How did Noah have time to travel hundreds of miles to preach To other pockets of civilizations?
Noah 'warning the people'
Even if Noah did warn people....how many people can one man warn whilst at the same time building a ruddy great boat and wrangling hundreds of thousands of fighting animals???( remember the brother in law's didn't believe it too)
28 translations on Bible hub and not one translates this verse anything remotely like the Watchtower version. How can the GB frilly have Godly fear when they constantly change the Bible this way?
Purely to contribute to the discussion about the different Bible translation's interpretations:
People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. NLT
and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. NIV
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; KJV
and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; NASB
Devil's advocate: how could the people suddenly understand/realize/know what was happening at the commencement of the flood, if they had no prior conception or information about it?
They clearly had no faith/belief that such an unbelievable event would take place - despite the fact that the old man and his family were "putting their money where their mouths were" by building a huge wooden structure to float to safety.
Also, Jesus was making a comparison with the warning which he and his followers would issue to the Jewish nation regarding their impending demise and that of Noah's time.
The wording/translation quoted in some versions appear to be over-engineered - for whatever reason.
2 Peter 2:5 says that "Noah was a preacher of righteousness", so at the very least he was telling his contemporaries something which was unappealing.
Didn't Jewus "preach" to the fallen angels while he was dead for three days? It wasn't that he spoke to them, actually, but that his death itself spoke volumes to them. (1Pet 3: 19,20)
Same with Noah, I suppose. He didn't have to go out door to door and rattle off a sermon. It was enough that word spread that there was this maniac who thought that thing was going to float. It was his actions that "spoke."
If the flood and Noah and the rest of it were real then...
Imagine how many people there may have been in the bible's preflood world. With their long life span and lots and lots of kids.
The WT CDrom has a reference to the preflood population which says something like it can't be known but it is likely less than exist today - well, what the hell that only means there could be between 8 and 5 billion people!
Jehovah kills children and babies.
Thats all you need to know about the Noah story.
Noah,s story would be a great place to insert the word "overlapping" into their translation to give it legimatcy. Say, "As the ark was being tossed about by the waves, there was concern of too much water overlapping the rail of the ark"