Grappling with the Chronology of the Genesis Flood


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Steven W. Boyd & Andrew A. Snelling (editors). 2014. Master Books, 828 pages.

Many different opinions have been offered about the meaning and historical truth of the Genesis account of the Flood (Gen. 6:8). Looking at both geological principles and the Hebrew wording of the text, the authors seek to provide an in-depth analysis of this account from a biblical creation perspective. They shed light upon the issues of Flood chronology, the meaning of terms such as "the fountains of the great deep" and the "windows of heaven" when did the height of the Flood occur, did the floodwater cause the mountains to rise, and when did the water begin to recede. With their analysis they seek to determine whether the catastrophic plate tectonics model of geology offers a viable understanding of the Flood account.