God did! In Genesis 7:16 we read that once Noah, his family and all the animals were on board, “God shut him in.” That’s fascinating! The Hebrew word used for “shut” also means “to close” in an absolute sense. The idea is that God sealed the door. This same word is also used in Scripture to describe being confined or imprisoned. In other words, once God shut Noah and party inside the ark, no one was going to open the door.