Today’s 7 billion people are Noah’s descendants through 6 people — his sons Japheth, Shem, and Ham and their three wives (Genesis -19). The shortest and most accurate answer is “all but eight.” But how many does “all” include?
Prior to Noah’s Flood, population growth was much, much more rapid than today’s growth, because people lived much longer and had many more children.
However, this will be more speculative than the previous calculations, because we must estimate population growth parameters based on sparse data in Genesis. If we assume for this period an average population doubling time of 74 years corresponding to 1804 to 2012 when humanity grew from 1 billion to 7 billion, then the world’s population would have been 10.9 million people at the Flood.
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verse 6) and told Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth” (verse 13).
God’s grieving was not sorrow for making a mistake. God gave His human creation the freedom to choose between right and wrong (Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke.