Genesis 6

  1. What do we learn here concerning:
    (a) the fallen condition of human nature,
    (b) God’s attitude to sin,
    (c) the provision of a way of salvation?
    Cf. Matt. 24:37-39; 1 Pet. 3:20; 2 Pet. 2:5.
  2. ‘Noah found favour in the eyes of the Lord.’
    What were his characteristics?
    Cf. Heb. 11:7.


  1. In Gen. 6:3 the words ‘a hundred and twenty years’ probably refer not to the average length of human life, but to the respite for repentance that the race was to have from that time to the flood.
  2. The value of the New Testament references is specially great in this study.