The Duration of Noah’s Flood

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

(Genesis 7:11) KJV

And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry. And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried.

(Genesis 8:13-14) NKJV

We need to understand where the Iridium anomaly is found in the stratigraphic column as compared to the sequence of Noah’s flood that we can deduce from the sedimentary evidence.

We have two ways to get an idea of how long the Earth was flooded, the first from the step-by-step narrative. We have to add up how much time is in the following passages. The second way is from simple dates. In this case the duration from when Noah went into the ark to when he left it is one year and 10 days, or 375 days.

Stages and Eras of Noah’s Flood

StageEraScriptureDate
DelugePaleozoic (Lower Noachian)Genesis 7:172/17
Windows of heaven closedGenesis 8:23/28
InundationMesozoic (Middle Noachian)Genesis 7:243/28
Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) Boundary
Anoxic Extinction Event
SubsidenceCenozoic (Upper Noachian)Genesis 8:47/17
Waters decreased continuallyGenesis 8:5-610/1
Noah sent out a raven and doveGenesis 8:711/10
Noah sent out a ravenGenesis 8:1011/18
Noah sent out a doveGenesis 8:1211/25
DryNoah left the ArkGenesis 8:142/27
Total375 days
– The timeline of Noah’s Flood. Each stage corresponds to an Era in the geologic timescale.

The windows of heaven closed at the end of the 40 days and nights of rain, so anything which fell from space would be at the top of the column of sediment deposited by the deluge and inundation. The deluge is when the material fell, the inundation is when it precipitated out as a layer of sediment.

This corresponds to the boundary between the Cretaceous and Tertiary, so it doesn’t present any difficulties in interpretation.

The Iridium Anomaly – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1The Iridium AnomalyGenesis 8:2
2Extraterrestrial PropagandaAmos 1:1
3The Duration of Noah’s FloodGenesis 7:11
4The Windows of HeavenGenesis 8:2
5Hypothesis 192 Timothy 2:15
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Navigate your way around the Iridium Anomaly

August 19th – The Iridium Anomaly

Closing the windows of heaven caused a shower of Iridium rich shocked quartz and weathered glass beads to fall with the last of the rain: the Noah’s flood Iridium anomaly.


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