Originally posted by The time lord
It might have rained at night and not during the day, hence the first Rainbow.
But conditions were such that rain was not needed and everything grew in a rich atmsophere which scientists say helped life live longer and grow
however... the first mention of the 'rainbow' was only after the 40 days of rain stopped,
Noah's ark sent birds out seveal times,
the ark came to rest on mount Ararat ---
so there was plenty of time for the sun to shine thru and create a rainbow
~which never happened~ for months & months after the 40 days of rain,
at least not until Noah & the family disembarked the ark an built an Alter to the G-d that committed genocide on humanity.
Only then....did the rainbow, a sign of a promise, decide to become visible!
? why do you think all the regular laws of physics were not in effect & a naturally ocurring rainbow was never reported before?
Here's the real-deal, or at least food-for-thought.
Where the asteroid belt is, there was once a watery planet world that others call 'Vulcan'...
when the planet outgassed & exploded the water fom Vulcan indutated Mars and caused the deluge on Earth we refer to as Noahs flood story.
all that H2O scattered throughout the inner solar system caused the light from the sun & moon to behave erratically and many seen 'omens' in the sky
because of the strange heavens in that era of the ancient world.
search the google or whomever for Exploding Planet Hypothesis,
read the theories, put the pieces of the historical and scriptual and mythic stories together... you'll more than likely see the rationale of the
#2 : the richly oxygenated earth did not exist some 4000-3500 BCE,
(the appox time of the Noah flood/Gilgamesh/flandarian inundation)
that epoch of rich atmosphere was Millions of years ago, at least according to fossils and other evidence suchas ice core samples of the trapped
atmosphere up to 200,000 years ago.
[edit on 20-5-2008 by St Udio]