Question #1482: Did Noah believe he was supposed to collect samples of every living thing on the planet?

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Answer: No, the Bible always reports history in terms of the understanding of the people during that period of history.  During Noah’s period of history, people did not know that the earth was a planet.  People believed that the world was simply the world in which they lived, the world of which they had knowledge.  Noah believed he was only to collect samples of living things in his world, the world of which he had knowledge.

In addition, the purpose of the living things that Noah was to collect was the preservation of human life.  Noah knew this.  He believed he needed to collect living things necessary for the preservation of human lifeNOAH DID NOT BELIEVE HE WAS TO COLLECT SAMPLES OF EVERY LIVING THING!

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