Judaism is religion that many Hebrews are a part of. Many Christian religions like Catholicism also believe the same story that the Jews do about the great flood. They believe that God had become so upset with mankind’s evil ways, he wanted to destroy it. He did so with a great flood that consumed the earth except for Noah, his family, and the animals that he saved. The story uses many religious pieces, such as the dove, which represents the Holy Spirit. There are many objects and pieces like statues, trinkets, paintings, and things that have symbols or representations of Noah and the ark he built. This flood story is one of the more commonly told versions of the great flood.
When God decided to flood the earth he saved one righteous man and his family. The righteous, deserving of life man was Noah. He found that Noah was a good man and believed he should be saved. God commanded Noah to build an ark that was 450 by 75 by 45 feet, with three decks. Noah did as he was told. He and his family boarded the ark. This was eight people. They gathered pairs of many animals, so that they could reproduce after the flood was over with. For forty days and forty nights the flood raged on. The earth was flooded for one hundred and fifty days. God ...
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