How long was the ark afloat? View all View original

This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.


For seven months or so.

Genesis 8:4 View context

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

For at least ten months.

Genesis 8:5 View context

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.