Rest: The Last Day of Creation Week + Flood Legends

[Podcast Episode 35] Where did our 7 day week come from? What do the 10 Commandments have to do with Genesis 1-2? We take a dive into the end of Creation Week and meet some animals that help us picture this along the way. Legends remembering Noah’s Flood wrap up this jam packed show!

Otter playing in the snow: Forestwander.com

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The Creation Day of Rest

Genesis 1:31- 2:3

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Want to know more about why we have chapters and verses in the Bible? Another member site from Search Creation.org, Got Questions.org, will tell you.

Seven Day Week

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is hardly a Bible group, but look what it says:

No more logic supports seven days than, say eight or five, yet the seven-day week has resisted any and all attempt at change…

The seven-day week started with the first civilizations of the Middle East….

Somebody was always trying to come up with something better! In 1936 the League of Nations solicited proposals for world calendar reform and considered almost 200 different schemes, many of which rearranged the week.

Animals who Enjoy Their Rest

We went through this article from Resharable.tv

15 Happiest Animals In The World That Will Make You Smile

And some videos to watch animals at play:

Shock! National Geographic mentions these otters are “designed”! And the video is just plain fun:

Hadn’t expected this one: What does a Teddy (Polar) Bear use for a stuffed animal?

Animals Jokes at Funology.com

Flood Legends

We got the stories from this article at Creation Ministries International:

Many Flood Legends

You can study lots more in these books:

Cover Flood Legends: Master Books link

Click to visit the Master Books product page

And two I have affiliate links for:

AiG-Flood-of-Noah

Click to visit the Answers in Genesis Store page

It’s just 24 pages long, but beautiful and detailed.

This next one is long and covers all kinds of evidence including ancient flood legends:

Click to visit the CMI store page

Click to visit the CMI store page

For the Son of Man’s coming will be just as it was in the days of Noach. Back then, before the Flood, people went on eating and drinking, taking wives and becoming wives, right up till the day Noach entered the ark; and they didn’t know what was happening until the Flood came and swept them all away. It will be just like that when the Son of Man comes. Matthew 24:37-39 Complete Jewish Bible

Bonus resource: I mention this documentary at the end of the show:

Evolution's Achilles' Heels CMI

Click to visit CMI’s product page (affiliate link)