Because of my close relationship with Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis this week’s blog is devoted to Noah’s Ark and the Flood. The full sized Nosh’s Ark in the “ARK ENCOUNTER will open July 7 in Kentucky. https://arkencounter.com In the area? Also, visit the Creation Museum. http://creationmuseum.org Both are part of Answers in Genesis. https://answersingenesis.org
We’ll start with the Flood’s chronology. The flood began in 2348 BC or 1656 years after creation. This dating is from “The Wall Chart of World History” published by Barnes and Noble (ISBN: 0-88029-239-3). Chronology of the Flood of Noah
Bible Verse Events of the Flood Timetable Day
Genesis 7:14 Rainfall Begins Day 1
Genesis 7:12 Rain stops Day 40
Genesis 7:24 The waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
Genesis 8:3 Water level begins to recede Day 150
Genesis 8:5 Mountaintops exposed Day 224
Genesis 8:6 Raven sent out. Did not return Day 264
Genesis 8:7 Dove sent out, returned. Day 271
Genesis 8:10 Dove sent out, back with an olive branch. Day 278
Genesis 8:12 Dove sent out, did not return. Day 285
Genesis 8:13 Cover removed from the Ark Day 314
Genesis 8:16 Noah leaves Ark Day 371
TOTAL DAYS 371
Note the entire time, one year and six days, a year and a week, without the day of rest.
The waters of Noah’s Flood came from two sources, in addition to the water already on the surface of the Earth. First, the windows of heaven were opened. Some creationists believe this is the collapse of the water vapor canopy that God created on day two. Second the fountains of the “great deep” were opened on a single day. This massive release of subterranean water causes the tectonic plates to move and creates the erosion that will make the fossil record. The plate movements caused very deep ocean basins, and the water ran into them after the flood ended. If the Earth were perfectly smooth the water on the Earth in the Oceans, lakes, etc. will cover the planet to a depth of over 9,000 feet (slightly less than 2 miles). I believe the mountain ranges of the world are a direct result of the massive continental movements during the flood; this is more than enough water. After the flood, the water ran into the deep ocean basins.
Most creationists believe that a great ice age followed Noah’s flood because the oceans were warm and the landmasses were getting cold because the rain in the early days after the flood. The waters from the fountains of the great deep were hot because they came from deep inside the Earth. An ice age would take water out of the oceans and put it on the continents making it possible for people and animals to walk across the Indonesian bridge to Australia and the Aleutian bridge to North America and to move south to South America. During the ice age immediately following the flood, the ocean shorelines would have been as much as 200 feet lower than they are today.
This blog is from portions of Chapter 7 in my book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” Charlie is also the author of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! http://yourchristiananswers.com
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