A story about Lord Vishnu and King Manu can be found in the Hindu chronicle Matsya Purana. Lord Vishnu ordered King Manu, in his avatar “Matsya”, to build a giant boat with specimens of plants and animals of all shapes to escape the Great Flood, and finally, when the water returned, the great boat was found on the malaya mountains.  The encyclopedia Britannica notes that “Manu brings together the characteristics of the Hebrew biblical figures of Noah, who saved the life of extinction in a great tide, and Adam, the first man, which is reflected in several other works.  Indologist David Dean Shulman writes that a loan between the myths of Manu and Noah “cannot be excluded.”  For Krishna Mohan Banerjee, the names “Noah” and “Manu” had the same etymological root: `Manu` was to be Noah`s indoarian ideal.  The philologist and founder of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, William Jones, “identifies Manu to Noah,” which “identifies the seven sages with the eight people aboard the Ark.”  In addition, researcher Klaus Klostermaier reports on a Muslim writer who identified Brahma with Abraham…. and Manu with Noah.  However, others would say that “history is entirely Indian” and that “the boat is not the equivalent of Noah`s Ark, although it is still the symbol of salvation” According to the Puranas, Manus` story took place at the beginning of the 28th cycle of Yuga in present-day Manvantara, the 7th Manvantara. That was 120 million years ago.    Although Noah was surrounded by violence and all kinds of evil, Noah walked with God (6:9) trying to obey him. Noah`s simple obedience is recorded five times in this story (6:22; 7:5, 9, 16; 8:17-18). God called this obedient man to build an ark.
With this great boat, God saved Noah from the purifying waters of the flood. With the evils and sins of the past washed away by the earth, Noah and his family were able to start over (see 1 S. 3:21 for Peter`s analogy, which compares baptism to the flood). According to Mendhenhall, external pressure has led to the released Israelite tribes to come together as a monarchical unit of stability and solidarity. He also argues that during this consolidation, the new state also had to communy religious traditions, which were part of the different groups, to avoid differences between those who might believe that the formation of a state would replace the direct governance of God. That is why, Mendenhall says, these loose-bound tribes merged under the Mosamosen belt to legitimize their unit. They believed that the obedient would confess to obeying the law. They also believed that the king was brought to power as a result of God`s blessing, and that this accession was the fulfillment of the promise of God`s dynasty to David. Mendenhall also notes that a conflict arose between those who believed in David`s covenant and those who believed that God would not support all the actions of the state.