Science & the Bible
The hydrologic cycle
Job 36:27&28 3000 B.C.
Ecclesiastes 1:7 935 B.C.
Perrault and Marriotte 1700s
The Hydrological Cycle is one of the most important
systems in the world for plant and animal life.
Without it, the land would dry out and anything other
that aquatic life would perish. The Bible says much
about rain and its relationship to life on land. Two
places that the Bible mentions the main components
of the hydrological cycle are Job 36:27, and
Job 36:27 (NIV3)
27 "He draws up the drops of water, which distill
as rain to the streams;
7 All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is
To the place the streams come from, there they
When science discovered the Hydrologic Cycle in
the 1700s, it again was just catching up to what
God had stated around 5000 years previously. We
can see in these ancient passages dating from 935
B.C. to as far back as 3000 B.C., that the wisdom
shown is not simply that of men. We are told in the
New Testament that all scripture is God breathed.
It is hardly a surprise then that such understanding
of nature is displayed in the Bible
3 The Quest Study Bible, New International Version Grand Rapids Michigan:
Zondervan Corp. 1994