the ark in which his family and the animals
were saved from a flood.
The rainbow is the sign
of God's promise.
Noah was a righteous man whom God told to build
a boat or "ark" to save his family
and every kind of animal, bird, and creeping
thing from the flood that would destroy life
on the earth. Noah did so. It rained for
40 days and nights. When the water receded,
the ark landed on Mount Ararat. Noah sent out
a dove to see if the flood waters had subsided.
At first the dove returned, then the dove brought
an olive branch, and finally the dove did not
return. After this God put the rainbow in the
sky as a covenant promise that he would not
destroy the earth again by a flood.
6:9-22 - Command to build ark
9:1-17 - Rainbow promise