10 And after seven days the floodwaters engulfed the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month—on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And the rain fell on the earth 40 days and 40 nights.
17 Terror, pit, and snare are ready to overtake you, inhabitants of the earth! 18 The one who runs away from the sound of the terror will fall into the pit; the one who climbs out of the pit will be trapped by the snare. For the floodgates of the heavens are opened up and the foundations of the earth shake. 19 The earth is broken in pieces, the earth is ripped to shreds, the earth shakes violently.
Notes and References
"... A likely allusion to the Noahide flood can be found in Isaiah 24:18b, which echoes Genesis 7:11b ... The intertextual relationship between Isaiah 24:18bα and Genesis 7:11bβ is patent. In addition, it might be argued that Isaiah 24:18b is a rewritten form of Genesis 7:11b. Both hemistiches have to do with what is found under the earth and suggest violent movement. Furthermore, the Isaianic author seems to have shortened the source material from Genesis for poetic reasons. If this is correct, then Isaiah 24:18b is an inverted citation of Genesis 7:11b according to Seidel’s law, and what is being depicted in the Isaiah Apocalypse may be the waters above the earth and possibly also the waters below the earth being let loose to inundate the earth in a worldwide judgment analogous to the Noahide flood ..."
Cho, Paul K. K. Myth, History, and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible (p. 174) Cambridge University Press, 2018
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