Genesis chapters 7-8 Star Chart: God (Argo) told Noah (Pollux) he had "seven days" (7:4) to get all the animals, as well as his own family, into the (Argo) ark. Then clockwise from "the second month, the seventeenth day of the month" (7:11) of the 600th year of Noah's life, "the same day were all the (blue radius) fountains of the great deep broken up (by Orion), and the (lunar) windows of heaven were opened" (7:11) by God-Sagittarius in 2304 B.C. Then "the waters (blue radius) prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days" (7:24) of which the first 40° days consisted of (blue radius) "rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights" (7:4) and then "after the end of the hundred and fifty days the (blue radius) waters were abated" (8:3) "And the (Argo) ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the (blue radius) mountains of Ararat" (8:4). Then "the (blue radius) waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the (blue radius) tops of the mountains seen" (8:5) because God-Aquarius pulled the lunar plug. This is 13° + 30° + 30° + 1° = 74° days later. Then "at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the (solar) window of the ark which he had made, And he sent forth a (lunar black Lyra) raven" (Gen. 8:6-7). Seven days elapsed before (Pollux) Noah sent out the (lunar white Lyra) dove for the first time (Gen 8:8). This period is necessary for reaching the total and is given by implication from the phrase “another seven days” (Gen 8:10). "And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the (lunar white Lyra) dove out of the ark" (8:10). "And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the (lunar white Lyra) dove; which returned not again unto him any more" (8:12). Up to this point 285° days are accounted for (150° + 74° + 40° + 7° + 7° + 7° = 285°), but the next episode is dated the first day of the first month in the 601st year (2303 B.C.). From the date in Gen 7:11 to this point in Gen 8:13 is a period of 314° days; therefore an interval of 29° days elapses till "the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the (blue radius) waters were dried up from off the earth" (8:13). From the removal of the covering of the (Argo) ark to the very end of the experience was a further 57° days. "And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried" (Gen. 8:14) of the 601st year of (Pollux) Noah's life. This brings the total duration of the flood account to 371° days (285° +29° + 57° = 371°) from the first rain, or 377° from entrance till exit from the ark.

From first to last we have here a period of one year and 11 days. It has been pointed out that a lunar year consists of 354 days; and that one lunar year and 11 days is exactly a solar year of 365 days. This may be merely a coincidence -- but more likely shows amazing forethought and precision.

Notice the image of the bow of Noah's ship floating on the blue horizon with rain coming down or a fountain shooting up. Notice the lunar windows of heaven. Notice the ship's three decks: "with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it" (6:16). Notice the (lunar) anchor stones attached to (blue radius) ropes to the rear of the vessel.


Noah's Flood Chronology


7:1 And the Lord (Argo) said unto Noah (Pollux), Come thou and all thy (Castor, etc.) house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

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 (Leo and Leo Minor, etc).

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.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to (blue radius line) 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.

5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord (blue radius line) commanded him.

6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the (blue radius line) flood of waters was upon the earth (2304 B.C.).

7 And (Pollux) Noah went in, and his (Gemini) sons, and his (Castor) wife, and his (Gemini) sons' wives with him, into the (Argo) ark, because of the (blue radius) waters of the flood.

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

9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the (Argo) ark, the male and the female, as God had (blue radius) commanded Noah (Pollux).

10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the (blue radius line) waters of the flood were upon the earth.

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 (lunar blue radius) fountains of the great deep broken up (by Orion), and the (lunar) windows of heaven were (blue radius line) opened.

According to Josephus (Ant. i. 3, 3), this second month was Marchesvan, equivalent to our November, the beginning of the season of rain in Palestine.

As the Jews had two ways of beginning their year, one at the spring, and the other at autumn; the one on ecclesiastical accounts, which began at Nisan, and which answers to March and April; and then the second month must be Ijar, which answers to part of April and part of May: and the other on civil accounts, which began at Tisri, and answers to part of September and part of October; and then the second month must be Marchesvan, which answers to part of October and part of November; so they are divided about this month in which the flood was: one says it was Marchesvan; another that it was Ijar (t); a third in particular says (u) it was on the tenth of Marchesvan that all the creatures came together into the ark, and on the seventeenth the waters of the flood descended on the earth; and this is most likely, since this was the most ancient way of beginning the year; for it was not until after the Jews came out of Egypt that they began their year in Nisan on sacred accounts; and besides the autumn was a proper time for Noah's gathering in the fruits of the earth, to lay up in the ark, as well as for the falling of the rains; though others think it was in the spring, in the most pleasant time of the year, and when the flood was least expected: the Arabic writers (w), contrary to both, and to the Scripture, say, that Noah, with his sons, and their wives, and whomsoever the Lord bid him take into the ark, entered on a Friday, the twenty seventh day of the month Adar or Agar: according to the Chaldean account by Berosus (x), it was predicted that mankind would be destroyed by a flood on the fifteenth of the month Daesius, the second month from the vernal equinox: it is very remarkable what Plutarch (y) relates, that Osiris went into the ark the seventeenth of Athyr, which month is the second after the autumnal equinox, and entirely agrees with the account of Moses concerning Noah: according to Bishop Usher, it was on the seventh of December, on the first day of the week; others the sixth of November; with Mr. Whiston the twenty eighth.

(t) In Bab. Roshhashanah, fol. 11. 2.((u) Pirke Eliezer, c. 23. (w) Elmacinus, p. 11. apud Hottinger. p. 251. Abulpharag. Hist. Dynast. p. 8. (x) Apud Syncell. p. 30, 31. (y) De Iside & Osir.

12 And the (blue radius) rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

13 In the selfsame day entered (Pollux) Noah, and (Orion) Shem, and (Auriga) Ham, and (Perseus) Japheth, the sons of Noah, and (Castor) Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

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.

15 And they went in unto Noah into the (Argo) ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the (blue radius) breath of life.

16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had (blue radius) commanded him: and the Lord (blue radius) shut him in.

17 And the (blue radius) flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the (Argo) ark, and it was lifted up (like Jesus) above the earth.

18 And the (blue radius) waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the (Argo) ark went upon the (blue radius) face of the waters.

The ark's dimensions would make it almost impossible to upset -- even if there were violent waves.

19 And the (blue radius) waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the (blue radius) high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were (blue radius) covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the (blue radius) waters prevail; and the (blue radius) mountains were covered.

That was the draft or displacement of the ark in the water. 15 cubits (= 22 feet) above the mountains. Why should 15 cubits be mentioned? Very possibly, because the height of the ark was 30 cubits (Genesis 6:15), and the ark was considered to be submerged for half its depth. It would thus just touch the top of “the mountains of Ararat” (Genesis 8:4).

21 And all flesh (constellations) 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:

22 All in whose nostrils was the (blue radius) breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

Some 11 billion pre-flood people by some estimates.

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 (Pollux) Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the (Argo) ark.

The "flood came and destroyed them all" (Luke 17:27) the fable some Jewish writers relate of Og being found alive, and which they gather from Deuteronomy 3:11 by sitting upon a piece of wood of one of the ladders of the ark, to whom Noah reached out food every day, and so he remained alive (Pirke Eliezer, c. 23. fol. 23. 1, 2.), deserves no regard.

24 And the (blue radius) waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

How if water stopped after 40 days? Fountains of the deep as seen in blue radius line going vertical.

8:1 And God remembered (Pollux) Noah, and every living thing, and all the (Taurus) cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a (Milky Way) wind to pass over the earth, and the (blue radius) waters assuaged;

2 The (blue radius) fountains also of the deep and the (lunar) windows of heaven were stopped, and the (blue radius) rain from heaven was restrained;

3 And the (blue radius) waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the (blue radius) waters were abated.

4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the (blue radius) mountains of Ararat.

Ararat is not a mountain, but a district mentioned in Isaiah 37:38; Jeremiah 51:27. It is the country which appears in the Assyrian inscriptions as “Urartu.” It lies between the river Araxes and Lake Van. It comprises a large portion of Armenia. There were high mountains in Ararat; and the loftiest among them, called in the present day Mount Ararat, is over 16,000 ft. high.

This mountain was the highest known, and the water was said to have covered it by 15 cubits (Genesis 7:20). Therefore the very formation of mountains of the altitude of Mount Everest (31,000 ft. high) was a later event.

Jarchi concludes, and Dr. Lightfoot (Ut supra, (Works. vol. 1.) p. 8.) after him, that the ark drew eleven cubits water, which, according to them, thus appears; on the first day of the month Ab, the mountain tops were first seen, and then the waters had fallen fifteen cubits, which they had been sixty days in doing, namely, from the first day of Sivan, and so they had abated the proportion of one cubit in four days: by this account we find, that on the sixteenth day of Sivan they had abated but four cubits, and yet on the next day, the seventeenth, the ark resteth on a hill, where the waters yet lay eleven cubits above it.

5 And the (blue radius) waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the (blue radius) tops of the mountains seen.

6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the (lunar) window of the ark which he had made:

7 And he sent forth a (black lunar Lyra) raven, which went forth to and fro, until the (blue radius) waters were dried up from off the earth.

8 Also he sent forth a (white lunar Lyra) dove from him, to see if the (blue radius) waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the (blue radius) waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the (Argo) ark.

10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the (white lunar Lyra) dove out of the (Argo) ark;

11 And the (white lunar Lyra) dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an (green Milky Way) olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the (blue radius) waters were abated from off the earth.

12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the (white lunar Lyra) dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the (blue radius) waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the (lunar) covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the (black Zodiac) ground was dry.

14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

15 And (Argo) God (blue radius) spake unto (Pollux) Noah, saying,

16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

Most creationists think the earth entered an ice age after the flood. This would make the sea level lower than it is today. If the average sea level was lowered by only six hundred feet, all the major continents would be connected by land bridges. Animals could easily migrate to any continent.

18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

20 And Noah builded an (Ara) altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered (solar) burnt offerings on the (Ara) altar.

21 And the Lord (blue smoke radius) smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease

(The four seasons began in 2304 B.C).

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