After the creation of Adam, God informed him, “And God went on to say, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” (Gen 1:29) However, meat was not on the human diet. Therefore, some are confused by God’s words to Noah after he came out of the ark, “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.” (Gen. 9:3) Is this a contradiction of God’s earlier command to Adam?
Genesis 8:11: If the floodwaters destroyed the trees, where did the dove get the olive leaf?
Genesis 8:11 says, “And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had abated from the earth.” This verse indicates that the dove brought an olive leaf to Noah, which he took as a sign that the floodwaters had receded.