Was Noah a Success or a Failure?

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Noah is a popular and well known Biblical character. Since Noah is such a popular and well known character there are lots of facts known about him, some of which are true. Because the Noah story has been popularized to such a great extent, it’s no wonder that many assumptions have been tacked onto the story and become commonly accepted. Some of those assumptions can at least be inferred from the Biblical account, others are simply imagination.

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The Whistling Boy

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There is an old story of a boy whose walk home from school took him through the local graveyard, a shadowed, brushy, and forebidding place. Each evening as the boy passed through the graveyard he would whistle. Someone commented to him that they were impressed with his nerve, that he could walk through the spooky graveyard so carefree and even whistle. The boy answered that he was scared every time he went through the graveyard. He didn’t whistle because he was carefree, he whistled because he was afraid of what he might hear if he didn’t.

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The Aliens Among You

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The same law applies to the nativeborn and to the alien living among you. (Exod 12:49 NIV)

Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt. Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. (Exod 22:21-23 NIV) Continue reading

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