Light in darkness
- Apr 22, 2011
I'm not sure what sight you are using, but there are fallacies within it.
The Hebrew word for "ark" is tebah (tay-baw') which means: a nondescript boxThe most popular interpretation is the box type, but yet can not be proven to look like a long box.
God's ways are not of our intellect.
The problem is that wooden ships even close to the size of the Ark flex under even light seas, and leak so badly that full time pumps are necessary to pump out the water.Compared to modern ships, 450 feet is not all that big.
The problem is that wooden ships even close to the size of the Ark flex under even light seas, and leak so badly that full time pumps are necessary to pump out the water.
I wonder how many animals were involved. Maybe he didn't have to feed them for the entire year they spent on the ark. If he did....Genesis 6:21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
I do believe the food for them means all the animals, birds and creepy things that entered the ark.
Fourty days was only the duration of the rain. They were actually on the ark for about a year.God told Noah it would rain forty days and forty nights so I would think Noah would calculate how much food to bring for his family plus all the animals and birds on the ark. Also notice that Noah was to take seven, male and female, of clean animals and only two, male and female, of unclean animals. We couldn't even fathom how many animals, birds and creeping things that entered the ark.
Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. 3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
It's really impossible to know how many variations of animals, birds and creeping things there were, but I could only imagine a very large amount. Like you said, it could have been a fish and bread moment.I wonder how many animals were involved. Maybe he didn't have to feed them for the entire year they spent on the ark. If he did....
We have horses. On average, one horse will consume about 15-20 pounds of hay per day. So to supply just one adult horse for 40 days would require 800 pounds of hay. That's just one horse but he needed to feed fourteen of them, seven pairs per Genesis 7:2-3. What about meat eaters? Did he sacrifice animals taken on board?
Each of our horses also consumes roughly 5 gallons of water per day. Since the entire earth was covered in water it would have mixed with the ocean salt water making it undrinkable to use so he would have to have enough fresh water for all of them. During the 40 days while it was raining he could collect what he needed each day but when the rains stopped, he'd have a problem for the remaining 320 days or so.
A state of hibernation would seem quite plausible eliminating many issues.
It's equally possible that God could have done something similar to what He did when He fed the thousands with just a few fish and loaves of bread.
try:-I've never thought about the measurements, or what the ship didn't need before. That's very interesting Dan. It makes me wonder just how many animals were in there.
I question the validity of eight persons being able to properly feed, clean up after, and care for 16,000 animals. There isn't enough time in a day to do that. Putting the animals into a state of hibernation certainly ads to the possibility.
Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.I dont believe in a global flood. I believe in a regional flood. I don't think I can believe Noah was 7 meters higher than Mt Everest In a boat and could breathe.
I think it's just how people interpret. For example the earth to the very early people would have only been what they knew the earth was or refered to as the earth. Today with technology we know and call what the earth is on a global scale what we know and refer to the earth, so to them the whole earth could have been just a region. So even the whole earth was covered and the highest hills in all the earth were covered , might have just been a region with what we would call small hills covered.
That was an interesting article. thank you for sharing it.try:-
While it is possible that God made miraculous provisions for the daily care of these animals, it is not necessary—or required by Scripture—to appeal to miracles.answersingenesis.org