If you have ever gone on a cruise or spent time at the beach, then you know that couples love to play matchmaker. It’s almost as if there’s a competition to see who can match-make the most people. Perhaps this is because so many of us are looking for love – especially when it comes to Bible characters.

Even those who read their Bibles often don’t know much about Noah’s wife. If you were asked what we know about her, how would you respond? Sure, we all remember that one verse from Genesis where it says that Noah took his wife and sons with him in the ark. But who was this woman? Did she have any other significance?

Who Was Noah’s Wife?

If you’ve read the story of Noah, then you know he was chosen by God to build the ark. But God must have had a reason for choosing Noah’s wife as well. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about Noah’s wife. We know she was the mother of his three sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth), and that she was with him during the flood in the ark. Beyond that, the Bible is silent on the matter of her identity.

We know that Noah’s wife was in the ark because the Bible clearly states, “Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives emerged from the ark” (Genesis 8:16 NIV). But everything else about her remains a mystery. We don’t know her name, nor do we know her family history. God doesn’t say a word about her, aside from the fact that she was in the ark.

The One Important Thing About Noah’s Wife

If the Bible doesn’t say much about Noah’s wife, then why should we even care? The reason we should care is that she was loved by God. More importantly, God loved her as a couple, and He loved her as an individual. The most important thing to know about Noah’s wife is that she was loved by God.

God chose her to be part of His plan to save the world. God is love, and He loved her enough to include her in His great plan. She was also loved by her husband. We can see this in the fact that Noah brought his wife along with his sons. He loved her enough to protect her in the ark. This shows that she was important to him.

Bible Study: Who Was Noah’s Wife?

Since we don’t know much about Noah’s wife, it might be easier to think about who she wasn’t. We know that she wasn’t Ham’s wife because Ham is listed as the “father of Canaan” (Genesis 9:18 NIV). But who was the other wife? One possibility is that Japheth’s wife is the other wife.

If this is true, then we know that she was the mother of the Japanese people. If, on the other hand, Shem’s wife is the other wife, then we know that she was the mother of the Semitic people. This would also mean that she was the mother of the Jewish people since they descended from Shem.

3 Reasons We Don’t Know Much About Noah’s Wife

Now that we’ve examined who Noah’s wife was, let’s talk about why we don’t know much about her. The first reason we don’t know much about Noah’s wife is that she was unimportant to the story. Let’s face it, there are many times when the Bible tells a story and the woman doesn’t have an identity. This is often because she didn’t play a significant role in the story.

The second reason we don’t know much about Noah’s wife is because she was unimportant to the culture of the day. In that culture, it wasn’t important to know the name of the mother. This was especially true if she had children. That being said, the mother of the boys was likely important to Noah and his family. She would have been the one who cared for them, nursed them, and taught them how to take care of themselves.

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2 Things We Do Know About Noah’s Wife

Since we don’t know much about Noah’s wife, it would be easy for us to give up on her altogether. But that wouldn’t be fair to her. After all, she was included in God’s great plan to save the world. We do know two things about Noah’s wife. First of all, we know that she was important to God.

God chose her to be part of His plan to save the world. Second, we know that she was important to her husband. He loved her enough to bring her along with his sons. We may not know much about Noah’s wife, but we know enough to know that she was an important part of God’s plan.

Final Thoughts

Noah and his family were part of one of the most famous stories in history. Yet, despite the fact that billions of people know the story of Noah, very few know anything about Noah’s wife. This is unfortunate because it’s a reminder that we often focus on the lives of men while forgetting the lives of women. This goes back thousands of years to a time when most women were unimportant to the story.

However, the story of Noah shows that we can’t ignore the role of women in the Bible. In fact, we can learn a lot from the women who are mentioned in the Bible. They show us that being a woman isn’t easy. They also show us that being a woman isn’t unimportant.