reply to post by MrXYZ
the text doesn't say all the animals, nor does it say the whole planet was inundated. that's yet another english translation bias situation.
Gen 6:13 And God 430 said 559 unto Noah 5146, The end 7093 of all flesh 1320 is come 935 before me 6440; for the earth 776 is filled with 4390
violence 2555 through them 6440; and, behold, I will destroy 7843 them with 854 the earth 776.
words with numbers after them were in the original so the verse woulda said something like:
God said Noah, End of flesh come before me. earth with violence them, destroy with earth.
as i mentioned earlier in the thread, the hebrew language was so different from english that the original construction of the verse had to be modfied
(words switched around) for it to make sense in english. this resulted in the addition of alot of new words that weren't in there originally. if
you'll notice,the word "all" as in "all flesh" is NOT in there, i call this translation bias, such as what you do with ancient text (assume they
are fable, and just quote whatever, instead of investigating it).
Gen 6:19 And of every living thing 2416 of all flesh 1320, two 8147 of every [sort] shalt thou bring 935 into the ark 8392, to keep [them] alive
2421 with thee; they shall be male 2145 and female 5347.
the word "every" wasn't in the original hebrew. the verse would've read more like this:
Living flesh, two bring ark alive, male female.
same thing here:
Gen 6:20 Of fowls 5775 after their kind 4327, and of cattle 929 after their kind 4327, of every creeping thing 7431 of the earth 127 after his
kind 4327, two 8147 of every [sort] shall come 935 unto thee, to keep [them] alive 2421 .
Fowl kind cattle kind creeping thing earth kind two come alive.
Gen 7:2 Of every clean 2889 beast 929 thou shalt take 3947 to thee by sevens 7651 7651, the male 376 and his female 802: and of beasts 929 that
[are] not clean 2889 1931 by two 8147, the male 376 and his female 802. \
this is the biggie.
note how many are actually loaded on the ark? 7 male and female clean beasts and 2 unclean male and female.
Gen 7:3 Of fowls 5775 also of the air 8064 by sevens 7651 7651, the male 2145 and the female 5347; to keep 2421 0 seed 2233 alive 2421 upon the
face 6440 of all the earth 776.
7 birds, male and female.
that means there were 7 clean, 2 unclean and 7 birds. 7+2+7 = 16.
sounds like he was told to take the farm animals and some birds.