Read ''The History of Genesis and the Creation Stories''.Compare life before the flood with life after the flood. Using your own personal thoughts, also write a comment on the following post:
At the time before the flood there was corruption on earth. Man began to multiply and at some point God felt that all man’s heart and thoughts are evil, there was too much violence. As a punishment, he had decided to banish that evil away “So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land” (6:7). The only person he found righteous and worthy to live was Noah. He turned to Noah, telling him he is about to destroy all mankind and animals on earth, also ordering him to build an ark in order to save himself, his family and two of every sort of animal.
After almost a year God finally dried the land again. The rainbow was the sign for that promise. Noah, his family and all the animals left the ark. God blessed them “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth” (9:1). God committed to continue human and animal life and vowed to never again use flood against humanity “I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth” (9:11) Before the flood humans and animal coexisted in peace, knowing only vegetarian diet. After the flood God let mankind be “in charge” on the animals, giving them permission to eat animals with some restrictions. Granting mankind permission to eat meat, God warned them from killing each other.
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In my opinion, the concept of the post-flood period that is so drastically different from the pre-flood time is the covenant, or agreement that God concluded with Noah. After the first humans were banished from the Garden of Eden for their disobedience, they were pretty much left alone as for their morals and rules of life. As a result, the morals of the humankind deteriorated greatly to the extent they committed mostly immoral acts. (see Gen 6:5) After the flood, Noah's family was rescued to start a new page in the history of the human race, the one based upon a certain binding code of conduct. It is important to note that it was binding for both parties....
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