Where did Noah find them?

In Genesis 8:20 Noah sacrifices every type of Kosher animal, in gratitude for God ending the Flood.

And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

But Noah took only one breeding pair of each animal on board the Ark to start with!

So how come there are still Kosher animals?

Or do you think the Bible is wrong here?

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  • GC
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
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    I find it hard to believe that anyone, even the most hard nosed fundamentalist can believe the story of Noah. Just think how much effort he would have needed to go collect Koalas and Kangaroos from Australia, and bear in mind Koalas only eat a small range of eucalyptus leaves, which are also only found (at that time) in Australia. And what about the species that have only been discovered in the last few hundred years, how did Noah find those? Not to mention all the insects. But you can read a message from Noah, if you like. He says he does not know where the story originated from.

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  • 10 years ago

    And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord,.... Not an house for himself and his family, but an altar for God; his first and greatest concern being for the glory of God, and not for the temporal good of himself and his: this altar was erected, and devoted to the service of God; it was built according to his will, and by his direction: Noah's view was to renew the worship of God, preserve and propagate it by his example; and this was done by way of thanksgiving to God for his wonderful preservation of him, and was also propitiatory and typical of Christ: the Jewish writers {d} say, this was the altar on which Adam sacrificed, when expelled the garden of Eden, and on which Cain and Abel offered; and being demolished by the flood, was rebuilt by Noah, which is not at all probable; it is much more likely what Aben Ezra says, that it was built on one of the mountains of Ararat, and that as Noah took the first opportunity, so he built it in the first place he came to, or at least not far from the place where he came out of the ark:

    and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar; the clean beasts were the bullock, the sheep, and goat, and the clean fowl, the turtle and young pigeon, one of each sort at least was taken. The Targum of Jonathan says, he offered four upon the altar: these were typical of Christ; the bullock or heifer might denote his strength, the sheep or lamb his patience and harmlessness, the turtle or dove his meekness; and being burnt offerings, may signify the painful and dolorous sufferings of Christ, when the wrath of God was poured on him like fire.

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  • digman
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Noah for a girl? Sorry, yet it extremely is definitely no sturdy. shop it for in case you have a boy. you're on the main impressive music with Grace. Leah Grace is noticeably, and prefer Noah it extremely is a Biblical call.

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  • G C
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Read again. He took animals for the sacrifice.

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  • 10 years ago

    You might try reading the account. You will find that he took more than two of the clean animals.

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  • 10 years ago

    Well after reading it again I can see where you got the question. It doesn't allow for time to pass unless the duration of time it took Noah to build the alter... You got me on this one,

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Noah is the mindfreak

    Mindfreak

    There's no reality

    Just this world of illusion

    That keeps on haunting Noah

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Ah, the pairs mated while on board. I'm sure they had "litters".

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  • Tomo
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Psssssssst - It's just a story.

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