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Same term used for Noah's ark and Moses's basket

The Hebrew word תֵּבָה (tebah) occurs 28 times in the OT and simply means (literally), chest, box, coffin, etc. That is, a box-like container used to house and protect some contents that are (by ...
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Why didn't Noah's righteousness/faith save his generation in Genesis 7?

First, regarding Abraham. Note that it would not be the righteousness of Abraham that could potentially secure the saving of all the inhabitants in the Sodom and Gomorrah region. That would require ...
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What is the significance of Noah's name?

While OP poses his question in these terms... What then is the significance of Noah's name meaning "rest" or "comfort" and how does it relate to the flood narrative? ...I will adjust that slightly ...
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Shouldn’t it read her tent? Genesis 9:21

The Masoretic vowelization here isn't changing the meaning of the consonantal text. The letter ה as a suffix is used throughout the Bible, though less often than ו, to represent the /o/ that marks ...
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How is Japheth is enlarged if confined to the tents of Shem? Gen 9:27

God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. - Genesis 9:27 There is no indication that anything in this verse is mutually exclusive. That is ...
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Does Genesis indicate everyone has Noah's sons as common ancestors?

The short answer is…Yes. According to the text in Genesis 5 through Genesis 10, every person living today is a descendant of Shem, Ham, or Japheth. Reading Gen 5:32 through Gen 10:32 reveals that ...
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How long did Noah take building the ark?

According to scripture, Genesis 6:3 reveals a "countdown" toward the flood of 120 years (though there is some contention with this interpretation of the 120 years). However, in Genesis 6:14-18 we are ...
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Is it the case that Noah, his family, and all the animals had but one small window to breathe through (Gen. 6:16)?

Is it the case that Noah, his family, and all the animals had but one small window to breathe through (Gen. 6:16)? In the article "Ark" under the heading "Design and Size", the ...
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Hebrew Text Indicative of a Local or Global Flood?

I must take issue with the idea that "The author clearly meant it to be understood as a global event." This is not even a possibility! The Hebrew author, whomever one wants to say he was, was not ...
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"Out of the ground" or "Because of the ground" in Genesis 5:29

Green's literal, interlinear Hebrew translation of the Masoretic text of Genesis 5:29 gives : This one/shall comfort us/from our work/and the toil of/our hands/from/the ground/ which Jehovah has ...
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Why did Noah Curse Canaan and not Ham?

According to Genesis 9:1 Ham had already been blessed by God And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth God word is final so when Ham ...
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How do the waters of Noah's flood correspond to baptism (1 Peter 3:21)?

How do the waters of Noah's flood correspond to baptism (1 Peter 3:21)? The whole earth was covered with water. All wicked people were wiped out. When the earth was flooded people either lived or ...
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How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?

Because the meaning of the Hebrew word in Genesis 6:14 is uncertain, nobody knows for sure what botanic species of wood was used for the Ark. The meaning of גֹּפֶר seems hidden in the mists of time, ...
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"clean" and "unclean" animals in both Genesis and Leviticus

Genesis 7 includes Hebrew words translated as "clean" and "not clean." Leviticus 11 includes Hebrew words translated as "clean" and "unclean." Both "unclean" and "not clean" mean the same thing in ...
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Why did Noah Curse Canaan and not Ham?

My understanding is that "Ham, the father of Canaan, SAW THE NAKEDNESS OF HIS FATHER" is an euphemism. Lev_18:8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's ...
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Based on Genesis 6:15-16, Could an adult male Giraffe (18-feet tall) actually stand in the 15-ft tall decks of the multi leveled 30-Cubit Ark?

This is by no means an exhaustive list of scenarios where Scripture holds true, but there are many scenarios where if we assume the ark was exactly 45ft feet and the giraffes were 18ft, we can still ...
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Based on Genesis 6:15-16, Could an adult male Giraffe (18-feet tall) actually stand in the 15-ft tall decks of the multi leveled 30-Cubit Ark?

Why do you suppose that any of the animals were full grown adults? Would it not be far better to take onto the ark creatures whose full adult life is still ahead of them? Younger animals would need ...
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Does Genesis 9:5 prohibit killing oneself?

Given that life is a gift from God, and that blood represents God-given life, that is why the Bible says such a lot about respectful use of blood. Not even animal blood was to be consumed by humans ...
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Gen 9:4 - Why can't we eat the life?

To understand the relationship of life to blood, we must acknowledge that Jehovah God is our creator (Genesis 2:7) and the giver of life (Psalm 36:9; Revelation 4:11). When Jehovah God created us, he ...
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Noah's father Lamech and the Lord's curse

Genesis 5:29 cites the words of Noah's father Lamech. The words themselves point back to the words of God in Genesis 3:15-19. These verses speak of the curse that God put on the ground and the endless ...
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Why does Noah curse Canaan?

Whatever the act perpretated by Ham, whether merely seeing his father naked, or taking advantage of Noah's drunken stupor to homosexually rape him, in Genesis 9:24-25 Noah clearly regards it as worthy ...
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Is there a connection between Genesis 8:11 (dove & olive branch) and John 1:32 (Christ's baptism)?

Rex Wyler says, in The Jesus Sayings, page 73, that to the ancients, the dove depicted a new beginning. Thus, the representation is not so much of peace, but in each case, a new beginning: The end ...
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How long did Noah take building the ark?

The book of Jasher chapter 5 verse 35 says, "In his five hundred and ninety fifth year Noah commenced to make the ark, and he made the ark in five years, as the Lord had commanded."
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Why was Noah specifically required to build an ark with Gopher wood?

"Gopher" in the KJV is simply a transcription of Hebrew גפר. There is no agreement among specialists as to what it means. It occurs only once in the Bible.
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Canaan is the servant, but who are the other "Servants" that Noah was referring to in Gen 9:25?

עֶ֥בֶד עֲבָדִ֖ים abad abadim "A servant of servants." Meaning: an extremely lowly or humbled person. This is a Biblical Hebrew equivalent to a superlative (which they don't technically have, but ...
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