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Ark floated after 40 days

I think you go beyond the text to say that the bible is "quite clear" that the ark floated after 40 days.

12 The rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
17 The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.
18 The waters prevailed, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ark floated on the surface of the waters.
19 The waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.
20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.
24 The waters prevailed on the earth one hundred fifty days.

Your interpretation could be right, but I do not think it is "quite clear". The forty in verse 17 could refer back to the forty in 12 and the whole of 17-23 could be an expansion of 12. In that case, 12 says it rained for 40 days and 17-23 say what happened during the 40 days.

This does not invalidate the tidal bore theory but might require that the events be compressed into a shorter time.

Oelphick 05:34, 11 September 2006 (EDT)