Genesis 7

Noah's Ark
7:1-10

7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

(7:1) Thee have I seen righteous
God calls Noah righteous. But this contradicts several other verses that say there never has been a righteous man. (Noah doesn't seem too righteous in 9:20-21, when he gets drunk and lies around naked in front of God and everybody.)
Has there ever been a righteous person?

7:2 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.

7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

(7:2-3) God tells Noah to bring all animals, clean and unclean, on to the ark by sevens. But how did Noah know which animals were "clean" and "unclean" to God? (It wasn't defined until Leviticus was written.)
How many of each kind did Noah take into the ark?

7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

(7:4) Every living substance that I have made will I destroy.
God repeats his intention to kill "every living substance ... from off the face of the earth." But why does God kill all the innocent animals? What had they done to deserve his wrath? It seems God never gets his fill of tormenting animals.
To kill or not to kill

7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

7:9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

(7:8-9) God tells Noah to bring all animals, clean and unclean, onto the ark by twos (contradicting the instructions in verses 2-3 and 15).

But whether by twos or by sevens, Noah takes representatives from each species of "every thing that creepeth upon the earth." [1]
How many of each kind did Noah take into the ark?

The Great Flood
7:11-24

7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

7:14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

(7:11a) In the six hundreth year of Noah's life
(See Quran 29:14 which says he was 950 when the flood began.)

(7:11b) The windows of heaven were opened."
To start the flood, God opens the "windows of heaven. He does this every time it rains.

(7:13-14) All of the animals boarded the ark "in the selfsame day."
With a million or so species (There are more than a million known today.), the animals must have boarded at a rate of at least 10 pairs/second.
When did Noah enter the ark?

(7:13) Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah
Who was Noah's youngest son?

7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

(7:15) And they went ... into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein there is breath of life.
How many of each kind did Noah take into the ark?

7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

(7:17) And the flood was forty days upon the earth.
How long did the flood last?

7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

(7:19-20) The flood covered the highest mountain tops (Mount Everest?) with fifteen cubits to spare. Where did all the water come from? Where did it all go? Why is there no evidence of such a massive flood in the geological record.

7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

7:23 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.

(7:21-23) All flesh died that moved upon the earth ... All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died ... every living substance was destroyed ... Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
God drowned everything that breathes air. From newborn babies to koala bears -- all creatures great and small, the Lord God drowned them all. (Except for the Nephilim, that is.)
Did everyone die in the flood?
Drunk With Blood: 1. The Flood of Noah

7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

(7:24)
The waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
How long did the flood last?