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Flood, the

Flood, the Primeval deluge, sent by God to devastate the Earth as a punishment for wickedness. As related in the Old Testament (Genesis 6–9), God sent rain upon the Earth for 40 days and nights, destroying everything he had created. Only Noah, his family, and a pair of every living creature, contained in the floating Ark he had built, were spared to start creation afresh. Similar myths occur in many cultures. The Flood also appears in the Koran and it bears some resemblance to a section of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh.

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Flood, The. Mus. play for 3 speakers, ten., and 2 basses, ch., and orch. by Stravinsky to lib. chosen and arr. by Robert Craft from Genesis, and York and Chester cycles of mystery plays. Comp. 1961–2. F.p. on TV (CBS) 1962; f. stage p. Hamburg 1963; London (concert) 1963. See also Britten's Noye's Fludde.

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Flood, the the biblical flood said in Genesis ch. 6–9 to have been brought by God upon earth because of the wickedness of the human race, and from which only Noah and his family were saved; in extended usage, marking a period of time preceded by extreme antiquity, as in antediluvian, before the Flood.

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