Genesis Chapter 7

the flood

Genesis Chapter 7 is the seventh of eleven in a series of studies of the first 11 chapters of the first book of the Bible. 

Learn about the flood, the ark and those who were inside the ark.

Do you know how long they were in the ark? 

Your learning comes from reading and studying the Bible. After you have read the Scripture passages below, it's a good idea to answer the daily study questions.

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Daily Study Questions


Day One


1. Why is the word “then” used in verse 1 of Genesis Chapter 7? 

2. What reason does God provide for commanding Noah to enter the ark with his family? 

3. How do the following scriptural references demonstrate that Noah was righteous?

  • Genesis Chapter 6, verse 9
  • Genesis Chapter 6, verse 22
  • Genesis Chapter 7, verse 5
  • Hebrews Chapter 11, verse 7
  • II Peter Chapter 2, verse 5


Day Two


4. Why did God command Noah to take seven of every kind of clean animals and only two of every kind of unclean animals? 

5. Refer to the scripture passages below. List some of the unclean and clean animals that Noah brought into the ark. 

  • Leviticus Chapter 11 - Unclean animals
  • Deuteronomy 14 - Clean animals

6. Of all the people on earth only Noah, his wife and their sons and their wives were saved. Who were the people most likely of all that were living prior to the flood that would have seen and should have followed Noah’s example and worshiped the one true God? 


Day Three


7. What were the two sources of the floodwaters as provided in Genesis Chapter 7 verses 11 and 12?

Genesis 7:1

8. In Genesis Chapter 6 verse 18 God established a covenant with Noah. What was that covenant, how long did it last and how is it played out in Genesis Chapter 7? 

9. What command from God was likely passed down from generation to generation as seen in Genesis Chapter 7. Hint: it was later written into the Mosaic law. 


Day Four


10. Build a timeline from the following verses below:

Time or Reference Point

  • on the tenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life
  • on the seventeenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life
  • For forty days after the seventeenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life
  • for one hundred fifty days following the seventeenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life

Verses

Events



Day Five


11. What are two types of God’s creations that were not apparently destroyed by the flood? 

12. Why do you think it might have been necessary for “The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days” as provided in Genesis Chapter 7 verse 24? 


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