Posted: Jul 9, 2014 6:26 PM by Pat Shingleton
Updated: Jul 10, 2014 4:00 AM
With the persistent wet weather, I located a letter in my files from Doug Haley who catalogued Earth's heaviest recorded rainfall. He noted that 383 inches of rain per hour fell during the Great Flood of the Bible, approximately 4,461 years ago. Citing Genesis 7:12 he writes: "The duration of rainfall was 40 days and 40 nights." He noted Genesis 7:19, "...and all the hills that were under the whole Heaven were covered." In his letter to me, Mr. Haley calculated that the water rose to a height of 15 cubits or 22.5 feet above the highest mountain, which was Mt. Everest, at a height of 29,028 feet "in order to kill mountain goats and creeping things." The diagrams of Mr. Haley's calculations to prove his point were quite extraordinary.