Genesis 404
Lesson Five


Gen 8:13   And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. 
Gen 8:14   And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. 
Gen 8:15   And God spake unto Noah, saying, 
Gen 8:16  Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. 
Gen 8:17  Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. 
Gen 8:18  And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: 
Gen 8:19  Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.


(13) The first day of the month.—It will be plain to any one studying the following table that this was exactly one month after the day on which Noah, for the third time, sent out the dove


The flood commenced in the second month, called
Marchesvan, on day 17.


The waters prevail for 150 days = 5 months,
unto month 7, day 17.


Mountain-tops seen on month 10, day 1,
i.e., after 73 days.


Noah sends out raven at end of 40 days.


Dove three times  sent out, at intervals of
7 days= 21 days.
134 days.


But from the seventeenth day of the seventh month to the first day of the first month of the following year, there are:—

Of the seventh month 13 days.


Five months of 30 days each = 150 days.


First day of new year 1 days.

total of 164 days.


It was thus very slowly that the earth returned to its normal state. The intervals of seven days between the sending forth of the birds prove that the division of time into weeks was fully established, and also suggests that religious observances were connected with it.


(14)  In the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month.—That is, fifty-seven days after Noah removed the covering, and a year and eleven days after the flood began. The word rendered “dried” at the end of this verse is different from that translated “dried up” and “dry” in Genesis 8:13, and marks a further stage in the process. It literally means  "was thoroughly dry".


(15-18) Go forth . . . —At the end of exactly a solar year, thus curiously rectified, Noah, his family, and all the animals on the ark  are to leave the ark. 


The vast extent of the flood, and the total destruction of all that had existed before, is indicated by the repetition of the original  command, in Genesis 1:22, “to be fruitful and multiply upon the earth.” Not only was it a new beginning in respect to the whole globe, it was to Noah and his race absolutely a new beginning of things. 

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