Question: If the deluge of Noah's time was "global",
and only those animals on Noah's Ark survived the deluge ?
How is it that there are NO marsupials on the Eurasia-Africa land mass near the Ark landing spot ??,
Answer: "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." Gen 2:1
God had finished the creation and placed the marsupial species where shown above !! The deluge of Noah's time impacted only where fallen mankind lived at the time. "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth,...Gen 6:1
Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth (land): and they left off to build the city.
Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth (people): and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth (land).
As we see above, the scattering abroad over all the planet did not occur until chapter 11 !!
The translation conundrum is that H776 (erets) is most often translated as "land".
The translation of H776 (erets) as "land", as a part of the planet, is the preferred translation which corresponds to the marsupial distribution as shown above since it is very apparent that there were NO marsupials preserved on the Ark during the deluge of Noah's time and released to "breed abundantly on the land, and be fruitful, and increase on the land" upon the Eurasia-Africa land masses!!
Gen 6:1 When mankind began to increase on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
Gen 6:2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were good; and they took for wives those which they selected.
Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My Spirit will not always plead with mankind, for they are lustful: their time will be a hundred and twenty years.
Gen 6:4 There were fallen men on the land at that time, and also after that, when the sons of God came to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, they became mighty men which were of old, men of authority.
Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of mankind was abundant on the land, and that any purpose of the imagination of their mind was continually evil.
Gen 6:6 And sighed the LORD that He had brought forth mankind on the land, and it grieved Him in His heart.
Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, "I will wipe away man who I have created from the face of the land; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the birds of the heavens; for I sigh that I have brought them forth."
Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Gen 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a righteous man and undefiled in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Gen 6:10 And Noah fathered three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Gen 6:11 The land also was corrupt in the sight of God, and the land was filled with violence.
Gen 6:12 And God gazed upon the land, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all mankind had corrupted their manner on the land.
Gen 6:13 And God said to Noah, "The end of all mankind has come before Me; for the land is filled with violence among them; and, behold, I will cause them to perish from the land.
Gen 6:14 Build an ark of pitch trees; make nests in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.
Gen 6:15 Build it by this plan: The length of the ark will be three hundred cubits, the width fifty cubits, and the height thirty cubits.
Gen 6:16 Provide a window to the ark and enclose it to within a cubit of the top; and the door to the ark set in the side; build it with lower, second, and third levels.
Gen 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, will bring a flood of waters upon the land, to wipe out all mankind, in which is the breath of life, among those under heaven. All that is on the land will perish.
Gen 6:18 But with you will I establish My covenant; and you will come into the ark, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
Gen 6:19 And among all living things of all flesh, two of every kind will you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they will be male and female.
Gen 6:20 Among birds after their kind, and among cattle after their kind, among every creeping thing of the land after their kind, two of every kind will come to you, to keep them alive.
Gen 6:21 And keep for yourself every kind of food that is eaten, and you will gather it in; and it will be for food for you and for them."
Gen 6:22 This Noah fulfilled; he accomplished everything that God commanded.
Gen 7:1 And the LORD said to Noah, "Enter you and all your family into the ark; for you I have seen in this generation as righteous before Me.
Gen 7:2 Among every clean beast you will receive by sevens, the male and his female: and among beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
Gen 7:3 Among birds of the heaven by sevens, the male and the female; to preserve them on the face of all the land.
Gen 7:5 And Noah accomplished all that the LORD commanded.
Gen 7:6 And Noah was a son of six hundred years when the flood of waters was on the land.
Gen 7:7 And Noah entered, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
Gen 7:9 entered in two by two to Noah in the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
Gen 7:10 And after seven days the waters of the flood were on the land.
Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, at that time were all the wells of the great deep cleaved, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Gen 7:12 And the rain was upon the land forty days and forty nights.
Gen 7:13 On that very time entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
Gen 7:14 They, and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the land after its kind, and every bird after his kind, all sort of little birds.
Gen 7:15 And they went to Noah in the ark, two and two of all flesh, which had the breath of life.
Gen 7:16 And those going in, entered in male and female among all flesh, as God had commanded: and the LORD shut them in.
Gen 7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the land; and the waters increased, and raised up the ark, and it was lift up above the land.
Gen 7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly on the land; and the ark floated on the face of the waters.
Gen 7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under all the heaven, were covered.
Gen 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward the waters prevailed; and the hills were covered.
Gen 7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the land, birds, cattle, and beasts, and of all creeping thing that creeps upon the land, and all men:
Gen 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, among all that was on the dry land died.
Gen 7:23 And every living substance was wiped away which was on the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the birds of the heaven; and they were wiped off from the land: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
Gen 7:24 And the waters prevailed on the land a hundred and fifty days.
Gen 8:1 And God was mindful of Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark: and God made a wind to blow over the land, and the waters subsided;
Gen 8:2 The wells of the deep and the windows of heaven were shut up, and the rain from heaven was stopped;
Gen 8:3 And the waters were retreating from off the land: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were down.
Gen 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the hills of Ararat.
Gen 8:5 And the waters retreated until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the hills seen.
Gen 8:6 After forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark which he had built:
Gen 8:7 And he sent out a raven, which went back and forth until the waters were dried up from off the land.
Gen 8:8 Also he sent out a dove from him, to see if the waters were gone from off the face of the ground;
Gen 8:9 But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him in the ark, for the waters were on the face of all the land: then he put out his hand, and took her, and pulled her into him in the ark.
Gen 8:10 And he waited another seven days; and again he sent the dove out of the ark;
Gen 8:11 And the dove came in to him at dusk; and, behold, in its mouth was an olive leaf torn off: so Noah knew that the waters had retreated from the land.
Gen 8:12 And he waited yet another seven days; and sent out the dove; and it did not returned to him again.
Gen 8:13 In the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried on the land: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Gen 8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, the land was dried out.
Gen 8:15 And God commanded Noah, saying,
Gen 8:16 "Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons, and the sons' wives with you.
Gen 8:17 Bring every living thing that is with you, of all flesh, birds, cattle, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the land; that they may breed abundantly on the land, and be fruitful, and increase on the land."
Gen 8:18 And Noah went out, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
Gen 8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, and that which creeps on the land, after their kinds, went out of the ark.
Gen 8:20 And Noah built an altar to the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Gen 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet fragrance; and the LORD said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground for man's sake; for the imagination of man's mind is evil from his youth; neither will I again punish every living thing, as I have done.
Gen 8:22 While the earth remains, planting and harvesting, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night will not fail."
Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the land.