Reflections on Scripture, Spiritual Growth, and Personal Transformation
Getting a "delayed" start. I will catch up. Audrey
Great...glad to have you along for the journey!
so here's question: what happened to all the sea creatures? Their habitat must have been a mess. You may not want me to comment. LOLAlso how long did Jesus and family stay in hiding in Egypt?
Good questions. Regarding sea life during the flood, the bible does contain any specific reference to fish or sea creatures. It is important to remember that these ancient readers were not concerned with historical and scientific details in the same that modern readers are. The story of Noah and the flood is intended to demonstrate that God is the creator and preserver of all life. Even in the face of destruction, God preserves and redeems his creation.Regarding the holy family in Egypt - again, Matthew is not as concerned about the historical details as he is about the theological message. Just as the people of Israel were brought "out of Egypt" into the promised land, so the Messiah is brought "out of Egypt" in order to redeem and save his people. We can assume that they were in Egypt for at least a year or two and perhaps longer, since they did not leave until the death of King Herod (4 BC).