Noah's Ark, the true story

The Bible version of the story is located in Genesis, chapters 6-9.

This is how it really happened.

          Once upon a time there was a good and righteous man named Noah. According to God he was the only good man on the entire Earth. All the rest were sinners. This story involves Noah, his wife, their three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the wives of their three sons and all the rest of the animals that creep and crawl and walk on the face of the earth.

              Noah was 600 years old at the time this story takes place.  He had married his wife, Naamah as a child bride.  She was only 15 years old and he was 35 when they married. Because they were from different generations and had little to talk about Noah still felt he should have married someone closer to his own age. Naamah bore the first of their three sons when she was 480 years old. It seems that Noah finally found something to talk to her about.

This story is true and will differ in some details from the account in the Bible. As you know, the Bible is the word of God and so must be believed if you are one of the faithful ones.

              It’s a little unclear how God decided that Noah was not a sinner. According to God’s New Testament everyone since Adam and Eve is born in Original Sin and remains a sinner until they are saved by accepting Jesus. Jesus wasn’t born until 3,000 years after the great flood was supposed to happen so it seems that Noah couldn’t have been saved yet and must have been a sinner.

              To get on with the story, God told Noah that he was going to cover the earth with a flood and drown all people on earth except for Noah’s wife, his three sons, their wives, and all the animals. God directed him to build a great boat to carry his family and representatives of all the animals on earth. God told Noah that he was going to make it rain for 40 days and 40 nights. The water would cover everything, even the mountaintops. God told him that the water would probably subside in about a year. God said to Noah, “Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate, and seven pairs of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.”

              Noah asked, “What’s the difference between clean animals and not clean animals?”

              God answered, “That’s all clearly laid out in Leviticus 11.”

              “What’s Leviticus 11?”

              “That’s one of the five books of Moses. You can read them in the Bible.”

              Noah shook his head in bewilderment and said, “God, you’re really making this difficult for me. Moses hasn’t been born yet. The Bible hasn’t been written yet. And even if it was, I don’t know how to read.”





Noah's Ark

Anthony Peretore

This little humorous tidbit opened my eyes to how silly some of the Bible stories I believed actually are. I'm going to have to go back to my bible and look at them with a more careful eye. Thank you.

Noah's Ark

Caroline J.

Good one. Are you going to do more stories from the Bible?

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