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Genesis Chapter 8

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8:1 And Elohim (אלהים) remembered Noach, and every living thing, and all the cattle that [was] with him in the tevah (ark בּבה): and Elohim (אלהים) made a wind to pass over the earth, and the mayim subsided;

8:2 The mayan (springs) also of the deep and the aruvvah (floodgates) shamayim were stopped, and the geshem (rain גּשׁ) from shamayim was restrained;

27th of Kislev - 1 Sivan (150 days or 7 month)

8:3* And the waters receded continually from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.

17th Nisan (civil)

8:4 And the tevah (ark בּבה) rested in the shevii chodesh, on the  seventeenth day of the month , upon the mountains of Ararat.

1st of Tammuz (civil) - 1st Av - 40 days

8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

1st Av

8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noach opened the window of the ark which he had made:

8:7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the mayim were abated from off the face of the ground;

8:9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned to him into the tevah (ark בּבה), for the mayim [were] on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in to him into the tevah (ark בּבה).

8:10 And he stayed yet other shivat hayamim; and again he sent forth the dove out of the tevah (ark בּבה);

8:11 Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noach knew that the waters had receded from the earth.

8:12 And he stayed yet other shivat hayamim; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again to him any more.

1st Tishrei (civil)

8:13And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noach removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry.

27 Marcheshvan (civil)

8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

8:15 (iv) Noakh's houshold saved

And Elohim spoke to Noach, saying:

8:16 Yatza (Go forth) of the tevah (ark בּבה), you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons' wives with you.

8:17 Bring forth with you every living thing that [is] with you, of all flesh, [both] of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

8:18 And Noach went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:

8:19 Every behemah, every creeping thing, and every fowl, [and] whatsoever creeps upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the tevah (ark בּבה).

8:20 Vayiven Noakh mizbeakh laADONAI vayikakh mikol habehemah hatehorah umikol haof hatahor vayaal olot bamizbeakh:

And Noakh builded an altar to ADONAI, - and took of all the clean beasts and oof all the clean birds, and caused ascending Sacrifices to go up on the altar.

8:21 And ADONAI (יהוה) ruach (smelled) a sweet savour; and ADONAI (יהוה) said in his lev, I will not again curse the adamah any more for man's sake; for the yetzer (inclination) of man's lev [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

8:22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease."


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אררט Ararat = “the curse reversed: precipitation of curse”

8:7; 9:- The unclean raven (v. 7) and the clean dove (v. 8) are good illustrations of the believer's old and new natures. The old nature loves to feed on garbage and carrion whereas the new nature cannot find satisfaction in a scene of death and judgment. It finds no rest until it sets its feet on resurrection ground

The chronology of the flood dates base on civil calendar were as follows:

7 days — from the time Noach entered the ark until the flood began (Beresheet 7:10).

40 days and nights — duration of the rain (Beresheet 7:12).

150 days — from the time the rain began until the waters decreased (8:3)  On the 1st of Sivan ie the 7th month and 150 days from 27 Kislev when the rain ended  and the ark rested on Mount Ararat on the 17th of Sivan (compare Beresheet 7:11 and 8:4).

224 days —  from the beginning of the flood until the mountaintops reappeared on 1st of Tammuz (compare Beresheet 7:11 and 8:5).

40 days — from the time the mountaintops were seen until Noach sent out a raven (8:7).

7 days — from the sending of the raven to the first sending forth of a dove (8:6-10; v. 10, "yet another seven days").

7 more days — until the dove was sent forth a second time (8:10).

7 more days — until the final sending forth of the dove.

314 days — from the beginning of the flood until Noach removed the covering from the ark - 1st Tishrei(compare Beresheet 7:11 and 8:13).

371 days — from the beginning of the flood until the earth was dried on 27th Marcheshvan (compare Beresheet 7:11 and Beresheet 8:14). At this time, Noach was commanded to go out of the ark (v. 16)