Proverbs 8-22-28 (NIV)

22 “The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works,[a][b] before his deeds of old; 23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be. 24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water; 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, 26 before he made the world or its fields or any of the dust of the earth. 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep...


Check out Genesis 7:11 - the account of the flood says that not only did it rain, but the fountains of the deep burst forth. Water came from below the earth's crust as well as from the sky. The proverbs passage tells us that God was the one who fixed them, Genesis tells us that God let the waters loose.

It would be reasonable to assume that these manifested themselves in the form of underwater volcanoes - fissures in the earth's crust that resulted in the water below rising to cause the flood.

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