How many people died in Noah’s flood?

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

Source for current day ICR devotional
“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)



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3 Responses to How many people died in Noah’s flood?

  1. Pingback: Genealogy: Adam to Joseph # 177 | My Personal Journey

  2. Michael Schwartz says:

    So the people of Adam,were 10 billion to 10 trillion. Why such a big difference. Why Such a wide spread. As of today there are about 7 trillion people on Earth. The wickedness of this world is getting worse every day. We don’t have enough food to feed everyone. What is left to come. Were there people ,where the USA is now.?

    • Michael there was a typo in your comment there are about “7 billon” people on earth now. Before the flood people lived long live and had many children per couple. They also lived in a very protective environment. By Noah’s time they were much more wicked than today because only 8 righteous people existed despite Noah’s preaching for 120 years. I lean to the smaller estimate of population at the flood time. Did you see my post on number of people who died in the tribulation? Henry Luke

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