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 for Noah
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Noah
     rest, (Heb. Noah) the grandson of Methuselah (Gen. 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 human family.
     
       The words of his father Lamech at his birth (Gen. 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 life (Matt.11:28).
     
       He lived five hundred years, and then there were born unto him
     three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Gen. 5:32). He was a "just
     man and perfect in his generation," and "walked with God" (comp.
     Ezek. 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 (Gen. 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 Pet. 3:18-20;
     2 Pet. 2:5).
     
       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 Pet. 3:6). The ark floated
     on the waters for one hundred and fifty days, and then rested on
     the mountains of Ararat (Gen. 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 (Gen. 6-14).
     
       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 (Gen. 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 (Gen. 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" (28:29). (See DELUGE).
     
       Noah, motion, (Heb. No'ah) one of the five daughters of
     Zelophehad (Num.26:33; 27:1; 36:11; Josh. 17:3).
     

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