Noah the Patriarch

detail of a photograph of a statue of Noah the Patriarch and the dove that brought the olive branch indicating the receding of the Flood waters; artist unknown, date unknown; outdoor niche on the Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austrial; photographed by Viennpixelart on 26 July 2014; swiped off Wikemiedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Noe
  • Nuh



Son of Lamech, and ninth patriarch of the Sethite line, who, with his family, was saved in the Ark from the Deluge, dying 350 years later at the age of 950. Father of Sem, Cham and Japhet. Many non-Catholics maintain that the Bible narrative is derived from a Babylonian epic, but numerous and important discrepancies render this untenable. The scriptural story is a parallel independent form of a common tradition.

Name Meaning

  • rest – Hebrew


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Noah the Patriarch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 October 2021. Web. 23 January 2022. <>