Predating the time of noah

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As early as the Classical era, commentators on Genesis –21 have excused Noah's excessive drinking because he was considered to be the first wine drinker; the first person to discover the effects of wine.

John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, and a Church Father, wrote in the 4th Century that Noah's behaviour is defensible: as the first human to taste wine, he would not know its effects: "Through ignorance and inexperience of the proper amount to drink, fell into a drunken stupor". Rollins address the narrative of Genesis –27 that narrates the unconventional behavior that occurs between Noah and Ham.

They were also told that all fowls, land animals, and fishes would be afraid of them.

Furthermore, as well as green plants, every moving thing would be their food with the exception that the blood was not to be eaten.

In addition to the Book of Genesis, Noah is mentioned in the Old Testament in the First Book of Chronicles, and the books of Tobit, Wisdom, Sirach, Isaiah, Ezekiel, 2 Esdras, 4 Maccabees; in the New Testament, he is mentioned in the gospels of Matthew, and Luke, the Epistle to the Hebrews, 1st Peter and 2nd Peter.

He drank wine made from this vinyard, and got drunk; and lay "uncovered" within his tent.

Noah's son Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his brothers, which led to Ham's son Canaan being cursed by Noah.

The narrator relates two facts: (1) Noah became drunken and "he was uncovered within his tent", and (2) Ham "saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without".

Thus, these passages revolve around sexuality and the exposure of genitalia as compared with other Hebrew Bible texts, such as Habakkuk and Lamentations .

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