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Noah and his life

Noah's name means “rest”.

Noah's grandfather was the oldest man who ever lived (Methuselah).

The Flood began when Noah was 600 years old (Genesis 6:3) and his grandfather had just died.

Noah lived 950 years (Genesis 9:29).

Noah built the Ark for 120 years (Genesis 6:3).

Noah did not bring the animals to the Ark; God did that (Genesis 6:20).

Read the Bible's story about the Flood (Genesis 6-9)

What do you know about Noah's sons: Shem, Japheth and Ham.

Where did the human races come from? Answer

Noah saw the world's first rainbow (Genesis 9:11-17).

What causes a rainbow? Answer

Does the Bible claim that the Flood of Noah covered the entire Earth? Answer

Where did the flood water come from? Answer

Where did the flood water go afterwards? Answer

Could Noah's Ark really hold all the animals preserved in the flood? Answer

Are dinosaur fossils evidence for the great Flood? Answer

How did jellyfish provide evidence for Noah's Flood? Answer

Did the Genesis flood destroy the Garden of Eden? Answer

What is gopher wood? Answer

How did various animals get from the Ark to isolated places, such as Australia? Answer

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Today's news is often filled with terrible disasters which kill hundreds or even thousands of people. But, can you imagine a disaster so terrible that only 8 people in the whole world survived. Its true, Noah and his wife, his three sons, and their wives were the only people saved from the largest flood of all time.

Noah's Ark on the flood waters (illustration copyrighted, Films for Christ)

The Bible tells of a great flood that covered the entire earth - the Flood described in Genesis.

This was the greatest disaster in history. Nothing else has even come close. The Flood waters rose above all the world's mountains and killed most of the air-breathing, land animals. It destroyed the entire surface of the earth.

Great supplies of water stored underground came bursting out. The earth's crust heaved and buckled unleashing terrible volcanic eruptions and massive earthquakes like the world has never seen before or since.

Rain (Photographer: Paul S. Taylor. Copyrighted, Films for Christ)

Rain poured out from dark, thundering skies in unending torrents. Waves of loosened earth and trees slid down hillsides burying plants by the thousands. All of the cities were totally destroyed. And so was God's Garden in Eden. For forty days the rains continued. And the waves continued to rise, fed by vast amounts of underground water which used to feed the rivers and springs of the world, including the Garden in the land of Eden.

Under the pressure of this worldwide disaster, the earth shook again and again causing huge tsunami waves to sweep across the sinking land. So great was the destruction that every human being died and with them, millions of animals and plants.

Noah's Ark in storm (Photographer: Paul S. Taylor. Copyrighted, Films for Christ)

The only people spared were Noah's faithful family. According to God's instructions, Noah built a great barge-shaped boat to save his family and thousands of animals to be used to refill the earth. God protected this precious ship and its passengers throughout the disaster which lasted over one year.

When the destruction was finished, peace slowly began to return to the earth. Eventually, the waters dropped to a level safe enough for Noah and his family to leave the Ark on dry ground.

Why did God send the Flood? Answer

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Author: Paul S. Taylor, Films for Christ. Text adapted from Taylor's book, The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible. Copyright © 1995, 2000, 2002, Films for Christ, All Rights Reserved


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  • Did Noah need an oxygen mask when the Ark rose above the highest mountains? Answer

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