Thursday, January 28, 2016

How long did Noah travel in the ark?

This is a well known question... How with traditional calendar Noah could travel for 150 days which began on 17th of 2nd Month and ended on 17th of 7th Month? Let's take a look at the text first:
YLT Gn 7:11 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, in this day have been broken up all fountains of the great deep, and the net-work of the heavens hath been opened, 
YLT Gn 8:3 And turn back do the waters from off the earth, going on and returning; and the waters are lacking at the end of a hundred and fifty days. 
YLT Gn 8:4 And the ark resteth, in the seventh month, in the seventeenth day of the month, on mountains of Ararat;
As you can see, Torah says that it was 150 days in 5 months even. 

Let's take a look at traditional calendar: 17th of Iyar(2nd Month) falls on May 25th, 2016. Consequently, 17th of 7th Month when the Noah's journey was over falls on 17th of Tishrei, October 19th, 2016 in Jewish calendar. Therefore, according to traditional calendar, Noah's journey lasted 148 days, including last day (inclusive counting).

I checked my calendar and for this year, the count was 148days. This means that something is still not right.

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