October 3

Genesis 7

This will be a short chapter as much of it is just God’s wrath. But we’ll start with a flip flop.

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. – Genesis 7:2

We get to start with God changing his mind apparently. Not a male and female of each species. 7 pairs of each now (at least for the clean ones). Apparently Noah was the greatest space organization expert of all time. God then proceeds to kill everything and everyone that isn’t on the ark.

And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. – Genesis 7:23

Que the banjo music. The only people that survived were Noah and his extended family. That’s a lot of incest to repopulate the earth. And it finally gives God’s nod to multiracial families because obviously they had married into every single race to make that happen. We’ll just skip past the part where there is no evidence in the rock strata that would support a flood of that magnitude. Onward to Genesis 8.

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Posted October 3, 2014 by Michael in category "Genesis