Cause of the torrential Rain
The grammar of the waw consecutive with imperfect verb in Genesis 7:12 as well
as the verb usage in Genesis 8:2 describe the first two events causing the third
event-rain. Fountains of seawater gushing out do not cause incessant rain.
On the other hand, huge volcanos erupting would cause torrential rain.
The eruption of Krakatoa in 535 AD was one of the largest in the last thousand years.
Computer simulations have shown that it blasted 12 to 24 cubic miles of water far above
the atmosphere (Savino, 2008). Geologists have noted that volcanos in the distant past
were up to one thousand times larger than Krakatoa. For example, the Mid-Tertiary
Ignimbrite Flare-up erupted igneous material estimated at about 200,000 times the amount
of the 1980 Mt. St. Helen's eruption (Savino, 2008). Genesis 7:11 describes not one, but
all fountains of great deep erupting together. If some of these were potentially 1000
times larger than any in the last thousand years, they could have blasted millions of cubic
miles of water far above the atmosphere. That would cause incessant, torrential rain.
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