Chris Kott wrote:
I will teach by story. Children love stories. Most persistent bible tales are those told to children by their parents (who else would believe a story about a wooden ship larger than any in history, still too small to fit the hundreds of thousands of pairs of animals), and they are remembered their whole lives long.
The Hebrew term eretz translated earth in Genesis 6-8 should be translated land instead of earth. The word eretz is used more than 2,500 times in the Old Testament with 80% of the time being translated land rather than earth.