Ark of the Covenant - Bible History Online
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Genesis 8

1 - God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided.

2 - The deep's fountains and the sky's windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

3 - The waters continually receded from the earth. After the end of one hundred fifty days the waters decreased.

4 - The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat's mountains.

5 - The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were visible.

6 - At the end of forty days, Noah opened the window of the ship which he had made,

7 - and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth.

8 - He himself sent out a dove to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground,

9 - but the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned into the ship to him, for the waters were on the surface of the whole earth. He put out his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ship.

10 - He waited yet another seven days; and again he sent the dove out of the ship.

11 - The dove came back to him at evening and, behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth.

12 - He waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; and she didn't return to him anymore.

13 - In the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. Noah removed the covering of the ship, and looked. He saw that the surface of the ground was dried.

14 - In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.

15 - God spoke to Noah, saying,

16 - "Go out of the ship, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you.

17 - Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply on the earth."

18 - Noah went out, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives with him.

19 - Every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on the earth, after their families, went out of the ship.

20 - Noah built an altar to The LORD, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21 - The LORD smelled the pleasant aroma. the LORD said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake because the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. I will never again strike every living thing, as I have done.

22 - While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."

Genesis 8 Images and Notes

The great flood ceases, Noah sends forth a raven and a dove, the dove returns with an olive branch, Noah releases all living things from the ark, Noah built an altar and offers sacrifices, the Lord promises that seed time and harvest seasons will never cease.

Genesis Chapter 8

Genesis 8:4 - And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

The Flood Stops and the Waters Recede (Genesis 8:1-6)
Noah Sends a Raven and a Dove (Genesis 8:7-14)
Noah Leaves the Ark and Builds an Altar (Genesis 8:15-20)
The Lord Accepts Noah's Offering and Makes a Promise (Genesis 8:21-22)

1 The Waters Asswage
4 The Ark Resteth On Ararat
7 The Raven And The Dove
15 Noah, Being Commanded
18 Goes Forth From The Ark
20 He Buildeth An Altar, And Offereth Sacrifice
21 Which God Accepteth, And Promiseth To Curse The Earth No More

Topics for Bible Study

150 Days
The 7th Month, the 17th day
The Mountains of Ararat
40 Days
The Raven
The Dove
7 Days
The Olive Branch
God's Commanded to Leave the Ark
The Altar
Ancient Altars - Background Bible Study
Burnt Offerings
The Curse Removed

Map of the Table of Nations

Quick Reference Map
Quick Reference Map of Mount Ararat and the Kingdom of Urartu
Map of Mount Ararat and the Kingdom of Urartu (Click to Enlarge)

Mount Ararat Comparison

Painting of an Ancient Altar
Painting of a Man Sacrificing at an Altar

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

The Old Testament

The Old Testament

Genesis Resources

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