Here's my take on where the Flood waters went. If it sounds too far-fetched, no problem, it's just a hypothesis (or theory, or guess, or whatever it's called):
My take on this is that the waters, which predominantly came from within the earth, went back down. As it was raining on the surface, water was also coming from below, and the people were sandwiched between the two sources.
When the rains stopped, the waters began falling back down through the holes in the earth. Sort of like a giant bathtub with many plugs that had been pulled.
Now comes the interesting part, a sort of modified Boyle's Law.
pV = k, or pressure x volume = a constant
Isaiah had something interesting to say about Hell:
Originally Posted by Isaiah 5:14
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself...
Here's the entire verse:
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
Using Isaiah 5:14 to modify Boyle's Law gives us this:
pm = k, or pressure x mass = a constant
Since pressure (or more appropriately density) is defined as mass/volume, I conclude this:
(mass/volume) x mass = a constant, or
mass2/volume = a constant
To explain this using a simple example, let's say:
mass = 5
volume = 5
Then the constant is 5 --- (5 x 5 / 5 = 5).
However, double the mass without changing the constant, and what happens? The volume has to compensate for the change:
mass = 10
volume = ?
constant = 5
Thus 10 x 10 / ? = 5, and ? = 20.
This, then, is what Isaiah is basically saying:
As Hell acquires more mass, it enlarges to compensate for its temperature.
Now back to the Flood:
Everyone on earth died except for 8 people, and Hell "super-enlarged" to compensate for the large influx of souls, and the expanding diameter could have engulfed the water reservoirs.
Just a pet theory of mine --- submitted for "peer review".
p.s. The only problem I see with this, is that Christianity teaches that Hell is not a constant temperature, but is in fact, a tiered structure, being hotter in the lower levels.
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