When the floods came to Earth, it’s hard to believe that Noah was the only one who built a ship. When the ice on Earth started melting the floods started coming. It wasn’t sudden; there was plenty of warning.
The animals must have panicked, too. G-d advised Noah to take two of a kind, male and female. I wonder if Noah honored the first two that came or did he switch the animals for preferrred breeding. Maybe it was the animals choice and they voted on who stays and who leaves. Noah had a floating barn and on the very top made an apartment for his family.
The waters didn’t recede in 40 days, but in 40 years. When land appeared, Noah probably did disembark and check it out. Perhaps his extended family wished to make a new start and ease up on the crowding on the ark. The ark slowly rotted away somewhere with an inscription, “Noah’s Ark”, placed in the hull. For all we know, Noah may have disembarked off the coast of South America!
A funny thought came to me that the Polar Bears fell off the ark. There was a lot more ice back then. Maybe they jumped off!? I believe that Noah probably disembarked on the east coast of South America, but that his beginnings may have been somewhere off the coast of Turkey. Noah and his family were blond, just as Adam and Eve were blond. There are a lot of blond people in Turkey.
Noah probably took plants and seeds with him, too. He must have planned a floating garden, so as to sustain life on board. God told Noah what was to happen and helped him plan ahead. God is good to the people that love him, honor him, and are good. Noah obeyed God, just as Abraham, Moses, Elijah… To be a decsendent of these great men must indeed make the heart lighter and the soul proud. I believe that some people can sense their ancestry. We owe a debt of thanks to Noah for being such a great environmentalist and setting a terrrific example for others.!!
The Friday Night specials by Amanpour will be inspiring.