5 ¶ And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him. 6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. 7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, 9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 ¶ In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
The earth was covered with the water from both rain and from the eruption of great fountains of water under the earth’s crust. Skeptics used to ask where did this water from underneath come from and where did it go after the Flood. Those whose faith was solid did not worry about this question as they should not worry so much about any question regarding the Bible’s accuracy. If science is diligent it may catch up to the Bible in each point of question.
Scientists now believe that there is enough water under the ground to cover the continents in 600 feet of water if it were above the ground, according to a November 17, 2015 news article on The Christian Science Monitor website. (25) A March 12, 2014 article on the Scientific American website also confirmed that scientists believe there is as much water in the earth’s mantle in a particular zone as there is in the earth’s oceans. (26)
God brought to the ark the creatures that He wanted preserved and in the six hundredth year of Noah’s life the deluge began.
(25) Lucy Schouten, “Scientists Tally Earth’s Hidden Mega-stashes of Groundwater,” The Christian Science Monitor, November 17, 2015 (accessed July, 28, 2016).
(26)Becky Oskin, “Rare Diamond Confirms that Earth’s Mantle Holds an Ocean’s Worth of Water,” Scientific American, March 12, 2014 (accessed July 28, 2016).