A new scientific report has confirmed the Bible’s account of where water on the Earth came from.
The Bible describes how, after God created the Earth, “springs came up from the ground and watered all the land (Genesis 2:6). In the account of the Flood, the Bible also mentions how “the fountains of the great deep burst forth” (Genesis 7:11).
According to Christian Today, the new nine-page scientific study confirms the Bible’s account that water came from within the Earth.
"The ultimate origin of water in the Earth's hydrosphere is in the deep Earth—the mantle," the scientists wrote in their report, as quoted by Christian News.
The researchers came to this conclusion by studying diamonds discovered in Brazil which are believed to have come from deep within the Earth--in the mantle--the layer between the Earth’s surface and its innermost core.
"The presence of hydrous ringwoodite in a diamond from transition-zone depths supports the view that high fluid activity, notably that of water, has a key role in the genesis of ultradeep diamonds," the report explained.
The study also discovered that there is a “major repository for water” located within the mantle, about 250 to 410 miles below the Earth’s surface.
“It's actually the confirmation that there is a very, very large amount of water that's trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth," said Graham Pearson, the research team’s leader. "It translates into a very, very large mass of water, approaching the sort of mass of water that's present in all the world's ocean," he added.
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Publication date: January 7, 2015