How Long was the Flood?

Many have wondered this, or maybe were confused with the account in Genesis. From making a timeline of the Flood, we learn it actually lasted a little over a year.

What’s the point?

For me, I found two great purposes in making this timeline. First, it provides insight into the lives of the people and how long they were crammed on that ark. We can relate to that amount of time and the feelings one might have while being on a boat for a year. Second, we theoretically and hopefully could get insights into a possible calendar system used by the Patriarchs. This is really the only time in Genesis that months and days are given. We can make educated guesses of how many months and how many days in each month they used.


Here is a simple outline of what happened during the Flood according to the Genesis Record.

The Flood Timeline