08/12/2018 Noah, Babel and Borders

Allen Harden

Noah and the Ark is among the most familiar narratives from the Book of Genesis. The Noah story is more than the flood, the ark, animals, and a rainbow. After finding dry land, Noah and his family go about the business of settling and repopulating our earth. The events from this part of the story helped define how the people of the biblical era saw themselves and others, and these narratives have echoed in how groups relate throughout history and into the present. How do deeply ingrained cultural understandings of being of “a people” or “a nation” resound today?