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Noah

(nō`ə) [Heb.,=to rest], in the Bible, the builder of the arkark,
in the Bible. 1 Boat of Noah, which he built at God's command to preserve his family and certain creatures from the Deluge. 2 Ark of the Covenant, the sacred wooden chest of the Hebrews, representative of God or identified with Him.
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. Righteous Noah and his family were the only people God saved from a world sunk in sin. At divine direction Noah built the ship that saved human and animal life from the DelugeDeluge
, in the Bible, the overwhelming flood that covered the earth and destroyed every living thing except the family of Noah and the creatures in his ark. Archaeology has yielded little trace of the biblical flood, but some oceanographers and geophysicists have speculated
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, after which God established a covenant with him. According to biblical ethnography, Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, are eponymous ancestors of races as humankind is divided in the Bible. The story has similarities with other Middle Eastern accounts of the Deluge in the GilgameshGilgamesh
, in Babylonian legend, king of Uruk. He is the hero of the Gilgamesh epic, written on 12 tablets c.2000 B.C. and discovered among the ruins at Nineveh. The epic was lost when the library of the Assyrian king Assurbanipal was destroyed in 612 B.C.
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 epic and in the Babylonian myth of Atrahasis.
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Noah

 

the hero of the biblical myth of the great flood. In Noah can be found traits of heroes of Sumerian (Ziusudra) and Babylonian (Utnapishtim) mythology.

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Noah

inebriated from wine, sprawls naked in tent. [O.T.: Genesis 9:20–23]

Noah

with family and animals, escapes the Deluge. [O.T.: Genesis 8:15–19]
See: Escape

Noah

saved from flood because of his faith. [O.T.: Genesis 6-10]

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Noah

with his sons, deemed by God worth saving from His destructive flood. [O.T.: Genesis 6–10]
See: Rescue

Noah

only devout man of time; saved from flood. [O.T.: Genesis 6: 9–22]

Noah

chosen by God to escape the deluge. [O.T.: Genesis 5–9]
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Noah

Old Testament a Hebrew patriarch, who saved himself, his family, and specimens of each species of animal and bird from the Flood by building a ship (Noah's Ark) in which they all survived (Genesis 6--8)
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'Lor, Noah!' said Charlotte, 'what a rum creature you are!
'Let him alone!' said Noah. 'Why everybody lets him alone enough, for the matter of that.
'Oh, you queer soul!' said Charlotte, bursting into a hearty laugh, in which she was joined by Noah; after which they both looked scornfully at poor Oliver Twist, as he sat shivering on the box in the coldest corner of the room, and ate the stale pieces which had been specially reserved for him.
Noah was a charity-boy, but not a workhouse orphan.
"We have family histories of Alzheimers and dementia, so it struck a cord," said Noahs mother, Kelly Akemann, an Elgin nurse whose husband is a firefighter/paramedic in Morton Grove.
The NPR headline "Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's replacement, goes from hero to villain In 24 hours" succinctly captured the speed at which the news story was developing.
With theatre studies increasingly invested in explorations of the representation of violence on the stage, the various scenes in which the several Mrs Noahs are subdued gain new interest.
Noah's Army foundation is grateful and encouraged by the support of local area companies who offered sponsorships and/or raffle item donations such as Oakley Trucking, Caliber Coffee, Lakeland Harley Davidson, Bartow Ford, Adventures Archery, Rapture Guns & Knives, Guns Galore and Bass Culture.
Episode 9 was draining and apparently very anticlimactic for Noah, having learned that his psyche was playing tricks on him.
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Lucy Owen, broadcaster and vice-president of the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Charity, was on hand to offer her support and officially start the walk, along with president of Noah's Ark Charity, Lyn Jones.