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Did it rain before the flood (Gen 2:5)?

Yes, it rained before the flood. How should we understand Gen 2:4-3:24? There are several indications in the text that the passage is not a literal historical account: (1)    No shrub had grown up when Adam was formed (Gen 2:5). But in Gen 1:12-13 plants were described as been created on the third day, three […]

What date was the Flood?

This is a difficult question because there is no archaeological or geological evidence that can be used to date the Flood, and the Bible provides very little chronological information prior to Abraham. Abraham is usually dated at about 2000 BC. In my book, The Times: a Chronology of the Bible, I argue for 1946BC as […]

How could Noah have put every animal on the Ark?

Noah did not take every species of animal on board the Ark. Animals designated using the Hebrew words basar, behema, hayya, nephesh, op, remes, and sippor are used to describe the animals which were taken aboard (the common theme is land based oxygen breathing animals with blood).[1] Animals designated using the Hebrew words sheres and […]

How did the Nephilim exist post-Flood?

Just before the Flood, we read: The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. (Genesis 6:4) Then, many years later: […]

How many of each animal did Noah take into the ark?

The relevant verses are given below. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing […]

Were dinosaurs on the ark?

No. Dinosaurs are never mentioned in the Bible, and there is overwhelming scientific evidence that dinosaurs died out long before human beings were created. So dinosaurs could not have been on the ark.