Noah was born 126 year after the death of Adam. There were 10 generations of people between Adam and Moses. God sent Noah as a prophet when idols and false gods began to be worshipped. He was the first messenger sent to the people of the earth. Noah to his people, calling them to return to God to do the works which God had commanded in the scrolls he had revealed to Adam, Seth, and Enoch.
Noah worked on the Ark for 400 years. He planted a tree which had grown for 40 years until it was 300 cubits tall, a cubit being the length of the arm to the shoulder. It was this tree that he used for the wood to build the Ark.