Were there any of Noah’s close relatives around at the time of the Flood?
Noah and his wife, and his three sons and their wives went onto the Ark, but were there any other close family relatives alive then?
By looking up all their ages according to Genesis 5:25-32 and at what age they had their first born I drew up the above graph.
In Genesis it just follows the direct line of sons from Adam to Noah’s son Shem.
Cain was Adam and Eve’s first born son and Abel followed, but unfortunately Cain killed Abel and Abel was childless.
Seth was a replacement for Abel:
Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying,Genesis 4:25
‘God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.’ ”
Cain did have children but we are not told their ages or when they had children.
All the names on my graph had other sons and daughters but again there is not enough information to be able to add them on to it.
On the graph all the timelines are to scale and when their son was born is also all to scale.
Also the vertical line represents when the flood came and you can see that all of Adam’s chosen line died BEFORE the flood came apart from one; Noah along with his wife, his three sons and their wives.
- Noah’s father, Lamech, died five years before the flood and
- Noah’s grandfather, Methuselah, died in the same year as the flood.