Noach

General Observations

  • "All in whose nostrils were the breath of the spirit of life..." (Genesis 7:22)

  • “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the land” (Gen. 8:17, 9:1,7)

  • Beginning of life on the earth includes purpose/working, procreating/creating, and food (Gen. 8:17, 9:1,3,7, Ch 11)

  • “A mighty hunter before HaShem” (Gen. 10:9)

God's Communication/Action

  • Noah “walked with God” (Gen. 6:9)

  • HaShem sends the animals to Noah

  • HaShem shut the Ark on Noah’s behalf (Gen. 7:16)

  • HaShem spoke (Gen. 6:13, 7:1, 8:15, 9:1,8,12,17…)

  • “God caused a spirit to pass over the earth and the waters subsided” (Gen. 8:1)

  • HaShem smelled the pleasing aroma (Gen. 8:21)

  • HaShem descended to look at the city (Gen. 11:5)

God's Interest/Focus

  • HaShem explains to Noah how to build the Ark (Gen. 6:14-16)

  • 7 days and 40 days have significance (Gen. 7:4)

  • God tells Noah to command the animals (Gen. 8:17, 9:2)

  • Animals fear and are ruled by man (Gen. 9:2,3)

  • Noah built an altar, offered burnt offerings (Gen. 8:20)

  • Blood belongs to HaShem (Gen. 9:4-6)

  • HaShem appreciates reminders and visual signs (Gen. 9:13-17)

Tools of God

  • Water/flood for destruction (Gen. 6:17)

  • The rainbow as a reminder (Gen. 9:13-17)

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