Genesis 8:4
New International Version
and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

New Living Translation
exactly five months from the time the flood began, the boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

English Standard Version
and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

Berean Study Bible
On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

New American Standard Bible
In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.

King James Bible
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

Christian Standard Bible
The ark came to rest in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

Contemporary English Version
Then on the seventeenth day of the seventh month of the year, the boat came to rest somewhere in the Ararat mountains.

Good News Translation
On the seventeenth day of the seventh month the boat came to rest on a mountain in the Ararat range.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The ark came to rest in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

International Standard Version
The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month.

NET Bible
On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on one of the mountains of Ararat.

New Heart English Bible
The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ship came to rest in the mountains of Ararat.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

New American Standard 1977
And in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

King James 2000 Bible
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

American King James Version
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

American Standard Version
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the water continued to decrease until the tenth month.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the ark rested in the seventh month, the seven and twentieth day of the month, upon the mountains of Armenia.

Darby Bible Translation
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

English Revised Version
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

World English Bible
The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat's mountains.

Young's Literal Translation
And the ark resteth, in the seventh month, in the seventeenth day of the month, on mountains of Ararat;
Study Bible
The Ark Rests on Ararat
3The waters receded steadily from the earth, and after 150 days the waters had gone down. 4On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5And the waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible.…
Cross References
Genesis 7:20
The waters rose and covered the mountaintops to a depth of fifteen cubits.

Genesis 8:5
And the waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

2 Kings 19:37
One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword and escaped to the land of Ararat. And his son Esar-haddon became king in his place.

Isaiah 37:38
One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword and escaped to the land of Ararat. And his son Esar-haddon became king in his place.

Jeremiah 51:27
"Raise a banner in the land! blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations against her. Summon the kingdoms against her--Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Appoint a captain against her; bring up horses like swarming locusts.

Treasury of Scripture

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

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…

seventh month.

Ararat.

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.







Lexicon
On the seventeenth
בְּשִׁבְעָה־ (bə·šiḇ·‘āh-)
Preposition-b | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

day
י֖וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of the seventh
הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י (haš·šə·ḇî·‘î)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7637: Seventh (an ordinal number)

month,
בַּחֹ֣דֶשׁ (ba·ḥō·ḏeš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

the ark
הַתֵּבָה֙ (hat·tê·ḇāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8392: A box, chest

came to rest
וַתָּ֤נַח (wat·tā·naḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5117: To rest, settle down

on
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the mountains
הָרֵ֥י (hā·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of Ararat.
אֲרָרָֽט׃ (’ă·rā·rāṭ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 780: Ararat -- a district in eastern Armenia
(4) The seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month.--As the months had each thirty days (see Note on Genesis 8:14), this makes exactly 150 days (see Genesis 7:11). The seventh civil month would be Abib; and the Speaker's Commentary notices the following remarkable coincidences:--"On the 17th day of Abib the ark rested on Mount Ararat; on the 17th day of Abib the Israelites passed over the Red Sea; on the 17th day of Abib, Christ, our Lord, rose again from the dead."

Ararat.--If in Genesis 11:2 the Authorised Version is right in saying that the descendants of Noah travelled "from the east" to Shinar, this could not be the Ararat of Armenia. Moreover, we are told that the word in, Assyrian means "highland," and thus may signify any hilly country. In the Chaldean Genesis the ark rests upon Nizir, a region to the east of Assyria, the highest peak of which, now named Elwend, is called in the cuneiform texts "the mountain of the world" ( Chaldean Genesis, p. 307). The rendering, however, "from the east," is by no means certain, and many translate "eastward," and even the Authorised Version renders the word east, that is, eastward, in Genesis 13:11. In 2Kings 19:37 "Ararat" is translated Armenia; but it is more correctly described in Jeremiah 51:27 as a country near Minni, that is, near Armenia. There are in this region two mountains of great altitude, the Aghri-Dagh and the Kara-Dagh, the highest of which is 17,260 feet above the sea-level; and naturally legend chooses this as the place where the ark settled. But the inspired narrative says that it rested "upon the mountains of Ararat," upon some chain of hills there, and seventy-three days afterwards Noah found himself surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains, the word used in Genesis 8:5 being emphatic, and signifying "the tops of the mountains became distinctly visible," and not that they had just begun to emerge. For, doubtless, after so vast a flood, mists and vapours would for a long time prevail, and shut out the surrounding world from Noah's view.

The Targum of Onkelos and the Syriac translate "on the mountains of Carduchia." This range, which separates Armenia from Kurdistan, is regarded by many authorities as the hills really meant, because, as they are nearer the place whence the ark started, the difficulty regarding the course taken by it is not so insuperable.

Verse 4. - And the ark rested. Not stopped sailing or floating, got becalmed, and remained suspended over (Kitto's 'Cyclop.,' art. Ararat), but actually grounded and settled on (Tayler Lewis) the place indicated by עַל (cf. ver. 9; also Exodus 10:14; Numbers 10:36; Numbers 11:25, 26; Isaiah 11:2). In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month. I.e. exactly 150 days from the commencement of the forty days' rain, reckoning thirty days to a month, which seems to confirm the opinion expressed (Genesis 7:24) that the forty days were included in the 150. Supposing the Flood to have begun in Marchesvan, the second month of the civil year (about the beginning of November), "we have then the remarkable coincidences that on the 17th day of Abib (about the beginning of April) the ark rested on Mount Ararat, the Israelites passed over the Red Sea, and our Lord rose again from the dead" ('Speaker's Commentary'). Upon the mountains. I.e. one of the mountains. "Pluralis numerus pro singulari ponitur" (cf. Genesis 21:7; Genesis 46:7; Judges 12:7; vide Glass., 'Philoh Seer. Tract.,' 1. cap. 14. p. 866). Of Ararat.

1. It is agreed by all that the term Ararat describes a region.

2. This region has been supposed to be the island of Ceylon (Samaritan), Aryavarta, the sacred land to the north of India (Van Bohlen, arguing from Genesis 11:2); but "it is evident that these and such like theories have been framed in forgetfulness of what the Bible has recorded respecting the locality" (Kitto's 'Cyclopedia,' art. Ararat).

3. The locality which appears to have the countenance of Scripture is the region of Armenia (cf. 2 Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38; Jeremiah 51:27; Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion, Vulgate).

4. In Armenia three different mountains have been selected as the site on which the ark grounded.

(1) The modern Ararat, which rises in Northern Armenia, about twelve miles south of Erivan, in the form of two majestic cones, the one 16, 254, and the ether 12,284 feet (Parisian) in height above the level of the sea (Hierony. mus, Furst, Kalisch, Keil, Delitzsch, and Lange). All but universal tradition has decided that the loftiest of these two peaks (called Macis in Armenian; Aghri-Dagh, i.e. the difficult or steep mountain, by the Turks; Kuchi Nuch, i.e. the mountain of Noah, by the Persians) was the spot where the sacred vessel first felt the solid land. Travelers describe the appearance of this amazing elevation as of incomparable and overpowering splendor. "It appeared as if the highest mountains in the world had been piled upon each other to form this one sublime immensity of earth and rocks and snow. The icy peaks of its double head rose majestically into the clear and cloudless heavens; the sun blazed bright upon them, and the reflection sent forth a radiance equal to other suns" (Ker Porters 'Travels, 1:132; 2:636). "Nothing can be more beautiful than its shape, more awful than its height. All the surrounding mountains sink into insignificance when compared to it. It is perfect in all its parts; no hard, rugged feature, no unnatural prominences; everything is in harmony, and all combines to render it one of the sublimest objects in nature" (Morier's 'Journey,' 1:16; 2:312, 345). The ascent of the Kara Dagh, or Greater Ararat, which the Armenians believe to be guarded by angels from the profane foot of man, after two unsuccessful attempts, was accomplished in 1829 by Professor Parrot, a German, and five years later, in 1834, by the Russian traveler Automonoff. In 1856 five English travelers, Majors Stewart and Frazer, Roy. Walter Thursby, Messrs. Thee-bald and Evans, performed the herculean task. The latest successful attempt was that of Prof. Bryce of Oxford in 1876 (vide 'Transcaucasia and Ararat:' London: Macmillan and Co., 1877).

(2) An unknown mountain in Central Armenia between the Araxes and lakes Van and Urumiah (Vulgate, super mantes Armeniae; Gesenius, Murphy, Wordsworth, Bush, 'Speaker's Commentary').

(3) A peak in the Gordyaean mountains, or Carduchian range, separating Armenia on the south from Kurdistan (Chaldea Paraphrase, Onkelos, Syriac, Calvin), near which is a town called Naxuana, the city of Noah (Ptolemy), Idshenan (Moses Chorenensis), and Nachid-shenan, the first place of descent (the Armenians), which Josephus translates by ἀπορατήριον, or the place of descent. Against the first is the inaccessible height of the mountain; in favor of the third is the proximity of the region to the starting-place of the ark. 8:4-12 The ark rested upon a mountain, whither it was directed by the wise and gracious providence of God, that might rest the sooner. God has times and places of rest for his people after their tossing; and many times he provides for their seasonable and comfortable settlement, without their own contrivance, and quite beyond their own foresight. God had told Noah when the flood would come, yet he did not give him an account by revelation, at what times and by what steps it should go away. The knowledge of the former was necessary to his preparing the ark; but the knowledge of the latter would serve only to gratify curiosity; and concealing it from him would exercise his faith and patience. Noah sent forth a raven from the ark, which went flying about, and feeding on the carcasses that floated. Noah then sent forth a dove, which returned the first time without good news; but the second time, she brought an olive leaf in her bill, plucked off, plainly showing that trees, fruit trees, began to appear above water. Noah sent forth the dove the second time, seven days after the first, and the third time was after seven days also; probably on the sabbath day. Having kept the sabbath with his little church, he expected especial blessings from Heaven, and inquired concerning them. The dove is an emblem of a gracious soul, that, finding no solid peace of satisfaction in this deluged, defiling world, returns to Christ as to its ark, as to its Noah, its rest. The defiling world, returns to Christ as to its ark, as to its Noah, its rest. The carnal heart, like the raven, takes up with the world, and feeds on the carrion it finds there; but return thou to my rest, O my soul; to thy Noah, so the word is, Ps 116:7. And as Noah put forth his hand, and took the dove, and pulled her to him, into the ark, so Christ will save, and help, and welcome those that flee to him for rest.
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