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The Masai people of Africa have one of the few African legends of a worldwide flood. This story tells of a righteous man that God loved who was named Tumbainot. He was married and had three sons. There were a lot of people at that time, but they did not want to obey their god’s commands. When one man killed another man, their god could not overlook this tragedy and decided to destroy all mankind. Only Tumbainot found grace in the eyes of God. God commanded Tumbainot to build an ark of wood and go into it with his family. They took all kinds of animals with them. When they were on board and had all the supplies, God caused it to rain so long and hard that everyone drowned except those in the ark. When the rain stopped, Tumbainot let a vulture out, with an arrow attached to its tail feathers. The vulture returned without the arrow. The waters went down and the ark landed on a grassy plain. They got off, and Tumbainot saw four rainbows.
Does this sound familiar to you? Check out the true account of the Flood of Noah’s time in Genesis 6–9!