The original question was: I read on the BioLogos website that Noah’s flood was only a local event, and is really a theological story. I have also heard the claim that the Flood was a local event from other sources, including those who claim to be evangelical Christians. Why do you claim it was world-wide? […]
MOUNTAINS? Are the high hills and mountains in Genesis 7 the same?
The original question was: In Genesis 7 God first refers to the high hills being covered, and then to the mountains being covered. Do high hills and mountains have the same meaning in this context? Answer by John Mackay The King James Version of Genesis 7:19-20 reads: Verse 19: And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon […]
ARK ANIMALS: Does Genesis 7 contradict Genesis 6 about the number of animals on the ark?
The original question was: How do you explain the contradictions between Genesis 6 and 7 concerning the number of animals that went aboard the ark? One account therefore states two (one pair) of every species without distinction, the other states 14 (seven pairs) of certain favoured species (‘clean animals’) and of the birds. If you […]
NOAH: What Race was Noah? What colour was he? Where in the Bible can I find out?
The original question was: Where can I find out what race was Noah? I know he is not Jewish. Was he black or white, and where is it located in The Bible? Answer by John Mackay What do we know about Noah who is first mentioned in Genesis 5:29. He was a direct descendant of […]
NOAH’S THREE SONS: Were they triplets?
The original question was: Genesis chapter 5:32 talks of Noah being 500 when he begat Shem, Ham and Japheth. Now, the Bible is very clear on what age people were when they had children but when it came to Noah it seems to be that Noah’s children could have been triplets. People have argued that […]
DINOSAURS: How could Noah have fitted such huge animals on the Ark?
How big were dinosaurs compared with the Ark?