What sealed the fountains of the great deep?
The Hydrology of Eden Deduction 6
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.(Genesis 7:11) NKJV
At the end of the second day Earth was a solid sphere. We modeled how the solid Earth was formed into a hollow vessel, like a potter shaping clay, as the water surrounding the Earth passes into it’s interior.
The passage of the deep into the Earth was through channels which became known as the fountains of the great deep. This is also when the deep begins to be referred to as the great deep. They’re both rendered from the Hebrew tehom. It’s helpful to understand the fountains of the great deep as part of the creative process. Their use in the time of Noah to flood the Earth is secondary, it wasn’t their primary function.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
We’ve deduced a process for the creative act of the third day that accounts for all of the physical features of the Earth mentioned in the Bible. The process allows the deep to drain through the crust and mantle of the Earth into a great gulf of open space between the foundation of the earth and the mantle.
It begins as a solid lump until the potter’s hand presses a thumb or finger into the clay. In the Biblical narrative this point is known as rosh, the beginning. The outer diameter of the clay increases, but the volume of clay material doesn’t change. As the potter works to stretch out the clay the volume of material is constant, so the larger the vessel the thinner the wall of it will be.
Taking all of these things into consideration we’ve deduced the hydrological cycle of the original Earth.
The Hydrological Cycle of the Original Earth
- Water from the great deep upwells at Eden,
- it splits into four rivers,
- these spill over four waterfalls on the North, West and South of Eden,
- four rivers water the whole land,
- the water enters the sea,
- then returns to the great deep in the interior of the Earth,
- the water is heated by hell, the fire kindled in Deuteronomy 32:22,
- it expands and upwells again at Eden.
Deducing the Original Earth’s Hydrological Cycle
- Where did the water come from?
- What was protecting the North, West and South?
- Where is the great deep?
- Where did the rivers go?
- How did the sea return to the great deep?
- What sealed the fountains of the great deep?
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
The question that we’re left to ponder arises from the description of how the fountains of the great deep were employed when the Earth was flooded in the time of Noah. We’re told that they were broken up or they burst forth, so how had they been closed?
What sealed the fountains of the great deep? – Navigation
|2||Strengthened: בַּ֝עֲז֗וֹז – baazoz||Proverbs 8:28|
|3||The Fountains were Sealed with Magma||Isaiah 64:1-2|
|4||Mist or Steam?||Genesis 2:5-6|
|5||A Mist Went Up||Genesis 2:4-6|
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