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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 8\\

This chapter gives an account of the going off of the waters from the
earth, and of the entire deliverance of Noah, and those with him in the
ark, from the flood, when all the rest were destroyed: after an one
hundred and fifty days a wind is sent over the earth, the fountains of
the deep and the windows of heaven are stopped, the waters go off
gradually, and the ark rests on Mount Ararat, \\#Ge 8:1-4\\ two months
and thirteen days after that the tops of the mountains were seen,
\\#Ge 8:5\\ and forty days after the appearance of them, Noah sent
forth first a raven, and then a dove, and that a second time, to know
more of the abatement of the waters, \\#Ge 8:6-12\\. When Noah had been
in the ark ten months and thirteen days, he uncovered it, and the earth
was dry, yet not so dry as to be fit for him to go out upon, until near
two months after, \\#Ge 8:13,14\\ when he had an order from God to go
out of the ark, with all that were with him, which was accordingly
obeyed, \\#Ge 8:15-19\\ upon which he offered sacrifice by way of
thankfulness for his great deliverance, which was accepted by the Lord;
who promised him not to curse the earth any more, nor to drown it, but
that it should remain, and as long as it did there would be the
constant revolutions of the seasons of the year, and of day and night,
\\#Ge 8:20-22\\.