Where Did the Flood Waters Come From?

Short answer: Rain and Underground Water

Bible Text: Genesis 7:11-12

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened. The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights”

Some folks object that 40 days and nights of rain just isn’t enough to cover the whole earth. Especially not the mountains we see today. So first we must ask where did all of that water come from?

Creationists believe that when the fountains of the great deep burst open that this likely refers to underwater reservoirs bursting forth in geysers. Keep in mind that Genesis 2:6 says “a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground,” which also seems to refer to underground water reservoirs. This provided the extra water for the Flood.

As for how this was able to cover the “high hills,” we note that Psalm 104:5-9 says that at the end of the Flood the “mountains rose, the valleys sank down,” implying that the topography of the pre-Food and post-Flood Earth were dramatically different. In other words, the pre-Flood world’s topography was less exaggerated than it is today. When you consider that if the Earth’s topography were leveled [above and below the oceans] the water would cover its surface by 1.7 miles, it’s not hard to see how the pre-Flood world was covered.



1 Response to Where Did the Flood Waters Come From?

  1. Tim Pierzina says:

    I remember as a young boy having a big field behind our house. While playing there one day I stumbled upon a mound. This was an unusual mound. When I would jump on it it would move, just like a waterbed. I couldn’t understand how come I wasn’t able to puncture it, I knew there was water under there, but couldn’t burst it. The dirt over it was dry, yet like rubber. I am not sure if I ever did poke a hole in that thing or not. But I was reminded of it while reading this article. Perhaps this is what the first earth was like, I think the plants were watered from below. I can see this now the mountains and rocks are the earths skeleton. And she too was broken for us and the same water that would make us clean will also make us die.

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