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This expression, to some degree, suggests a cyclic tidal action, but especially connotes rapid subsidence and drainage. It is significant that all the world's oceans bear evidence (sea mounts, submarine canyons, etc.) of former lower levels and that all the world's continental drainage systems (rivers, lakes) bear evidence of former higher water levels and quantities of flow (old raised river terraces and lake beaches, vast alluvial valleys and "underfit" streams). These worldwide evidences clearly picture a world in the process of emerging from a recent global inundation.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8