I’ve shown the difference between Elohim’s instructions to Noah vs. Jehovah’s instructions to Noah in the previous post. On the day Jehovah tells Noah he will cause it to rain for 40 days and 40 nights, he tells Noah it will occur in seven days, and when it happens, everything Jehovah created will perish (note that what Jehovah lists as his creations is NOT every being on earth, also addressed in previous posts.) Important verse:
Genesis 7:5 – And Noah did according unto all that Jehovah commanded him.
Note: Jehovah commanded him to bring 7 and 7 of unclean creatures and birds. So what are we told Noah actually did?
Genesis 7:8 – Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creepeth upon the ground, there went in TWO and TWO unto Noah in the ark, male and female, as Elohim commanded Noah.
What? Major contradiction!
What’s going on here?
This concept that Noah followed Elohim instead of Jehovah is repeated in verses Genesis 7:13 – 16, where it once again says that Noah followed Elohim’s commandment of TWO and TWO. Here’s an interesting verse to piggy back on what could very well indicate the idea that Elohim and Jehovah were separate beings:
Genesis 7:16 – And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as Elohim commanded him: and Jehovah shut him in .
Now verse is confirming, again, that Noah followed Elohim’s instructions, not Jehovah’s. However Jehovah was the one who shut the door/secured the living flesh into the ark so he is still part of the picture.
Now the flood comes, 40 days of rain upon the earth. All flesh died, (flesh that moved upon the earth that is): birds, cattle, beasts, every creeping thing, and every man. To add to the mystery of the flood we have the following verse:
Genesis 7:22 – all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all that was on the dry land, died.
All on the DRY LAND died. What about those that lived in the WET LAND, aka the waters?
For a quantitative view of the flood, verse 24 says the waters prevailed upon the earth for 150 days, approximately 5 months.
So we have rainfall from the sky and waters coming from the fountains of the earth that lasted for 40 days/nights, and the water was risen (prevailed) for 150 days.
The logistics of creating an ark that could carry every animal on the earth, for up to 190 days, including food, water, and the subsequent waste created, is absolutely amazing. I have to say this has to be one of the more fascinating events to take place.
Could the creation of the ark and the ability to put two of every living thing (of dry land) on the ark to make them survive a global deluge be replicated today??