The Bible does not give an exact account of how long Noah preached before the flood, but it states that it took Noah 120 years to build the ark. The Bible also states that Noah was 600 years old when the flood covered the earth.
Noah from the Bible was said to have lived until he was 950 years old, according to the book ofÂ Genesis. Of all patriarchs, Methuselah was noted as the oldest, who lived until he was 969 years old.
It is stated that Noah lived for 950 years. The age of Noah when he died was detailed in Genesis 9:29. This puts Noah at only a few years younger than the oldest living man in the Bible, Methuselah, who lived to be 969 years old.
According to the Bible, Noah lived approximately 1,500 years after Creation. The 10th patriarch in order from the beginning of time, Noah lived to be 950 years old, according to Genesis 9:29.
Using the Gregorian calendar, Noah would have been born in 3078 BC. His father Lamech was born in 3255 BC and was 182 years old when he had Noah.
The Bible does not give the name of Noah's wife, but in Jewish tradition, her name is Naamah. In Greek tradition, her name is Doris.
Noah was on the ark for approximately 370 days, assuming a lunar calendar of 360 days. Noah first entered the ark on day 17 of the second month and left the ark on day 27 of the second month the following year.
Noah took at most 100 years to build the ark, being first mentioned in the Bible at 500 years old and stepping on the ark at 600 years old. The exact time it took Noah to build the ark is not specifically mentioned in the Bible.
Noah's Ark Ministries International, a group of evangelical Christian archaeologists, claimed discovery of Noah's ark in Turkey following the unearthing of buried wooden compartments in 2007 and 2008. Experts were skeptical of the claims and believed the structure to be a shrine to Noah's Ark.
Some characteristics of Noah's ark include that it was made out of gopher, or gofer, wood, based upon divine building plans and that it was designed to hold restricted numbers of each of the animal species in the world. Noah's ark is described in detail in the Book of Genesis, chapter six.