goring
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goring asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 month ago

how many people drowned in Noah terrestial flood?

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  • 1 month ago

    Biblically speaking, all but eight people on the Ark

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  • 1 month ago

    On the whole, imaginary floods kill very few people.

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  • 1 month ago

    None.  It's fiction.  Wake up.

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  • 1 month ago

    zero, since it is fiction.

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  • 1 month ago

       Throughout history many different cultures have had legends of the Great Deluge. But just how great, or massive was it? Let's look at the events surrounding it. Genesis 6:5 denotes the reasoning behind the flood. It says "Consequently, Jehovah saw that man’s wickedness was great on the earth and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only bad all the time." And verse 13 " “I have decided to put an end to all flesh, because the earth is full of violence on account of them"

      We know Noah who was called a "preacher of righteousness" told the people far in advance what was going to happen. They did not listen. 

      "For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be." -Matthew 24:38,39.

       There is nothing wrong, of course, with any of those things. They engaged in normal everyday activity. But did they take notice of God? Not at all. They were engrossed in their wickedness though. And God did take notice of them. 

        Genesis 7:11-15 - "In the 600th year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the 17th day of the month, on that day all the springs of the vast watery deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And the rain poured down on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.  On that very day, Noah went into the ark along with his sons, Shem, Ham, and Jaʹpheth, and his wife and the three wives of his sons. They went in with every wild animal according to its kind, and every domestic animal according to its kind, and every creeping animal of the earth according to its kind, and every flying creature according to its kind, every bird, every winged creature.  They kept going to Noah inside the ark, two by two, of every sort of flesh that has the breath of life. So they went in, male and female of every sort of flesh, just as God had commanded him. After that Jehovah shut the door behind him."

       verses 22,23 of that same chapter says "Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. So He wiped every living thing from the surface of the earth, including man, animals, creeping animals, and the flying creatures of the sky. They were all wiped off the earth; only Noah and those with him in the ark survived."

    So that was Noah, Noahs wife, Shem, Shem's wife, Ham, Ham's wife, Ja'pheth, and Ja'pheth's wife. Eight humans survived the flood. 1 peter 3:20 and 2 peter 2:5 also refers to the number of surviving humans for reference. 

      How long since humans were created did this happen? Well we don't have the exact count of how humans existed but the Bible does give us a chronology of time from Adams day all the way down to Noah. (Genesis 5:1-29; 7:6) This lets us know that it was 1,656 years since mankind was created. It took them just that short of period of time to get on God's nerves. Sounds right. 

  • MARK
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    1 month ago

    The grand total number of humans who died in 'Noah [sic] terrestrial flood' was zero. In other words none, nada, nul. Noah is a fiction character in the first in the anthology of fiction called the Bible. He did not exist and there was no global flood.

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  • 1 month ago

    I assume the biblical flood can safely be equated to the Black Sea event of 5500 BC.

    Human settlements of that time have been discovered along the rivers of the Middle East (Tigris, Euphrates, Jordan, Nile...).

    So, it can be assumed that many people lived near the freshwater lake which is now submerged by 200 m of sea water from the Mediterranean.

    The violent flow has destroyed everything, and we have no idea of the size of the population around the lake:

    A bunch of farmers and fishermen?

    A city/state similar or greater than Sumer?

    One thing is sure, the disaster has traumatized all the surrounding towns. Hence the account of the flood in the epic of Gilgamesh (later translated in the book of Genesis).

    Thus, even if this flood was not literally global, it at least affected a large part of the "known world" of the time.

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    • ob1knob
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      1 month agoReport

      Among floods caused by meltwater pulses, the formation of Persian Gulf was very gradual, people had time to move.
      Only Black Sea was catastrophic enough to be consistent with Middle-East flood legends.

      And unlike a "global flood", Black Sea event is backed up by geological evidences

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  • CRR
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    1 month ago

    We don't know. However even allowing a modest population growth rate there could have been a world population of several million people. Even so they might still have occupied a relatively small are of the planet which could explain why fossils are rare.

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    • CRR
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      1 month agoReport

      You're right. There's not a single shred of evidence for those who reject the ample evidence that is there.

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  • 1 month ago

    This is the Science section. If you want to discuss fictional events like this, take it to the appropriate section.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Everybody but Noah and his family.

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