rain waters?

Paul Arveson (arveson@oasys.dt.navy.mil)
Fri, 14 Aug 1998 09:24:43 -0400

>On Thu, 30 Jul 1998, Matthew Bell wrote:
>> 'And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth/land; and *all* the
>> high hills, that were under the *whole* heaven, were covered'.
>> This verse was brought to my attention from another list where the
>> following 'difficulty' was also posited.
>> '. If ALL the high mountains under the WHOLE heaven were covered, then we
>> can reasonably conclude that at least several HIGH mountains were covered,
>> can't we? So how can this be harmonized with the fact that water will seek
>> its own level? In other words, how could water cover just some "high
>> mountains" without first leveling off, as it sought its own level, so that
>> NO high mountains could have been covered until the water had fallen to a
>> level that was higher than the "HIGH" mountain? To imagine the local-flood
>> scenario that Matt hinted at, one would have to visualize a "mound" of
>> water standing suspended over the mountains of Ararat in defiance of the
>> scientific law that says water will seek its own level.'

Maybe it just means that the RAIN waters covered all the mountains???

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