LORD = Jehovah in His covenant-relation with Noah, and in connection with the seven clean beasts for sacrifice. See note on Genesis 6:12, Genesis 6:19.
house = household. Metonymy (of subject). App-6.
generation. Hebrew. dor, as in Genesis 6:9 = those who were then alive: Noah"s contemporaries.
clean. For sacrifice Leviticus 1:2, Leviticus 1:10, Leviticus 1:14, &c, sevens. For propagation.
two. See note on Genesis 6:19; Genesis 6:12.
seven days. The number of spiritual perfection (App-10). All the Flood dates are Sabbaths except one (Genesis 8:5).
forty. The number of probation (App-10).
destroy = wipe out, blot out.
earth. Hebrew. "adamah = ground.
as God = according as Elohim. Compare Genesis 6:13.
deep. Hebrew. tehom = the waters of the abyss, as in Genesis 1:2; Genesis 49:25. Deuteronomy 33:13. Psalms 104:6.
windows. Not challon, a small aperture (Genesis 8:6), or zohar, an opening for light (Genesis 6:16), but "arubah, lattice or net-work, not glass. Here "floodgates". Only here, and Genesis 8:2. 2 Kings 7:2, 2 Kings 7:19. Ecclesiastes 12:3. Isaiah 24:18; Isaiah 24:60, Isaiah 24:8. Hosea 13:3. Malachi 3:10.
entered, i.e. the eight persons of 1 Peter 3:20.
sort. Hebrew wing: put by Metonymy (of Adjunct), for every kind.
breath. Hebrew. ruach. See note on Genesis 6:17, and App-9.
God = Elohim, the Creator.
LORD = Jehovah, Noah"s Covenant-God.
exceedingly. The Flood universal. Figure of speech Epizeuxis (greatly greatly).
And. Note the Polysyndeton (App-6) in verses: Genesis 7:21-23, solemnly emphasizing the complete extinction of life. Many other examples in this narrative to emph. its complete details. Heaps of animals and birds found together, mostly on hills. Bones not gnawed or exposed to the weather. There is also a break and a fresh beginning in Egyptian monuments.
died = ceased to breathe.
breath = neshamah. App-16.
of life. Hebrew of the spirit (ruach, App-9), of life (Hebrew. chay).
living substance = standing thing
destroyed. Hebrew wiped out.
Noah. See 1 Peter 3:20. 2 Peter 2:5.
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