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E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 8:14

twenty-seventh day of second month. Completing one solar year from Genesis 7:11 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 8:14-16

"And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dry. And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth from the ark, thou and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee."Aalders pointed out that the word "dried," or "dried up," used in Genesis 8:13, "Means "free of water," while the word used here means, "dry and firm."[12] Thus, it would have been a mistake for Noah to have descended from the ark at an earlier date. The simple way of calculating the... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 8:6-14

"The raven in seeking food settles upon every carcass it sees, whereas the dove will only settle on what is dry and clean." [Note: Keil and Delitzsch, 1:149.] Doves (Genesis 8:8), light, clean animals (Leviticus 1:14; Leviticus 12:6; et al.) in contrast to dark, unclean animals (Leviticus 11:15; Deuteronomy 14:14), return to their home when they find no place to land."The olive tree will put out leaves even under water." [Note: Ibid.] read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 8:9-22

1. The Flood 6:9-8:22The chiastic (palistrophic, crossing) structure of this section shows that Moses intended to emphasize God’s grace to Noah, which occupies the central part of the story."One mark of the coherence of the flood narrative is to be found in its literary structure. The tale is cast in the form of an extended palistrophe, that is a structure that turns back on itself. In a palistrophe the first item matches the final item, the second item matches the penultimate item, and so on.... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 8:1-22

The Flood (continued)4. The mountains of Ararat] Ararat is the Assyrian ’Urardhu,’ the country round Lake Van, in what is now called Armenia; but the word also signifies ’highlands,’ and perhaps it is a general expression for the hilly country which lay to the N. of Assyria. Mt. Masis, now called Mt. Ararat (a peak 17,000 ft. high), is not meant here. 11. The olive leaf indicated that the tree was above water, and as the olive does not grow at a great elevation, the inference was that the... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 8:14

(14) In the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month.—That is, fifty-seven days after Noah removed the covering, and a year and eleven days after the flood began. The word rendered “dried” at the end of this verse is different from that translated “dried up” and “dry” in Genesis 8:13, and marks a further stage in the process. It should be translated, was thoroughly dry.There is in this year and eleven days a curious fact. It is reasonably certain that thirty days were reckoned... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 8:1-22

Noah Saved in the Ark Genesis 8:1-22 Traditions of the Flood linger among all branches of the human race except the black. Remember from the Greek story of Deucalion, when Zeus had resolved to destroy mankind, after the treatment he had received from Lycaon, Deucalion built an ark in which he and his wife Pyrrha floated during the nine days' flood which destroyed Greece. When the waters subsided, Deucalion's ark rested on Mount Parnassus. Ten buildings the size of Solomon's temple could have... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Genesis 8:1-22

THE FLOODGenesis 5:1-32; Genesis 6:1-22; Genesis 7:1-24; Genesis 8:1-22; Genesis 9:1-29THE first great event which indelibly impressed itself on the memory of the primeval world was the Flood. There is every reason to believe that this catastrophe was co-extensive with the human population of the world. In every branch of the human family traditions of the event are found. These traditions need not be recited, though some of them bear a remarkable likeness to the Biblical story, while others... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 8:1-22

CHAPTER 8 Noah Remembered 1. Noah remembered (Genesis 8:1-3 ) 2. The ark resting (Genesis 8:4-5 ) 3. The raven sent forth (Genesis 8:6-7 ) 4. The sending forth of the dove (Genesis 8:8-12 ) 5. The waters dried up (Genesis 8:13-14 ) 6. The command to leave the ark (Genesis 8:15-17 ) 7. Noah’s obedience (Genesis 8:18-19 ) 8. The altar and the covenant (Genesis 8:20-22 ) Especially instructive are Genesis 8:6-12 in our chapter. Noah opened the window at the end of forty days, and... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 8:1-22

A RENEWED EARTH The five months of floating on a shoreless sea would seem interminable to Noah and his family, and it can be well imagined that they would feel that God had forgotten them. "But God remembered Noah, and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark," -- the wild beasts as well as domesticated animals. But a flood covering even the mountains would require a long length of time to subside, even with the wind God sent to help in this. However, the sources from... read more

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