The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Cupola, drum and pendentives

Forefather Noah

Dionisy's frescoes. Forefather Noah

The tenth and the last patriarch prior to the Flood. Having preserved righteousness in total corruption, he was chosen to perpetuate the human race after the deluge through his sons Shem, Ham and Japheth God established a covenant with Noah: « Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. “ (Genesis 9:6) God, in his turn, promised Noah that “ the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh” (Genesis 9:15).