Noah's Wickedness

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Despite the fact that God believes all humans are wicked, Noah possesses key qualities such as obedience, trust, and loyalty, which enable him to become a successful leader in his role as the first patriarch, and in his relationship with God. When God realizes that “the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth” (6:5), he decides to rid the earth of all of humankind, and feels a necessity for a structured society with rules, where some species have dominion over others. Even though he believes that humans are sinners, “Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord” (6:8). God decides that “Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation” (6:9), which indicates how Noah is immediately separated from the rest of humankind, and is obedient
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