Q. My question concerns Gen 6: 9. The verse states that Noah was perfect in his generations and walked with God. In verse 18, God tells Noah “thou shalt come into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.” What was the lineage of Noah’s wife and the sons’ wives? Were they considered perfect in their generations? Thank you and God bless you and your family. Your web site is a blessing to a lot of people.
A. The phrase “perfect in his generations” means that Noah’s family gene pool had not been contaminated by inter marriage with the nephilim, and therefore the redeemer could be born to one of his descendants. What little is known about the wives of Noah and his sons comes from tradition and not the Bible, but it stands to reason that they would have to have been genetically pure as well.