Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 8

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Here is my Restored English Translation (RET) of the Book of Beresheet (Genesis).  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names and the Aleph Tavs (even though I now seriously doubt them), as well as a glossary of the Hebrew names at the end.

Chapter 8 continues the Flood narrative that began in chapter 6.  A note on chapter 7: it specifically says (verse 20) that the waters rose 15 cubits (7.5 metres, or 24.6 feet) above the highest mountains, thus disproving the notion that the Flood was local.  Water seeks its own level, and cannot drown the highest mountain without drowning everything else on the planet.  (Kinda like the tsunami that drowned the Himalayas in the movie 2012; it would have been simply impossible for any of the rest of the planet to survive.  Same situation here – literally, albeit with fewer survivors, and only one…

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