Noah was the grandson of methuselah the oldest person in the bible who died at 969 years old in the year of the flood noahs father was lamech but we are not told his mothers name noah was a tenth generation descendant of adam the first human being on earth. The story of noahs ark gives us one of the greatest examples of perseverance and trusting in gods plan god brings a flood to the earth to destroy everyone but noah and his family discover the promise of gods rainbow and historical proof of the flood and ark. The genesis flood narrative is a flood myth found in the tanakh chapters 6 9 in the book of genesis the story tells of gods decision to return the earth to its pre creation state of watery chaos and then remake it in a reversal of creation the narrative has very strong similarities to parts of the epic of gilgamesh which predates the book of genesis. Background the epic of gilgamesh has been of interest to christians ever since its discovery in the mid nineteenth century in the ruins of the great library at nineveh with its account of a universal flood with significant parallels to the flood of noahs day1 2 the rest of the epic which dates back to possibly third millennium bc contains little of value for christians since it
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