The City Gate Messianic Bible Study
Parasha 02 Noach
Main concept: CORRUPT
SYNOPSIS: YEHOVAH instructs Noach—the only righteous man in a world consumed by violence and corruption to build a large wooden teivah (“ark”). A great deluge, says YEHOVAH, will wipe out all life from the face of the earth; but the ark will float upon the water, sheltering Noach and his family, and two members (male and female) of each animal species. Rain falls for 40 days and nights, and the waters churn for 150 days more before calming and beginning to recede. The ark settles on Mount Ararat, and from its window Noach dispatches a raven, and then a series of doves. When the ground dries completely; exactly one solar year (365 days) after the onset of the Flood. Noach builds an altar and offers sacrifices to YEHOVAH. YEHOVAH swears never again to destroy all of mankind because of their deeds, and sets the rainbow as a testimony of His new covenant with man.
The descendants of Noach remain a single people, with a single language and culture, for ten generations. Then they defy their Creator by building a great tower to symbolize their own invincibility; YEHOVAH confuses their language so that “one does not comprehend the tongue of the other.”