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Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground.
Gen 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
Originally posted by Cherish
I love the story of Gilgamesh...I think that he and Noah are the same person.
Offspring of Lugalbanda, Gilgamesh is strong to perfection,
son of the august cow, Rimat-Ninsun;... Gilgamesh is awesome to perfection.
It was he who opened the mountain passes,
who dug wells on the flank of the mountain.
It was he who crossed the ocean, the vast seas, to the rising sun,
who explored the world regions, seeking life.
It was he who reached by his own sheer strength Utanapishtim, the Faraway,
who restored the sanctuaries (or: cities) that the Flood had destroyed!
... for teeming mankind.
Who can compare with him in kingliness?
Who can say like Gilgamesh: "I am King!"?
Whose name, from the day of his birth, was called "Gilgamesh"?
Two-thirds of him is god, one-third of him is human.
The Great Goddess [Aruru] designed(?) the model for his body,
she prepared his form ...
... beautiful, handsomest of men,
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man
and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men
which were of old, men of renown.
Originally posted by marg6043
The reality: In order to conform to Babylonian traditions, biblical redactors moved the flood story from the first day of Creation to the tenth generation of humanity.
enesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the
face of the waters.
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided
the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called
Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the
waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which
were under the firmament from the waters which were above
the firmament: and it was so.
1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the
morning were the second day.
1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered
together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it
1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering
together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it
7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second
month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all
the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of
heaven were opened.
Originally posted by lostinspace
reply to post by Saurus
I believe there were seas before the flood but on a smaller scale. I also believe an expanding earth allowed some of the land to be above water. If man lived on the earth for more than 200,000 years there would have been no need to build a ship almost completely enclosed. The open face type with ores or sails would have been the favored choice. Those types of boats would have to be able to survive a great tsunami blast to compete with the ark's design. The biblical passage says, "The waters of the great deep were opened up before the rains fell". The ark was a large rectangular box with a narrow window opening around its top sides. The ark needed to ventilate the air and it also needed to keep the 40 days of rain out. The ark was built to handle some extremes the others couldn't take.
Originally posted by Gawdzilla
I live in Missouri. I can see layers of limestone hundreds of feet deep around this area. Limestone is formed when tiny sea creatures died and their skeletons accumulated on the ocean floor and were compressed into stone. Tiny sea creatures. Hundreds of feet deep. Missouri. Sea creatures in Missouri.
So, how did that occur in 6,000 years?
Originally posted by lostinspaceThe biblical account said an ocean covered the entire planet at one time. The land appeared out of the ocean during the third creative day. These days are not literal 24 hour periods. They were epochs, possibly spanning millions of years. However, there is a dilema about these one-celled organisms that make up Limestone. Were they around before the fifth creative day when the sea and air animals were created? Maybe the single celled organisms had their own creative period but were not mentioned because they didn't have microscopes back then.