Genesis 8:21 is not referring to the whole earth?

by I_love_Jeff 1 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • I_love_Jeff

    Genesis 8:21

    "This particular text was written in the wake of the Assyrian invasion of Judah and the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib in 703-701 BC (20 years after he had already wiped out Israel). Here the author resorts to hyperbole (exaggeration) in describing the utter destruction of the land of Judah: that is, the destruction of Judah is envisioned as the destruction of the whole earth. 2 Kings 18:13-17 briefly alludes to this destruction."

    With this interpretation, how does it effect the next verse? Genesis 8:22 -While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    Genesis 8:21 says

    “I will not curse the ground again on account of man; for the inclination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will not strike all the living again.”

    I'm not seeing any connection.

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