Posted by: pandoramoon | 27/07/2009

Observations On The Bible- Genesis 7-9

Credit to Religious Studies Website

14 May 2009
Genesis 7-9

Genesis 8:1
After that God remembered Noah and every wild beast and every domestic animal that was with him in the ark, and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters began to subside

I’m a bit concerned that Jehovah seemed to have forgotten about Noah and the ark for a while

Genesis 8:3,6
3 And the waters began receding from off the earth, progressively receding; and at the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters were lacking 6 So it occurred that at the end of forty days Noah proceeded to open the window of the ark that he had made

I thought the flood was only supposed to last for 40 days yet here it says that it’s taken 150 days

Genesis 8:20-21
20 And Noah began to build an altar to Jehovah and to take some of all the clean beasts and of all the clean flying creatures and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar. 21 And Jehovah began to smell a restful odor, and so Jehovah said in his heart: “Never again shall I call down evil upon the ground on man’s account, because the inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up; and never again shall I deal every living thing a blow just as I have done.

Ok first of Jehovah has just flooded the entire earth and now that it is dry and Noah and his clan make an alter for him! I’m sorry but I would be a bit grumpy since after all it was god that caused it. Well it’s nice that god promises not to do that kind of thing again but it’s a little worrying when he says that the inclination of the heart of man is bad from the youth up which if I remember rightly was one of the reasons that god flooded the earth in the first place.

Genesis 9:4
Only flesh with its soul—its blood—YOU must not eat.

I think this is one of the passages that JW’s use as to explain why they don’t have blood transfusions

Genesis 9:6
Anyone shedding man’s blood, by man will his own blood be shed, for in God’s image he made man

I don’t think this will solve the problem and anyway Jehovah has just drowned most of world’s population so does mean that god’s blood should be shed?

Genesis 9:13,15

13 My rainbow I do give in the cloud, and it must serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.15 And I shall certainly remember my covenant which is between me and YOU and every living soul among all flesh; and no more will the waters become a deluge to bring all flesh to ruin

It’s nice that god has something to remind him not to flood the earth again. There is just one problem though it seems he left himself a loophole so he can use other means of bringing all flesh to ruin if he feels the need to do so next time he could decide to burn us all.

Genesis 9:21-24
21 And he began drinking of the wine and became intoxicated, and so he uncovered himself in the midst of his tent. 22 Later Ham the father of Ca´naan saw his father’s nakedness and went telling it to his two brothers outside. 23 At that Shem and Ja´pheth took a mantle and put it upon both their shoulders and walked in backwards. Thus they covered their father’s nakedness, while their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.
24 Finally Noah awoke from his wine and got to know what his youngest son had done to him. 25 At this he said:
“Cursed be Ca´naan.
Let him become the lowest slave to his brothers

This is harsh why is Noah punishing Canaan when he wasn’t even involved and all his dad and uncles did was cover Noah up when he was walking about butt naked and drunk.

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