And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.
Joshua 24:2 (KJV)
Flood – Although this verse is in Joshua, it speaks of a time so close to the beginning in Genesis, it speaks of the time of Abraham and his father, Terah. So when reading this, the word “flood” seems to reflect the one flood with which we’re all so acquainted – Noah’s flood. And immediately we start questioning whether or not Noah’s flood was local to a specific area or whether it covered the whole earth. In fact this verse is often quoted by those who declare Noah’s flood to be localized because how can someone live on the “other side of the flood” if it was world wide? Continue reading “A Localized Flood?”