Noah, was the tenth in descent from Adam. We hear nothing of Noah until he is 500 years old, when it is said he had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japhet. Because of the hopeless wickedness of the world at this time, God resolved to destroy it. God directed Noah and his sons to build the ark and to board it along with all kinds of animals. The rain began to fall and kept falling for about 190 days so that the earth was covered with water. On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. After some time, Noah and his family emerged from the ark and built an altar on which to offer sacrifices to God. In the end, Noah lived to be 950 years old. Click on the Noah illustrations below to see more details about saving a free Noah drawing or purchasing the images of Noah at a higher resolution.