The Chronology of the Flood

1 Year and 17 Days in the Ark

(based on a 360 day calendar year)

These dates are specified in the Scriptures; other dates are implied.121

Waiting in the ark for 7 days (7:7 and 10):

1. Noah entered the ark (7:7-9)

month 2, day 10

2. 7 days later the rain began to fall (7:10-11)

month 2, day 17

 

Water continued for 150 days (7:24)

3. 40 days later the heavy rains stopped (7:12)

month 3, day 27

4. 110 days later the waters receded and the ark rested on Mt Ararat

month 7, day 17

 

Water receded in 150 days (8:3)

5. 74 days later the tops of the mountains became visible (8:5)

month 10, day 1

6. 40 days later raven sent out; dove sent out and returned (8:6-9)

month 11, day 11

7. 7 days later dove was sent out again and returned with a leaf (8:10)

 month 11, day 18

8. 7 days later dove was sent out a third time and did not return (8:12)

 month 11, day 25

9. 22 days later the water receded (8:3)

month 12, day 17

 

Earth dried in 70 days (8:13-19)

10. Noah saw dry land (8:13)

month 1, day 1

11. The land was completely dry and Noah left the ark (8:14-19)

month 1, day 27

 

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