Noah, Bible Patriarch
In the Old Testament, the son of Lamech and the tenth patriarch from Adam (Gen. 5:29–32). He testified of Christ and preached repentance to a wicked generation. When the people rejected his message, God commanded him to build an ark to house his family and all the animals when the earth was flooded to destroy the wicked (Gen. 6:13–22; Moses 8:16–30). The prophet Joseph Smith taught that Noah is the angel Gabriel and stands next to Adam in holding the keys of salvation.
- He and his sons Japheth, Shem, and Ham, and their wives were saved when they built an ark at the command of God:Gen. 6–8; ( Heb. 11:7; 1 Pet. 3:20; )
- The Lord renewed the covenant he had made with Enoch with Noah:Gen. 9:1–17; ( Moses 7:49–52; JST, Gen. 9:15, 21–25; )
- Noah was ordained to the priesthood when he was ten years old by Methuselah:D&C 107:52;
- Men tried to take his life, but the power of God saved him:Moses 8:18;
- He became a preacher of righteousness and taught the gospel of Jesus Christ:Moses 8:19, 23–24; ( 2 Pet. 2:5; )