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Genesis 5:32

Context

5:32 After Noah was 500 years old, he 1  became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 7:6

Context

7:6 Noah 2  was 600 years old when the floodwaters engulfed 3  the earth.

1 tn Heb “Noah.” The pronoun (“he”) has been employed in the translation for stylistic reasons.

2 tn Heb “Now Noah was.” The disjunctive clause (conjunction + subject + predicate nominative after implied “to be” verb) provides background information. The age of Noah receives prominence.

3 tn Heb “and the flood was water upon.” The disjunctive clause (conjunction + subject + verb) is circumstantial/temporal in relation to the preceding clause. The verb הָיָה (hayah) here carries the nuance “to come” (BDB 225 s.v. הָיָה). In this context the phrase “come upon” means “to engulf.”



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