Who Was Noah's Wife?

The Bible often doesn't tell us everything we may want to know about a given person or topic. Nearly everything we know about Noah and the Ark comes from just four chapters in Genesis. Over time, traditions are often developed in an effort to satisfy our curiosities about these subjects. While it isn't necessarily wrong to speculate about such matters, we need to remember that they are nothing more than speculations, and we must make sure that these ideas do not contradict Scripture.

Who Was Noah's Wife?

This is a fairly common question for those who have given some thought to the biblical account of the Flood. We read about Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Genesis 5:32), but we are not told the names of Noah's wife or his sons' wives. So we only know the names of four of the eight people who survived the global Flood.

Much speculation has arisen about the name of our great, great ... grandmother (we all go back to Noah and his wife, and further back to Adam and Eve). Numerous books about Noah and his family have been written over the centuries, and several names have been given for his wife. In 1941, Francis Lee Utley published a paper in the journal Speculum titled, "The One Hundred and Three Names of Noah's Wife." This article will survey three of the popular choices and explain why they were probably chosen. Keep in mind that since the Holy Spirit did not inspire the biblical writer to record her name, we cannot be certain that any of these options are accurate.

[Read the rest of the article at Answers in Genesis.]