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Genesis 7:21 And all flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind;

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      21. all flesh died . . . fowl . . . cattle, and . . . creeping thing--It has been a uniform principle in the divine procedure, when judgments were abroad on the earth, to include every thing connected with the sinful objects of His wrath (Ge 19:25; Ex 9:6). Besides, now that the human race was reduced to one single family, it was necessary that the beasts should be proportionally diminished, otherwise by their numbers they would have acquired the ascendancy and overmastered the few that were to repeople the world. Thus goodness was mingled with severity; the Lord exercises judgment in wisdom and in wrath remembers mercy.


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Genesis 7 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Noah and his family of eight along with the beasts and fowls of the air all enter the ark, the flood is unleashed and waters cover the whole earth, every living thing that breathes is destroyed by the flood.

Genesis Chapter 7

Genesis 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.

God Instructs Noah Concerning the Animals (Genesis 7:1-4)
Noah Obeys and Enters the Ark with his Family (Genesis 7:5-9)
The Great Flood (Genesis 7:10-24)

1 Noah And His Family And All Living Creatures Enter Into The Ark
17 The Beginning, Increase, And Continuation Of The Flood

Topics for Bible Study

Noah was 600 years Old
Noah and Family Enter the Ark
Family of Eight
All Living Flesh Enter the Ark
Elohim and Jehovah
Animals two by two after their kind
Clean Animals
The Flood
40 Days and 40 Nights
The Fountains of the Deep
The Ark (Size and Materials)
The Extent of the Flood
The Waters of the Flood
Waters Prevailed for 150 Days

Map of the Table of Nations

Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore
Painting of Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore

Archaeology Note - Babylonian Wooden Ark
Babylonian Seal with Ark
This cylinder seal from ancient Babylon depicts a wooden boat with 2 men and a shrine. The bearded man worships the shrine.

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

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Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt