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And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'
wives with him, into the ark,
because of the waters of the flood.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Noah?
The definition and outline of Noah is as follows: According to the
Old Testament Noah was the son of Lamech who had three sons,
Ham, and Japheth. built an ark to save his family and a pair of each
species of animal from the Great Flood.
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the grandson of Methuselah (Genesis 5:25-29), who was for two
hundred and fifty years contemporary with Adam, and the son of
Lamech, who was about fifty years old at the time of Adam's death.
This patriarch is rightly regarded as the connecting link between
the old and the new world. He is the second great progenitor of the
The words of his father Lamech at his birth (Genesis 5:29) have been
regarded as in a sense prophetical, designating Noah as a type of
Him who is the true "rest and comfort" of men under the burden of
He lived five hundred years, and then there were born unto him three
sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Genesis 5:32). He was a "just man and
perfect in his generation," and "walked with God" (Compare Ezekiel
14:14,20). But now the descendants of Cain and of Seth began to
intermarry, and then there sprang up a race distinguished for their
ungodliness. Men became more and more corrupt, and God determined to
sweep the earth of its wicked population (Genesis 6:7). But with
Noah God entered into a covenant, with a promise of deliverance from
the threatened deluge (18). He was accordingly commanded to build an
ark (6:14-16) for the saving of himself and his house. An interval
of one hundred and twenty years elapsed while the ark was being
built (6:3), during which Noah bore constant testimony against the
unbelief and wickedness of that generation (1 Peter 3:18-20; 2Pet
When the ark of "gopher-wood" (mentioned only here) was at length
completed according to the command of the Lord, the living creatures
that were to be preserved entered into it; and then Noah and his
wife and sons and daughters-in-law entered it, and the "Lord shut
him in" (Gen.7:16). The judgment-threatened now fell on the guilty
world, "the world that then was, being overflowed with water,
perished" (2 Peter 3:6). The ark floated on the waters for one
hundred and fifty days, and then rested on the mountains of Ararat
(Genesis 8:3,4); but not for a considerable time after this was
divine permission given him to leave the ark, so that he and his
family were a whole year shut up within it (Genesis 614-14).
On leaving the ark Noah's first act was to erect an altar, the first
of which there is any mention, and offer the sacrifices of adoring
thanks and praise to God, who entered into a covenant with him, the
first covenant between God and man, granting him possession of the
earth by a new and special charter, which remains in force to the
present time (Genesis 8:21-9:17).). As a sign and witness of this
covenant, the rainbow was adopted and set apart by God, as a sure
pledge that never again would the earth be destroyed by a flood.
But, alas! Noah after this fell into grievous sin (Genesis 9:21);
and the conduct of Ham on this sad occasion led to the memorable
prediction regarding his three sons and their descendants. Noah
"lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years, and he died"
We have selected Noah as one of the most important people and
character from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline
of this famous person.
Much of the information is taken from
the classic reference books including
Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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