Torah Portion Week 2 Noah 2022-2023 Study Notes

Week 2 – Noach (2022-2023)
Genesis 6:8 – 11:32

Noah, his Ark, the Flood, the Covenant, Genealogies, Nimrod, Babel and Abraham

Ch 6 – Wickedness of the Earth

6:9 – (Perfect – without blemish)

6:12 – Flesh had corrupted it’s way :

As in the days of Noah

6:14 – Pitch

6:End – At the end of 6, read Jasher 5:5-36

Ch 7 – Waters and the Ark

7:8 Noah knew which animals were clean and which were not (Torah before Mt. Sinai)

7:11 Fountains of the great deep?

Ch 8 – Off the Ark

8:12 – Dove/Ruach

8:22 –The end of the operations

  • Targum reads, “And Noah builded the altar before the Lord; that altar which Adam had builded in the time when he was cast forth from the garden of Eden, and had offered an oblation upon it; and upon it had Kain and Habel offered their oblations. But when the waters of the deluge descended, it was destroyed, and Noah rebuilded it”
  • (we read about this last week) 1st Adam and Eve 23-25

Ch 9 –

9:19 – 3 Sons Enoch 89 dream vision

Why did Noah curse canaan and not Ham?  (He was prophecying)

  • Writings of Abraham 17
  • Jubilees 10:1-17 – Demons and Medicines

Ch 10 – Generations & Nimrod

10:9 – Nimrod and the garments Jasher 7:23-30

  • Writings of Abraham 18

Ch 11 – Babel

  • Story of Nimrod, Terah, Abram and Haran: Jasher 7:43- 9:end, then 11:1 – 42

Targum reads: “And the Lord said to the seventy angels which stand before Him, Come, we will descend and will there commingle their language, that a man shall not understand the speech of his neighbour. And the Word of the Lord was revealed against the city, and with Him seventy angels, having reference to seventy nations, each having its own language, and thence the writing of its own hand: and He dispersed them from thence upon the face of all the earth into seventy languages. And one knew not what his neighbour would say: but one slew the other; and they ceased from building the city. Therefore He called the name of it Bavel, because there did the Lord commingle the speech of all the inhabitants of the earth, and from thence did the Lord disperse them upon the faces of all the earth.”

Targum reads: “These are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. And it was when Nimrod had cast Abram into the furnace of fire because he would not worship his idol, and the fire had no power to burn him, that Haran’s heart became doubtful, saying, If Nimrod overcome, I will be on his side: but if Abram overcome, I will be on his side. And when all the people who were there saw that the fire had no power over Abram, they said in their hearts, Is not Haran the brother of Abram full of divinations and charms, and has he not uttered spells over the fire that it should not burn his brother? Immediately (min yad, out of hand) there fell fire from the high heavens and consumed him; and Haran died in the sight of Terah his father, where he was burned in the land of his nativity, in the furnace of fire which the Kasdai had made for Abram his brother.”

11:29-31 – Is Sarah Abrams sister?

Sarah is Abraham’s niece

Targum reads” But in truth she is my sister, the daughter of my father’s brother, but not of the kindred of my mother; and she became my wife”

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