Jesus died on Friday and rose on Sunday because one minute of day 1 = 24 hours and one minute of day 3 = 24 hours as if the whole 24 hours flew by in that one minute thereby they cut out Matt 14:40 out of their bibles and say: As Jonas was in the whale for 3 days so shall Jesus be in the earth for 36 hours which equals 72 hours.
In 3476 BCE, the Feast of First Fruits was on a Wednesday whereas at Yeshua's death, it was on a Sunday.
As Jonah/Jonas was in the whale for 3 days and 3 nights so is Yeshua (3 days of darkness) (Matt 12:40). The fourth candle of the Menorah is called the Christ Candle or Servant Candle. Yeshua died on a Wednesday in Jubilee 80 in the middle of the Jubilee year when there was 3 hours of darkness . Gen 1:14 Creation Day 4. Sun, Moon, and Stars were created on Wednesday. During the 10 plagues, there was 3 days of darkness Exod 10: 21ff. In 2017 Passover/Pesach is on a Wednesday. In 2016 there is a Penumbral lunar Eclipse on Day 4, the night that Yeshua ate the Passover Meal. The Destroyer comes in 2016 near Passover on the Feast of First Fruits. The 10th plague was on Passover. Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed near Passover maybe.
Note: It is at times like this that I love being a date watcher because I see all these connective dots.
Gen 8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
Friday ; 3947 BCE; 253 days, to see tops of mountains (Gen 8:5);
Gen 8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
Gen 8:7 And he sent forth a raven (expendable), which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
Gen 8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
Gen 8:9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
Gen 8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
300 days, dove discovers land (Gen 8:10-11); Sept. 13 Month 5, Day 5.
Gen 8:11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
Inspired by this passage, the image of a dove with an olive branch in its mouth has become a universal symbol of peace.
Gen 8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
Gen 8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
314 days, waters dried up (Gen 8:13); October 25; Day 4
Gen 8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. Dec 10; Day 1; 3947 BCE. Some 57 days later, the earth was dry. Noah and his family were in the ark 371 days (53 weeks).
Summary of Account: 40 days,length of flood rains (Gen 7:17); 150 days, waters were abated (Gen 8:3); 150 days, ark came to rest on Mount Ararat (Gen 8:4); 253 days, to see tops of mountains (Gen 8:5); 300 days, dove discovers land (Gen 8:10-11); 314 days, waters dried up (Gen 8:13); 370 days, Earth has vegetation, animals released (Gen 8:14).
There are many Nibiru accounts that teach that Nibiru was around during this time frame.
Biblical Flood was "TSUNAMI" of 10,900 B.C.
Major catastrophes that befall Mankind are sometimes spoken of as being of "biblical proportions" to describe their immensity. The words have been used these days to convey the immensity of the calamity that befell the peoples and lands of the coastlines of the Indian Ocean, when an underwater earthquake caused a "Tsunami", a tidal wave that spread across thousands of miles of ocean waters and, hitting land, crushed all before it.
Few if any of the news reporters who used the "biblical proportions" terminology may have realized how appropriate the analogy is; for some 13,000 years ago a huge tidal wave, a "Tsunami" if you will, overwhelmed the ancient lands and their inhabitants; except that that time, the tidal wave rose not thirty feet but many thousands of feet and more!
Then, as now, it was a news story that dominated all news. The Bible, in fact, treated it to be such a major story that it devoted to it three full chapters in Genesis. It is the record of the Deluge -- the Great Flood -- that overwhelmed the Earth and came close to wiping Mankind off the face of the Earth.
Resources for Nibiru and the Flood
www.timetobelieve.com/corruption/nimrod-nibiru-and-anunnaki/; www.redxpro.com/page3.html; e-sword; Ryrie Study Bible; HCSB Study Biblewww.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3680913055251911236#editor/target=post;postID=6962897657739273718