What happened to Noah and his family ? – Religion & Spirituality


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The story of Naoh ends with Noah planting a vineyard, then drinking too much and becoming drunk. Ham, the father of Canaan supposedly took advantage of his father’s drunken stupor to homosexually rape him. As a result, neither Ham nor his sons Cush, Mizraim and Phut suffered any punishment, but Noah cursed Ham’s son Canaan, and his descendants, to be servants of the others. Here, the symbolism of the Israelites’ chief adversary being condemned to servitude is obvious.

Although the Bible says Noah was the ancestor of every person in the world, archaeologists have found no evidence of the remaining 350 years of the life of this remarkable man in the records of the Hebrews, Egyptians, Assyrians or any other nation. The author of Genesis claimed to know that Noah lived another 350 years after the Flood, therefore living until Abraham was some 60 years old, yet he played no further part in the biblical story. He did not use his personal acquaintance with God to argue against the rise of new religions, and Abraham was not aware that he had a living ancestor who could have provided testimony for his God.

Neither Abraham nor any other national leader kept in touch nor sought Noah’s advice on any matter. It is as if he and his family ceased to exist once they had fulfilled the biblical role of surviving the Flood.

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