Posted by: biblestudyseattle | January 15, 2014

Noah’s Animals

“And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.” Genesis 6:19-20

“You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female; also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.” Genesis 7:2-3

“On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, all sorts of birds. So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life.” Genesis 7:13-15

It is not clear, but it appears Noah had seven days to get everything in the ark. How did he get all those animals in there? Were they trained? Did Noah keep a giant zoo while building the ark? Or did God somehow communicate with the animals to go into the ark?


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