Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Genesis 8:5-13 The Big Drain
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.
Keep in mind that the ark has already rested upon the mountains of Ararat. What are we seeing here? Most likely, the rest of the mountain range. I can't help but be a little antagonistic here. The Hebrew word, "Rosh", is used in certain situations to indicate, new, beginning or start of, as in Rosh Hashanah. Could this be interpreted as, "new hills" or "new mountains"? We'll find out when G-d is the one leading the bible study.
And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; 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. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 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.
Here we have Noah sending out a raven and a dove searching for plant life and they find an olive tree. We also have evidence against a ravaging and horrific flood as indicated by most teachers. How could have trees survive such conditions if it weren't a gentle rise of waters as the bible actually indicates. Noah knew trees survived and was expecting growth to occur immediately after the flood as proven here.
"And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more. 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."
I hate to keep beating a dead horse into the ground. However, the dove didn't come back. There was obviously food for the dove to survive upon. Something you wouldn't have if the flood was as violent as most say. But....once again, something I sure G-d will fill us in on at a later date.
Shalom my friends
Posted by No Doubt at 8:47 PM