|Children||Japheth, Shem, Ham|
Noah ♂ (comfort ), is the father of all men since the flood.
His live can be split into three periods.
- Before the flood (Genesis 5-6)
- The flood (Genesis 7-8)
- After the flood (Genesis 9)
Before the Flood
He found favor in the eyes of the Lord. So when the Lord was about to bring the flood on the earth, he commanded Noah to build the ark and to gather the animals. Noah, his wife, his sons and his son's wives were allowed to enter the ark in order to survive.
The flood came when Noah was 600 years, 2 months and 17 days old. So this was in year 686. On the first day of Noah's 602nd¹ year the flood stopped. After the flood, Noah sacrificed some burnt offerings which caused the Lord to decide to never again destroy all living creatures.
After the Flood
After the flood God made a covenant with Noah in which he stated that he will never again a flood to destroy the earth. The rainbow is the sign of this covenant.
Noah then proceeded to plant a vineyard. He became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. Because Ham told his two brothers about this, Ham's son Canaan was then cursed by Noah.
- The NIV has an error in Genesis 8:13. They say it's in Noah's 601st year that the flood stops. But that's not possible, because the flood started in the 601st year (when Noah was 600).