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originally posted by: pikestaff
Perhaps the earth went through a huge swam of ice bearing 'comets' in its early life, and captured a 'lot' of them, as for water 700 meters down in the mantle, the deeper one goes, the hotter it gets, I would think that 'water' is mostly steam.
originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: Xcouncil=wisdom
Exactly. Any moment now and we'll have some creationist in here telling us it's water from the Flood.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the [a]floodgates of the sky were opened. 12 The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
so i would say that that no matter when, or by who you say the the old testament was written. someone knew there was enough water deep down in the earth to cover it.
foun·tain (fountən) : n.
1. a. An artificially created jet or stream of water.
b. A structure, often decorative, from which a jet or stream of water issues.
2. A spring, especially the source of a stream.
3. A reservoir or chamber containing a supply of liquid that can be siphoned off as needed.
4. A soda fountain.
5. A drinking fountain.
6. A point of origin or dissemination; a source: the library, a fountain of information. intr. & tr.v. foun·tained, foun·tain·ing, foun·tains To flow or cause to flow like a fountain.
[Middle English, from Old French fontaine, from Late Latin fontāna, from Latin, feminine of fontānus, of a spring, from fōns, font-, spring.] The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
11 In the six hundred(th) year of the life of Noe, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month (on the seventeenth day of the month), all the wells of the great sea were broken, and the windows of (the) heaven(s) were opened,
Middle English, from Old French fontaine, from Late Latin fontāna, from Latin, feminine of fontānus, a spring, from fōns, font-, spring.
And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. — Leviticus 20:18