O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Sometimes, you just have to throw the ball down the field to see what happens...
"… this makes it more evident that all kinds of animals were preserved in the ark, not so much for the sake of renewing the stock, as of prefiguring the various nations which were to be saved in the Church…"
Augustine, City of God
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"...the sovereign rule of the Messiah, inaugurated already, fulfilling the prophecies in which the world would at last be brought to book by the true human in charge of the ‘animals’, by the Messiah in charge of the nations."
N.T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, p. 1066.