This doesn't really answer your question, but your question reminded me of
the discrepancies between the Bible and many children's Bible story books.
How many Christians think that the ark was shaped like a boat and that
there were only two of each kind of animal on the ark? Actually the Bible
says that there were seven of each clean animal. Illustrations in these
Bible story books seem to be better remembered than the Biblical accounts
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On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, Jack Haas wrote:
> There has been much discussion on our list about the geography and geology of
> the flood of Genesis 6-8 butt nothing about the animals and livestock
> that were with Noah and his family on the ark.
> It is one thing to read the story to my 3 year old granddaughter from a book
> which pictures the rabbits, lions, pigs, elephants, etc. marching up the
> gangplank 2 by 2. How do I tell the story when she is a teenager with
> a bit of biology and an even more inquisitive mind? It would be good to read
> the Genesis account as we begin.
> Jack Haas