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Flood
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The story of the great flood is recounted in Gen 6–9. When God sees that humanity has become corrupt, He brings a great flood upon the earth to wipe out every living thing—except Noah, his family, and the animals with him on the ark that God instructed him to build. After the waters recede, God makes a new covenant with Noah and humanity.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Flood
Flood The story of the great flood is recounted in Gen 6–9. When God sees that humanity has become corrupt, He brings a great flood upon the earth to wipe out every living thing—except Noah, his family, and the animals with him on the ark that God instructed him to build. After the waters recede, God
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Flood
FLOOD. A catastrophic deluge recounted in Gen 6–9 and alluded to in other biblical passages. Traditions of a primordial flood existed among a number of ANE civilizations and are a feature of the ethnohistory of many other cultures. The Flood narrative of the Hebrew Bible was elaborated in later versions
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Flood, The
Flood, The. Rising and overflowing of water to cover the land, specifically the flood of Noah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Flood
Flood [Heb. mabbûl] (Gen. 6:17; 7:6–17; 9:11, 15, 28; 10:1, 32; 11:10; Ps. 29:10); [mayim—‘water’] (2 S. 5:20; 1 Ch. 14:11; Job 27:20; Ps. 88:17 [MT 18]; 124:4); AV WATER (S); NEB also RIVER, WATERS; [nāhār—‘stream, river’] (Ps. 93:3; 98:8; Cant. 8:7; Jonah 2:3 [MT 4]); NEB OCEAN, RIVERS; [šip̱ʿâ]
Flood (Genesis)
Flood (Genesis) The concise and somewhat cryptic account of the Flood in the days of Noah (Gen. 6–9) would fill little more than 225 lines of a modern newspaper. Yet it has given rise to whole shelves of books, which seek to clarify and debate aspects of the Flood. Any attempt to interpret the biblical
Outrage;Outrageous
Outrage; Outrageous The adjective in Prov. 27:4, AV, translates Heb šeṭep̱, “flood.” “Anger is overwhelming” (RSV) and “anger is a deluge” (NEB) are better translations. The RSV uses the verb in He. 10:29 to translate Gk enybrízō, “insult, offend, outrage” (AV “hath done despite unto”; NEB “affronted”).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Flood, the
FLOOD, THE Rising and overflowing of water to cover the land, specifically the flood of Noah.Biblical Account The narrative of Noah’s flood, found in Genesis 6–9, is referred to frequently elsewhere in the Bible, in each case being mentioned as a historical event (Gn 10:1, 32; 11:10; Mt 24:38–39; Lk
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Flood, The
flood, the, the catastrophic excess of water described in Gen. 6–8. The biblical story of the flood relates how God destroyed the existing world, but saved Noah and his family and representatives of each animal species in an ark. After the waters subsided and the ark rested on Mount Ararat (8:4), Noah
Deluge
deluge, an excessive amount of rain, which Ezekiel says will fall upon those who say “Peace” when there is no peace (13:10–13). See also flood, the.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Flood
FLOOD. The Noahic Flood, or Deluge, was the greatest single blow ever delivered by a holy God to this earth and its inhabitants. It was provoked by the universal apostasy and corruption of man, of whom it is written that “every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen
Outrageous
OUTRAGEOUS. In the KJV the Eng. word carries the sense of “going beyond the ordinary” (Prov 27:4). The idea expressed by the Heb. word for flood is that anger is as destructive and uncontrollable as a flood. The ASV “anger is overwhelming” is a more precise translation.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Flood
FLOOD. A deluge of water sent by God in the time of Noah to destroy all but a selected few from the earth (Gn. 6–8). The word used in the OT to describe this phenomenon is mabbûl, probably derived from ybl, ‘to bring’, the counterpart of Akkadian wȧbābum, ‘to bring’, which has the meaning, among others,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Flood
Flood (Heb. mabbûl; Gk. kataklysmós)The event narrated in Gen. 6:5–9:19, in which God destroys creation, but saves Noah and his family along with animals of every species to populate a new creation.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Flood
Flood. †An Old Testament act of divine judgment wrought against human sin but manifesting God’s saving grace in his protection of Noah and his extended family (Gen. 6:5–8:22).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Flood, The
FLOOD, THE Also Deluge, the devastating flood recounted in Gen 6–9 that covered the whole land. The Flood was sent by God to destroy every living thing because of the wickedness of man (Gen 6:5). Noah and his family alone were spared as Noah had “found favor in the eyes of the Lord, for he was a righteous
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Flood, the
Flood, the. Acc. to Gen. 6:5–9:17, God brought a ‘flood of waters’ upon the earth ‘to destroy all flesh’ (Gen. 6:17), because of the wickedness of the human race; only *Noah and his family, with specimens of each species of animal life, were preserved in the *Ark to repeople the earth. Scholars who support