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Genesis 8:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the ark rested, in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month,—on the mountains of Ararat.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the ark resteth, in the seventh month, in the seventeenth day of the month, on mountains of Ararat;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the ark rested in the seventh month, the seven and twentieth day of the month, upon the mountains of Armenia.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the Arke rested in the seuenth moneth, on the seuenteenth day of the moneth, vpon the mountaines of Ararat.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the water continued to decrease until the tenth month.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the ark 8392
{8392} Prime
תֵּבָה
tebah
{tay-baw'}
Perhaps of foreign derivation; a box.
rested 5117
{5117} Prime
נוּחַ
nuwach
{noo'-akh}
A primitive root; to rest, that is, settle down; used in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, intransitively, transitively and causatively (to dwell, stay, let fall, place, let alone, withdraw, give comfort, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in the seventh 7637
{7637} Prime
שְׁבִיעִי
sh@biy`iy
{sheb-ee-ee'}
Ordinal from H7657; seventh.
month, 2320
{2320} Prime
חֹדֶשׁ
chodesh
{kho'-desh}
From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month.
on the seventeenth 6240
{6240} Prime
עָשָׂר
`asar
{aw-sawr'}
For H6235; ten (only in combination), that is, the 'teens'; also (ordinal) a 'teenth'.
7651
{7651} Prime
שֶׁבַע
sheba`
{sheh'-bah}
From H7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number.
day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
of the month, 2320
{2320} Prime
חֹדֶשׁ
chodesh
{kho'-desh}
From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the mountains 2022
{2022} Prime
הַר
har
{har}
A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively).
of rr+ אֲרָרָט. 780
{0780} Prime
אֲרָרַט
'Ararat
{ar-aw-rat'}
Of foreign origin; Ararat (or rather Armenia).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 8:4

_ _ seventh month — of the year — not of the flood — which lasted only five months.

_ _ rested — evidently indicating a calm and gentle motion.

_ _ upon the mountains of Ararat — or Armenia, as the word is rendered (2 Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38). The mountain which tradition points to as the one on which the ark rested is now called Ara Dagh, the “finger mountain.” Its summit consists of two peaks, the higher of which is 17,750 feet and the other 13,420 above the level of the sea.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 8:4-5

_ _ Here we have the effects and evidences of the ebbing of the waters. 1. The ark rested. This was some satisfaction to Noah, to feel the house he was in upon firm ground, and no longer movable. It rested upon a mountain, whither it was directed, not by Noah's prudence (he did not steer it), but by the wise and gracious providence of God, that it might rest the sooner. Note, God has times and places of rest for his people after their tossings; and many a time he provides for their seasonable and comfortable settlement without their own contrivance and quite beyond their own foresight. The ark of the church, though sometimes tossed with tempests, and not comforted (Isaiah 54:11), yet has its rests, Acts 9:31. 2. The tops of the mountains were seen, like little islands, appearing above the water. We must suppose that they were seen by Noah and his sons; for there were none besides to see them. It is probable that they had looked through the window of the ark every day, like the longing mariners, after a tedious voyage, to see if they could discover land, or as the prophet's servant (1 Kings 18:43, 1 Kings 18:44), and at length they spy ground, and enter the day of the discovery in their journal. They felt ground above forty days before they saw it, according to Dr. Lightfoot's computation, whence he infers that, if the waters decreased proportionably, the ark drew eleven cubits in water.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 8:4

And the ark rested — upon the mountains of Ararat — Or, Armenia, whether it was directed, not by Noah's prudence, but the wise providence of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 8:4

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

(c) Part of September and part of October.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the ark:

Genesis 7:17-19 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. ... And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that [were] under the whole heaven, were covered.

seventh month:
That is, of the year, not of the deluge.

Ararat:
Ararat is generally understood to be Armenia, as it is rendered elsewhere, in which there is a great chain of mountains, like the Alps or the Pyrenees, upon the highest part of which, called by some, "The Finger Mountain," the ark is supposed to have rested.
2 Kings 19:37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
Isaiah 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
Jeremiah 51:27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.
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