||Nephilim are introduced. Walter Brueggemann calls them “strange giants.”
| Gen. 6:3
||Mankind has 120 years left on earth
||Time frame is not given, but the idea is there
||Earth is filled with wickedness; God decides to wipe it clean. God speaks, but to whom?
||We see the wickedness as depicted by the barrenness of the earth. God reveals the plan to Noah in a dream.
||Noah finds favor with God.
||Noah and his family are the only ones caring for God’s creation.
||God tells Noah the plan and what to do.
||This is all done through a dream and then visions from berries from Noah’s grandfather, Methuselah the son of Enoch.
||Noah, his wife, and their sons, and their sons’ wives will enter the ark.
||Noah, his wife, his sons, and one wife enter the ark.
||God instructs Noah to bring animals onto the ark and food for the humans and the animals.
||God sends the animals to the ark. Noah’s family puts them to sleep for the log voyage.
||Noah did as God commanded.
||Another account of God instructing Noah to bring animals into the ark.
||God sends animals to the ark.
||The flood begins. “springs from the great deep burst forth” and “rain fell.”
||Ditto. And its very dramatic.
||The animals “came to Noah”
||The animals come to Noah.
||It rained for 40 days.
||We aren’t told how long it rained, but it rained.
||Everything outside the ark, died.
||True. Except for one man who sneaked on the ark, which was mostly a plot mover.
||The rain stops.
||Ditto. The sun comes out.
||Ark rest on Mt. Ararat
||The mountain looks like “grandfather’s mountain” where they built the ark.
||Noah sends out a raven. Then sends a dove, but finds no earth.
||Noah’s wife and youngest son send raven, finds nothing. Then sends a dove.
||After seven days, Noah sends the dove again. Dove comes back with olive leaf.
||The dove mentioned above comes back with olive leaf.
||The earth is completely dry.
||Come out of the ark, be fruitful and mulpity.
||Noah says this at the very end of the movie.
||Noah builds an altar.
||There is something altar like in the last scene when the family gives thanks.
||God promises never to destroy the earth because of mankind.
||God never speaks in the film.
||God gives blessing to the men to be fruitful and increase in number.God says, “for in the image of God has God made man.”
||Noah speaks this blessing in the last scene.The theme of being created in the “image of God” runs throughout the whole film.
||God establishes covenant with Noah.
||Again, God does not speak.
||God sets a rainbow in the clouds as a sign of the covenant.
||The very, very last bit of screen time is the rainbow.
||Noah plants a vineyard, gets drunk from the wine, and lays uncovered in his tent.Ham sees his father’s nakedness and tells his brothers.Shem and Japheth walk backwards to cover up their father, no not to see his nakedness.
||After the family gets off the boat, Noah drinks wine, gets drunk, and lays uncovered on the beach.Ham sees his father’s nakedness.Shem and Japheth walk backwards to cover up their father, no not to see his nakedness.
||Noah wakes from his wine and finds out what Ham had done and curses Ham’s son, Canaan. Noah blesses Shem and Japheth.Noah dies.
||Ham leaves the family on his own.Noah and family are still alive as movie ends.