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Noah blew the trumpet three times while standing on top of the ark, and at the same time an angel blew a horn from heaven to assem­ ble the animals. ) A t the third hour on Friday, the animals went into the lower story of the ark; the second story was filled at midday; and Noah and his family came in at the ninth hour. There was one male and female of each of the clean and unclean animals, ) plus six addi­ tional pairs of clean animals. In the ark the women dwelt on the western side of the ark while Noah and his sons were on the eastern side (iii.

Marc. iii. 3 (PL. 2. 1 1 2 7 ) ; Chrysostom, In Bp. I Thess. 4. horn. 8. 2 (PG. 62. 4 4 2 ) ; Augustine, Civ. Dei 1 5 . 27 (CSEL. 40. 2. 1 2 0 ) ; De Catech. 1 9 . 32 (PL. 40. 3 3 4 ) ; and George Cedrenus, Compend. Hist. (Bonn, 1838-1839), pp. 20-23. The only dissenting voices are PRE. 23 where 52 years are suggested and Sefer Hayashar, Noah (EBI. II, 3 1 ) , where 5 years are mentioned. ) This is also found in Ap. of Paul 50. ) That all antediluvians were vegetarians is found in: T. B. Sanh. 5 9 b ; Gen.

2 2 ; Tertullian, De anima 38 (CSEL. 20. 3 6 5 ) ; De Jejunio 4 (CSEL. 20. , Horn. viii. 1 5 (GCS. 42. Jovin. ii. 1 5 (PL. 2 3 . 3 1 9 ) ; Thepdoretus, see L. Ginzberg, Die Haggada bei den Kirchenvatern (Berlin: S. Calvary and Co. 1900), pp. 83-84. ) In this book it is adultery that causes the flood (iii. 25). ) Noah as a preacher is found in Josephus, Ant. i. 3. 1 ; II Pet. 2 : 5 ; Gen. R. 30. 7 ; Eccl. R. 9. 1 5 . %\\PKE. 2 2 ; Or. Sib. i. 150-233; I Clem. 7 : 6 ; Theophilus, adAutol. iii. 1 9 ; Ap.

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