Among the issues most critical to a diluvialist interpretation of the geological record are exegetical ones affecting our understanding of the historical record. How much of the earth was destroyed? How thoroughgoing was the destruction? What were the fountains of the deep? How long was the earth under water? How long was the period of drying off? Where were the mountains of Ararat? These questions are examined in the interest of defining what preconceptions we ought to bring to the geological record.


Flood narrative, Flood models, fountains of the great deep, chiasmus, Ararat, documentary hypothesis


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