Parasha Noach

Bereshit (Genesis): 6:9 –11:32
Haftarah: Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1 –10
Brit Chadasha: Mt. 24:36 –44; Lk. 17:26 –37; Acts 2:1 –16; 1 Pt. 3:18 -22 and 2 Pt. 2:5

The Aleph Tav

  • In the Revelation of Yeshua Ha Mashiach to John we find 4 references to the Aleph Tav, the first and last letters of the Hebrew Aleph Bet; Rev. 1:8, 1:11, 21:6 and 22:13. The translation reads “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending.” Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet. Messiah Yeshua is a Hebrew man and not a Greek man therefore He would have said “I am the Aleph and the Tav, the beginning and the ending. He is the entire Hebrew Aleph Bet from A to Z so to speak therefore He is ALL the Hebrew letters, ALL the Hebrew words. Jn. 1:1 confirms this understanding. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim.” In its ancient form the Aleph Tav would read “strength of the covenant.

Parasha Noach

Noach, נחַֹ, meaning “rest”

Parasha Highlights:

  • Noach is selected to survive the flood
  • The great flood
  • The flood waters recede
  • Noach brings an offering
  • Yehovahs’ covenant with Noach
  • Nimrod and the tower of babel
  • And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
  • “For thus says Yehovah, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved.” Isaiah 30:15
  • “Lead me in your Truth and teach me, for you are the Elohim of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Psalm 25:5
  • “I, even I, am Yehovah, and besides Me there is no savior. Isaiah 43:11
  • Our goal as believers is to “enter into His rest.” Scripture tells us that “entering into His rest” is something we must do. Our example was given in Ge. 2:2: “And by the seventh day Elohim had finished the work He had been doing; so, on that day He rested from all His work.” ** 7th day rest through the 7th millennia rest**
  • Heb. 4:4: “For somewhere He has spoken about the seventh day in this manner: And on the seventh day Elohim rested from all His works.”
  • Heb. 4:9 -11: “So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of Yehovah. For whoever enters Elohim’s’ rest also rests from his own work, just as Elohim did from His. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same pattern of disobedience. **To enter His rest requires our effort, obedience**
  • Rev. 14:13: “And I heard a voice from heaven telling me to write, ‘blessed are the dead–those who die in the Lord from this moment on. Yes, says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labors, for their deeds will follow them.'”
  • Last week we learned that creation was made for the bridegroom, Yeshua, to establish His bride, Covenant Israel.
  • Jn. 3:28 –29: “You yourselves bear me (John the immerser) witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore, this joy of mine is fulfilled.”
  • Rev. 21:9 –12: “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, ‘come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.’ And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from Yehovah, having the glory of Yehovah. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Also, she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.”
  • If we want to enter the New Jerusalem, we must have the Torah written on our heart. Rev. 22:14: “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter through the gates into the city. (hethathasanear, Harold Smith, Who is the Son)
  • Ge. 5:1 This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that Elohim created mankind, He made him in the likeness of Elohim. He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created. FULL STOP And Adam (the man formed on the 8thday, Ge. 2:7) lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters. So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.
  • We know who the bridegroom is and who the bride is supposed to be. The bride has corrupted herself and judgment has arrived after 10 generations.
  • The man formed on day 8, Ge. 2:7, is the first of Yehovahs’ “covenant” people. Messiah Yeshua’s’ lineage as recorded in Lk. 3:23 –38 describes only Hebrews. The word Hebrew, עבִ רְִי , means “one from beyond” and is initially applied to Avraham in Ge. 14:13. Adam (from day 8) and Noach are not referred to in Scripture as a Hebrew because they were already in the land. Words mean things and so does the order of presentation.
  • Ge. 6:9: “This is the genealogy of Noach–Noach was a righteous man, perfect in his generations. Noach walked with Elohim הִים) 􀋄 אֶת־הָֽאֱ ). **the narrative could also have been written; this is the genealogy of Noach who was a righteous man; so, it must mean something for it to have been written the way it was. The key words used to describe Noach are righteous, perfect and walked.
  • Righteous (tzedek) means straight or just. We will see the same word used to describe Avraham. Perfect (tamiyim) means clean or unblemished. Walked (Halak) means the way we walk with Yehovah, in obedience or not. For Noach to be thus described means his DNA was not tampered with. It was still “very good.”

The days of Noach

  • Mt. 24:37-39: “But as the days of Noach were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noach entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.
  • If we believe the entire reason for the flood of Noach was because of the alteration of His created DNA then, if we are truly in the last days of the end times, we should find a current connection. In our world today the molecular scientific community refers to the alteration of Yehovahs’ creation as “genome editing.” Yippy! No more world hunger! No more disease! Designer babies! Since we still deal with all these things it seems they have spent their time trying to be a creator or sorts.
  • In Hebrew the Praasha opens like this:

אֵלּהֶ תּוֹלְדתֹ נחַֹ נחַֹ אִישׁ צַדִּיק תָּמִים הָיָה בּדְ רתֹיָו

  • As you can see, the Name Noach appears twice. An allusion to the 1stand 2nd redemptions. The picture of the letter Nun, נ , is a seed. In its pictograph form it means heir, life or continue. The letter Chet, ח , is a fence or a wall meaning to divide, separate or private. In its ancient form Noach would read “the heir separates.” It appears “the heir will separate” twice. Now we know the narrative is speaking to the first and second redemptions.
  • Recall from last week’s Praasha that creation was made for the Son; the Son (who is the bridegroom) requires a wife (who is the bride) in order to produce offspring, which is the “good seed.” Parasha Noach is a narrative of separation; the separation of the holy from the propane followed by the restoration of His elect. We see this patterns in both redemptions.
  • The corrupted offspring from the male and female created on day six as well as those from the royal bloodline of Seth, the 8th, 9th and 10th generations, will be blotted out from the face of the earth (Ge. 6:5 –7).
  • V 10 -11 And Noach begot three sons: Shem ( אֶת־שֵׁם ), Ham (אתֶ־חָם), and Japheth ( אֶת־יפָֽתֶ ). The earth also was corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled with violence. The Hebrew word for corrupt is שָׁחתַ . In its ancient form would read “destroy those separated by the covenant.” The Hebrew word for violence is חמָָס . In its ancient form would read “the separation through chaos is twisted.” Chaos remains an instrument of division to this day. There is actually a “job” in our world today called an “agitator;” someone who can go into any area and stir up chaos. The numerical value of Noach is 58; 5 + 8 = 13; 1 + 3 = 4, the Aleph Tav. The One who is going to bring separation from chaos in the first and second redemptions is the Aleph Tav Yeshua.
  • V 13 -14: “And Elohim said to Noach, ‘the end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth (אתֶ־האָָרֽץֶ). Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark (אתֶ־התֵַּבהָ ) and cover it inside and outside with pitch.
  • The Hebrew word for make is “asah.” In this case the word is in the imperfect tense which simply means the act of making hasn’t been completed, it’s ongoing. The Hebrew word for room is “qen” meaning a chamber or dwelling. This is the picture Yeshua paints for us in Jn. 14:2″ “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
  • The Greek word for mansion is “monē” which means abode. It was the King James translators who changed it to mansions. Jn. 14:23 records Yeshua answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home ( monē). The concept of the rooms in the ark is a picture of the believer abiding in the One who separates.
  • V 15: “And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits; 300, 50, 30. 380; 3 + 8 = 11. Eleven, the dimensions of the ark, are a representation of the One who will save.
  • V 16: ” You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. ** The ark has three decks.
  • V 17 –18: “And behold, I Myself am bringing a flood (אֶת־הַמַּבּוּל) on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant ( אתֶ־בּ רְִיתיִ ) with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. ** Eight souls, 3 + 8 = 11**
  • Gan Eden, the Garden of Eden, was a “separated” area where the man formed on day 8and his wife communed with the Aleph Tav Voice. Now we have eight souls being “saved” from the reversal of creation within the ark are the “Covenant” people.”
  • The Hebrew word for ark is תֵּבָה . In its ancient form would read “the covenant of the house will be revealed.” The numerical value is 407; 4 + 7 = 11. This is the same word used for the ark of Moshe recorded in Ex. 2:3 –5. Verse 18 contains the first mention of “covenant.” Our Creators plan for redemption involves “covenants.”
  • Ps. 25:15: “Yehovah confides in those who fear Him. He makes His “covenant” known to them. He will establish His Aleph Tav covenant; the Hebrew word for establish is קוּם . Quwm means to raise, set up, erect or build. He will cause His covenant to be “raised up.”
  • Brit (covenant) means to cut. The word “brit” also derives from the word “bara” which means to select or “create.” Thus the party to a covenant with Yehovah must be selected or chosen. So in the Scriptural sense, when we talk about a “chosen people” or a “chosen generation” we are talking about those who are in a Covenant relationship with Yehovah, and as such, those who walk according to His ways. (Walk in the Light series, Covenants, Todd D. Bennett, pg. 30) Noach “walked” with Yehovah. Enoch “walked” with Yehovah. Avraham also “walked” with Yehovah.

    Before we talk about the flood waters, there is an interesting narrative found in the Dead Sea Scrolls regarding the time period between the instruction to Noach to build an ark and the onset of the flood. Noach was told by an angel that a flood would occur after a certain number of Shemita cycles. A Shemita cycle occurs every seven years which aligns us with the pattern of seven, the 7thday rest. The Flood was to occur in the year that followed a Shemita (Dead Sea Scrolls I Qap Gen Col. 6). The point is Yehovah has Noach counting these cycles.

The flood

  • 7:11: “In the six hundredth year of Noach’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. The creation of day two and the beginning of day three are reversed as the waters from above and below are unleashed upon the earth. This is the cleansing of the earth and all its inhabitants of the impurities both spiritually and physically. A Mikvah!

8:4: “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.” Prior to Yehovahs’ command to Moshe changing the first of months to Spring, Nisan, the first of months for all people groups was the seventh month. The narrative is giving us the date of the resurrection of Yeshua. The 17th day of the first month the eight souls were resurrected from the great flood.

Mt. Ararat

  • Most scholars believe the “ark” came to rest on the Mt. Ararat which is found in Armenia. With the numerical implications involved why would the “ark” rest outside the land? Ararat means = the curse reversed or precipitation of a curse.

The line of Ham

  • Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan. Cush fathers Nimrod whose name means “to rebel” or “let us rebel.” We can read the story of Nimrod in our Parasha. What happens to him? That “spirit” of rebellion transfers to Esau, the one who killed Nimrod. That same spirit of rebellion is alive and well today.
  • In conclusion, we see the annihilation of the “evil seed” while the eight souls representing the “pure seed” remain. The eight souls are the remnant. They were not taken “out of” the earth rather they were protected by Yehovah inside the Aleph Tav Ark while judgment was rendered. Their experience was like a death, burial and resurrection. The entire Parasha speaks to the concealed Messiah with Chapter 11 even giving us his lineage. Once again, we see the wages of sin and rebellion against Torah. Yehovah separated by destruction the darkness, profane or unclean from the earth while preserving the light, holy and clean. This is the continuity of Scripture that had its beginning in Bereshit.


  • Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 54:1 –10
  • V 5 -9: “For your Maker is your husband, Yehovah of hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the Elohay of the whole earth. For Yehovah has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a youthful wife when you were refused,” says your Elohay. “For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” says Yehovah, your Redeemer. For this is like the waters of Noach to Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noach would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.

Brit Chadasha

  • Mt. 24:36 –44: “But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noach were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noach entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so, shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.”
  • Lk. 17:26 –37 same reference
  • Acts 2:1 –16: “They saw what looked like tongues of fire, which separated and came to “rest” on each one of them. They were filled with the Ruach Elohim and began to speak in different languages.
  • This speaks not only of “rest” but the different languages being spoken. Isn’t this reminiscent of Babel?
  • 1 Pt. 3:18 –22: “For the Mashiach also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to Yehovah, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of Yehovah waited in the days of Noach, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”