What did the seven day reprieve signify in Genesis 7:4?
To best understand this verse, let us examine the timeline of events.
Beginning in Genesis chapter 6, Jehovah God sees the increased wickedness of mankind (vss 1-8). We are then introduced to Noah and the declaration of the flood (vss 9-13). Jehovah God then instructs Noah to build the ark (vss 14-16) ...
The number seven occurs 39 times in Genesis and is a running theme in the story of Noah.
1The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a ...
Those seven days were significant. They may have more than one significance. One of them, however, connects with a prophetic time formula.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is
past, and as a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:4, KJV)
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with
the Lord as a thousand years, ...
This is by no means an exhaustive list of scenarios where Scripture holds true, but there are many scenarios where if we assume the ark was exactly 45ft feet and the giraffes were 18ft, we can still cram them in.
The giraffes live in the transition space such as:
the ladder shaft
the sloped ramps between decks
the pulley room (retro elevator shaft)
I do not think Japheth was "confined" to the tents of Shem. It simply means they dwelt together cause Ham had the hot, Shem had North Africa. So Japheth hung around Shem, instead of freezing over the Caucuses, cause Ham's people were trifling and spiteful. Too cold to live in tents in Europe back then.
Noah was righteous - but what about his sons?
Noah and his family were all righteous, after all, they worked for about 40 years to construct the ark. After the flood God blessed them saying:
Genesis 9:1-7 NET
God’s Covenant with Humankind through Noah
9 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful
and multiply and fill the earth. 2 ...
14 Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord God.
16as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, even if these three men were in it, they could not save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved, but the land would be desolate.
So, from these two verses, can we deduce that Noah’s sons were not righteous? Neither his wife? That there was only 1 on the whole earth?
Let's answer this one part at a time.
Addressing the Wife
Unless specifically singled out separately, a man and his wife were always considered a unit, with the wife being included with the mention of her husband. A most ...
We are looking for time information in Berean Literal Bible, 1 Peter 3:
at one time having disobeyed, when the longsuffering of God was waiting in the days of Noah, of the ark being prepared, in which a few--that is, eight souls--were saved through water,
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
For someone to go proclaim something to the spirits in prison would mean that there would be those who would hear what he had to say.
Scripture states that when men are dead they know nothing. They would not be able to hear because they are still in a state of death. Still waiting for resurrection.
When man dies his spirit goes back to God.
Then shall ...
To do anything on this earth, you need a body. Without a physical body you can’t do anything - at all.
And the ‘thing’ that does something with your body is you. So you are not your body. But, already some discussion and disagreements on this in this question, so those that see differently can answer this from their perspective, then you can decide.
GEN 6:4 ...
When were the spirits in 1 Peter 3:19-20 disobedient?
Answer: During the days of Noah.
Here are the passages in question:
1 Peter 3:18-20: "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 19in which also He went and made ...