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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.