Genesis Chapter 8 Discussion

  • James M hall on Genesis 8
    Why is assuaged, as it is spelled in the KJV, misspelled on here?
  • Raphael on Genesis 8
    In Genesis chapter 8, why did Noah send out a raven. I don't understand what the purpose of this was.
  • Lamech on Genesis 8
    looked up every dictionary of mine,not found "asswage".why???God save me.
  • ASSWAGED by Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 8
    Merriam Webster Dictionary: asswage

    Definition of asswage=

    obsolete variant of ASSUAGE. *******

    Mishael: obsolete means it is no longer used. It's officially obselete/deleted from the English language.

    You can go on Google and read all the other references on it; till you're convinced.
  • Lamech on Genesis 8
    what's asswaged?who can tell me?
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 8
    I believe you enquired about this earlier & you received a reply. But in case you missed it, "asswaged', or as it's spelt now, 'assuaged', simply means to 'make milder, to ease, to soothe, to calm. However, I think that you're referring to Genesis 8:1, in which case it means that the Flood waters began to calm down & depart, after the wind began to draw the waters away. Most likely they formed their own bodies of water that we now call oceans & seas, while that which was not covered with water, became habitable land.
  • Lamech on Genesis 8
    then he put forth his hand,and took her.

    Are you really serious.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 8
    Oh yes, the Bible is deadly serious. Noah had let the dove fly off to see whether it could find dry land. The dove flew around for a long time, was exhausted, returned to the only place it knew that it could find rest & happily let Noah take it in & secure it. The dove was happy & Noah was satisfied that the waters had not assuaged as yet.
  • Lamech on Genesis 8
    asswaged mean what?You shame Bible.
  • Assuaged - in Reply on Genesis 8
    What does assuage mean in the Bible?

    1 : to lessen the intensity of (something that pains or distresses) : ease unable to assuage their grief. 2 : pacify, quiet vainly strove to assuage an implacable foe

    Some questions can be googled...
  • Abigail Ghama on Genesis 8
    Though we were created a little bit over the animals but they obeyed Noah and entered the ark and mankind who was created in the image of God perished. May the spirit of God strengthen us.
  • Dinah latcham on Genesis 8:13
    What does it meen 'on the 601 year?
  • Markcus Burch - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    Also in Genesis 7 Noah was 600 years old when he went into the ark. So he was in the ark a little over a year.
  • Markcus Burch - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    601 years of Noah's life, at that time in Genesis 8:13. If you go to the next chapter 9:29 all of the days of Noah were 950 years and he died.
  • Jeremiah Embs - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    Noah went in the ark when 600 years old. Stayed in ark about 1 year. 601 is Noah's age. Genesis 5:32, 7:6, 7:12, 7:17, 7:24, 8:3,4,5,6,10,13
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    Dinah, the 601 years in Gen 8:13 refers to Noah's age when the flood finally was absorbed into the Earth & Noah removed the Ark's covering to observe this.

    If you follow the time line of Noah from chapter 5 verse 32, we see that Noah was 500 yrs old when his sons Shem, Ham & Japheth were born to him (probably over a period of a few years from 500). Then it took Noah & his crew almost 100 years to build the Ark (Gen 7:6, Noah was 600 yrs old when the flood started). It rained continuously & heavily for just over a month & the flood lasted for 5 months (7:24) at which time the waters depleted over the next 3 months. So after all this time, including sending out the raven & dove to test for dry land (another month of waiting before sending these birds out), another year had passed, which made Noah 601 yrs old (8:13).
  • Ruth on Genesis 8
    Daniel 12:11- What is the daily sacrifice Daniel is talking about? When the daily sacrifice is that our prayers to God?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 8
    . No. back in those days they had to sacrifice a lamb to take away the sins of the people
  • Paul on Genesis 8
    Our Lord often referred to Himself as the Son of Man.

    Our Lord is the Son of Man because He was born.

    And by one man who was not born by this man's disobedience we all die.

    But by one Man who was born by this Man's righteousness death was overcome.

    Consider the greatness of Adam.

    Adam was not born.

    Adam is not the Son of Man.

    Adam is a son of God.

    And Adam having not been born is greater than us all.

    Thus Adam chosen that in Adam we all die and in Adam we are all on probation with God upon the condition of repentance.

    But consider our Lord Jesus Christ who like all of us was born.

    Only Christ was born in righteousness and having no disobedience even unto the suffering of the cross by which He partook of that bitter cup the unborn man Adam could not bear and brought us the better even the first resurrection.

    For Jesus Christ is greater than Adam.

    Jesus Christ is the greatest of all.
  • Adam on Genesis 8:22
    God put everything on a cycle, a calendar, with seasons, to give us variety and a way to mark time. What a great God we have.
  • Ron on Genesis 8
    Can someone explain verse 7of ch 8
  • Job - in Reply on Genesis 8
    If the two birds could not find a place to land, then they had to return to the ark. Later one did not return to the ark so Noah knew the water was going down for at least a tree was out of the water.
  • Wayne - in Reply on Genesis 8
    An acquaintance described a likely outcome from the story of Noah that I had not taken seriously up until now -- one of inbreeding. If at the end of the flood, all we had was Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives -- the only way we could have grown the world's population after that would be for the family and the children of the family to procreate with each other -- which causes inbreeding without any know exception. Hmmm....
  • Job - in Reply on Genesis 8
    Noahs sons had their wifes on the ark.
  • Mickey - in Reply on Genesis 8
    I read that as a new Christian and was disturbed of course. I asked God to explain it. Incest was tolerated for a period of time UNTIL the LAW was delivered to people after the flood. Then there were laws given explicitly to stop that. If you read it from start until the laws were given you will see it.
  • Vendall - in Reply on Genesis 8
    Yes, at the beginning ,mankind was perfect, the gene pool was pure. But over time God established His laws for procreation due to the accumulated mutations occurring genetically. Obviously, He had a plan!
  • Wayne - in Reply on Genesis 8
    Sorry Mickey -- I didn't see the statement you were referring to. Maybe you could point it out -- or better yet -- direct me to a Bible passage that expalins it a little better.
    Meanwhile, I got a little more curious, and looked into archiological digs that revealed the DNA of ancient people to be consistent with ours. Your private God conversations are telling you to go along with the idea that God gave everyone a pass on suffering from recessive gene disorders, but it's still hard -- at least from an empirical perspective. It's kinda like we went through a period of time wherein 2 plus 2 didn't have to equal 4 for awhile.
  • Mickey - in Reply on Genesis 8
    It was quite a long time since I did that study. I had a lot of questions about the genealogies; time periods and the ages of people. The evidence of incest was apparent. I continued reading and noted that incest was dealt with.
    In Genesis when God was creating, He pronounced it good. That communicates to me that it was not imperfect or damaged. I accept that but as time passes, we can see breakdowns in the creation. I know God did not do that. The only other reason is sin. I'm not saying wild, wanton sin. It trickled down from Adam & Eve's sin. God gave us medicine & knowledge of its use to help people. God has recorded all our days. He will wipe away all our tears and our fears.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Genesis 8
    Noah inbreeding is true however the world then was different and the DNA problems as today may not have existed.
    The Lord provides and decides.
  • T Levis - in Reply on Genesis 8
    Thanks for your question.
    I have had that same question explained to me as follows :
    1) as with most of the Bible : it's good to read verses even Chapters before and after. : Genesis 7
    2) In this case, the significance of the safety of Noah to return on land was in the Dove the following verse. Genesis 8:8
    I was told a raven is a perching bird & bird of prey, however a dove walks on ground like closely related pigeon. I have not studied it further.
    Hopefully this helps you as much as it helped me!
    Thank you for your thought provoking question
    Btw. Birds are referenced many times throughout the Holy Bible , that might be an intertesting subject study.

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