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Was Noah a prophet?

  1. Religulous profile image84
    Religulousposted 6 years ago

    Is he classified as such? Perhaps if he isn't he should be?

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      Whikatposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol ROFLMAO. lol Please do stop with the funny questions. I am laughing too hard with all these funny questions tonight. lol

      Good night

    2. Onusonus profile image85
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The evidence is concrete, Noah's ark did in fact exist. They moved it to the state of Washington and made a burger joint out of it. I testify that their burgers are delicious.
      http://www.noahsark-restaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2-150x150.jpg

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      Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is considered by some Hebrew historians, that Noah was a minor prophet, having foretold the coming of the end of the age, regarding Adam and the Race of Sin. But, more so, it is believed he was an obedient servant, having no previous reference manual (Torah, Bible) to look into for help. It is also believed that since he was the Grandson of Enoch, he was very close to the level of faith believers are to have today. It is not clear if his words were prophetic completely, but they are looked at often as such, because of the time line. Noah lived to be 950 years old. From Adam to Noah: 10 generation; From Noah to Abram 10 generations.
      The key, they say is Methusela (meaning When he is dead it shall be sent). It meaning the Flood? Oddly it is the same year he died that the Flood occurred.)

      In addition, many Hasidism (Hasidic Judaism) claim Noah as the prophet and keeper of the laws, long before Moses was born. The laws of Noah are said to mirror the laws of Grace.

      James.

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      Errol Kaneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Religulous, you asked a question about Noah and I want you to have the true answer to that question. All that it would take for you, is to read the scriptures that I will give, to get a better understanding of what you are reading because, I intend to Create a Hub about 'Prophets.' Why? Because of your question.

    5. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Noah, a prophet?  No. His purpose, according to the story of his his life, is one of dedication and worship.  The tale of Noah contains no prophecy.  In the first place, as an ardent Christian and amateur biblical historian, I must say that I'm not too for sure if the story is based on facts, or just a biblical fable or myth.

  2. Joy56 profile image59
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    is this a serious question?  He was not a prophet, he was an obedient slave i presume, thank goodness he built that ark or we would not be here debating him????

  3. Paul Wingert profile image79
    Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago

    Noah and the flood story is just that - a story. The Biblical count is based on an ancient Sumeritain flash flood that set a merchant, his family and cargo adrift for a couple days on their barge down the Tigress River. A couple of exiled Jews caught onto the story and they rewrote it where it came the commmon story we know today. Every culture around the world who lives on a body of water has a flood story. Reading the story in Genesis gives clues to the ancient Eqyptian belief that the "world" was flat and was an island that sat on a body of water and the sky was a great canopy supported by a series of mountains that surrounded the area.

    1. aka-dj profile image80
      aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What is your reputable source for this highly specific detailed rebuttal?

      1. Paul Wingert profile image79
        Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        http://www.aarweb.org/syllabus/syllabi/ … cosmos.htm is one source of the ancient belief how the heavens and earth was to be. Asa for the Sumeritain "Noah" version there's several sites that talk about this, http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/13495.htm and http://charleswardle.com/bbc-noahs-ark-the-real-story/ are a couple. The idea a building a ship over two third the size of the Titanic out of wood is beyond impossible I don't care what type of wood used. The story of Noah and the flood is a "nice story".

    2. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If the ancient Egyptians believed the world was flat, then why didn't the story of the flood end with all the water falling off the edge of the earth?  What was holding all the water onto the surface of the earth?

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The mountains that surrounded the area perhaps?

      2. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The four corners of the earth was referring to the outer boundaries Israel,
        Outside of Israel was referenced as the wilderness.

          For this reason some people want to say that the bible says that the earth is flat.

           Poor translation is to blame for this misconception.

        1. Rafini profile image87
          Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          oh, interesting!

          my question somehow was inspired by the discovery of the world as round...lol...it's a question I've always had, but just couldn't find the right people to answer it!

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I'm not sure how common that belief about a flat earth actually was.I have heard some people say that the bible says that it was flat cause the bible says that the earth is not only flat but square. Four angels stood on the four corners.

               Cyrus said that he had dominion over the kingdoms of the whole earth.  The word earth was translated from had to have meant something other than the planet earth.

            Maybe the
            catholic church had something to do with the flat earth concept.

              But the vikings knew better  LOL

  4. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 6 years ago

    He was a Rocker!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image25
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No,

      Rock N Roll started when Dave threw a rock and roll the Giant

  5. hanging out profile image61
    hanging outposted 6 years ago

    God asked noah to build an ark in the approximate middle of a desert where there had never been rain before.
    for the 120 yrs Noah built the ark, he preached about the judgment of God, the wickedness of the people and the end of the world.
    was he a prophet?
    no
    He was an Evangelical preacher.

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    linsm76posted 6 years ago

    Noah and his family were saved because he was obedient.  Again, this is not a made up story.  Ararat is mountain where THE ARK HAS BEEN FOUND.

  7. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Was Noah a prophet?

    Better question is - Was Noah a real person? lol

    It would be nice if the story could be verified, before one decides whether or not the "Man" was a prophet. lol

  8. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Nah!
    Noah was just another bronze aged bloke that couldn't count or see the rest of the world over the horizon. smile

  9. Paul Wingert profile image79
    Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago

    Obviously to take this story literally is totally ridiculous. This and the rest of the stories in the Bible are metaphors. The story was written to tell the Jews that crossing God had its consequences. Maybe another was to way to look at this story is to tell the reader to choose your mate wisely - something I should of done.

    1. hanging out profile image61
      hanging outposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      its not about you mate lol

    2. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      kinda correct.

        I remember when My children were young.
      I remember telling them to sit down and don't get up!

        I also remember telling one of them "get out of that chair and help me!

        I remember saying,  don't come in the house till the lawn is mowed,

        I also remember saying to shut that mower down and come inside.

         don't get up
         Get up
         Don't stop
         Stop it.

         You would say that I was psychotic  if these were taken out of the time sequence that it actually happened in.

      1. hanging out profile image61
        hanging outposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hehe
        nice comparison
        of course we all know blown steam when we hear it.
        after all these years it has to know better, but, is lying, because the truth is to hard to bear.
        sad really.
        hi jerami

  10. inversicolor profile image59
    inversicolorposted 6 years ago

    This was a question about Noah's classification.
    This was not a question about whether or not a materialist view of the world is the only logically valid one, or why one's one view of everything is much more superior than everyone else's.
    This forum has too many trolls - back under your bridges!

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    Errol Kaneposted 6 years ago

    Mr Wingert,
    Whether you believe in the story or not, the question was 'Was Noah A Prophet? You still did not answer the question

    1. Paul Wingert profile image79
      Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Excuse me, my fault. I gave my reason instead of answering the question first. My answer is no.

 
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