The End of the Flood

Psalm 104:6-9 describes events at the conclusion of the flood.

      You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters
      stood above the mountains. At your rebuke they fled; at the
      sound of your thunder they took to flight. The mountains rose,
      the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them.
      You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might
      not again cover the earth. (ESV)

At the beginning of the flood God used volcanoes and meteorite impacts to level the land into the ocean. At the end of the flood he raised the mountains and lowered the valleys so that the ocean would no longer cover the land. The implication of this verse is that during the flood the mountains were not high and the valleys were not low. That is, the surface of the Earth was leveled.

After the flood the Earth was covered with thousands of feet of muddy layers. Mud flows, ash from volcanoes, and rock blasted from impacts would be mingled in these layers saturated with water. These sedimentary layers covered the whole Earth. Genesis 8:1 says that God sent a strong wind to dry the surface of the ground. This wind was essential to dry the surface of the Earth so that humans could once again live on the land.

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