And Noah went forth
Being obedient to the divine command, and no doubt with great pleasure in his countenance, and with a heart full of thankfulness for so great a deliverance;
and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
in all eight persons, and no more were saved in the ark, as Peter observes, ( 1 Peter 3:20 ) and the Arabic writers say F1, Noah and his sons built a city near the place where they came out of the ark, and called it Themanin, giving this as a reason of the name, we are eight, that is, who have escaped; so Berosus says F2, that the earth being dried of the waters, there were then only eight men in Armenia, from whence all mankind sprung.
F1 Elmacleus, p. 12. Patricides, p. 10. apud Hottinger. Smegma Oriental. l. 1. c. 8. p. 282.
F2 Hist. l. 2. fol. 11. 1.