Enoch = "dedicated" Enoch 365 years –65 years -300 years. Enoch Eternity. Heb 11:5-6 5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, "and was not found, because God had taken him"; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. A Jewish Tradition
Jude 14-15 14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." Enoch’s transfer to God, is a practical prophecy about the eternal life, and a testimonial against the ungodly and their coming judgment; That is beside his uttered prophecy that was delivered to the Jewish Church through oral tradition, and registered by the apostle Jude.
Methuselah = "man of the dart“ Noach (no'-akh); Rest,Comfor; the patriarch of the flood. St. Augustine, in his work (The City of God), talked of two cities, one of them is earthly while the other is heavenly; the first represents the wicked attached to the earthlies, while the other represents the believers attached to the heavenlies. That is why when dealing with that phrase before us, he saw in the marriage of the sons of God to the daughters of men, a mixing of the two cities, something that would corrupt the citizens of the heavenly city. Against this issue the apostle Paul warned saying:
Sons of God vs Daughter of Man 2 Cor 6:14-18 14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people." 17 Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you." 18'I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty."
120 years was a punishment. Rom 8:4-8 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Gal 5:16-18 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Noah Man of principle and faith. (Just and Perfect) The Ministry of Noah=his deeds, his work St. Augustine: [The unchangeable (God), changes things, and does not regret -- like man, anything He did; as His decision in every thing is steadfast, and His knowledge of the future is a sure thing; But, in case He does not use such expressions, it would not be possible to apprehend by people who need to be addressed in a way familiar to their minds, for their own benefit; in order to warn the arrogant, to wake up the loose, and to satisfy the prudent. That would never be realized unless He first bows, descends to where they are, and talks in their language. By proclaiming that all animals on the earth and in the air will die, he meant to reveal the enormity of the catastrophe that was about to happen; That does not imply that the dumb animals have committed any sin].
Shem = "name“ (Asia, Jews and Arabs) Ham=Cham (khawm) hot (Africa, Egypt) Yepheth Japheth = "opened" the third son of Noah whose descendants settled on the coastal lands of the Mediterranean after the flood, spreading north into Europe and parts of Asia
The Ark Wood Water Dove Length =300 = 3x 100 God’s Patience and Faith Width= 50= Jubilee= Freedom God’s Love Heights= 30 = Perfection = Maturity of well. Hope Covenant the apostle Peter says: “... When once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water. There is also an antitype which now saves us, namely baptism (not the removal of filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3: 20, 21).
St. Ambrosius says: [You see water, wood, and a dove ! Do not get confused ! In the water, the body is emerged to get all its sins cleansed, and all its evil buried; on the wood, the Lord has been nailed as He suffered for our sake; and in the appearance of a dove, the Holy Spirit descended, as we read in the New Testament, He who grants peace to your soul and mind; and the raven is a symbol of sin, that goes not to return, as righteousness is kept in you inside and outside].
Noah resemble to Christ in his obedience. The Ark resemble the Church. The Front of the Ark Resemble the (The Father’s bosom). + In the great flood -- in the days of Noah -- all people died, except for Noah and his family... So, the outer man perish, but the inner one is renewed. This does not only happen in the water of Baptism, but also by repentance, when the lusts of the flesh perish, and the Spirit grows; as we are taught by the apostolic authority, saying: “For indeed as absent in body, but present in spirit, have already judged, as though I were present,......, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus” (1 Corinthians 5: 3, 5). (St. Ambrosius)
(1) Covering it inside and outside with pitch: As the scholar Origen says: [He wants us to be saints from outside, and with pure heart inside, well protected from every side with the virtue of fulfillment (the outer pitch), and purity (the inner pitch)]. (2) The side door: St. Augustine says: [This, no doubt refers to the wound by the spear, in the side of the crucified, through which those coming to Him would enter, and from it pour out the secrets by which believers in Him would enter into His fellowship]. (3) The three decks: St. Augustine sees in these three decks a living portrait of the Church assembled of all peoples and nations, consummated from the descendants of the three sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The three decks may also refer to the three virtues instructed by the apostle Paul: faith, hope, and love. He also sees in them the believers who delivered three different quantities of crop: hundred-, sixty-, and thirtyfold (Matthew 13: 23; Mark 4: 8),