RE: [asa] Noah's ark- rainbow question

From: Dehler, Bernie <>
Date: Tue Apr 14 2009 - 13:37:25 EDT

Hi Dick-

Now that's a view the ancients didn't have (those living in Bible times).

Also, God must have changed His mind about frustrating the works of humans, like when He cursed men for building the tower of Babel. Since then, we made skyscrapers much taller than any tower of Babel, we got to the moon, and are even exploring outside the solar system with spaceships. I wonder if Christians opposed the space program on the grounds that God will curse us for the same reason he cursed those who made the Tower of Babel. It was before my time so I don't know...


-----Original Message-----
From: Dick Fischer []
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:13 AM
To: Dehler, Bernie
Subject: RE: [asa] Noah's ark- rainbow question

Hi Bernie:

The rainbow effect comes whenever light is refracted off water droplets.
When I used to fly KC-135 tankers occasionally when we flew above the clouds
and the sun was overhead we could see the shadow of our airplane on the
clouds beneath with a circular rainbow around the shadow.

BTW, someone else thinks he has found the Garden of Eden. Too early by my
calculatios and in the wrong place.

Dick Fischer, GPA president
Genesis Proclaimed Association
"Finding Harmony in Bible, Science and History"

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Dehler, Bernie
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:46 AM
Subject: [asa] Noah's ark- rainbow question

After Noah left the ark, God told Noah that He would send a rainbow to
remind everyone that he would never again destroy the earth with water.

However, is it possible to not have a rainbow when it is raining and the
sunlight is right? According to the passage, it rained for 40 days/nights,
then there was no rain. That's interesting- 150 days (or maybe even 9
months) with no rain, with all that water and condensation al over the
world- even if locally? And if it did rain after those 40 days (because of a
different interpretation), but while Noah was still on the boat for about 9
months after the 40-day rains, couldn't it make a rainbow?

The rainbow is a natural occurrence, not supernatural.

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