"For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the Earth…. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the Earth." Later, on the sabbath-day, the "the ark rested on the seventeenth day of the seventh month upon the mountains of Ararat."
On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a weekly sabbath-day, Noah sent forth a raven from the ark. One week later, he sent forth a dove, to see if the waters had come to rest. Then Noah "stayed yet another seven days" and sent forth the dove which returned with an olive-leaf in her mouth so that Noah knew the waters had come to rest. "Then Noah stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove again."