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Did You Know?
The bible supports the scientific idea of Pangaea: the notion that all the continents used to be one big continent which has now drifted into several smaller ones.
Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
— Genesis 1:9-10 (NKJV)
We can reasonably conclude that this was the form of the earth at the time of the Flood. There is no hint of any event prior to Noah’s Flood that could have broken it up, making it quite safe to say that the universal Flood – which the Bible exclusively designates with the Hebrew and Greek words mabbul and kataklusmos respectively, unique terms never used for local floods – overtook a single supercontinent.
To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.
— Genesis 10:25 (NKJV)
The concept that biblical Pangaea existed until the time of Peleg provides a satisfying framework for understanding several mysteries of early earth history. For one thing, it allows for a few hundred years of relatively easy human migration following Babel to widely separated places, without resorting to hypothetical land bridges or sophisticated ocean navigation knowledge by the first few generations following the Flood.
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