The biblical flood story (Genesis 6-9) has taken a beating since geologists realized that a literal submersion of the entire earth in water is contradicted by clear scientific evidenc... Read More >
Pete Enns examines the Genesis flood story in light of the ancient Mesopotamian flood accounts in this short series. He highlights certain elements—the Noah figure, the animals, the large boat and a devastating flood—which they share in common. Then, Enns focuses on theological statements made by the Genesis text that differ greatly from the other two narratives. He also reminds believers that a theological statement made in the Bible is not necessarily dependent on its historicity.