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Do You Ever Remember Murray Teaching the Local Flood Theory?


----- Original Message -----
From: Name Withheld
To: Paul Stringini
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 11:40 AM
Subject: local flood
Do you ever remember Murray teaching the local flood theory? I do in the early days of my involvement

My First Response:

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Stringini
To: Name Withheld
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: local flood
Yes, it seemed like in the 90's he was making this transition from the local flood theory to his 8 Adamic souls + Other Races theory.  It used to irk me because I was really on board for the local flood idea. He used to say things like "I do not myself believe that the flood was global"  and I think right up to the end he called it "Noah's little ol' flood."  I think he was backing away from that idea because it is extremely difficult to teach when you consider the wording of Genesis:
Genesis 7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Usually local flood theory relies on the ambiguity of the Hebrew word for "Earth." The word can refer to a part of the earth, it does not have to mean "the entire global world".  But the term "under the whole heaven"  is about as explicit as I could imagine.  There is no part of Earth that is not under the whole heaven.  It's too bad because a local flood would have been more convenient.
Paul Stringini

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