BBC: Genesis 8:13-14
In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry. In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth had dried out. – Genesis 8:13-14
Portions of this passage still confound me. I believe the first historical reference is an indication that a new “Sabbath” has occurred. God is now resting from His judgment and man is being restored to the earth on the first day of the first month of the start of seventh hundred year. This theme of Sabbath rest stretches from the beginning of time (Gen 2:1-3) to the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Matt 28:1).
The second date and its delay confuse me however. More time will be needed to address the importance of the lapse in time.