Nonsense of Noah


3.3. Collecting the Animals
THE POINT!
God tells Noah that the animals will "come unto thee". This means that 39,800 vertabrate animals all arrived at the Ark on that "selfsame" seventh day of the warning. But then God reveals that Noah needs SEVEN pairs of clean beasts and SEVEN pairs of clean fowl.


Genesis

6:20
Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.



God instructed one set, male and female, of each "kind" to make their way to Noah's Ark. This means that the kangaroos of Australia, the Pandas of China, the Polar bear of the Arctic, the Sea Lions, the Emperor Penguins of the Antarctica, the gators of the Florida swamps, the lions of Africa, the rare species of butterfly in the jungles of South America, ad infinitum all began making their way to Noah using some God given internal GPS to guide them there.

Many who couldn't swim had to cross oceans. Many who couldn't move very fast had to climb mountains. Many who were very small couldn't have made the trip. Many ate food that was found only in their native habitat (Panda Bear and bamboo shoots). And... they had to bring enough food with them to last the journey.

Further, the carnivores had to bring along other animals to eat (I can imagine the invitation - come with me; I want to eat you) AND the food that their food needed during the trip.

Unfortunately, not until God gives Noah a seven day warning, does God tell Noah that he needs to take SEVEN clean beasts and SEVEN clean fowl too.

Genesis

7:2
Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.



This means that Noah now has just seven days to go out and collect the six additional sets of clean beasts and six additional sets of all fowls that did not come to him initially. Even IF Noah didnt' have to go out and collect the animals, there whould have been an unmanageable number of animals that arrived, all at once to the Ark site.

Just Curious: How did Noah know how many animals to collect? How did he know one species from another? How did he keep track of which one's he had already collected? How did he even recognize "clean" beasts and even more curious, clean fowl?

Now, in seven days, here's what Noah had to do

Learn about all the animals that Adam had named (do you know all the animals?)
Learn where every species of clean animal and clean fowl lived.
Go to those places, capture and lead to the ark the six additional pairs of clean beasts and six additional pairs of fowl.
Bring back enough food for the journey back to the Ark.
Bring back animals-to-be-food for the carnivores.
Bring back the food for the animals who would be food for the carnivores.