..does it say 'Earth' or 'World' in the Bible.
Remember these are OUR words
translated from an OLD civilisation.
And this is the problem in translating 'literally'
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03-03-2012 13:39 #282
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03-03-2012 13:41 #283
From Genesis 6:
17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.[a][b] 21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
If all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered (v.19) how can you say that it only meant the small sliver of the world seen on the map?
03-03-2012 13:44 #284
03-03-2012 13:45 #285
Or did they mean Earth as in the ground..you now how you 'dig the earth in your garden'
If I dig a hole in my garden it doesn't affect the whole planet.
03-03-2012 13:47 #286
It is absolutely impossible that the flood covered the whole world. There is not enough water on Earth or in the atmosphere to have created a flood of such enormity.
So - where did the water come from?
03-03-2012 13:53 #287
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03-03-2012 14:05 #290
and if you are talking about 'ALL the mountains in the WORLD' <-- 'World' being that section pictured in the map ..and NOT the 'world' as WE know it today, then you get a flood that happened in the middle east. easy. which I'd gladly accept - because there is PROOF of floods throughout the world and history books.
Exaggeration is a GREAT part of story telling too
..again -- If I say, "my whole world fell apart!!" ..does that affect you? does that mean the Earth literally crumbled!?? ..because I AM talking about the 'whole world!'
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