H3999 מבּוּל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From H2986 in the sense of flowing; a deluge

KJV Usage: flood.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. flood, deluge.
a. Noah's flood that submerged the entire planet earth under water for about a year ++++ Some think Noah's flood was only local. However the description of it found in Gen. 6 through 8 makes this patently absurd. If it was local, Noah had 120 years to migrate out of the area to safe ground! Why waste all that effort building a ship? With the possible exception of Ps. 29:10, this word always refers to Noah's flood.
Origin: from H2986 in the sense of flowing
TWOT: 1142
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

View how H3999 מבּוּל is used in the Bible

12 occurrences of H3999 מבּוּל

Genesis 6:17
Genesis 7:6
Genesis 7:7
Genesis 7:10
Genesis 7:17
Genesis 9:11
Genesis 9:15
Genesis 9:28
Genesis 10:1
Genesis 10:32
Genesis 11:10
Psalms 29:10

Corresponding Greek Words

mabbul G2627 kata klusmos