So, I will leave you hanging on Noah’s age for a while. Instead, we stop to look at the ark.
Seven people sailed on the biblical version of the Noah’s ark story with Noah. He sailed with his wife, three sons and their wives. This gives us the key number 7.
In older Sumerian versions the ark sails with the main character (not always called Noah), his family and their servants. Many more than seven.
The bible, other documents, and other societies reiterate the number 7.
There are seven days in a week. Why? The birds Noah sent out at the end of his journey were at seven day intervals. Why 7?
Why only Noah plus seven people in this later version, we might ask?