|1. Son of Serug, father of Terach and grandfather of Abraham`b>.|
2. One of Terach's three sons, and brother of Abraham. He did not migrate to Canaan with Terach and Abraham, but remained in Ur, marrying his niece Milcah. He had eight sons, one of whom was Bethuel. Abraham later sent his servant Eliezer back to Ur to find his son Isaac a wife from his native land, and Isaac married Nachor's granddaughter Rebecca, Bethuel's daughter.
3. A city in Aram Naharayim, where Abraham's servant Eliezer found Rebecca as a wife for Isaac (Genesis 24:10).
|Leader of the tribe of Judah in the wilderness. Son of Aminadav, he was a brother-in-law of Aaron. Nachshon was one of the twelve princes representing each tribe who had directed the census (Numbers 1:7). His offerings to the Tabernacle are listed at Numbers 7:12-17.|
|Eldest son of Ishmael, grandson of Abraham (Genesis 25:13-15). His sister Machlath married Esau. The descendants of Nebayoth were said to be nomadic people engaged in sheep-rearing: they are also identified with the Nabataeans, living in northern Arabia, to the south of the Dead Sea. Their capital was Petra, the rose-red city.|
|Brother of Dathan and Aviram who conspired against Moses, and a leader of the tribe of Reuben.|
|Leader of the tribe of Issachar in the wilderness. Son of Tzuar, Nethanel was one of the twelve princes representing each tribe who had directed the census (Numbers 1:8). His offerings to the Tabernacle are listed at Numbers 7:18-23.|
|The son of Cush and the grandson of Ham. Nimrod was 'a mighty trapper [hunter] before God' (Genesis 10:9). He came to rule over large areas of Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq).|
|Son of Lemekh, father of Shem, Ham and Yaphet (Genesis 5:28-29; Genesis 6:10). Born in the tenth generation after Adam, Noah is described as a righteous and blameless man who walked with God (Genesis 6:9) and was chosen to be saved from the universal Flood that destroyed the world. On hearing God's command, Noah built an ark to house all members of his family and representatives of the animal and bird kingdoms, two of each gender. After the Flood, Noah offered sacrifices to God, who blessed Noah and his family and made a covenant with them. According to legend he was a vegetarian and may have been the first biblical character to plant a vineyard. Noah lived to be 950.|
|Noah and the Flood|
|In Beliefs. Chapters 6 to 9 of Genesis present the climax of the Bible account of early humanity. These chapters, including some of the preceding ones, pointed a finger at the growth of evil in mankind, and told of God’s subsequent decision to rid the world of this evil by means of a flood which he set against it.
From this act of total destruction only Noah, the one righteous man of this generation, his family and couplets of various species, were to be spared. They were to stay in a specially constructed ark for at least forty days, until the rains subsided. After the flood God renewed his vows to Noah and the rest of Mankind, and as a tangible sign of this new covenant between himself and mankind he planted a rainbow in the sky.|
|Novach was a leader from the tribe of Menasseh. He captured the Amorite town of Kenath and renamed it Novach. It is thought perhaps to be the modern Kanawat, 80 km (50 miles) east of Lake Tiberias.|