With another big-screen production of Noah and the Flood about to be released, it is likely questions will arise regarding the faithfulness of the dramatic expression in film to the original biblical account recorded in Genesis 6 through 9. It is not uncommon for productions using Bible characters or events to take liberty with or strain the biblical account or setting for effect, as noted in these observations about the series The Bible. How much leeway should be allowed for artistic expression of a biblical account?
One of the features of the story of the Great Deluge of Noah that is often questioned or lost in portrayal is that the flood waters “prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered” (Gen. 7:19).
Henry Morris provides a summary of biblical and scientific reasons Why Christians Should Believe in a Global Flood in this article published by the Institute for Creation Research. Dr. Morris co-authored an extensive work on this subject, The Genesis Flood, with John Whitcomb.