The subject of the flood of Noah was brought up in a Bible class last Sunday, and those same statements I have heard before were said, of which I checked Genesis 6-9 and verified are not actually stated in scripture: It had never rained before the great flood. Noah warned everyone around him that the flood was coming. Man had never eaten meat until after the flood. Noah was a drunk [not meaning he was drunk at least once after the flood, but that all along he drank heavily]. If you think you can prove any of these statements, then go for it. But they definitely appear to be inferences based on the individual's point of view. This thread is not about the more common debates about the Noahic flood-- whether the entire earth was completely covered with water, or whether it was only the 'world' known to Noah and his region; whether he had to actually bring 2 of every species on the ark with him; whether the whole story is just a forth-looking parable suggesting salvation and the end of the world; and the scientific absurdity of the whole story. These are not considered off-topic, but the focus is those statements made and herein referenced.