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A Righteous Man: Noah?
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Only one person is called "a righteous man" in the Hebrew Bible: Noah.
Here's a little Jewish cartoon of Genesis 6-9, featuring writer and performance poet, Matthue Roth. It's a pretty straight-forward telling of the biblical story, but it does highlight the not extremely well-known detail about clean vs. unclean animals and at 2:21, questions what the Bible could mean when it calls Noah a unique title: "a righteous man."
Jewish interpretation tends to be more inquisitive than Christian interpretation, given that Rashi, the Talumd, midrash, and other traditional Jewsih sources bounce these kinds of ideas around. So to point out what seems unrighteous about Noah is fitting with Jewish tradition.