and way of escape : - That he should make an ark of four stories high,
three hundred cubits A cubit is about 21 English inches.
long, fifty cubits broad, and thirty cubits high. Accordingly he entered
into that ark, and his wife, and sons, and their wives, and put into it
not only other provisions, to support their wants there, but also sent
in with the rest all sorts of living creatures, the male and his female,
for the preservation of their kinds; and others of them by sevens. Now
this ark had firm walls, and a roof, and was braced with cross beams, so
that it could not be any way drowned or overborne by the violence of the
water. And thus was Noah, with his family, preserved. Now he was the tenth
from Adam, as being the son of Lamech, whose father was Mathusela; he was
the son of Enoch, the son of Jared; and Jared was the son of Malaleel,
who, with many of his sisters, were the children of Cainan, the son of
Enos. Now Enos was the son of Seth, the son of Adam.