The Ark Comes to Rest on Mount AraratEnoch was told that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the Flood would be withheld; but as soon as the last remaining descendant of the Godly line of Shem (other than Noah) died, the Flood followed. Enoch named his son, Methuselah, to reflect the prophecy given to him. In Hebrew, Methuselah's name means "His Death Shall Bring the Deluge". ... Methuselah was 187 when he had Lamech. Lamech had Noah when he was 182. The Flood came in Noah's 600th year.. 187 + 182 + 600 = 969, the age Methuselah died.
The waters prevailed on the earth for 150 days then began to decrease. In the 7th month, on the 17th day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. [Gen 7:24; 8:4]... In Noah's day, we find that the seventh month was the month of Nisan in the ancient calendar. Later, during the Exodus, God commanded Moses to establish Israel's "new beginning" by defining the month of Nisan as the first month (Exodus 12:1,2). Much later, in the New Testament, the resurrection of Jesus (also a "new beginning") occurred on the seventeenth day of the month of Nisan.
Genesis 7:12 says that it rained for 40 days and 40 nights continuously. The canopy had now been destroyed because of the tremendous rainfall. The large amounts of plants the animals and humans ate on earth were no longer plentiful. When vegetation became scarce, humans and animals had to find other sources for food. The lush vegetation was gone. The climate was much more severe. And animals killing other animals for food, became dominant.. God told man that the animals would be food for humans after the Flood.
The waters decreased continually until the 10th month. In the 10th month, on the 1st day of the month, the tops of the mountains of Aarat were seen. At the end of 40 days, Noah opened the window and sent out a raven which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. He also sent out a dove, to see if the waters had abated from the face of the ground. But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. [Gen 8: 7-11]... It is now 9 months and 10 days since the flood began -- The Bible clearly states that the Flood covered the whole earth, it was not just a local flood as some believe.
At the end of 7 more days, Noah sent out the dove again, and it returned in the evening with a freshly picked olive leaf in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had abated from the earth. [Gen 8:10]
The Sons Of Noah
Japheth (2419 B.C. ) Ham (2416 B.C.) Shem (2417 B.C.)
Noah was 480 years old when God told him to build the Ark" It took 120 years to complete. The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth." (Genesis 9:18-19)..... We are all descended from the people of the ark. Noah and his wife are distant grandparents to everyone born after The Flood. We are also all directly related to either Shem and his wife, Ham and his wife, or Japheth and his wife. .....
Ham shamefully dishonored his father, Noah, and his son Canaan was cursed. Canaan represented the people that occupied Palestine before Israel's conquest. The sex-centered Canaanite religion included human sacrifice and the worship of immoral idols such as Baal, Astarte and Ashteroth and Molech.
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