Originally Posted by Chuck
So then is it possible it didn't rain for a literal 40 days and 40 nights?
Would it make a difference?
The point is not the time it took but the event itself.
Yes, there is a large possiblity whenever the number "forty" is used, you could simply substitute it for "a long time" it rained for many days and many nights, could be as accurate a translation going on the symbology as I understand it.
But I dont see that it matters. Do you