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Noah’s Ark
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Noah’s Ark
Noah’s Ark A large vessel which Noah constructed at God’s command. Used to deliver Noah, his family, and selected land animals from the flood that God unleashed as judgment upon wicked humanity.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Noah and the Ark
NOAH AND THE ARK This entry consists of two articles. The first focuses on the biblical hero of the Flood (Gen 5:28–9:29) who later became the subject of Jewish and Christian legend. The second article focuses on the ark itself and the claims through the ages that its remains have survived.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ark of Noah
Ark of Noah [Heb. tēḇâ; Gk. kibōtós] (Gen. 6:14ff; Mt. 24:38; Lk. 17:27; He. 11:7; 1 Pet. 3:20). A vessel built by Noah at the command of God to preserve from the Flood a remnant of the human race and of the animals associated with man.The Hebrew word for the ark is related to the Egyptian ḏb’t
Noah
1. [Heb nō (a)ḥ; Gk Noē]; AV also NOE. The last of the antediluvian patriarchs and survivor of the Genesis Flood (Gen. 5:28–9:28).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Noah
Noah (noh´uh).1 The son of Lamech (Gen. 5:28–29), the grandson of Methuselah, and the ninth descendant from Adam via Seth. The story of Noah is found in Gen. 6–9. His birth is the first recorded after Adam’s death. Noah and his household are the sole human survivors of the flood, which God brought upon
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ark, Noah's
ARK, NOAH’S. Noah’s ark was a colossal barge which God commanded Noah to build for the purpose of keeping alive members of his family and two of every kind of land animal through a universal flood (see Flood) which would come upon the earth in 120 years (Gen 6:3, 14–21). The ark (Heb. tēbâ, from the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ark
ARK. 1. The ark of Noah (Heb. tēḇâ, probably from Egyp. ḏb’.t, ‘chest, coffin’, Gn. 6–9; kibōtos, ‘box, chest’ in the NT) was evidently intended to be no more than a floating repository, measuring, if the cubit is taken at c. 46 cm (*Weights and Measures), about 150 × 25 × 15 m (Gn. 6:15). It is
Noah
NOAH. The last of the ten antediluvian Patriarchs and hero of the *Flood. He was the son of Lamech, who was 182 (Samaritan Pentateuch, 53; lxx, 188) years old when Noah was born (Gn. 5:28–29; Lk. 3:36).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ark of Noah
Ark of NoahAccording to Gen. 6:1–8, the Deity decided to destroy the human race by means of a great flood, excepting only the family of the righteous Noah. The latter’s means of escape was to be a great boat (“ark”), the dimensions of which are precisely given (6:14–16).Discussion of the craft, by
Noah
Noah (Heb. nōaḥ; Gk. N̂e)Son of Lamech and father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth; the central human character of the Flood story (Gen. 6–9).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ark of Noah
Ark of Noah. A vessel made by Noah at God’s command to protect him and the animal species during the Deluge. Heb. tēḇâ (related to Egyp ḏb˒t “chest,” “box,” “coffin”) is only used to designate Noah’s ark and the basket in which the infant Moses was placed (Exod. 2:3, 5).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Noah
NOAH נחΝῶεI. The etymology of the name Noah has never been satisfactorily explained. It is usually connected with the verb root nwḥ ‘rest, settle down’ (of the ark Gen 8:4), ‘repose, be quiet’ (after labour Exod 20:11) and so Noah may mean ‘rest’ possibly in association with the resting of the ark
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ark
ARK The vessel Noah constructed at the command of God and in which he and his family with animals escaped the Flood. God commanded Noah to build the ark according to precise measurements: 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high (Gen 6:15; approximately 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45
Noah
NOAH A tenth-generation descendant of Adam (Gen 5:1–31) who, along with his family, survived the Flood by constructing the ark (Gen 6–9). Noah was the son of Lamech, and was born when Lamech was 182 years old. Noah was the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Gen 5:32).The etymology of the
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