Dr. John C. Whitcomb, Coauthor of The Genesis Flood, Passes Away

"Dr. Whitcomb greatly impacted my life. During my final year of university studies in 1974, I first obtained a copy of his book The Genesis Flood (co-authored with the late Dr. Henry Morris). This book, along with others I had gotten, gave me biblical and scientific answers to those who attacked the record of the flood in Genesis." - Ken Ham

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Aaron Blumer's picture


He will sure be missed! I only talked with him once, but we had a good conversation, and he radiated faith, joy, and love in pretty much equal amounts. It was a blessing to know him.

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josh p's picture

Dr. Whitcomb was a great teacher. I had a class where we went through a series of lectures that he had done on presuppositional apologetics. One of the better classes I have had. He always struck me as a man of legitimate scholarship who had a vibrant relationship with Christ.

TylerR's picture


The work I'll always associate with Whitcomb is his little Esther commentary in Moody's Everyman's Bible Commentary series. Very, very good commentary.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

WallyMorris's picture

The book The Genesis Flood was the first book I read which showed in detail the Biblical and scientific case for the Flood. My copy is signed by both Morris and Whitcomb - Morris signed on 1/26/79 referencing Psalm 33:4-6 and Whitcomb signed on 8/5/08, referencing 2 Peter 3:1-7. Once at an Indiana Fundamental Baptist Fellowship meeting he and his wife came and sat by me at lunch. I asked him about Hebrew and he said that retaining the language gets harder every year. His books and charts are excellent.

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN


TylerR's picture


Never read the book. I've tried about three times. Never read any creation science text, actually. I find it very hard to be interested in details about science. I really don't like it. The teleological argument seals the deal for me, without the need to delve into creation science apologetics. I know this may be a fault of mine, but I've survived this far!

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Ed Vasicek's picture

Sorry to hear this news.

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