Yesterday I posted on how many people died during the tribulation who rejected Jesus Christ as the Son of God and their Savior. I read Dr. Henry Morris’s devotional 8/26/2015 and began to wonder how many died in Noah’s flood.
This Author estimated 10.3 trillion people died in Noah’s flood. Source This Author assumed a time frame from creation to the flood of 1656 years, starting with 2 people and a compound annual growth rate of 1.783%. The only variable in question is the growth rate.
This Author estimated 10 billion died in Noah’s flood. Source This estimate is based on a 1.36% compound annual growth rate.
The world population increased from 2 billion in 1927 to 7.36 billion in 2015. This is a compound annual growth rate of 1.5% in a time of great wars and genocide in Germany, Russia, and other countries.
This range is large but maybe warranted given unknowns. However, I personally believe that the lower number of 10 billion is too high–but I have nothing to go on except my intuition. Here is another thought: “Pre-Flood Human Fossils” Where are all the pre-Flood human fossils? Well, the high murder rates that Genesis 6 suggests, plus other factors like catastrophic flooding, floodwater sorting, and even investigator bias, indicate we might not expect to find many after all. Click for source.
For my estimates for deaths during the tribulation of people who rejected Jesus as the Son of God and their Savior; click here
Henry Luke August 26, 2015, modified November 11/23/2015, 9/24/2018
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“The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King forever. The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.” (Psalm 29:10-11)