Understanding the Characters of Noah’s Ark

Logos 5’s Bible Facts tool is a powerful, comprehensive database of all of the Bible’s people, places, and things. It’s a great way to learn more about almost anything, but it’s especially useful when you’re studying biblical people—genealogies that can span entire chapters become highly detailed family trees, giving you visual representations of biblical relationships.

Let’s take a look at Noah’s family tree:

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You can even choose which family lines you want to follow—you can see Noah’s place in Adam’s family tree, or even Jesus’.

Discover what the Bible says about Noah

When you highlight “Noah,” Bible Facts pulls up relevant passages in your preferred translation, including Noah’s birth (Genesis 5:28–29), God’s promise to never again curse the ground because of man (Genesis 8:20–9:17), and Noah’s lapse into drunkenness after the flood (Genesis 9:18–27). Then, when you right-click a passage, you can tell Logos to search your entire library for every book that references Noah’s birth; Logos will open each to the appropriate passage, too.

Get to know his family

What if you want to learn more about Noah’s son Ham? Or his grandfather Methuselah? Every person in the Bible Facts family tree is a link. If you want to learn more about someone, just click—Bible Facts takes you right to his or her tree. For example, you could see that Methuselah was nearly 200 years old when he had Noah’s father, Lamech, or that he lived to be almost 1,000—the longest lifespan of any person in the Bible (Genesis 5:25–5:27).

Consult the experts

Bible Facts also pulls up content from Bible dictionaries. Mouse over Methuselah (or other renderings of his name, like Matusalén and Mathusala) under the dictionary of your choice, and Bible Facts gives you the rundown of everything that dictionary has to say.

And, because you’re studying in Logos, you can always go deeper: after that, maybe you’ll want to study how God’s caution to Noah’s family, “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed” (Genesis 9:5–6), foreshadows Jesus’ famous warning, “all who take the sword will perish by the sword” (Matthew 26:52). Right away, Bible Facts shows you everything you need to know about Noah, his family, and what the Bible says about him. It’s also a diving board that lets you plunge as deep as you want.

Bible Facts is just one of many powerful research tools you’ll get with a Logos base package. Choose your package today, and start using the same tools Bible experts use all over the world. With an entire library at your fingertips, you can get the answers you need. With Logos doing the busywork for you, you can learn more, faster. Pick out your base package today.

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Looking for more about Noah? Check out Noah: The Ark Builder and Noah: The Real Story

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