Nuh's Wife

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Nuh's Wife

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Genesis 7:7
Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood

Genesis 7:13
In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark

Genesis 8:18
Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him

1 Peter 3:20
in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.[

Qur'an 66:10
Allah sets forth, for an example to the Unbelievers, the wife of Noah and the wife of Lut: they were (respectively) under two of our righteous servants, but they were false to their (husbands), and they profited nothing before Allah on their account, but were told: "Enter ye the Fire along with (others) that enter!

Sura 11:42-43
Noah said: "This day nothing can save, from the command of Allah, any but those on whom He hath mercy!" And the waves came between them, and the son was among those overwhelmed in the Flood.

The Persian historian Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (c. 915) recounts that Japheth's wife was Arbasisah, daughter of Marazil, son of al-Darmasil, son of Mehujael, son of Enoch, son of Cain; that Ham's wife was Naḥlab, daughter of Marib, another son of al-Darmasil; and that Shem's wife was Ṣalib, daughter of Batawil, another son of Mehujael. He says Noah's wife was Amzurah, daughter of Barakil, another son of Mehujael.

Noah - Amzurah
Japheth - Arbasisah
Ham - Nahlab
Shem - Salib

These wife names are similar to those in the Book of Jubilees.

Noah - Amzara
Japheth - Adâtanêsês
Ham - Na’êlâtamâ’ûk
Shem - Sêdêqêtêlĕbâb
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