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Genesis 8:5

The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month, on the first day of the month were the tops of the mountains seen."

This would indicate that the ark came to rest in an area of mountains; and the inference is that if the ark had been resting upon any except the tallest within eyesight, the mountains would have been seen before the ark rested.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/genesis-8.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month,.... That is, from the seventeenth of the seventh month, to the first of the tenth month, a space of two months and thirteen days, and being summer time, through the heat of the sun, they decreased apace:

in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen; not the tenth month of the flood, but of the year; the month Tammuz, as the Targum of Jonathan, and answers to part of June, and part of July; and the first day of this month, according to Bishop UsherF8Ut supra. (Annales Vet. Test. p. 4.) , was Sunday the nineteenth of July: but according to Jarchi, whom Dr. LightfootF9Ut supra. (Works, vol 1. p. 6.) follows, this was the month Ab, which answers to July and August, the tenth from Marchesvan, when the rain began.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/genesis-8.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And the waters decreased continually until the d tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

(d) Which was the month of December.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/genesis-8.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

And the waters decreased continually — The decrease of the waters was for wise reasons exceedingly slow and gradual - the period of their return being nearly twice as long as that of their rise.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/genesis-8.html. 1871-8.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

The gradual decrease of the waters, afforded scope to the exercise of Noah's faith. And is not the same process of mercy made use of now, by way of calling forth the faith and patience of the believer? see Hebrews 10:36.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/genesis-8.html. 1828.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

The tops of the mountains were seen — Like little islands appearing above water. They felt ground above forty days before they saw it, according to Dr. Lightfoots's computation, whence he infers that if the waters decreased proportionably, the ark drew eleven cubits in water.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/genesis-8.html. 1765.

Scofield's Reference Notes

tenth month

i.e. January.


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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Genesis 8:5". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/genesis-8.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Genesis 8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Ver. 5. The waters decreased.] Not all on the sudden, but by little and little, for exercise of Noah’s faith. "He that believeth maketh not haste". [Isaiah 28:16] God limiteth our sufferings for time, manner, and measure. Joseph was a prisoner till the time came. Smyrna was in tribulation for ten days. Physic must have a time to work; and gold must lie some while in the fire. "In the opportunity of time," saith Peter, "God will exalt you." {εν καιρω, 1 Peter 5:6} Prescribe not to him, with those Bethulians in Judith; but wait his leisure, and let him do what is good in his own eyes. He waits a fit season to show us mercy, [Isaiah 30:18] and thinks as long of the time as we do.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/genesis-8.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Genesis 8:5. Tops of the mountains seen This is no contradiction to the former verse, in which it is said, that the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat; for it is very easy to conceive, that a vessel of so heavy burden as the ark was, might rest upon the earth when there were several feet of water still prevailing.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/genesis-8.html. 1801-1803.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

5. Waters decreased — Hebrews, the waters were going and decreasing (steadily decreasing) until the tenth month. The waters slowly settled for two months and thirteen days after the ark rested, until, on the first day of the tenth month, (of the six hundredth year of Noah’s life,) the mountain tops were seen. The various epochs of the narrative are given in the years, months, and days of the life of Noah. It commenced (Genesis 7:11) in his six hundredth year, second month, and seventeenth day, and ended (Genesis 8:13) in his six hundred and first year, first month, and first day.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/genesis-8.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

first day. Tuesday. (The only day named that is not a Sabbath.)


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/genesis-8.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Tops of the mountains seen. Since the latter of these verses has been said to contradict the former, the following translation may serve to reconcile them:-The waters had abated so much that in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the mouth, the ark rested on (one of) the mountains of Ararat. And the waters were continually decreasing until the tenth month; and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains

(i:e., the Armenian highlands) were visible.' The entire duration of the deluge comprised, according to Lightfoot, a solar year. 'Forty-six days were occupied in storing the ark with provisions, and seven in receiving the inferior animals. The rains, which began to fall on the 17th of the Hebrew month Marchesvan, continued forty days, and the waters were on the increase for one hundred and fifty days. The decrease commenced on the first of Sivan, and continued one hundred and twenty days.

Thus, we trace the counsel of heaven, in allowing Noah time to reap the harvest before the rain, and in bringing him out of the ark at a season proper for following the waters with the seeds for the succeeding year' (see the note at Genesis 7:11). It is highly probable that it was a solar, not a lunar year (see Delitzsch, 'Commentary'). But there are difficulties that oppose this conclusion (see Kalisch).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/genesis-8.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(5) Seen.—See Note on Genesis 8:4.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/genesis-8.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
decreased continually
Heb. were in going and decreasing. the tenth.
7:11

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 8:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/genesis-8.html.

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