Noah was a believer who was surrounded by a world of unbelievers. The sin of the unbelievers was so bad that God decided to send a flood to destroy every living thing on earth. God told Noah to build an ark for him, his family, and for two of every kind of animal in order to repopulate the earth after the flood. God’s preservation of Noah and his family shows that he was keeping his promise of a Savior to Adam and Eve.
Approximately 3056 BC to 2106 BC.
(Date assumes a strict interpretation of the genealogies from creation to Noah.)