The Flood



THE FLOOD:      What does the Bible really say?



                   EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT

                               SYNOPSIS
Discover what translators are too inept to see and what a shabby treatment they have done on Job 22:16.  As you will find shown above in the book "12 Hours in Heaven," the eyewitness Sam Henson saw Michael and his angels turn the earth half-over quickly to CAUSE the flood. The earth's core inside is "fixed" and cannot be moved (Psa.93:1; 104:5; Jer.51:15). But in Isa.24:1 there is the "face of the earth" which means the surface of the earth or the outer crust.  This is also found in Gen. 6:13 where God destroys the land surface along with the people. Pay close attention because we live in a world of CAUSE & EFFECT.    
  
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As you will see later in Rev. 10 it was the angelic power of Michael that CAUSED the flood which he accomplished by moving the earth's surface. The EFFECT (result # 1):   the waters of the sea poured over the earth. The New English Bible in Isa. 54:9 Library link (ref.#3.0) uses the word "pour" possibly because of Job 22:16 in the KJ margin.   It does not say "rain" poured. It says a body of water (the sea) was poured upon their foundation. Not only water, but included in the meaning of this word "poured" (which is used sometimes of pouring molten metal in casting objects) would be the hot molten magma and lava that was released when the earth's surface was broken up (Isa.24:19) and the great geological UPHEAVAL or CATACLYSM resulted (which happens to be the etymological meaning of the word kataklusmos in 2 Pet.2:5). The fact is that kataklusmos is from kata+kluzo which is from the base of kludon which is from kluzo and means a surge of the seaviolent agitation of the sea as far as the kind of flood or deluge it was.  Charles Thomson's Septuagint of 1808 missed it by one word (stream) with his translation of Job 22:16 looking at the righteous (Noah) as opposed to the wicked:  Thou wilt not keep the ancient way, which righteous men trod, who were borne aloft, and whose foundations were the surgy stream (sea).
The EFFECT (result # 2):       the fountains (springs) in the outer crust were broken up.
The EFFECT (result # 3 & 4):       it clouded up over the entire earth and rained for (40) days.

The listed order and sequence of these almost-simultaneous events, occurring the same day (Gen.7:10-11) (matching Sam Henson's statements about what he saw take place in color):
1. THE WATERS OF THE FLOOD CAME UPON THE EARTH (
the ocean went up over the continents with what looked like a 2 mile high tidal wave)
2. THE SPRINGS FROM THE DEEP WERE BROKEN UP (
some of what was under water then came up, and what is under water now was above it originally - the land was seen breaking up everywhere just like ice breaking up)
3. THE WINDOWS OF THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED (
it was described like a hurricane all over the earth and it just became a ball of clouds)
END OF VERSE 11 (P-E-R-I-O-D).    Next verse (Gen. 7:12):
4. IT RAINED 40 DAYS  [this does not necessarily commence the same day, the Bible does not say. Meteorologically speaking, no atmospheric development or disturbance is instantaneous]   (it took forty days for it to all rain out of the atmosphere)

All of this leads back to Gen.7:4 "I will CAUSE it to rain."  Or, CAUSE rain to be sent echoing the earlier statement in Gen. 2:5 where God had not CAUSED it to rain yet. 
The CAUSE in Gen. 2:5 shows there is a little bit more involved, perhaps the jet stream in Gen. 8:1 which brings weather. After the Earth got turned, then you see the map to the right the present situation.

Michael does God's bidding when ordered (Psa. 103:20) and the power goes with him, so it's just like God doing it. In essence, that is what it is saying in Psa. 29:10 where God's kingly way of calling for something to be is found in Gen. 1 with "Let there be...." as found in Amos 5:8.
Skip on down to Exegetical Evidence #1 at this point to continue the Gen. 7:10-12 study.


JET STREAM WINDS UP TO 200 MPH AT ALTITUDE OF EIGHT MILES

Noah had built the Ark on the side of a mountain so that it could be launched and floated away by the tidal wave that was 2 miles high. Michael's angels were all around it and they shut the door. There were VERY FEW mountains before the flood (upheaval). This is the tremendous result of that upheaval which we call the flood: And the water of the flood was upon the whole earth for forty days; and the water was exceedingly great, and had carried away the ark and had borne it aloft, and it was high above the submerged earth beneath. And the waters prevailed, overcame and were the victor, and were greatly enlarged, their total volume spreading out overwhelming the earth. And the Ark floated, moving, carried about, on the surface of the waters.  And the waters were strong, mighty, exceedingly violent on the earth, and all the high, exalted, rising mountains and hills under the whole atmosphere, heaven were covered over, overwhelmed, submerged. The waters predominated, prevailed, standing twenty two feet upward and more, above the highest mountain peak. And the waters prevailed and continually surged on the earth for 150 days (five months). -Gen.7:17-20,24 -the Accurate Bible.  Mountains rising, valleys sinking unto the place and levels which thou hast set. -Psa.104:8 -the Accurate Bible.
Today there are at least 109 mountains on Earth with elevations greater than 23,622 ft above sea level. 
 Most all of these were certainly made during the upheaval (Psa. 104:8)

The flood condition in it's entirety was upon the earth for the duration of actually 150 days, about 5 months, in verse 24 just to show the immensity of it all.  We know Mt. Ararat was in existence thenbeing 17,000 ft. above present sea level.  The Ark came to rest on it after that 5 months elapsed.  But it took another 7 months for everything to get back to normal.  It wasn't until 1 year and 10 days later, it was dry enough and safe enough to step out of the Ark.  40 days of rain did all that?  It's just like as was stated in the 
magazine: The Discovery of Noah's Ark in 1916 on Mt. Ararat . . .  where did all that water come from and where did it go, if not back to the ocean basin from whence it came? 


                                   CATACLYSM   (or UPHEAVAL)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary on the word CATACLYSM showing the Greek Etymology kataklusmos (which word for some reason is not found in the online version (which doesn't even show etymology) but is in the printed book version - the lesson is don't rely on the computer and you better keep those old dusty books after all)
Modern Webster Dictionary (1963) Cataclysm definition:  1. Flood, Deluge 2. a violent geologic change 3. a momentous and violent event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition

              Gen. 6:13 SPELLS UPHEAVALUPHEAVAL UPHEAVAL 

He said to Noe, The end of all flesh is come before me; the earth is filled with wickedness of the face of them, and I shall destroy them with the earth. (he said to Noah, The end of all flesh hath come before me, for they have filled the earth full of wickedness; and so I shall destroy them all, and the earth with them.) -Gen. 6:13/Wycliffe Bible

Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh is coming before Me, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Behold, I am about to bring ruin upon them along with the land. -Gen. 6:13/Tree of Life Version

God said to Noah, “I intend to make an end of all that lives, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I am about to destroy them together with the land. -Gen. 6:13/Amplified

HOW DOES GOD DESTROY THE LAND OR SURFACE OF THE EARTH TOGETHER ALONG WITH THE PEOPLE? HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND ISA. 24:1, "PERVERT,  RUIN, SPOIL, CORRUPT, MAR ...... the 'erets: THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH" . . .  The meanings seem to run parallel between these two verses . . .
THE KING JAMES MARGIN IN ISA. 24:1 USES THE WORD 'PERVERT' IN THIS FUTURISTIC 2ND OVERTURNING OF THE FACE OF THE EARTH AT ARMAGEDDON (perfect tense in Hebrew, YLT "hath".  The word 'TWIST' - means turn, rotate).  But is it all strictly futuristic? Note that the footnote in the Amplified suggests current & future happenings. This verse in Isaiah sheds much light on Gen. 6:13:

HERE IS HOW ISAIAH 24:1 CORRELATES TO THE FLOOD AND UPHEAVAL IN GENESIS 6:13.  The ruin of it pertains more to the flood, whereas the event in Revelation 16:19-20 is more of a gradual leveling of it, preparing it for restoration back to the pre-flood condition that God had made it originally.  It was mostly flat then, just rolling hills and prairie. Like the plain states. In fact, the plain states in the center of the USA is probably what remains of that pre-flood continental design. This allowed the sea breezes to cross the land uninterrupted, which kept temperatures mild and normal at the equator, along with the gigantic ice caps. Reference is to page 44 in the book "12 Hours in Heaven" at right. God will spend 7 years restoring the earth (Acts 3:21before he puts man back on it. Much of the granite and marble rock was brought up to the surface in the flood/upheaval that was on the bottom of the outer crust next to the mantle and molten material. The layers HAVE ALL BEEN MIXED UP now, and the previous civilization got buried about a mile beneath the surface in it. When Lindsey Williams was chaplain on the Pipeline project, in his book the Energy Non-Crisis [pdf] on page 54-58 he says they were bringing up lush tropical forestry and pine cones when drilling deep on the North slope of Alaska.  Here is that excerpt: 

"Though the ground is frozen for 1,900 feet down from the surface at Prudhoe Bay, everywhere the oil companies drilled around this area they discovered an ancient tropical forest. It was in a frozen state, not in petrified state. It is between 1,100 and 1,700 feet down. There are palm trees, pine trees, and tropical foliage in great profusion. In fact, they found them lapped all over each other, just as though they had fallen in that position.


What great catastrophe caused this massive upheaval, and then led to such dramatic changes in the climate? We stress again that everything is frozennot petrified—and that the whole area has never once thawed since that great catastrophe took place. So what could possibly cause these dramatic happenings? Most Bible scholars would come to one of two conclusions. Some would argue that it is tied in some way to a great ice age which they believe occurred between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, when many events took place that are not thoroughly understood."
 [Sam Henson said he saw the massive Ice Cap, much larger before the flood,  snag on the continents when they went over to the equator. It covered most of Canada, North America, Europe and didn't melt back entirely until the time of Christ. I might also add, when asked about a canopy of ice or water, he did not see any such thing there during creation. -12 Hours in Heaven].  "Others would point to the catastrophic effects (and after effects) of the Biblical flood of Noah as the case, suggesting that this is evidence of a sudden overtaking by the flood waters and sediments. The breaking up of a great canopy of water that once surrounded the earth, as well as the breaking up of the great "fountains of the deep" referred to in Genesis, could easily account for the tremendous volume of water that since then encompasses the globe. It is believed that the resulting atmospheric and geologic changes were the cause of the drastic changes in climate.

It is interesting to notice that tropical ferns have also been found at the Antarctic, and the evidence from these two areas, considered together, certainly suggests that there has been a dramatic change from a worldwide tropical climate to an Arctic climate within datable times.
It is also interesting to remember that the great Arctic explorer, Admiral Byrd, reported seeing tropical growth in near Arctic regions. Most write this off as being some sort of a mirage, or maybe even an hallucination, but perhaps we have to reconsider. Just as there can be a beautiful grand oasis in the middle of the desert of Egypt (such as the Fayum Region), perhaps there have been oases in this other kind of vast expanse in the Arctic Ocean area, where these subterranean tropical plants are (for some as yet unknown reason) still growing on the surface.

The finding of underground tropical growth is not hearsay, for I have personally watched these palm trees and other types of tropical plants being brought to the surface. Let me give you two examples. One day I watched as a pine cone was brought up from a well (although not considered tropical, they apparently grew together in historic times), and when we first saw it, it looked just exactly as it would look on a young pine tree today. It was closed, and we put it in an office on the premises of Atlantic Richfield. We simply put it on the desk and left it. The next day we came back and the pine cone had opened up. You could quite clearly see the seeds on the inside of the cone. This was obviously after thousands of years of being in a frozen state, hundreds of feet beneath the surface.

I personally have palm fronds in my home which were brought up from some 1,700 feet below the surface. Again I would like to make an observation, without necessarily giving an opinion, because I do not regard myself as expert in this area. I simply want to state that consistently this tropical forest was between 1,100 and 1,700 feet beneath the surface. The actual base of the perpetually frozen ground is approximately 200 feet below the depth of the frozen tropical forest. The oil is found at a depth of 8,700 feet, average, and it is amazing to realize that it comes from that depth without artificial pumping.

I want to tell you a second incident that you will find hard to believe. As it cannot be documented, it might not be true, but I shall simply report it as it was told to me. One day I actually watched an operation proceeding at Pump Station 3, but did not take any special interest. After all, proceedings were going on all the time. However, on this particular day a man whom I personally know to be very reliable came to me and said something like this: "Chaplain, you won't believe this, but we were digging in this gravel pit on the Sag River, quite a number of feet under the surface depth. We brought to the surface what looked like a big Louisiana bull frog. We brought it into the building and allowed it to thaw out."
As I say, what was then told to me is hard to believe. However, let me point out that the frog is a cold-blooded mammal, and that in the winter season it does go into a virtual state of deep freeze much like the hibernation associated with bears and other Arctic animals.
This his man described the way in which the frog was left there and then thawed out. He claimed they actually watched as it totally thawed, and that it then quite perceptibly moved—in fact it appeared to be alive, with those perceptible movements taking place for several minutes. Then the movement ceased, and the men threw the frog away. Of course, it would have been better if they had kept it and had the story both witnessed and properly authenticated. Nevertheless, I mention it as an incident that was accepted by others as actually taking place. I have no reason to doubt it.
This then is the setting for the North Slope of Alaska. It is a land of extremes, and that is well-illustrated by its temperature. At Prudhoe Bay I have seen it go, with the chill factor, as low as -130°F (130 degrees below zero). I have also seen it go higher than 90°F in the summertime (this being above zero and quite hot, of course). It is a beautiful land—a land that I have learned to love. In fact, during the months of July and August, the area of Prudhoe Bay is one of the most fabulously beautiful areas of the world. It looks like one great vast golf course, stretching for hundreds and hundreds of miles.
[Excerpt from Lindsey Williams book The Energy Non-Crisis, (1980) pp.54-58]

See excerpt from This Warm Siberia! by Nikolai Meissak (1973) in the LIBRARY.



CATASTROPHIC EVENT THAT TOOK PLACE: 

A NAHAR (SEA) WAS POURED (MOLTEN CAST OUT) UPON THEIR FOUNDATION 
- Job 22:16

SIMPLE ARITHMETIC GIVES THE ANSWER. 
ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE...
If Enoch was 65 when he had Methusaleh and Methusaleh lived a total of 969 years and Methusaleh at age 187 had Lamech and Lamech at age 182 had Noah and Noah was *600 when the flood came, when did Methusaleh die?

answer:   the year the flood came.

  187
+182
  369

  369
+600
  969

                     @ age
Adam               130         begat :
Seth                  105             "
Enos                   90             "
Cainan               70             "
Mahalaleel         65             "
Jared                162             "
Enoch                 65             "
Methusaleh      187             "
Lamech            182             "
Noah                 500             "
Shem

NOAH              *600           * (add 100)
FLOOD           1656           (circa 1656)

Methusaleh died the year the FLOOD came, and that's what his name means in Hebrew"When he dies it shall be sent." You see, Enoch was a prophet according to the book of Jude. His whole Biblical recorded prophecy is in the name of his son.  Enoch prophesied when he named him.  Keep your eyes on my boy, because when he dies judgment is going to come.



TREES- The Oldest Living Things on Earth

The flood is thought to have taken place circa 1656.  The oldest large living tree ring (dendrochronology) happens to be about 4000+ years.  
Methuselah, a bristlecone pine tree from California's White Mountains, is thought to be 4,848 years old—and the oldest non-clonal tree in the world. The exact location of the gnarled, twisted Methuselah is a Forest Service secret, for its protection (that might not be it pictured here).



Age of the Giant Sequoias

The age of a large woody tree can be determined accurately only by an actual count of the annual growth rings on a cross section of the stump or butt log after the tree is cut down. All trees grow faster during their youth than later. It is impossible to say with any appreciable degree of accuracy just how old a large standing and living tree may be. Claims of great age have been presented for many species of trees. The baobab of Africa has been estimated to reach an age of perhaps 4,000 years, but to date no authentic ring count has been presented. The banyan of India has an estimated age of 3,000 years, which is fairly well authenticated by historical data. The tule cypress of Oaxaca, Mexico, has been variously estimated to be from 2,000 to 5,000 years old, with 3,000 the estimate of the most expert investigator. Claims of age of living trees up to 12,000 years have been made for several species, including the Macrozamia of Australia which is a cycad and does not produce annual rings. Since actual ring counts on many fallen and cut sequoias show that the age of this species frequently exceeds 3,000 years, and since one was proved to be 3,210 years old, some of the larger trees may exceed 3,500 years in age. On the basis of present verified evidence, the giant sequoia is the oldest living thing on earth. The Redwood 'Founders Tree' in Humboldt Redwood State Park, Dyerville California is the tallest tree in the world with a base diameter of 15.1 feet and height of 364 feet. In addition to being one of the most magnificent and long-lived plants, the sequoia is distinguished by having one of the most ancient lineages of any living species. Evidence of the sequoia's antiquity is sustained by fossilized remains found buried in the mud and silts of early geological periods. At least a dozen species of sequoia are known to have occurred in many parts of what is now the United States and in central and western Europe. At least one of the several species grew practically everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere and their fossilized cones and foilage differ but little from the living specimens of the present day. Sequoia fossil beds have been found in several parts of North America, Europe and Asia. Glacial action may be one of the major causes for the limited distribution in scattered groves.    Excerpt from The Giant Sequoias of California by Lawrence F. Cook, Chief of Forestry, National Park Service (1955).   

A tree going back 11,750 years would take that particular one back to the creation of plants which took place 11,000 years ago, on the third thousand-year day in Genesis. It is highly possible that it was preserved in ice, just like the frozen mammoths in ice tombs in Siberia that were quick frozen and encapsulated when the earth released hot gaseous material in the flood/upheaval that shot up to the stratosphere and came back down super-cooled.

Some of them still had green grass in their mouths, it was so sudden. "Mammoths, mastodons, rhinocereoses and hippopotami, belonging to the same family, are found distributed over Asia, Europe and America, regions far from where they now live.  [What is now or has become] U.S., Britain, France and Siberia supported numerous cohorts of them in antediluvian times" (from the book by Cecil Lowry at the bottom of this page, whose compilation of such material is unique). But a tree 80,000 years old is something impossible, for the earth had no life on it beyond 13,000 years ago.  It was just like the moon is now, void of life and without form or fashion.

George McCready Price, author of the sensational textbook, New Geology, said:  "Here it may suffice to say that the concurrent testimony of the geological deposits throughout the world is that some very profound and very enormous catastrophe must have happened to our world sometime in the long ago.  That some great world-convulsion must have taken place since man and the other living species of plants and animals were alive, is as well established an historical event as is the destruction of Carthage or the fall of Babylon. And any scheme of organic evolution which IGNORES this great world event is simply building upon the sands."

George McCready Price (26 August 1870 – 24 January 1963) was a Canadian creationist. He produced several anti-evolution and creationist works, particularly on the subject of flood geology. His views did not become common among creationists until after his death, particularly with the modern creation science movement starting in the 1960s.


 EXEGETICAL EVIDENCE # 1





Gen. 7:10-12 1611 King James:

10  And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. 
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.  
12 And the rain was upon the earth, forty days, and forty nights.  

Gen. 7:10-12 based on the Amplified Bible (1965):

            Listed order of events
1. THE WATERS OF THE FLOOD CAME UPON THE EARTH OR LAND.
2. THE FOUNTAINS OF THE GREAT DEEP WERE BROKEN UP.
3. THE WINDOWS OF THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED.

4. IT RAINED UPON THE EARTH 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS.

    The first three all happen mostly simultaneously because of the quick turning of the earth's surface, which causes it to crack open in many places resulting in the fragmented situation in Isa. 24:19.   This is why the first three are all shown here as transpiring the same day, if not the same moment. 
 
·         The first thing is the "waters of the flood came upon the land"
·         The second thing is the "fountains of the great deep were broken up"
·         The third thing is "the windows of heaven were opened"
·         The rain is mentioned LAST.  It is also in a verse of it's own, not being directly connected to the previous verses. The verse begins with "And" which is a typical Hebrew way of beginning a sentence as found in Genesis chapter one and the Hebrew parable of the Prodigal Son. To clarify that it is not directly connected to verse 10 or 11, the New Amplified omits "And" stating  "It rained on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights." This is like unto the Hebrew Tanakh (1985).  Verse 12 is a direct result of the atmospheric situation described as "windows of heaven being opened." It doesn't state that the rain happened the same day, but it is almost implied that it could have been the next day. Remember that Jesus uses Job 22:16 in Mat. 24:39 to describe the "suddenness" of the whole thing.
  There is a MAJOR difference between the Hebrew words for "rain" and "flood" and "waters".  

Hebrew Tanakh (1985):
(10) And on the seventh day the waters of the Flood came upon the earth. (11) In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day
All the fountains of the great deep burst apart,
And the floodgates of the sky broke open.
(12) The rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

New English Bible:
(10) Towards the end of seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth. (11) In the year when Noah was six hundred years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month, on that very day, all the springs of the great abyss broke through, the windows of the sky were opened,
(12) and rain fell on the earth for forty days and forty nights.

The Accurate Bible:
(10) On the seventh day the waters of the flood came upon the earth.  (11) In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, on the same day all the subterranean springs were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.  (12) Following all that action, it rained non-stop for 40 days. 

The flood came upon the earth before the rain!! But nobody ever gave it much thought. Notice in the Hebrew text it says the "waters of the flood," which is phrasing similar to Isa.54:9 where it says the "waters of Noah." What are the fountains of the deep that were broken up? That is listed second. But what were they? The admirable Helen Spurrell in her 1885 translation was right in that they were "springs of the great deep." But note the Living Bible there: "subterranean waters." Put the two together and they were simply "subterranean springs."  We call them aquifers or underground water tables. Look at the Message in Gen. 2:6 and Gen. 7:11. However, they didn't "erupt," but were broken up and disturbed in the upheaval or cataclysm that took place. We live in a world of cause & effect; to the scientist there is no doubt about this. What CAUSED the subterranean springs to break up? 





EXEGETICAL EVIDENCE # 2



THE HEBREW BOOK OF JASHER  &  ISAIAH 24:1,19

Jasher was mentioned in our canonized Bible in two places: Joshua 10:13 & 2 Samuel 1:18.
"And on that day, the Lord caused the whole earth to shake, and the sun darkened, and the fountains of the world raged, and the whole earth was moved violently, and the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared, and all of the fountains in the earth were broken up......And at the end of seven days, in the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, the waters of the flood were upon the earth."-Jasher 6:11-13. 

And so the whole earth (land surface, including the ocean floor) was moved violently. This is not intent to give validity to the whole book of Jasher.  This is one place that happens to be accurate and embellishes on the book of Moses called Genesis in the sentence "the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up." Those two events are inseparable. They are cause & effect items. The only thing that would break up these springs in the crust of the earth would be a movement of the earth's surface. And that is found in Isaiah 24:1.


ISAIAH 24:1,19 = GENESIS 6:13

Isa. 24:1: "Behold the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and perverteth the face thereof...."
Isa. 24:19:  The earth (the land) is violently broken up, split apart, cracked apart, fragmented, violently moved, shaken.


San Andreas Fault in California

Isa. 24:1 from the 1611 King James Version margin. Using the other word "turneth" you come up with "turneth the face thereof" or (overturned it's face-YLT). And that word translated "face" means "surface." So it means "turneth the surface thereof."  Although you might argue that Isa. 24 pertains to the land of Canaan because of Wesley etc., the 1985 Tanakh makes no such reference in its translation. There is even a reference to the deluge in verse 18 (it seems it's warning us there will be geological flooding (Job 37:11-13) and earthquakes, but cf. Mal.3:10 & Psa.82:5). 
Rev10:1
The general heading of the chapter in some Bibles is God's Judgment on the Whole Earth. The reason this is so is because of Jer. 25:29. Whatever is determined on Israel is determined upon the whole earth: Rom.9:28; Isa.28:22. Read the footnote at the word "earth" in the Amplified Bible @ Isaiah 24:1. And so, Michael the archangel turned the earth half-over at the flood. This is alluded to in Rev10:1. Michael is the only archangel with the ability to do it (him and his angels). One foot on the land and the other on the sea is, again, telling about his ability to move the earth's crust and cause a flood.  He will turn it over once again (SLOWER) at the Armageddon (Rev.10:6Zech.14:7). Sam Henson said he came down and shook this planet like it's never been shook before. More detail about this later on. But for right now, Isaiah 13:13 and Heb.12:26 are important in understanding how it happened the first time. These two verses are a future event that takes place at the end of the tribulation period during the Armegeddon. But they shed much light on Michael turning it the first time.  When the Lord hearkened unto the man Joshua to make the sun and moon stand still for about a whole day in Josh. 10:12-13, this would have equalized the time gain when Michael quickly rolled the earth half over within the day mentioned in Gen.7:10-11. The earth was actually what stood still. So any modern computer calculations of astronomical events would not show any discrepancy. 

"Therefore I will shake the heavens and the earth (land) shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger"-Isaiah 13:13.  The whole earth or land shall be turned about (go around, revolve) and be changed into a vast plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be exalted¹ and lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.-Zech. 14:10/Accurate Bible.

Then there is another verse which refers to a first "shaking" of the earth. It is also a basis on which to establish it all:

"Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land"-Haggai 2:7. "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven"-Heb.12:26.  "It shall fall, and not rise again"-Isa.24:20.  "The former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind"-Isa.65:17.  "For the fashion (schema) of this world passeth away"-1 Cor. 7:31.  "The cities of the nations fell"-Rev. 16:19. 


MICHAEL WILL DO IT A SECOND TIME AT THE ARMAGEDDON AND TIME RECKONING WILL BE NO LONGER! 
(At least for about 6 months)
>>Rev. 16:18-20 

YET ONCE MORE
 Proverbs 8:26 
Continue on to the next verse: "And this word, Yet once more, SIGNIFIETH the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made...." J.B. Phillips: "This means that in this final “shaking” all that is impermanent will be removed, that is, everything that is merely “made”, and only the unshakeable things will remain." ["Heaven" being shaken refers to the Prince of the power of the air (atmosphere-Eph.2:2). This time it includes the devils and their realm to be shaken. Luke 21:26; Rev.6:13; Eph.6:12, Rev.12:8] J.B. Phillips uses the word impermanent and the Amplified here makes reference to Psa.102:26. Here the word "made" is the Hebrew word (‛âsâh) . You will see this word represented in Psa.102:25 below. That word is used in God's creation of certain things in Genesis and is used of God forming and fashioning things out of pre-existent material, that was mostly already here. This pre-existent material or atomic particle make up is then found in Prov. 8:26 where Helen Spurrell's translation says the "primitive atoms of the globe," taking it all the way back to Gen. 1:1, when God's ancient activity commenced (creation of the Universe) in Prov. 8:22. Compare Heb. 11:3 and read the footnote in the Living Bible about atoms, these minute particles that are invisible to us. The inhabited worlds were framed, or rendered complete, perfect, finished, habitable, by God's word, "let there be." This is what Gen. 2:2-3 is telling you, by using the word that means complete, finish or end.  In Heb. 11:3 they were made what they ought to be, as was the intended purpose.  God created the earth not in vain, but formed it to be inhabited (Isa.45:18). 


The difference between the two words "earth" and "world" as used in the Bible.


[Psa. 90:2─ "(Before) ever thou hast formed the earth and the world." Basically, the word 'earth' mentioned first refers to the planet terra firma, and is usually distinguished from the 'face of the earth' and sometimes might include our foundation (singular) which is the outer land surface (terrene) and includes the ocean floor. And 'world' mentioned second refers to what God has created on it or done to it in the way of improvements subsequent to bringing it to this solar system, i.e. an inhabitable finished product, Prov. 8:31 or even the inhabitants themselves, John 3:16. Cf. Job 37:12. The Hebrew word #8398 têbêl: the earth (as moist and therefore inhabited): habitable part, world. –Strong's Exhaustive Concordance].

Psa. 102:25-27 helps illuminate Heb.12:27 further and says:

"Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the (ma’aseh) work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end."
Six words were highlighted there in order to demonstrate this more clearly. The NT in Heb.1:10-12 says the same but notice 2 Pet.3:6:

"The world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished."

Job 22:16 says the sea was poured on that foundation but the world is still here, and the earth is still here, it didn't perish either. But the world that WAS did perish! The world is that which Prov.8:31 says is the habitable part, which is the outer crust or surface. This is what God formed and fashioned at the first day onward in Genesis.

[ Apart from verse 1, it is likely that Genesis 1 does not mention the earth as the planet itself. The word translated "earth" usually means "land," in most instances throughout the Bible. Apart from verse 16, which is just a casual reference to the Sun, Moon & stars, the "earth" from verse 2 onward simply means the land surface while the word "heaven" means the atmosphere (or lack thereof: darkness being upon the face of the deep, or deep space).  Again, verse 1: "heavens" refers to the Universe or totality of it, which happens to include our planet earth. ]



It simply says the earth's (land surface) "was" or "hath existed" without form, and not the planet itself, which has always been a sphere.  In other words, it was not a habitable world yet, just a dead planet like the moon is. The earth is made of primal atoms (Prov.8:26) and might as well include the planet or globe itself which is perhaps billions of years old.  Paul in 1 Cor.7:31 says this outward form, scheme, plan, structure and appearance (which is the habitable part or "garment") will pass away or be "changed in appearance and form" just like the word "fashion" suggests. See the word metaschematizo. The habitable part or world is like a garment, it is a covering. Cf. 1 Sam.2:8. The inside is fixed and permanent.
Psa.104:5 says foundations (plural) as in Job 38:6. There are many of them in layers fastened down to the core central of the planet earth. They are what is more or less permanent.   Psa.104:5 in the Tanakh says: He established the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never totter. (Totter means wobble).  Jer. 51:15 says God fixed the world in place and Job 26:7 states that He hangs it on nothing.  This refers to a "supernatural line" around the sun that God uses here for a framed, finished world to track or traverse. All of the preceding worlds that were here once, are mentioned in Heb. 11:3; 1:2.





OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE # 3



THE SHARPEST EVIDENCE OF ALL 

(SHARPER THAN A TWO EDGED SWORD)

How overlooked is this verse in Job !
The whole book of Job is sometimes rather difficult Hebrew, so says 
Dr. Robert Lindsey
The proof of it being about Noah's flood lies in Mat. 24:39 where Jesus quotes from it!

                                Job 22:15-17 says in the 1611 King James Version: 

(15) "Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
(16) Which were cut down out of time, a flood was poured upon their foundation:
(17) Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do to them?"
            -Job 22:16

That is correct in verse 16 all except for ONE WORD. Here the word translated "flood" does not mean flow or flowing as it means in Gen.7:10 or Psa.29:10 which says God sat enthroned or as King over the flood and sits as King forever. That word comes from a root which means "carry away". But here the word in the Hebrew text of Job 22:16 is the word nâhâr which means a stream or river (including the ocean). This word comes from a root which means "to sparkle from the sheen of a running stream."   So what the King James could have or should have said is THE SEA WAS POURED UPON THEIR FOUNDATION.

The word is #5104 nâhâr a stream (includ. the sea ; espec. the Nile, Euphrates, etc.) -Strong's Exhaustive Concordance



EXEGETICAL EVIDENCE # 4

This is consistent with Isa. 54:9 which says "I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth." Notice the next verse: "For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed......" That promise and the geological change here in the next verse relates directly to the 2nd turning by Michael at Armageddon. Because of the text in Job 22:16 the New English Bible has gone so far as to say in Isa. 54:9 "I swore that the waters of Noah's flood should never again POUR over the earth". The word in the Hebrew here actually means pass, go, cross (over). Scroll down to Brown,Driver,Briggs @ 1. pass over: f. and see where it places the usage in Isa.54:9.

For, the waters of Noah [is] this to Me, In that I have sworn -- the waters of Noah Do not pass again over the earth -- So I have sworn, Wrath is not upon thee, Nor rebuke against thee- Isa.54:9/Young's Literal Translation.

For [a] this is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would not[b]flood the earth again; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you Nor will I rebuke you- Isa. 54:9/New American Standard Bible.
Footnotes:
aIsaiah 54:9 Some mss read the waters of Noah this is to Me
bIsaiah 54:9 Lit cross over                

[Cf. Isa. 54:9 with Jer. 5:22].
This is one of those places where the word "earth" could have been translated "land"..... i.e., the waters of Noah would not cross over the land again. Notice that Young's literal translation reveals the connection in Hebrew to the parallelism found in Psa.104:9Same wordcheck Brown, Driver & Briggs @ 2. Pass beyondThis is just another confirmation of it being related to the continents and the ocean in this passage of Isaiah. Compare Amos 5:8: "That calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name." "Who calls for the water in the sea and with it floods the earth -ADONAI is his name" -Amos 5:8/Complete Jewish Bible"He summons the waters of the sea and pours them out over the earth. ADONAI is his name" -Amos 9:6/Complete Jewish Bible. Could this be a reference to Job 22:16 since Job is the only other book that mentions the constellation Orion and the seven star cluster of Pleiades?

To save you time from hunting them down, I have assembled a list of translations here that are looking at the verse in Job like it is in Jonah.  But they are not convinced that it is the Noachian deluge so most will say 'river'.  The book of Job seems to exemplify it best. Remember the good ole' King James and the margin of it; simply substitute the word flood or river with 'sea' or 'ocean'.


Job 22:16 :
New English Translation :
when the flood was poured out on their foundations

New American Standard Bible : Whose foundations were washed away by a river

Lexham English Bible :
whose foundation was washed away by a current

Knox Bible :
a flood engulfed the solid ground beneath them
 





Holman Christian Standard Bible :
They were snatched away before their time,
and their foundations were washed away by a river

GOD’S WORD Translation :
They are snatched up before their time.
river washes their foundation away

Expanded Bible :
They were carried away before their time was up,
and their foundations were washed away by a flood*
*footnotes: [
river].

Contemporary English Version :
who were swept away without warning

Common English Bible :
who were snatched prematurely
when a river flooded their foundations

Bible in Basic English:
who were violently taken away before their time,
who were overcome by the rush of waters

Young's Literal Translation :
Who have been cut down unexpectedly,
A flood is poured out on their foundation

Helen Spurrell's OT Translation:
The flood poured forth over their habitations

The Accurate Bible:
Who were suddenly taken unaware, there was no escape, 
when the ocean was poured upon their foundation 


                                                The Bible itself is it's own best commentary: 
                                                 JOB 22:16  =  MATTHEW 24:39
>>BIBLE TIMES NO. 4
Please note the word "unexpectedly" in the Young's Literal Translation. Also note Jay P. Green's Literal Translation (shown on Flood Puzzle) which says: "There was not time." Hence the Contemporary English Version: "swept away without warning." This is borne out by the NT in Mat.24:39. Note Thayer's Greek Lexicon uses the word 'Violence.' Hence the Amplified and others use the word 'Swept Away' because the people were not cognizant of what was happening due to the suddenness of it in Mat.24:39 just like the wording in Job 22:16. (And it's just like that when Jesus comes back, suddenly, quickly, like the lightning from the east to the west). 

>>THE FLOOD PUZZLE
This all happens the 7th day, after Noah entered into the Ark. How could the world that then was, perish and be swept away in 1 day of rain? And it wasn't 40-days-of-rain that did it either.  40-days-of-rain is not very sudden.  Gen.7:10-12 states first that the waters of the flood came upon the earth or land. Not rain. Everything is virtually simultaneous in vs. 10-11. The conditions in the turbulent atmosphere were forming, and possibly the next day the rain commenced in vs. 12.  I have to interject here an observation by Edmund Halley (a respected Scientist).



SCIENTIST - ASTRONOMER EDMUND HALLEY VIEWPOINT
Scientist Edmund Halley thought it was a hydrological impossibility to flood the earth with only 40 days rain and he figured that the deluge was CAUSED by a comet hitting the earth.
Halley tried to impress upon the Royal Society in 1694 that it was ‘the casual shock of a comet’ and ‘such a shock impelling the solid parts would occasion the waters . . . . with one impetus to run violently towards that part of the globe where the blow was received; and that with force sufficient to rake with it the whole bottom of the ocean, and to carry it upon the land; heaping up into mountains those earthy parts it had borne away with it.’
—Edmund Halley at the Royal Society 1694: published in 




See Sam Henson's view of the shape of the actual Ark in his Vision (drawing here) and Vladimar Roskovitsky's whale back ore carrier comparison with the actual Ark seen by him in 1916.  One fourth was under water, he stated. He did not recognize the bulge at the lower third (15 ft. high), either because it was under the rocky moraine or the lake, or both. That would make the 20 ft. door level with the ground.  (Read the excerpt from Roskovitsky's account in the paragraph reproduced here).  The basic shape is identical, when looking at the two.



Whale Back Ship
BIBLE TIMES NO. 3






BEROSUS OF BABYLON


There is yet another historical (although pagan) record of the flood by Berosus, a Babylonian priest, whose writing still exists in fragment stating: "78 years from the time (Noa) began to build the ship, the ocean of a sudden broke out....." 
View the entirety of the writing on page 4 of the Bible Times No. 3.  Cannot locate the source material from which Cecil J. Lowry "The Coming Tribulation" (Zondervan, 1943) got this from, as he did not publish a bibliography in his book. Also there is a website about Berosus and his writings: http://www.annomundi.com/history/berosus.htm 






Ever wonder what caused the mountain ranges etc.? Psalms 104:8 in the Jewish Bible (Tanakh, 1985) says: "Mountains rising, valleys sinking." The King James (1611 margin) says: "The mountains ascend, the valleys descend." This is what happened at the flood. At the armageddon Michael will roll the planet back over again (slowly so as to not cause a flood). This will result: "Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain"--Isa.40:4.

But the weather will be affected none the less: "Thunders, and lightnings"--Rev.16:18. "Great hail out of heaven"--Rev.16:21. "An overflowing rain, and great hailstones"--Ezek.38:22 .... verses 19-23 talk about the armageddon in that chapter).



THE EVIDENCE OF A "HALF-OVER" TURNING OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE
THE FINDINGS OF PALEONTOLOGY AND GEOLOGY

Fossil remains abundantly prove that one time a temperate, semitropical, or tropical climate prevailed over the entire globe. [Please note: This statement is not entirely true, but what it does suggest is that the polar regions were once in the equatorial region--DH].  Until recent years it was not known that a warm climate once existed in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.




The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 10, 1922: “In time long gone by, the region about the North Pole had a warm climate and all of Greenland was covered with a luxuriant tropical vegetation. This is positively known because fossil remains of palms, bread-fruit trees and other plants properly belonging to warm latitudes have been dug up there in quantities.”



Within eight degrees of the North Pole (Greeley the explorer) found a fossil forest with stumps of trees still standing.
                  WHAT IS A FOSSIL FOREST?
The fossil remains from Axel Heiberg Island 
are an outstanding example of preservation.
These plants were not permineralized (replaced
with silica). They still contain the original carbon
based material and the wood from the trees can 
still be burned. 
This picture is an example of the preservation. 
These cypress needles, found in a forest floor
litter portion of the Axel Heiberg island deposits
look better than most year old forest floor litter
because of the way they were preserved.






Government geologists, David White and Charles Schuchert, paid a visit of exploration to west Greenland, where, far north of the Artic Circle, they studied a fossil flora of palms, tree ferns, bread-fruit trees, cinnamon trees, etc., belonging properly to the neighborhood of the equator.



A report of Admiral Byrd's expedition of the Antarctic world in The National Geographic Magazine, Oct. 1935, under the following caption: "When a South Pole Suburb Was Semitropical." These finds included plant fossils, leaf and stem impressions, coal and fossilized wood. Scarcely two hundred miles from the South Pole, was found conclusive evidence that the climate, in Antarctica was once temperate or even subtropical."





RESTORATION OF THE PLANET

"For the fashion of this world passesth away"-1 Cor. 7:31
The outward form of this world -Amplified Bible




Isaiah 24 says something about the geological changes of the earth that took place at the flood. God created this world perfect, it was a paradise! Earthquakes were not known before the flood. Isa.24:1 /1611 KJV says "The Lord perverteth the face thereof" in lieu of "turneth it upside down." Check the margin of it and read the Translators to the Reader introduction, 15th paragraph. The "face" in Hebrew means the surface. This is where it is derived scripturally that the surface of the earth was turned and that it will be turned once again here and in Isa.13:13 and Job 9:6. This is how Gen. 6:13 was accomplished. This is what Paul in 1 Cor. 7:31 is referring to as the schema of this present world, which will pass away (when Michael rolls it half over again). The word metaschematizo is a word that brings out the meaning of schema.  A study of Isa. 24:18-20 will reveal that the earth is fragmented, cracked, broken up, etc. There are now faults all over the outer crust surface of the planet. It is in a state of flux, shifting around. Michael will solve this problem when he rolls it over easy this time, (so as not to cause a flood).  This second turning is not abrupt, and will accomplish the following rearrangement.


In the process he will shake it all down (taking about 6 months to turn it) and resettle it. All the mountains will be shook down, and the low places will rise. It will be made uniform and solid once again. The end result is found in Zech. 14:10 where the land will be leveled and in verse 11 there will be no more utter destruction, i.e. extermination or annihilation such as mentioned in the footnote in the Amplified @ Isa.24:1. The schema : "fashion," 'form or outward appearance,' which in the Greek here is necessarily the outward structure or distinctive form of this world (Theological Dictionary of the NT ) . . . . . . . it will be changed up. This is part of the Complete Restoration of all things in Acts 3:21/Amp. This is equivalent to the earth's "Regeneration" in Mat.19:28 which is associated with the birth pains in Mark 13:8. And of course Isa.65:17 is that new earth. Until that happens, Psa.46:2,3 is our only hope.
 




  
It is an evident fact that mountains result from upheavals or catastrophes,
in most cases, at least, by a sudden violent convulsion.


The great French geologist, Dr. F. A. Pouchet, said: “In the earliest times the surface of the earth presented no mountains. The mountains are only the result of upheavals of the crust of the earth.” He goes on to mention that at least some mountains were formed at the Flood.

Dr. F. A. Pouchet: “The birth of lofty chains of mountains has occasioned great disturbances among the ancient oceans.”

“Mountains rising, valleys sinking”—Psalm 104:8 / Tanakh (1985)


The following quotations from geologists affirm the fact of upheavals of the earth’s crust.

In his Theory of the Earth, Baron Georges Cuvier said: “I agree with MM. Deluc and Dolomieu in thinking that if anything in geology be established, it is that the surface of our globe has undergone a great and sudden revolution, the date of which cannot be referred to a much earlier period than five or six thousand years ago.”



Fish are found in the rocks and shales of Europe and America in such huge quantities as to thoroughly saturate the rocks with oil. In many cases the rock will burn almost like coal. The above fact has led several geologists to assign the source of oil to fish. Prof. J.M. MacFarlane, of the University of Pennsylvania, published a book, in 1923, entitled,Fishes—the Source of Petroleum.”  





The Australian geologist, Edward Suess, said: “The earthquakes of the present day are certainly but faint reminiscences of those telluric movements to which the structure of almost every mountain range bears witness. Numerous examples of great mountain chains suggest by structure the possibility, and in certain cases even the probability, of the occasional intervention in the course of great geologic processes of episodal disturbances, of such indescribable and overpowering violence that the imagination refuses to follow the understanding and to complete the picture of which the outlines are furnished by the observation of fact.”



George McCready Price, author of the sensational textbook, New Geology, said:  "Here it may suffice to say that the concurrent testimony of the geological deposits throughout the world is that some very profound and very enormous catastrophe must have happened to our world sometime in the long ago.  That some great world-convulsion must have taken place since man and the other living species of plants and animals were alive, is as well established an historical event as is the destruction of Carthage or the fall of Babylon. And any scheme of organic evolution which IGNORES this great world event is simply building upon the sands."

George McCready Price (26 August 1870 – 24 January 1963) was a Canadian creationist. He produced several anti-evolution and creationist works, particularly on the subject of flood geology. His views did not become common among creationists until after his death, particularly with the modern creation science movement starting in the 1960s.



There is far more evidence in that our present-day coal mines are the result of great forests which were covered suddenly by a sudden catastrophe, involving the BREAKING UP OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE rather than by a gradual process.  Fish are scattered in abundance over the continents, with remarkable preservation proving that they were buried alive or within a few hours after death.  The skeleton of a fossil fish,  Portheus molossus, which is 12 feet 8 inches long, was discovered in Logan County, Kansas.  Mammoths, mastodons, rhinocereoses and hippopotami, belonging to the same family, are found distributed over Asia, Europe and America, regions far from where they now live.  U.S., Britain, France and Siberia supported numerous cohorts of them in antediluvian times.


-some of the above geologist quotations taken from The Coming Tribulation by Cecil J. Lowry (Zondervan, 1943)
 


CECIL  J.  LOWRY,  Principal of Southwestern Bible Institute,  and teacher.
Graduate of Central Bible Institute;   Bnai Brith School;  Principal of Rocky Mountain Bible College in Denver, Colo., for four years;   taught in Enid, Okla. (Southwestern Bible School) for four years.   Pastoral  and evangelistic experience.
Subjects:  Dispensational Truth,  Doctrine, Ancient History, Homiletics,  Epistles, Church History, Acts, Hebrew.







IT'S UP TO YOU

No one has understood what the Bible says about the Flood.  And is it any wonder since there is not even ONE translation of the following words that is precise, or even close. No hint is even given by way of a footnote. This then, is a monumental effort put forth to instruct and hereby challenge the individual reader.

The Hebrew word nâhâr from Job 22:16 and the Greek kataklusmŏs from 2 Peter 2:5 & Mat. 24:39 both mean something in particular.  While “flood” is a safe overall commentary on the words, it does not supply the root meaning and therefore the underlying cause of the flood.  The ‘fairy tale’ myths that have arisen concerning the book of Genesis are unsurmountable & cannot be overcome without knowing what exactly took place.  The eyewitness account provided by my Grandfather's vision plus the knowledge of the Hebrew and Greek makes it possible to reveal the Biblical text in those areas.   The vision can only harmonize, illuminate and corroborate the Hebrew and Greek text of our Bible in those areas where translators are unsure about the precise meaning of that Hebrew/Greek original.  Without this 'overall picture of events' that was given to my Grandfather, they cannot piece all the flood puzzle together as evidenced by Job 22:16.  I have yet to find a single one that translates the Hebrew word nâhâr precisely in Job 22:16.  To me it is obvious.  Translators are reluctant to see the flood in Job 22:16 as definitely the same one in Gen. 7:10, even though Job lived right after the flood and is one of the oldest books.  And still reluctant even though Jesus is quoting the passage in Mat. 24:39. Therefore all of our translators go with the word "river" or just avoid it all together and say waters or flood.  

The Hebrew and Greek text is as alive and revealing now, as it was 2000-4500 years ago. Job 22:16, Isaiah 54:9, Amos 5:8; 9:6, Mat.24:39 and 2 Peter 2:5 all go far in stating and backing up the facts, sometimes in just a single word.   Job, which is considered a scientific book would be a good place to start if you want the physical facts of the flood.  You will see all of those verses here in detail.  And as you proceed, If you will be intellectually honest with yourself, and consider what other versions are saying through their commentary-by-way-of- translation,  then you will begin to see just what these passages are really saying in the original (even though all you need is the 1611 King James Version with margin & 'Translators to the Reader' 15th paragraph and maybe Strong's Exhaustive Concordance).

A FAULTY PREMISE

The faulty premise everybody begins with, is that the flood was caused by 40 days of continual rain. While that proposition is patently absurd even from the hydrological standpoint of the Ark coming to rest atop Mt. Ararat (discovered there in 1916) which is some 16,946 feet above sea level, should be reason enough to make someone skeptical and wonder. Yet people would stake their lives on their beliefs, not of what the Bible actually says in the original language, but of what they think about it, whether based on a commentary (version), or some Sunday school lesson.   Nahar in Job 22:16 can be a river only if you don't understand the true meaning of the passage.  Because translators don't know for certain it relates to Gen. 7:10, they are reluctant to see it as the New English Translation translates the word in Jonah 2:3 as "OCEAN CURRENT."  Nor do they understand Isa.54:9.  Will they take into consideration that neither a river or 40-days-of-rain would destroy every living substance/thing on the face of all the earth as was stated in Gen.7:3,4,21-23; 8:21 ? "Noah only remained....and they that were with him in the ark"-Gen.7:23. That excluded every body else and every living thing that was outside of the ark.  Gen. 6:13: "I will destroy them with the earth (or along with the land)" ⬜

YOU HAVE JUST FINISHED STUDYING THE GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD
 WHICH IS A FLOOD GEOLOGY  !