Death and her three arrows are apparently working too slowly, so God decides to speed up the process: Only 8 will avoid being punished, neither more nor less (»Dieu prent pugnition du monde / .Viij. en laisse ne plus ne moins«) (1 Peter 3:20).
| The Man|
One must greatly fear the judge,
who can punish the whole world
As it appears from the Flood,
192 which he made come upon the earth.
It is quite unusual to see Noah's ark in such an account of God's plan of salvation. And one understands it well: If it had been the plan all along that Jesus' death and atoning sacrifice were to reconcile God with his creation, where do the Flood and the ark come into the picture then?
|Noah and the ark|
Noe et larche