The film “Noah” had its premiere over the world (not everywhere, though ) a few days ago, and also in Sweden.

Sem Ham Jafet x                             Who knows? Maybe Shem and Japheth change their mind before they reach their seats…

Anyhow, three versions of Noah now makes some impression upon me. The Coran version, the Bible version and the version in this actual movie, made by Darren Aronofsky. The Bible, which I believe gives the true picture, have left us with quite a short story, a few chapters, where there are not so few riddles.

In contrast with the Coran, where Noah is presented as “an obvious warner” (chapter 71) , the Bible first presents him with these words: “And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, ‘This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed’.” ( Genesis 5:28 – 29) It seems as the Coran have done more than even the Bible to shape the common idea about Noah as “a warner”, who went around and told people about the flood, and that they must prepare for it. There is something to it.

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