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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Noah  \No"ah\,  n.  [Heb.  N[=o]akh  rest.] 
  A  patriarch  of  Biblical  history,  in  the  time  of  the  Deluge. 
  {Noah's  ark}. 
  a  (Zo["o]l.)  A  marine  bivalve  shell  ({Arca  No[ae]}),  which 
  somewhat  resembles  an  ark,  or  ship,  in  form 
  b  A  child's  toy,  consisting  of  an  ark-shaped  box  containing 
  many  different  wooden  animals. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  Hebrew  patriarch  who  saved  himself  and  his  family  and 
  the  animals  by  building  an  ark  in  which  they  survived  40 
  days  and  40  nights  of  rain;  the  story  of  Noah  and  the 
  flood  is  told  in  the  Book  of  Genesis  [syn:  {Noah}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  rest,  (Heb.  Noah)  the  grandson  of  Methuselah  (Gen.  5:25-29),  who 
  was  for  two  hundred  and  fifty  years  contemporary  with  Adam,  and 
  the  son  of  Lamech,  who  was  about  fifty  years  old  at  the  time  of 
  Adam's  death.  This  patriarch  is  rightly  regarded  as  the 
  connecting  link  between  the  old  and  the  new  world.  He  is  the 
  second  great  progenitor  of  the  human  family. 
  The  words  of  his  father  Lamech  at  his  birth  (Gen.  5:29)  have 
  been  regarded  as  in  a  sense  prophetical,  designating  Noah  as  a 
  type  of  Him  who  is  the  true  "rest  and  comfort"  of  men  under  the 
  burden  of  life  (Matt.11:28). 
  He  lived  five  hundred  years,  and  then  there  were  born  unto  him 
  three  sons,  Shem,  Ham,  and  Japheth  (Gen.  5:32).  He  was  a  "just 
  man  and  perfect  in  his  generation,"  and  "walked  with  God"  (comp. 
  Ezek.  14:14,20).  But  now  the  descendants  of  Cain  and  of  Seth 
  began  to  intermarry,  and  then  there  sprang  up  a  race 
  distinguished  for  their  ungodliness.  Men  became  more  and  more 
  corrupt,  and  God  determined  to  sweep  the  earth  of  its  wicked 
  population  (Gen.  6:7).  But  with  Noah  God  entered  into  a 
  covenant,  with  a  promise  of  deliverance  from  the  threatened 
  deluge  (18).  He  was  accordingly  commanded  to  build  an  ark 
  (6:14-16)  for  the  saving  of  himself  and  his  house.  An  interval 
  of  one  hundred  and  twenty  years  elapsed  while  the  ark  was  being 
  built  (6:3),  during  which  Noah  bore  constant  testimony  against 
  the  unbelief  and  wickedness  of  that  generation  (1  Pet.  3:18-20; 
  2  Pet.  2:5). 
  When  the  ark  of  "gopher-wood"  (mentioned  only  here)  was  at 
  length  completed  according  to  the  command  of  the  Lord,  the 
  living  creatures  that  were  to  be  preserved  entered  into  it  and 
  then  Noah  and  his  wife  and  sons  and  daughters-in-law  entered  it 
  and  the  "Lord  shut  him  in"  (Gen.7:16).  The  judgment-threatened 
  now  fell  on  the  guilty  world,  "the  world  that  then  was  being 
  overflowed  with  water,  perished"  (2  Pet.  3:6).  The  ark  floated 
  on  the  waters  for  one  hundred  and  fifty  days,  and  then  rested  on 
  the  mountains  of  Ararat  (Gen.  8:3,4);  but  not  for  a  considerable 
  time  after  this  was  divine  permission  given  him  to  leave  the 
  ark,  so  that  he  and  his  family  were  a  whole  year  shut  up  within 
  it  (Gen.  6-14). 
  On  leaving  the  ark  Noah's  first  act  was  to  erect  an  altar,  the 
  first  of  which  there  is  any  mention,  and  offer  the  sacrifices  of 
  adoring  thanks  and  praise  to  God,  who  entered  into  a  covenant 
  with  him  the  first  covenant  between  God  and  man,  granting  him 
  possession  of  the  earth  by  a  new  and  special  charter,  which 
  remains  in  force  to  the  present  time  (Gen.  8:21-9:17).  As  a  sign 
  and  witness  of  this  covenant,  the  rainbow  was  adopted  and  set 
  apart  by  God,  as  a  sure  pledge  that  never  again  would  the  earth 
  be  destroyed  by  a  flood. 
  But  alas!  Noah  after  this  fell  into  grievous  sin  (Gen.  9:21); 
  and  the  conduct  of  Ham  on  this  sad  occasion  led  to  the  memorable 
  prediction  regarding  his  three  sons  and  their  descendants.  Noah 
  "lived  after  the  flood  three  hundred  and  fifty  years,  and  he 
  died"  (28:29).  (See  {DELUGE}). 
  Noah,  motion,  (Heb.  No'ah)  one  of  the  five  daughters  of 
  Zelophehad  (Num.26:33;  27:1;  36:11;  Josh.  17:3). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Noah,  repose;  consolation 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Noah,  that  quavers  or  totters  (Zelophehad's  daughter) 

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