Noah, the son of Lamech, was one of eight people that lived before, during, and after the Great Flood. When God saw the extent of human wickedness on the earth He decided to destroy all mankind by a flood (Gen 6-7).
God told Noah, who He saw as the one righteous person that the face of the earth to construct an ark 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high, with 3 decks inside (Gen 6:14-16). He promised Noah that He would keep him safe in the ark, along with his wife, 3 sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their wives (Gen 7:1 &7).
God had Noah bring into the ark a pair of each kind of bird, animal, and reptile, and in some cases, seven pairs of each (Gen 7:2-3 & 8-9). Noah was 600 years old when the flood came (Gen 7:6), and for forty days and forty nights it raged (Gen 7:12). The water rose higher than the highest mountain peaks and all life on earth was blotted out, but Noah and his family and the animals were safe in the ark (Gen 17-24).
One hundred and fifty days after the flood began the water gradually receded and the ark came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat (Gen 8:4). Mount Ararat is located in today’s Turkey and in 2010 archeologists claim to have found Noah’s Ark. Researchers say that it is 4,800 years old which is around Noah’s age time, but it’s still suspecthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC2GGM5g86g. Yet, there is evidence that the flood actually happened.
Eventually the earth was dry again and Noah, his family and the animals disembarked. God blessed Noah and his family and told them to repopulate the earth. From Noah’s 3 sons came all the nations of the earth.
Noah lived another 350 years after the flood and died at the age of 950. The story of Noah is found in Genesis, chapters 6-9. Noah is mentioned eight times in the New Testament and in Ezekiel 14:14 his is listed along with Daniel and Job for their righteousness.