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It came about

This phrase is used here to mark the beginning of a new part of the story. If your language has a way for doing this, you could consider using it here.

in the six hundred and first year

“when Noah was 601 years old” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-ordinal)

the first month, on the first day of the month

Since Moses wrote this book it is possible he is referring to the first month of the Hebrew calendar, but this is uncertain. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-hebrewmonths and rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-ordinal)

the waters were dried up from off the earth

This can be stated in active form. AT: “the waters covering the earth dried up” or “the wind dried up the waters covering the earth” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-activepassive)

the covering of the ark

This refers to a cover that kept the rain water from going into the ark.

behold

The word “behold” tells us to pay attention to the important information that comes next.

In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month

“On the twenty seventh day of the second month.” This may refer to the second month of the Hebrew calendar, but this is uncertain. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-hebrewmonths and rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-ordinal)

the earth was dry

“the ground was completely dry”

translationWords

  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/biblicaltimeyear
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/biblicaltimeday