|Lunar 354-Day Gentile||1/1/1057||29/2/2019|
|Lunisolar Modern Hebrew||3/2/683||3/8/1616|
|Solar Gregorian||31/3/-3077 (3078 BC)||17/10/-2145 (2146 BC)|
|Redemption||1027 years 314 days||1997 years 194 days|
Noah's father was Lamech. We have established that Lamech was born in the year 875 in the Lunar 354-day Gentile Calendar and we know that he was 182 years old when Noah was born (Genesis 5:28-29).
Noah lived for 950 years (Genesis 9:29).
His age when Shem was born
We can work out that Noah was 502 years old when his son Shem was born. We know that Shem was 100 years old when Arphaxad was born 2 years after the Flood (Genesis 11:10), when Noah would have been 602, so Shem would have been 98 in the year of the Flood when his father Noah was 600 (Genesis 7:11). This means Noah was 502 when Shem was born 98 years earlier.
Noah was 600 years old when the Flood started (Genesis 7:6) and he lived for 350 years after the Flood (Genesis 9:28). The calendar changed to the Lunisolar Autumn Calendar at the end of the the second year after the Flood, after the Noahic Covenant was given. This meant that the last 297 years of Noah's life were counted in the Lunisolar Autumn Calendar.
FIGURE: dating the life of NOAH from the year of the birth of his father Lamech
Noah means Rest or Comfort a name given to him in a prophesy by his father Lamech (Genesis 5:29). Noah, as the one who would preserve life in the ark as the cursed earth was being cleansed by the flood, was not the final fufillment of Lamech's prophesy. The Messiah - the promised seed - was still in the future.
Although he lived in an age of moral darkness, Noah was perfect in his generation. He walked with God and learned of the God's plan to destroy mankind (Hebrews 11:7) and was given the task of building the ark, a vessel large enough to shelter his family and a pair of all the birds and beasts of that time. This is a wonderful illustration of how Jesus Christ preserves believers from the flood of divine judgement.
The number of generations before the flood
Noah was born 84 years before Enos died. Since Enos was born about a quarter of the way through the life of Adam, it is easy to understand how details of the history of mankind before the Flood were transmitted by word of mouth through the 3 generations of Adam, Enos and Noah.