Torah Portion: Noah (B’reshiyt 6:9 – 11:32)

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Shalom. This is our commentary on the portion Noach and, like B'reshiyt, it is fairly lengthy. I hope that you will enjoy the content and be blessed. Approximately 3 hours.









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Torah Portion: Noah
This is Bill's commentary on the torah portion Noach. This is one of the most intriguing sections of Scripture, rich in information that will keep a Bible student busy for weeks. In this audio teaching, Bill explores the reasons for the flood as well as some interesting dates connected to the story of Noah and the flood and how they describe exactly what happened. We also take a look at some of the peculiar components of the ark and how it parallels future events as well as being a representation of the Messiah. Approximately 3 hours. Other topics discussed:
  • What was the "light" in the ark.
  • The flood's connection to Babylon.
  • The critical timing of Methuselah's death.
  • Symbolism of the raven and the dove.
  • Much more!
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11 Responses to Torah Portion: Noah (B’reshiyt 6:9 – 11:32)

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  1. Rocky Jackson says:

    Torahlicious as always !

  2. danbezon says:

    Genesis 6:16

    (AHRC-RMT) you will make a shining to the vessel and to a forearm you will much finish her from her upward one and you will set in place an opening of the vessel in her side, under ones, second ones and third ones you will make for her,

    (ASV) A light shalt thou make to the ark, and to a cubit shalt thou finish it upward; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

    (BBE) You are to put a window in the ark, a cubit from the roof, and a door in the side of it, and you are to make it with a lower and second and third floors.

    (KJV) A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

    (The Scriptures 1998+) “Make a window for the ark, and complete it to a cubit from above. And set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks.

    The word for light here is “tzohar” suggesting something that makes a “circle of light”. If you have been in my office you may have noticed a green class prism that I bought in OBX. This glass would be placed in the floor of a ship and would cause the “light” to fill the rooms down below, with light. On the ark legions says a “precious stone”. Midrash reads “During the 12 months that Noah was in the ark he did not require the light of the sun by day or the light of the moon by night, but he had a polished gem which he hung up: when it was dim he knew it was day and when it shone it was night.”

    Bill’s thoughts:
    The word is window not light thus not a “skylight”.
    Perhaps to remind us … the Light of Creation on Day one.
    The flood “reversed” the Creation sequence to some degree: firmament and sea.
    If we look at the flood and the ark as prophetic, hinting at the return of the Son of Man- the “precious cornerstone”- then illuminating “precious stone” is an interesting concept.

    1Pe 2:4 unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious,
    1Pe 2:4 To whom you come, as to a living stone, not honoured by men, but of great and special value to God;

    Rev 21:10 And he took me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and let me see the holy town Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
    Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like a stone of great price, a jasper stone, clear as glass:
    Rev 21:23 And the town has no need of the sun, or of the moon, to give it light: for the glory of God did make it light, and the light of it is the Lamb.

    J`ASPER, n. [L. iaspis.] A mineral of the siliceous kind, and of several varieties. It is less hard than flint or even than common quartz, but gives fire with steel. It is entirely opake, or sometimes feebly translucent at the edges, and it presents almost every variety of color. Its varieties are common jasper, striped jasper, Egyptian jasper, &c. It admits of an elegant polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff-boxes, &c.

    Jasper is a subspecies of rhomboidal quartz, of five kinds, Egyptian, striped, porcelain, common, and agate jasper.

    No wonder I’m still in chapter 6 of Genesis.

  3. miketz elkins says:

    Shalom Bill,

    What do you think of the possibility that the reason for building the tower was to maybe escape a consequent judgement and 2nd deluge? The fact that you mention in your comments that all the unrighteous according to legend may have been gathered there seems to suggest that the remains of the carnage may have still been visible there and thus motivating them to perhaps make a way of escape if such a judgement were to ever occur again. It certainly appears that these people had once again quickly forgotten G-d and his ways as well as any promise to not destroy mankind in such a manner. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools. (Rom 1:21-22 NAS) Coupled with the fact that man seems to be good at making his own way of escape over and against the way G-d has made and provided, it just seems to make sense, or at least a strong possibility.

  4. miketz elkins says:


    Combine this with the way the Hebrew word for tower (migdal) is used in the Scriptures as a place of refuge and safety just tends to add to the possibility.

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