All One Land Mass During Noah
The flood was approximatly 1700 years after Adams expulsion from the Garden. Peleg was born about 120 years from the grounding of the ARK. It was early in his lifetime that the Tower of Babel was commenced, and the "earth was divided" Two opinions on this
1)that the division was into nations as a result of the language being scrambled
2)that there was a physical division of the earth into continents as it is today. This would have been catastophic, and its doubt full that anyone would have survived. However with God anything is possible.Peleg died about the same time as Noah, and just before the birth of Abraham.
---david on 12/17/08|
That's interesting, I had no reason before to really look at this. Firmament as defined by Webster's 1828 dictionary: The region of the air, the sky or heavens. In scripture, the word denotes an expanse, a wide extent, for such is the signification of the Hebrew word, coinciding with region, and reach. The original therefore does not convey the sense of solidity,
>>So, maybe the continents appeared after Noah's flood, and Gen 1:6 affirms the water canopy theory??
---ken on 9/9/08|
"And then there is the flood mentioned in the second verse of Scripture. Genesis 1:2"
I see no mention of a flood in Genesis 1:2. It says there's water, which does not necessitate there having been a flood previous to this. Are you a proponent of the Gap Theory and/or Lucifer's flood?
---Bobby3 on 9/9/08|
sophia: Sorry, but you missed the point. You have set yourself up as a greater authority on the authenticity of ancient writings than the greatest minds of all time. I think you overestimate your ability!
---jerry6593 on 9/9/08|
Visualize a great hydraulic cataclysm bursting upon the present world, with currents of water pouring perpetually from the skies and erupting continously from the earth's crust, all over the world, for weeks on end, until the entire globe was sunmerged, accompanied by outpourings of magma from the mantle, gigantic earth movements, landslides, tsunamis, and explosions. [No homeland security can help]. Those people had a horrible death. Note: magma form the mantle>>> The viscous molten matter beneath the earth's solid crust, forming igneous rocks [the three main types of rock compossing the earth's crust. igneous rock occurs either beneath the earth's surface or extruded as lava or volcanic rock. when it cools and crystallizes.
---catherine on 9/8/08|
Sorry, but you missed the point. Its not whether you believe me or believe the bible. Rather, it is whether it is easier for men to corrupt a book (in this case the bible) or for men to falsify all the natural evidence that God's earth has to offer. I still stand by the fact that this earth is so huge and so sophisticated that only God could have created it, so the evidence that is presented by God within earth's history is far more reliable than a book that makes claims about itself. If I claim to speak only God's words you would rightfully laugh. Why then take a book that is written by men that says it speaks only God's words and think that it can be trusted without question?
---sophia on 9/7/08|
sophia: This Bible which you so readily disparage was certified by no less than Jesus and His Apostles. Paul wrote that "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (2Ti 3:16)
Jesus Himself attested to the veracity of the universal Noahic flood, the firey destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and even the account of Jonah and the great fish.
So we are faced with a choice. We can believe you or believe Jesus. I'm going with Jesus!
---jerry6593 on 9/6/08|
Any number of men or combination of men could write a book (yes even the bible), but no one but God could make an earth and it is obvious from reading the evidence that is our earth that a global flood is not likely. Glaciers that predate the supposed flood, lack of adequate sedimentary evidence, the lack of adequate space for the worlds millions of species of flora and fona that could not have survived a flood (and with the ark not having sufficient space). Archeological evidence of uninterupted civilizations in africa, asia and the middle east during the flood time period, etc. I believe God. But I believe his most infallible work and history is in the world he created, not in a book that has been corrupted by men.
---sophia on 9/4/08|
Apparently there has been two floods.
There is the flood of Noah's time.
And then there is the flood mentioned in the second verse of Scripture. Genesis 1:2
"And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the WATERS.
---mima on 9/2/08|
The Bible's account of the Flood includes volcanic eruptions, water/spring eruptions and enough water to cover every mountain (certainly changing the shape of the land as it receded over a year's time). All of these could have begun the splitting up of the "one land" into several chunks.
---Mel on 9/2/08|
either way guys the bible is oviously all truth and the comment on the sonds of whoever named cause of the splitting of the earth is absolutely brilliant!! i wish it gave more info but either way were all brothers in christ and we know that the bible reighns over all logic!! ps can someone tell me more info about how the flood could seperate them??
---alex on 7/8/07|
I believe the continents were formed along with and as part of Noah's Flood.
---Ian on 3/16/07|
Do you know the name of the type of land mass that is Sausilito, CA?
---jackie on 11/14/06|
Depends on how long ago you believe the flood was; since Pangaea is supposed to have broken up approximately 180 million years ago, I'd have to say the continents had most likely separated.
---William on 11/5/06|
Connecting the events in Gen.11:1-9 to when Peleg was mentioned in Gen.10:25 [..in his days was the earth divided], the earth's division is a given fact, as mankind could no longer "be of one language" again, at least 'til now.
I'll choose God everytime over logic!
God's Angel & sword kept Adam, Eve, and His Garden separated for similiar reasons, sin natures + The Tree Of Life!
Techtonic plates > earthquakes being a relief after The Flood!
---bob6748_[Elishama] on 8/8/05|
However there is no record whatsoever in the Bible of such land movements, and they would have caused huge earthquakes and volcanic activity which would surely have been recorded?
---alan_of_uk on 8/7/05|
It is logical that after the flood the land was in one mass, otherwise how could the various peciliar types have been distributed to their homes. Then very quickly tghe continents separated so those types were kept in their places (e.g. marsupials in Australasia & llamas in South America)
---alan_of_uk on 8/7/05|
Genesis1:9 And God said ,Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear;and it was so.And God called the dry land Earth;and the gathering together of the waters called He seas;Since the Waters came together in one place wouldn't Earth have been in one place also?That would have been at Creation way before Noah.Strongs 1337 Seas where two seas come together ,a projecting reef where waves crash on both sides.
---Darlene_1 on 8/7/05|
Laure, my Bible footnotes say that this dividing of the earth is "perhaps resulting from the dispersion of peoples described in Gen 11:1-8." I don't think it means the physical land masses of the earth. I have a tendency to believe that God created the earth all one mass of land, which we call Pangaea, but when it separated into the different continents, I can't even hazard a guess.
---Ann5758 on 8/7/05|
The earth was once one!
Quadrant's testify to this, like pieces of a puzzle simply needing 'pushing' together [some submerged parts].
God's Names mean something, likewise do biblical names, especially ancient patriach's, each describing an event/message if linked together!
Adam > man
Seth > appointed
Enos > mortal
Cainaan/Kenaan > possesssion
Mahalaleel > praise of God
Jared > descend
Enoch > dedicated
Methusaleh > his death
Lamech > powerful
Noah > rest
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 8/7/05|
We ARE aware of some events that took place to form our earth. Certainly I am not an expert on this subject but we do know that earthquakes continue to form islands or add land to already existing continents as well as the Ice Age shift of earth mass. Perhaps even the so-called "green house effect" may ultimately influence some changes. How our earth appeared in Noah's day is a fascinating speculation. I imagine more than one person has studied this.
---Elsie on 8/7/05|
Gen 5 has noah. about 200 years later peleg was born
Gen.10:25 Peleg...in his days the earth divided.
hope this helps
---Laure5469 on 8/6/05|
Kit, Well, Biblically, I haven't found any verses that inform us one way or other for sure on this. I'd try Googling for various Creation Science, Bible Science, etc. web sites; maybe try "Bible" and "continents" and "tectonics" all together, but realize that you will most likely get a lot of weird sites written by 'crackpots' too! Does your church have a library? Might be books on the Flood there with a comment on this too.
---danie9374 on 8/6/05|