The flood is a reversal and renewal of God's creation of the world!
The flood and the creation narrative. Gustave Doré from the 1865. The flood is a reversal and renewal of God's creation of the world. In Genesis 1 God separates the "waters above the earth" from those below so that dry land can appear as a home for living things, but in the flood story the "windows of heaven" and "fountains of the deep} are opened so that the world is returned to the watery chaos of the time before creation. Even the sequence of flood events mimics that of creation, the flood first covering the earth to the highest mountains, then destroying, in order, birds, cattle, beasts, "swarming creatures", and finally mankind. (This, incidentally, mirrors the Babylonian flood story in the Epic of Gilgamesh, where at the end of rain "all of mankind had returned to clay," the substance of which they had been made). The ark itself is likewise a microcosm of Solomon's Temple.
The title of my new book is "ETERNAL LIFE" under the pen name MARGARITA Potentially be available for purchase on our online bookstore in September 2017.