C. 挪亞出方舟 (創8:15-19)

神對挪亞說:「你和你的妻子、兒子、兒婦都可以出方舟。在你那裡凡有血肉的活物,就是飛鳥、牲畜,和一切爬在地上的昆蟲,都要帶出來,叫牠在地上多多滋生,大大興旺。」於是挪亞和他的妻子、兒子、兒婦都出來了。一切走獸、昆蟲、飛鳥和地上所有的動物,各從其類,也都出了方舟。

Then God said to Noah, "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you-the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground-so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number upon it."  So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds-everything that moves on the earth-came out of the ark, one kind after another.

神對挪亞說:「你要用歌斐木造一隻方舟。」(創6:14)「你和你的全家都要進入方舟。」(創7:1)「你和你的妻子、兒子、兒婦都可以出方舟。」(創8:16)從這三句話可以得知,自始至終神都是「單獨」與挪亞對話,因神是與挪亞「一人」立約(創6:18),因「惟有」挪亞在耶和華眼前蒙恩(創6:8)。

當他們或牠們從方舟出來時,經上的記載是「各從其類」;他們:挪亞是獨自一類,他的妻子和三個兒子和三個兒婦都是一類。(註:中文譯本沒有按照原文順序,英文譯本則與原文相同。)牠們:「一切走獸、昆蟲、飛鳥和地上所有的動物,各從其類,也都出了方舟。」(創8:19) 由此可見除了挪亞以外,那些被「預定」進入方舟的活物,不論是那七個人或其他的活物,都是在「無自由意志」之下,生活在方舟內。

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