The Biblical View of the Extent of the Flood

In this article, Dr. Hasel seeks to determine on the basis of the witness of the Bible whether or not the flood is depicted as a worldwide catastrophe or a local flood. Using terminology from the biblical account and insights about how the Flood fits into the history of beginnings, Hasel concludes that the writer of Genesis “wished to convey the picture of a world-wide flood which covered the entire antediluvian land masses and destroyed all human, animal and bird life that existed on them.” He concludes by referring to the flood reference in 2 Peter, which connects the world-wide destruction of the antediluvian world by water and the next universal destruction of the world by fire.

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