The world before the flood (video)

July 22, 2023

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before the flood

…a 28 minute video, this is part 5 (I’m hoping to post the first four, but I’m having trouble finding them, plus I’ve watched this one. I don’t post anything I haven’t watched or understand.)

Antediluvian Period: (adjective)
1of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible
2a: made, evolved, or developed a long time ago, for example, an antediluvian automobile that antediluvian relic known as a slide rule
b: extremely primitive or outmoded, an antediluvian prejudice antediluvian in his politics

Before there was antediluvian, there were the Latin words ante (meaning “before”) and diluvium (meaning “flood”). In the 1600s, English speakers were using antediluvian to describe conditions they believed existed before the great flood described in the biblical account of Noah and the ark. By the early 1700s, the word had come to be used as both an adjective and a noun referring to anything or anyone prodigiously old. Naturalist Charles Darwin used it to characterize the mighty “antediluvian trees” some prehistoric mammals might have used as a food source, and in his American Notes, Charles Dickens described an elderly lady who informed him, “It is an extremely proud and pleasant thing … to be an antediluvian.” (

diluvian = deluge/flood

The first known use of antediluvian was in 1646

The Antediluvian period is considered to be from Adam’s creation to the Flood, spanning 1,656 years, as gleaned from Genesis 5:1-29; 7:6. (

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