What was the of importance of ethics and sanctions in the story of Noah and the Flood? Noah is one of the most well known people in the Bible for building the ark. In Genesis 6:8 it states that “Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.” During Noah’s time everyone was wicked except Noah, his wife, their three sons, and their wives who all loved God. Since there was s much wickedness on earth God regrated creating man. So He decided to flood the earth and start over, but instead of destroying al man God saved Noah and his family. God told them to make an ark out of Gopherwood and pitch. No one today really knows what Gopherwood is because it may have gotten destroyed in the flood. The ark may have taken up to 75 years to build! Genesis 6:15 says “This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.” That’s about the size of one and a half football fields. Genesis 6:16-22 “16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them. 22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” When Noah finished building the ark he, his family, and the animals went on board the ship. And after seven days God shut the door. Noah was six hundred years old when it started to rain. They were on the boat for over a year and during all that time all the animals were friends and ate plants. When it was done raining Noah sent out ravens. Then he sent out a dove to see if the waters had receded and the dove came back. after seven days he sent out the dove and it came back with an olive leaf! After seven more days he sent out the dove and it never came back. Soon enough God told Noah to come out of the ark. Noah and his family gave an offering to God and God made a promise never to flood the earth again and that promise was a rainbow.

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