Saturday, March 29, 2014

25 Incredible Facts About Noah

Here's some incredible, true facts about Noah as found in the Bible.

1. Noah was born 126 years after Adam died, and Noah died 2 years before Abraham was born.
2. Noah's great-grandfather was Enoch, who was taken to heaven without dying.
3. Noah's grandfather was Methuselah who was the oldest living man at 969 years.
4. Noah was the only blameless, righteous person living on earth at the time.
5. Noah was 500 years old before he had his 3 sons, first Japheth, then Shem, then Ham.
6. Noah was 600 years old when God gave the dimensions of the ark: 450ft long, 75ft wide, 45ft high.
7. Noah was told to take into the ark 7 pairs of animals that were approved for eating and sacrifice.
8. Noah was told to take into the ark 1 pair of other kinds of animals, male and female.
9. Noah was told to take only his wife and his 3 sons and their wives into the ark, 8 total.
10. Noah did everything that God commanded him to do.
11. Noah's son, Shem, was 98 years old when the flood came.
12. Noah did not close the door on the ark, the Lord did.
13. Noah and his family were in the ark 7 days before the flood waters came.
14. Noah's ark landed on the mountains of Ararat 150 days, exactly 5 months, after the flood began.
15. Noah was able to see other mountain peaks two and a half months later as water receded.
16. Noah opened a window after another 40 days and released a raven and a dove.
17. Noah's dove returned to the boat, and after another 7 days, Noah released the dove again.
18. Noah's dove returned with an olive branch in its beak, showing the land was becoming inhabitable.
19. Noah waited another 7 days, and released the dove, who stayed on land this time.
20. Noah lifted back the covering of the boat - this was ten and a half months after the flood began.
21. Noah waited 2 more months, then he and his family left the ark and released all the animals.
22. Noah and his family were in the ark over a year when they finally left the ark for dry ground.
23. Noah then built an altar and sacrificed as burnt offerings the animals approved for that purpose.
24. Noah received God's promise that the earth would never be destroyed by water again.
25. Noah lived 350 years after the flood, for a total of 950 years!

Read Genesis chapters 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

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