Genesis Chapter 7 Answers

This webpage provides answers for the Genesis Bible study daily questions on chapter seven.

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

Because nothing could happen until Noah had done all that God commanded him to do as seen in Genesis chapter 6, verse 22 where it says “Noah did all that God commanded him to do” 

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

Because he was righteous (see verse 1) 

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

  • Genesis 6:9: Noah was blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God
  • Genesis 6:22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him
  • Genesis 7:5 Again, Noah did all that the LORD commanded him
  • Hebrews 11:7 Noah was righteous by his faith and had holy fear
  • II Peter 2:5 Noah was a preacher of righteousness

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

He had to have animals to sacrifice to the Lord.  They needed more clean animals so they could eat them. 

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

Deuteronomy 14 - Clean animals

  • oxen
  • sheep
  • goats
  • deer
  • gazelles
  • roebucks
  • wild goats
  • ibex
  • antelopes
  • mountain sheep

Leviticus Chapter 11 - Unclean animals

  • The camel
  • The coney
  • The rock badger
  • The hare
  • The swine

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 worshipped the one true God? 

  • Noah’s brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews
  • Noah’s uncles and aunts
  • Noah’s wives’ and his sons wives’ families
  • Lamech’s brothers and sisters
  • Lamech’s other sons and daughters

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

Verse 11
“. . . all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.” 

Verse 12
“. . . And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.” 

8. In Genesis chapter six 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 seven? 

God would save Noah and his family
Lasted as long as it took to build the ark, live in it and survive the flood 

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

Clean and unclean animals
Leviticus 11:1-8 and Deuteronomy 14:3

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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

  • Verses: 4-10
  • Events: Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark

Time or Reference Point: On the seventeenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life

  • Verses: 11-16
  • Events: Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark; The Lord shut them in the ark; all the springs of the great deep burst forth and the floodgates of the heavens were opened; and it began to rain

Time or Reference Point: For forty days after the seventeenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life

  • Verses: 17-23
  • Events: The flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth; the waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water and rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered and the water covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet; every living thing that moved on the earth perished--birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind; everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died; every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth.

Time or Reference Point: For one hundred fifty days following the seventeenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life

  • Verse: 24
  • Events: the waters flooded the earth

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

marine and plant life that lived in the seas 

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 verse 24? 

So everything would die including any bird that could float or man or animal clinging to something floating– even with a food / water supply they would eventually starve to death or die of thirst

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