This brings up another point which I've already asked our resident creationists, and have not yet gotten an answer.<quoted text>
The bible says: all the mountains were covered with the flood water plus 15 cubits surplus.
All the mountains include Mount Everest.
To cover mount Everest needs 2.5 times the total amount of water on the planet, on the surface as well as the known pockets of water in the outer mantle.
WHERE did all that water go?
And you need to be schooled in logic as well:
How flat the earth may be, you cannot flood the earth using the water that already exists. If there is dry land anywhere, then that means you need to have ADDITIONAL water coming from somewhere else. The entire reason that there is dry land is precisely because there isn't enough water to cover it up.
Well, isn't THAT of a big surprise, isn't it.
I have some more amazing things:
The amazing thing about "sea level" is that it is the lowest you can go and still be on the "surface". Water necessarily rushes downhill to the lowest level it can get, that is: sea level. Thus, dry land is necessarily above and beyond what the water can cover.
Welcome in the NEXT century.
Which in your case is the 5th BC.
It is astonishing how we still have to learn THIS VERY ELEMENTARY reasoning and logic to ADULTS.
15 cubits is around 7 meters. How did Noah know the highest peak was covered with +7 meters of water? If the entire planet was covered with water, there would be no visible reference to which he could calculate a depth. If the water rose so high, so fast (Covering the planet in 40 days, give or take), the sea would be such a raging mass that simply surviving would be the priority at hand, not navigating to find what Noah thought to be where the highest peak would be, and trying to measure the depth at that point.