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Noah

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According to the story in Gen. 6–9, Noah and his family were saved in an ark of gopher-wood, when the rest of mankind was destroyed in the Flood.

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... The man chosen by God to build an ark when he planned the Flood. See also deluge ; noah’s ark . Noah’s ark The ark, or ship, built by noah , in which he took not only his own family but a male and female pair of every animal at the time of the Flood sent by God ( Genesis 5–10 ). After 40 days and 40 nights, the rain stopped, and the inhabitants of the ark were the only surviving living things. The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat, and Noah sent out birds to search for dry land. The dove eventually returned with an olive leaf, and Noah knew that the...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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59 words

... . Survivor of the great flood in the Hebrew scriptures. According to Genesis, Noah was commanded to save himself, his family, and a breeding pair of each animal species in a wooden ark . After surviving the flood, Noah offered sacrifices to God who blessed him and made a covenant ( see NOACHIDE LAWS ) with him (Genesis 6. 9–9....

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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64 words

... Old Testament patriarch, the only person righteous enough to be chosen by God to survive the destruction of the Flood . In Genesis 6–9, Noah built an Ark , in accordance with God's instructions, to carry and shelter himself, all his family, and selected animals and birds. Noah and his sons and their wives were the ancestors of the human race after the...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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Religion
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34 words

... (or Noe ) . According to the story in Gen. 6–9, Noah and his family were saved in an ark of gopher-wood, when the rest of mankind was destroyed in the Flood...

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The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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2015

... , seminal figure in the history of wine according to the bible . See also origins of viniculture . Noah is also the name of a relatively undistinguished american hybrid . It is particularly hardy and was once widely grown in France and eastern Europe. See hondarribi...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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... Noah, a patriarch descended from Seth, is the hero of the Flood and, as such, one of the main characters of the book of Genesis . The legend of Noah consists of two cycles, that of Noah the carpenter (the flood) and that of Noah the vine grower (his drunkenness). Noah is represented fairly constantly as a bearded old man. The patriarch's attributes are a little model of his ark and a carpenter's tool. The drunkenness and derision of Noah, whose illustrations play a didactic role, occupy an important place in the second cycle (Gen 9, 20-27). The...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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Religion
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380 words

... (Heb. Noaḥ ), hero of the biblical story of the Flood; son of Lamech ( Gn . 5.28–29). Noah was a just and righteous man who “walked with God” ( Gn . 6.9). The biblical account reports that he, his family, and representatives of all existing species were saved from the annihilation of all living things by the Flood in an ark ( see Ark of Noah ), which he built at God’s command. Noah’s first act upon leaving the ark, which had come to rest on mountains of Ararat (in Armenia) as the flood waters had receded, was to make a sacrifice to God. His sacrifice was...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
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178 words

... The biblical hero saved from the Flood as told in the book of Genesis (5: 28–9: 28). Noah is described as ‘a righteous man in his generation’ (Genesis 6: 9). Some of the Rabbis understand this to mean that Noah was a good man even in his generation of evil-doers. But others understand it to mean that Noah's goodness was only relative. Compared with his evil generation Noah was a good man but had he lived in the time of Abraham he would not have amounted to much when compared with the great patriarch. In the table of nations (Genesis 10) all the seventy...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Religion
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159 words

... In the * legend of the * flood only Noah and his family of all the human race are said to have survived the deluge (Gen. 6–9), chosen by God because of Noah's goodness of character (though it was not sustained indefinitely, Gen. 9: 21). In the * ark in which the family huddled there were also pairs (the * P source) of other living species (or seven pairs of * clean animals and two pairs of * unclean animals, Gen. 7: 2–3, the * J source). After surviving the deluge, Noah emerged to offer * sacrifice to God and to receive the promise confirmed...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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2003
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48 words

...Noah Arabic Nuh . In the Quran , prophet who, along with righteous members of his family, was saved from the Great Flood in an ark while the rest of the world was destroyed due to its unrighteousness. Noah preached faith in God for 950 years, according to the Quran...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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... (Νω̑ε), biblical patriarch; hero of the story of The Flood and builder of the Ark. Noah was a righteous man and the progenitor of a new race, according to Philo . He was interpreted by the church fathers as a prefiguration of Christ: Cyril of Jerusalem speaks of Christ as “the true Noah” (PG 33:981A) and Cyril of Alexandria as “the truest Noah,” baptism being the antitype of the flood (PG 69:65B). In the same vein, Asterios of Amaseia (PG 40:448C) exclaimed that Christ in the tomb resembled Noah in his ark and thus put an end to the flood of impurity and...

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

...covenant with Noah recommending certain basic observances ( Gn. 9.1–17 ), and the children of Noah become the ancestors of the various contemporary nations ( Gn. 9.18–19 , 10 ). In Jubilees these points are elaborated upon in such a way that Noah's covenant in the third month becomes associated with the Festival of Weeks (Shavu῾ot), and his sons divide the earth in his presence. Within later biblically based literatures, Noah's primary significance revolves around his liminal position between the antediluvian and postdiluvian worlds. Noah is a “new Adam”...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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2010
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132 words

... [Bible] The book of Genesis (6–9) relates how God, seeing that ‘the wickedness of man was great in the earth’, decided to send a great flood to destroy the whole of mankind. Only Noah ‘found grace in the eyes of the Lord’ and so God warned him of the coming flood and instructed him to build an *ark in which to save himself and his family and also two of every species of creature on the earth. > Someone who survives a great flood, or is spared when others suffer; also mentioned in the context of people or things in pairs I felt like Noah listening to...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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2013
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Art & Architecture, Religion
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433 words

...returned with an olive leaf so that Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. After the retreat of the waters, Noah sacrificed to God, and God promised never again to destroy the world with a flood. The sign of this Covenant is the rainbow (Gen. 9: 13–14). Later Noah drank new wine, pressed from the grapes of the new vineyard, and was drunk and lay naked in his tent. His son Ham mocked his father's nakedness and Noah cursed him for it; Japhet and Shem respectfully covered their father (Gen. 9: 8ff.). Noah's Ark is as rich in symbolism as the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
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256 words

...Noah (or Noe ) . A son of Lamech , and tenth in descent from Adam . Acc. to the story in Genesis (6–9), Noah and his family alone were saved in an ark of gopher-wood, when the rest of mankind were destroyed in the Flood . He took with him into the ark specimens of all kinds of living creatures whereby the species were providentially preserved. From Noah, therefore, the entire surviving human race descended, through his three sons, Shem , Ham , and Japheth . To Noah is also attributed the discovery of viticulture ( Gen. 9: 20 ). Other races have...

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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2002
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Religion
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478 words

... . The son of Lamech, and the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah was the hero of the biblical Flood narrative and the first vintner. After observing the corruption of all creation, God determined to cleanse and purify the earth through a flood. Noah, however, found favor with God, and he, together with his family and the seed of all living creatures, entered the ark and survived the deluge. From them the earth was then repopulated. In many respects Noah was a second Adam . The genealogy of Genesis 5 makes his birth the first after the death of the...

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

...from the flood came to signify baptism, and Noah's ark the Church. In Hebrew tradition the survival of Adam's seed depends on the uprightness of Noah, Methuselah's grandson. Whereas the Mesopotamian gods had wearied of the service rendered by their human servants, not least the din they made, Yahweh sent the deluge because of the curse brought upon earth by the sin of Adam. The life and conduct of Noah was a standing rebuke to his contemporaries, then incited to wickedness by fallen angels. But the treatment of Noah in the Old Testament obscures his cultural...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
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Religion
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524 words

... . The son of Lamech , and the father of Shem , Ham , and Japheth ( Gen. 5.28–32 ), Noah was the hero of the biblical Flood narrative ( Gen. 6.9–9.17 ) and the first vintner ( Gen. 9.18–28 ). After observing the corruption of all creation, God determined to cleanse and purify the earth through a flood ( Gen 6.1–7 ). Noah, however, found favor with God ( Gen. 6.8–9 ), and he, together with his family and the seed of all living creatures, entered the ark and survived the deluge. From them the earth was then repopulated ( Gen. 10 ). In many...

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A Dictionary of Audiology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Medicine and health
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153 words

...Noah A software system created by the Hearing Instrument Manufacturers’ Software Association (HIMSA) specifically for the hearing aid industry worldwide. Originally each hearing-aid manufacturer used its own software platform, but in 1993 HIMSA was formed to create one software platform that could be used by all manufacturers. The name ‘Noah’ is not an acronym, but was chosen as the name for the common system because all manufacturers would be ‘in the same boat’. The system provides a common database for audiometry, hearing-aid fitting and office...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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...Noah ( 1758–1843 ) American lexicographer . In his great and scholarly An American Dictionary of the English Language , 2 vols ( 1828 ), he challenged the parochialism of British dictionaries and, with a strong national pride and spirit, established Americanisms and American usages. See dictionary...

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