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Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books

Genesis 8

 

 

Verses 1-22

A Thanksgiving Sacrifice

The flood lasted one year and ten days (Genesis 7:11; Genesis 8:14). Noah"s first act on the renewed earth was to offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving. It could be viewed as a sacrifice dedicating the renewed earth to God. It also served as a reminder of man"s reliance upon God. Following the sacrifice, God made a further covenant with Noah. He said he would never again destroy the earth with water. He placed a rainbow in the sky as a perpetual reminder of the promise. God did this because he was pleased with Noah"s sacrifice (Genesis 8:20-22; Genesis 9:8-17).

 


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Hampton, Gary. "Commentary on Genesis 8:4". "Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ghc/genesis-8.html. 2014.

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