The great deep and the windows in the sky. Genesis 7:11-12
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the sky’s windows opened. 12 It rained on the earth forty days and forty nights. World English Bible
It burst open
How can we understand this; “All the fountains of the great deep burst open”. It could be that in the center of the earth there was a huge amount of water, called the great deep and God made it burst open for it to flood out, it says that it burst open, that could mean that the water that streamed out is no longer there.
Infinite amount of water
And then we have; “The windows and floodgates of the heavens were opened” The water above those windows and floodgates could be in the heavens outside the universe, above the firmament and it seems that God opened those windows and gates for the water to flood down like heavy, heavy rain. Then after 40 days, He closed them, and it could be that in this “room” there is an infinite amount of water for use when needed.
- Where is the great deep which God talks about?
- How did God flood the earth?