Flood (Noah)

God had Noah build an ark that was 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.  Noah constructed the ark according to the specifications and materials that God instructed (Gen.6:14-16).  He had Noah, his wife, his sons, and their wives enter the ark at the chosen time.  God had Noah bring into the ark seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of every unclean animal, a male and his female; and also seven each of the birds of the air, a male and his female (Gen.7:2-3).

God brought every living thing of all flesh, birds after their kind, and animals after their kind, and every creeping thing after its kind; two of every sort into the ark, male and female.  His purpose was to keep the species alive.  The extra clean animals and birds were to provide food for Noah and the animals; and have clean animals for altar sacrifices after the flood.  Noah obeyed God.  He was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth (Gen.6:17-22; Gen.7:4-16).

Now the flood was on the earth forty days.  The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.  All the high hills and mountains under heaven were covered.  The waters prevailed 22.1 feet upward above the tops of the mountains.  All flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing, and every man.  God destroyed all living things from the earth.  Only Noah, his family, and the creatures inside the ark remained alive.  The waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days. (Gen.7:17-24).

Then God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.  At the end of the 150 days the waters decreased.  Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.  The waters decreased continually until the tenth month when the tops of the mountains were seen.  It came to pass in the six hundred and first year of Noah, in the first month, that the waters were dried up from the earth.

In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried. Then Noah, and all onboard left the ark.  Noah built an altar to the Lord, and offered burnt offerings from the clean animals and birds. God said: “while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease” (Gen. 8:14-22).

God said that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.  God made a sign of this covenant that He made with Noah.  He set His rainbow in the cloud over the earth (Gen. 9:11-17).  God blessed Noah and his sons (Shem. Ham, and Japheth).  He told them to be fruitful and multiply.  From these the whole earth was populated (Gen. 9:18-19).  All the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died (Gen. 9:29).

In AD 30, Jesus used the example of Noah’s flood to tell His disciples that His second coming Parousia and His judgment upon unbelieving Israel would occur in their generation at a time that the non-believing Jews would not expect.  Those people would be living as they normally did.  They would not expect the destruction that was to come upon them.  This occurred in AD 66-70.

37 But as the DAYS OF NOAH were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that NOAH entered the ark, 39and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will THE COMING of the Son of Man be.(Matt. 24:37-39).