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Genesis 6:10 Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


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Genesis 6 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: The sons of God marry the daughters of men, men turn to wretched wickedness, the earth is is filled with violence, all flesh is utterly corrupted, the flood is promised by God, the LORD establishes his covenant with Noah, Noah builds an ark which will save his family and two of every living thing after its own kind.

Genesis Chapter 6

Genesis 6:13 - And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Outline
The Reason for the Great Flood (Genesis 6:1-7)
The Lord's Grace Toward Noah (Genesis 6:8-12)
Instructions for Building the Ark (Genesis 6:13-22)

Summary
1 The Wickedness Of The World
8 Noah Findeth Grace
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The Ark

Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore
Painting of Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore

ARCHAEOLOGY

Sumerian Deluge Tablet

Deluge Tablet

The adventures of Gilgamesh, the king of Erech according to legend, are described in detail on a series of 12 cuneiform tablets discovered in the ruins of ancient Nineveh. The tablet above is the 11th tablet and reveals the Babylonian story of the flood. In the epic of Gilgamesh the story is revealed by Uta-napishtim, who was instructed to build an ark and was rescued with his family from the great flood. The account is much different than the Biblical event of the flood of Noah. The Sumerian stories date back to around 2000 BC. and the Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet in the British museum dates back to the 6th century BC. The actual flood of Noah was much older, around 2800 BC.

Genesis 4:21: And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Babylonian Flood Tablet
Babylonian Flood Tablet with the Epic of Gilgamesh (650 BC)

Cuneiform Tablet With Atrahasis Epic
17th Century BC Babylonian tablet with the Atrahasis Epic
click to see it in the British Museum.

 

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Shem, Ham, and Japheth
The Flood
The Ark
God's Wrath
God's Grace

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