Who Was Noah's Wife In The Bible?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

Noah's wife is mentioned several times throughout the Bible passage Genesis chapters 6 to 9. However she is only ever referred to as Noah's wife and as part of a group, so there is no way of knowing exactly what her name is.

Below is an outline of the story of Noah's Ark:

God saw how great wickedness had become and decided to wipe mankind from the face of the earth. However, one righteous man among all the people of that time, Noah, found favor in God's eyes. With very specific instructions, God told Noah to build an ark for him and his family in preparation for a catastrophic flood that would destroy every living thing on earth.

God also instructed Noah to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, along with every kind of food to be stored as food for the animals and his family while on the ark. Noah obeyed everything God commanded him to do.

After they entered the ark, rain fell on the earth for a period of forty days and nights. The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days, and every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out. As the waters receded, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat Noah and his family continued to wait for almost eight more months while the surface of the earth dried out.

Finally after an entire year, God invited Noah to come out of the ark. Immediately, he built an altar and worshiped the Lord with burnt offerings from some of the clean animals. God was pleased with the offerings and promised never again to destroy all the living creatures as he had just done. Later God established a covenant with Noah: "Never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." As a sign of this everlasting covenant God set a rainbow in the clouds.

Kathy Castillo Profile
Kathy Castillo answered
Noah's wife in the Bible was actually mentioned five times in the book of Genesis, but she is spoken about as only one in a group. Her name is never mentioned, so it is not known who exactly was Noah's wife.

It is rather strange how her name is never mentioned in the Bible after she is asked to uproot her home suddenly and asked to set up housekeeping and life aboard a wooden ark filled with many different types of birds, insects, snakes, and full-grown and lively animals of every known species. She was a strong woman who followed orders exactly as she was ordered to do. This strong woman worked hard to keep everything in order on the wooden ark with all of the animals for twelve months. She was always referred to in the Bible as "Noah's wife". Her name is never mentioned. (Gen, 6:18; 7:7, 13; 8:16, and 18).
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Anonymous answered
According to Sefer haYovelim or Book of Jubilees, a Jewish work dating from around the 2nd Century BCE (BC), Noah's wife was named Emzara and was the daughter of Rake'el the daughter of Methuselah. The book also mentions the wives of Noah's sons: Japeth was married to Adataneses; Shem to Sedeqetelebab and Ham to Ne'elatama'uk or Na'eltama'uk depending upon translation.
Ann Dougherty Profile
Ann Dougherty answered
She is never named in the bible. Neither are their two daughters. You are right about her being turned into stone. The King James version says she was turned into a pillar of "salt". That should actually read "basalt", which is a rock formed from cooled lava. So she obviously lingered too long looking at the destruction of Sodom and was inundated where she stood by an unexpected blast of lava, probably from an explosion somewhere nearby. This event was a massive cataclysm, and caused a drop in the Jordan rift valley as dramatic as the seismic changes which resulted in the Boxing Day tsunamis a few years ago.
Kevin Lobo Profile
Kevin Lobo answered
Her name was not mentioned in it bible.but according to me her name was namaah
T.K. Thorne Profile
T.K. Thorne answered
"My name, Na'amah, means beautiful or pleasant. I am not always beautiful, but I am pleasant." *Although Noah's wife is not specifically named in the Bible, there is a nearby paragraph that talks about a woman named Naamah and it traces her ancestery back to Adam (a different line from Noah's).  Some scholars (and Jewish tradition) feel that this woman was Noah's wife. Other's disagree (and there is actually another "Naamah" in Jewish oral tradition who is considered wicked).  The book of Jubalees (from roughly a thousand years after Genesis was possibly written and 5-600 years after the completion of the Hebrew Bible) gives her name as Emzara. *Noah'sWife, a novel by T.K. Thorne
Polermo Jones Profile
Polermo Jones answered
In the Book of Jubilees from the 2nd century BC, it states that Noah's wife was Emzara, daughter of Rake'el, son of Methuselah, who was the oldest figure in the Bible at 969 years old.
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Anonymous answered
She is not named -- several alleged names have been mentioned but nowhere does the Bible give her name. Also she was turned to stone -- she became a pillar of slat. Genesis 19:26

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