Sometimes we become so familiar with the accounts recorded in the Bible that we often overlook some amazing truths. For example the account of Noah and the ark, when God destroyed all living flesh by a flood sparing only eight people.
The word “Noah” is found 51 times in the Bible. The name “Noah’s” occurs 2 times in the Bible making a total of 53 times. However, 4 of the uses of the word “Noah” refer to a different person. Therefore we have to consider the total 49, which is 53 minus 4, the actual number of times the Noah of the flood occurs in the Bible. It has been found that numbers in the Bible are not without significance.
Other authors have written entire books on showing how each meaning became associated with a particular number, so there is no need for me to repeat their work. If you desire to read these books, I have listed the ones that I am aware of at the close of this study on Noah’s name.
The number 51 bears the meaning of Divine revelation, so let’s see what the name Noah reveals to us.
The first time Noah is found in the Bible is in Genesis 5:29 where we read these words.
“And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall COMFORT us…”
The name “Noah” means comfort.
The number one represents God the Father. The number 1 also bears the meaning of unity, pure and single. There is only one God, the Father and creator of all things. We find this in 1 Corinthians 8:6.
Then in 2 Corinthians 1:3 we read,
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all COMFORT."
The only true and lasting comfort comes only from God the Father, the only true God.
The number 2 represent Jesus, the Son of God, and bears the meaning of union as well as division and witnessing.
The second time the name “Noah” is found is in Genesis 5:30,31.
“And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety five (595) years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven (777) years: and he died.”
Notice that we are given two numbers in these verses 595 and 777. Looking closer at these numbers we find that 595 can also be written as (5x119). The number 5 means grace and the number 119 refers to the resurrection day or the day of the Lord. Again 119 can be written as (7x17).
The number 7 means perfect or complete and the number 17 represent victory or security. It is only through Jesus, the Son of God, that we have been given grace (5) to obtain victory (17) over death to rise again (119) to become perfect and complete (7) in him before God the Father. Oh but wait there is more. The number 777 is the numerical value of the word “cross”. Lamech died at 777 years of age and Jesus died on the cross (777) for our sins.
The number 3 represents the Holy Spirit and the meaning associated with this number is the resurrection.
The third time the name “Noah” is found we find the words,
“And Noah was five hundred years old:”
The Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost. The word Pentecost comes from the Greek word pentekostos meaning fifty. The word fifty comes from two words pente meaning five and konta meaning 10 times. Noah’s age of 500 can also be written as (10x50). And the number 50, which is also associated with the Holy Spirit, can be written as (5x10).
The number 5 is the number for grace. The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of grace in Hebrews 10:29. Now let’s connect the number 3 which bears the meaning of resurrection with the Holy Spirit.
Look at Romans 8:11 which says,
“But if the Spirit of him (God the Father) that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.”
The Holy Spirit of God is the power, so to speak, behind the resurrection.
The number 4 is associated with the world, creation or the worldly nature of mankind.
The fourth time the word “Noah” appears in the Bible is in Genesis 5:32-6:1-7. Here we find mankind multiplying on the face of the earth and the wicked or worldly nature of mankind becoming so great that it repented God that he ever created him.
Then in Genesis 6:8 we read
“But Noah found GRACE in the eyes of the Lord.”
Remember 5 is the number for grace and this is the 5TH time the name “Noah” is found. Amazing isn’t it!
The sixth time the name Noah is found is in verse
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