[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: Heard: dialogue

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 4 21:41:19 EDT 2018


> "How many days & nights was *_MOSES_* on the Ark?"

Was Moses on the Ark, instead of Noah?

On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 11:18 AM, Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> *> Aunt Lizzy asked me, "How many days & nights was Moses on the Ark?"*
> Okay, I'll play - I'd have said 40 days and 40 nights but:
>
> *How long was Noah on the ark?* Noah entered the ark in the 600th year of
> his life, on the 17th day of the 2nd month (Genesis 7:11-13
> <https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%207.11-13>). Noah left the ark on the
> 27th day of the 2nd month of the following year (Genesis 8:14-15
> <https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%208.14-15>). Therefore, assuming a lunar
> calendar of 360 days, Noah was on the ark for approximately 370 days.
>
> Though, not surprisingly, there is some disagreement on that, 364 and 377
> days are also argued for. Good thing it wasn't:
> *How long did it take Noah to build the ark?* The Bible does not
> specifically say how long it took Noah to build the ark. When Noah is first
> mentioned in Genesis 5:32 <https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%205.32>, he is
> 500 years old. When Noah enters the ark, he is 600 years old. The time it
> took to build the ark would depend on how much time passed between Genesis
> 6:14 <https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%206.14>, when God commanded Noah to
> build the ark; and Genesis 7:1 <https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%207.1>,
> when God commanded Noah to enter the ark. Some scholars teach that it took
> Noah 120 years to build the ark, based on Genesis 6:3
> <https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%206.3>. Others say that it took 100
> years, based on Noah’s age in Genesis 5:23
> <https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%205.23> and his age in Genesis 7:6
> <https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Gen%207.6>.
>
>
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 9:27 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM
> AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
>
> >
> > >
> > > Aha! A followup gotcha:  Madison did the Constitution. (Knew I'd catcha
> > on sumpthin', WG.) When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, my
> > > Aunt Lizzy asked me, "How many days & nights was Moses on the Ark?"
> > >
> >
> > It's a trick question -- they didn't bury the survivors!
> >
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