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7:11 It was in the 600th year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the 17th of the month. On that day all the wellsprings of the great deep burst forth and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
Bishnat shesh-me'ot shanah lechayey-Noach bachodesh hasheni beshiv'ah-asar yom lachodesh bayom hazeh niveke'u kol-mayenot tehom rabah va'arubot hashamayim niftachu.
7:12 It would continue to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights.
Vayehi hageshem al-ha'arets arba'im yom ve'arba'im laylah.



Commentary:

second month
  In the Talmud, there is a dispute as to whether the months are counted from Tishrei, and the second month is Marcheshvan, or from Nissan (cf. Exodus 12:2), and the second month is Iyyar (Rosh HaShanah 11a). Other ancient sources state unequivocally that this was Marcheshvan (Targum Yonathan; Josephus, Antiquities 1:3:1). According to tradition, 17 Marcheshvan, 1656 would have fallen on October 27, 2106 b.c.e.





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