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Noah's Ark Historical Fact, Metaphor or Myth?

Updated on February 25, 2017

Dutch full-sized Noah's Ark finally opens doors

Debate still rages whether the story of Noah's Ark is an historical event, a metaphor or just a myth. Read below to find out if remains of the Ark have really been found in Turkey, whether archaeological evidence proves the occurrence of a biblical flood.

This lens will present evidence and viewpoints from both sides and also allow you to give your point of view.
Whatever your viewpoint Noah's Ark is one of the most vivid, fascinating and well-known stories in the World

Hot News : New Life Size Noah's Ark being built in Kentucky


Dutchman Builds a Noah's Ark Replica

A devout Dutchman Johan Huibers has spent two years and a million euros rebuilding Noah's Ark after a dream that the Netherlands was suddenly submerged under water.

He has built a half-size working replica of Noah's Ark in Schagen, Netherlands---the ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house.

While the biblical boat was built from "gopher wood", the Dutch version is made from a mixture of American cedar and Norwegian pine over a steel hull.

Full Size Noah's Ark Built in Holland by Johan Huibers - Dordrecht, Netherlands

This will finally allow people to get some kind of realistic estimate of how many animals could be stored may be a bit short of the 87 millions species known today of course.

Religious Explanations for How They Saved all the Animals

There seems to be two schools of thought, one that Noah's Ark was really huge and could carry all the species and two that only kinds were brought on board.

  1. Noah chose young animals to save on food and space.
  2. Only Kinds were saved, eg one type of Elephant and all others evolved from this.
  3. Animals were dormant or in hibernation on board.
  4. Water was held in a canopy above the earth.
  5. Noah's Ark was huge as big as any ship constructed until the Titanic. There is much analysis about how this could be done without the benefit of a steel frame.
  6. Many cultures have a flood legend that cannot be a coincidence.

Scientific/Practical Objections to Noah's Ark - Could one boat hold all of the Earth's Animals?

  • Impossible to Carry Enough Food
  • Too Many Species
  • Not Enough Human Helpers
  • How did Animals Get from Australia?
  • No evidence of a simultaneous World Wide Flood in Geological records
  • Two of each Animal or Seven
  • Two of Each Animal not Enough for a Species to Survive
  • Where did all the Water Come from and Go To? The water covered every mountain, that is 5 miles high of water! Imagine 5 miles in your head.
  • What About the Dinosaurs? The largest dinosaur would have pretty much filled the ark on its own.
  • Egyptians have no record of a flood at that date.
  • No evidence that post-flood humans are better.
  • Bitumen/pitch necessary to waterproof the ark was supposedly formed by the flood (Flood Geology)
  • The number of fossils already found and the extrapolation of how many animals there once were (only a minute fraction of creatures are ever fossilized) is too great a number for them all to have been killed in the flood.
  • Since everyone would have Noah as an ancestor, so Chinese, Africans,Eskimos etc have since evolved from this family, all the different languages would have to have developed in a very short time a few thousand years, this is much faster than is posited by the Theory of Evolution.
  • When the animals were liberated from the Ark what did the carnivores live on without wiping out their normal prey?
  • They could not have breathed at an altitude of 5 miles

    They would needed oxygen masks, it would have been very cold but of course with all those animals heat would not have been a problem.

  • There are 5 Extinction Events to be found in the Fossil Column

    We know of 5 great extinctions events and not just one Noarchian catastrophe.

  • Plant Life would have also been devastated

    Much of the plant life would have been swept away or covered in mud or just rotten. What would the animals have eaten.

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Noah's Ark Found Again - A Very Convincing Video

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A GROUP of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers said Monday they believe they may have found Noah's Ark - four thousand meters up a mountain in Turkey.

The team say they recovered wooden specimens from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey that carbon dating proved was 4,800 years old, around the same time the ark is said to have been afloat.

The team 15-strong team from Noah's Ark Ministries International

Normally evidence for Noahs Ark is confined to fuzzy photos but this video is very detailed of course it will be necessary to prove that it's not just a wooden building.

However I found this report 'Difficulties with a number of issues'

Dr. Price, who is director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the conservative Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., was the archaeologist on the Chinese-led team in 2008 when this alleged discovery was first made. He says he has "difficulties with a number of issues related to the evidence at hand."

Price declined to elaborate. However, a leaked email from Price - which he confirms that he wrote - shows that he has reason to believe that a group of local Kurdish men trucked wood up to the mountain and staged an elaborate hoax for the Chinese team.

A group of Kurdish workers "are said to have planted large wood beams taken from an old structure in the Black Sea area (where the photos were originally taken) at the Mt. Ararat site. During the summer of 2009 more wood was planted inside a cave at the site. The Chinese team went in the late summer of 2009 (I was there at the time and knew about the hoax) and was shown the cave with the wood and made their film,

I've been trying to get hard facts on this story but everyone is rehashing the same reports. A number of skeptical reports have emerged however, namely the planks seem to be in too good a condition, they piles of hay haven't even collapsed and apparently there are spiders webs to be seen. Anyway what is sure is that his story will run and run.

I've looked at the video again and while much of it looks authentic at a certain moment they pick up some rope which doesn't fall to dust but looks like newish rope.

Noah's Ark Discovery Latest News - Noah's Ark Timeline

Great announcements get made and then everything goes silent, this news list will attempt to rectify this

  1. April 25th 2010

    Chinese Evangelists announce with %99.9% certitude the discovery of Noah's Ark and actually have video evidence plus samples. The video evidence clearly shows a wooden structure frozen in ice. This sensational news is headlined on Fox News and tours the Internet like wildfire. Surprisingly several Creationist groups are skeptical.

  2. April 28th 2010

    Dr. Randall Price, head of Judaic Studies at Liberty University, had been a cohort of the Noah's Ark Ministries International team until two years ago. Claims that these wooden structures had been constructed by Kurdish workers and that the wood came from an ancient wooden building near the Black Sea.

  3. April 29th 2010

    Chinese Evangelists deny that it is a hoax

  4. April 30th 2010

    Dr. Randall Price announces that he is due to lead a rival expedition which knows the actual whereabouts of the Ark.

  5. May 4th 2010

    I can find NO new report at all anywhere, what has happened to this story?

  6. 11May10

    What seems to have killed this story was that it was greeted with sceptism by the Creationist community , many of whom it must be said have "investments" in other Noah's Ark locations

  7. 12May10

    Just been to http://www.noahsarksearch.net/eng/ that's Noah's Ark Ministries International Limited (NAMI) and they are still adamant that no one could have secretly carried so much wood that high never mind constructed the wood so deep in the ice. Further they claimed that Randall Price have had only passed 2 weeks with them and not actually climbed the mountain. My only criticism would be that there wasn't much information on the website, why only a few photos why not hundreds.

  8. Story Just Disappears

    No matter how hard I Google this discovery has just disappeared. Nobody talking about it all.

Noah's Ark Discovery Links

There have been several recent expeditions to Mount Ararat, Turkey which have followed repeated claims to have found remains of the Ark high in the mountains of Turkey

Noah's Ark (Caldecott Honor Book)
Noah's Ark (Caldecott Honor Book)

For 40 days and 40 nights rain poured from the heavens, enveloping the world. Only Noah had been warned by God of the great flood-and only Noah could save life on earth. This powerful story of salvation has fascinated people of all ages for centuries. Now, four-time Caldecott Honor-ricipient Jerry Pinkney captures all the courage, drama, and beauty of this ancient parable in rich, glorious paintings. Full of sensitive detail and emotion, his art brings new life and meaning to an important messag...

 

An Explanation for Flood Stories

Many cultures have flood legends, is it because they like us found fossils of what were plainly sea creatures high on mountain sides?

If so not knowing anything about plate tectonics and that mountains were formed by colliding plates the only conclusion they could draw was there must have been a great flood high enough to cover the mountains.

Gilgamesh Epic Flood Story

The gods shook like beaten dogs, hiding in the far corners of heaven,

Ishtar screamed and wailed:

"The days of old have turned to stone:

We have decided evil things in our Assembly!

Why did we decide those evil things in our Assembly?

Why did we decide to destroy our people?

We have only just now created our beloved humans;

We now destroy them in the sea!"

All the gods wept and wailed along with her,

All the gods sat trembling, and wept.

The Flood lasts for seven days and seven nights, and finally light returns to the earth. Utnapishtim opens a window and the entire earth has been turned into a flat ocean; all humans have been turned to stone. Utnapishtim then falls to his knees and weeps.

Utnapishtim's boat comes to rest on the top of Mount Nimush; the boat lodges firmly on the mountain peak just below the surface of the ocean and remains there for seven days

Noah's Ark as a Metaphor

Noah's Ark is a bit difficult to explain as metaphor, what is the lesson for us to learn? It is also appears to imply that God is not infallible that he got things wrong. Many religious people find it hard to imagine that that all the pre-flood humans were evil even the children. There is also the odd story about Noah getting drunk and then banishing and punishing his son for uncovering his nakedness.

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James Irwin Astronaut and his Search for Noah's Ark

On two occasions James led expeditions to Mount Ararat in Turkey in search of Noah's Ark. In 1982, he reached the 16,946-foot summit but fell on the glacier, suffering severe leg and face lacerations. He had to be carried down on horseback.

A year later, he surveyed the summit by airplane, looking down for possible remains of the Ark, which according to the Book of Genesis, came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

"It's easier to walk on the moon," he said. "I've done all I possibly can, but the Ark continues to elude us."

Ron Wyatt Controversial Discoverer of Noah's Ark - Claimed to have found many Biblical Artefacts and Sites

Ronald Eldon Wyatt was a self-described archaeologist (he had no qualifications or training and held no professional position in the field) and author who claimed to have discovered many significant biblical sites and artifacts. His claims are dismissed by scientists, historians, biblical scholars.

He claimed to have found an Egyptian Chariot Wheel from the parting of the Red Sea, the Ark of the Covenant, the site of the Tower of Babel, the hole where Jesus's Cross was implanted but what really finally infuriated the religious community was his claim to have traces of Christ's blood. He knew it was Christ's blood because when it was analyzed there were only 50% of the normal chromosomes. Unfortunately as was usual with Ron's discoveries he was unable to provide any proof. This was usually explained to be a conspiracy by the Israeli government.

See a devastating critique of Ron Wyatt and his discoveries by the otherwise Creationist website answersingenesis.org/creation/v14/i4/report.asp

An excerpt from the above:-

Ron Wyatt

A nurse anaesthetist from Madison, Tennessee, Ron is a self-styled 'biblical archaeologist' who claims to have found virtually every archaeological site of interest to Christians. His alleged 'finds' are nothing short of astonishing and include:

* The true site of the crucifixion

* The Ark of the Covenant

* The true Mount Sinai (with a plaque announcing it as such)

* The site of Korah's earthquake

* The true site of the Israelites' Red Sea crossing, also with a marker 'built by King Solomon' as a memorial

* Chariot wheels from Pharaoh's drowned army

* The actual rock Moses struck to release water

* Noah's Ark (the site discussed here, for which he has been the prime promoter)

* Noah's grave

* Noah's house

* Mrs Noah's grave (containing a fortune-her gold and jewelry)

* Moses' stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments, held together with golden hinges.

** Jesus's Blood (search on YouTube)

Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study

This book on Noah's Ark is a one-of-a-kind compendium of information about animal-care methods, food-preservation techniques, animal-handling techniques, etc. It discusses in great detail how 8 people could have cared for 16,000 animals using pre-scientific technology. Whether or not the reader believes in the Bible or not, he or she can be fully confident that my book conveys substantive information about the workability of Noah's Ark and its inhabitants.

Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study
Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study

This is the book that relaunched Creationism. It is a serious study of how all the world's animals could fit on a boat, be fed and cared for by eight people.

 

Noah's Drunkenness - Noah was saved because he was the Only Good Man on Earth then he gets Drunk!

After the flood Noah grew a vineyard, and he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the disarray of his father, and told his two brethren without... And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

This is one of the most difficult passages in the Bible to interpret was it meant to explain the creation of the different races and why some had become servants or slaves of the others (justification), read more here Genesis 9:21-25

Sightings of Noah's Ark - Debunking Durupinar

Durupinar is a ship shaped rock formation which is located 18.25 miles south of Mount Ararat at an altitude of 6,525 feet above sea level. Ron Wyatt had no formal training in archeology or in geology, which is a shame since Turkish geologists now believe that the Durupinar site is nothing but a geologic formation. Seventh Day Adventist Ron Wyatt was a nurse anesthetist (a CRNA) from Madison, Tennessee, and "Indiana Jones"-type adventurer who was extremely charismatic but who also had a wild side. This wild side enabled Ron to interpret ferrite nodes as rusty bolts and brackets, to claim that he could see petrified timbers and so and so on.

For a comprehensive debunking follow www.andrews.edu/archaeology/archive/merling/newpage21.htm

People have claimed to have walked inside Noah's Ark which still contained dung, there are many other claims and sightings but most suffer from the "Loch Ness" problem ie supposed photographs/artefacts etc have disappeared, witnesses cannot be contacted etc

Did Other People Survive the Deluge?

I am sure there is a passage of the Bible which mentions "Other people" or implies "Other people" survived the great flood, is that my imagination or does any one know the passage?

Life Size Noah's Ark Replica in Hong Kong

What Was the Name of Mrs Noah? - Noah's Family the 8 people on board

Her name is unfortunately not mentioned in the Bible her children were Shem, Ham, and Japheth there is a Jewish tradition that her name was Na'amah. Noah's father was Lamech son of Methuselah.

The 8 people on board are Noah and his three sons and their respective wives.

According to Wikipedia

In the Book of Jubilees, known to have been in use from the late 2nd century BC, the names of the wives of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth are as follows:

* Wife of Noah - Emzara, daughter of Rake'el, son of Methuselah

* Wife of Shem - Sedeqetelebab

* Wife of Ham - Ne'elatama'uk or Na'eltama'uk

* Wife of Japheth - 'Adataneses

Biblical Facts about Noah's Ark

Facts derived from the Bible

Age

Noah was 600 when he went into the Ark and 601 when it was all over, he died aged 950.

Who was on the Ark

Noah and his 3 sons and their 4 wives.

Date: 2348BC

According to the King James Version of the Bible, the Flood was 1656 years after Creation, which according to Bishop Usher was 4004BC. This gives a date of 2348 BC. (as a point of reference this is roughly the start of the 6th Dynasty in Egypt).

Birth Of Abraham 1906 BC

So 400 years or so after the flood the earth is already populated by Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites,Chinese and so on this is not a very long period.

Dimensions

According to Genesis 6:15

the Ark's dimensions were at least 135 meters long (300 cubits), 22.5 meters wide (50 cubits), and 13.5 meters high (30 cubits). It was not until the 19th century that mankind constructed a larger ship.

And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

Shape

The Ark was not built to go anywhere so it was rather a dull rectangular block with one door and one window

Materials

Gopher wood (not satisfactorily identified) and pitch to seal joints

Flood duration

Rain falls for 40 days

the water rises 150 days

The ark rests on the mountains

the water recedes for 150 days

Gethsemane Gardens , New Zealand, Noah's Ark Replica

The ark includes a chapel where couples can marry.

Evan Almighty

Evan Almighty is a modern-day Noah instructed by God to build an Ark.

The film is a gentle comedy.

Steve Carell plays the Noah character and Morgan Freeman plays God.

The animal scenes caused this to be the most expensive comedy ever.

Noah's Ark Movie1999 - Starring John Voight and Mary Steenburgen

This was originally a 3 episode mini-series for TV. The movie was heavily criticized for amongst other things introducing Lot anachronistically.

Noah's Ark Movie 1929

(image Wikipedia Commons)

Noah's Ark is a 1928 American movie directed by Michael Curtiz and written by Darryl F. Zanuck. It starred George O'Brien and Dolores Costello.

The film has the most realistic and moving flood scenes which have never been bettered. So real in fact that three extras drowned and Dolores Costello caught pneumonia. a young John Wayne played an extra.

Pangaea the Super Continent

If you look at a World map you can see that Africa and South America would fit together. The fact they were together can be traced by the similarity of the geology and the type of fossils which are found where the continents previously touched.

Continental drift and plate tectonics caused the break up of the super-continent.

The Americas and Europe are still moving apart very slowly today

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The single enormous ocean which surrounded Pangaea is known as Panthalassa.

There were other super-continents before Pannotia and before that Rodinia.

Image from Wikimedia Commons by User:Kieff

Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilition Center and Children's Care Home

The Children care for the animals and the animals care for the children

Noah's Ark is a rehabilitation center for animals and a group home for children from birth to 18 years old. The non-profit facility is home to over 1,000 animals and is licensed by the State of Georgia to provide residential care for up to 24 children.

The wildlife from the rehabilitation center and the children from the Children's Care Home play a vital role for each other. The children participate in "pet therapy," nurturing the baby wildlife as the animals are rehabilitated in hopes of eventually being returned to their natural habitat. This is important because many of the children have been abused or abandoned and may have a hard time relating to people. They're able to learn to care for the animals that, in turn, are receiving much needed affection and attention.

Visit them here www.noahs-ark.org

2012 Movie Uses Noah's Ark Theme - Doomsday in 2012

2012 is the fatal date predicted by a number of cultures as the end of the world. It is an Apocalyptic Date for the Mayan Calendar.

Ancient Mediterranean flood mystery solved

Research has revealed details of the catastrophic Zanclean flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago.

The flood occurred when Atlantic waters found their way into the cut-off and desiccated Mediterranean basin.

The researchers say that a 200km channel across the Gibraltar strait was carved out by the floodwaters.

Their findings, published in Nature, show that the resulting flood could have filled the basin within two years.

The team was led by Daniel Garcia-Castellanos from the Research Council of Spain (CSIC).

Full story here

Noah's Ark Was Round According to a New Discovery

January 2010

A translation of a 3700 year old cuneiform tablet by a British Museum Expert Irving Finkel reveals that the original Noah's Ark was a Giant Round Craft made out of bitumen covered reeds. Noah's Ark it has been claimed was based on Babylonian Legends learned by Hebrews in Exile. Atram-Hasis was the name of this King ordered by God to save his family from a flood by building an Ark. Everyone agrees that the Ark didn't like a ship need any navigational ability it just needed to stay afloat. The Tablet has been in private possession for many years.

Once again the Bible and Bible stories are news.

Noahs Ark by Edward Hicks

Image: WikiCommons

Conclusions

Arkologists produce complex theories about how big the Ark could have been quoting 522 railway box-cars, that instead of every species there were kinds, that animals were young, semi dormant, sometimes invoking that the fact that God could do anything he wanted.

At this point skeptics ask why couldn't God have simply started again without such a complex mechanism.

Whatever the case this debate won't end any time soon. If remains of the Ark can be found that will be sensational news and a stunning confirmation of the inerrancy of the Bible. Don't go away!

(Photo of Durupinar claimed to be the fossilized Noah's Ark)

Two Versions of Noah's Ark in the Bible

This is why you get one pair of each animal and 7 pairs of each animal contradiction

Other differences:-

Was a Dove or a Raven sent out.

Did the floods last 40 days or 150 days

Did Noah sacrifice any of his animals.

One version has more technical details, size of the ark

One version names Noah's sons.

The two versions of Genesis are called the "Priestly" and "Yahwist" accounts where God is named either Elohim or YAHWEH.

When did you first become interested in Noah's Ark?

Admit it whatever your belief it is an intriguing story.

Have you read any of the books, the feasibility studies?

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      pantherx11 3 years ago

      If the story is true and only Noah and his family survived it would mean:One, the whole human race descended from one Jewish family within the last 4,500 years, and consequently all the Chinese, Africans, Indians and others races evolved within a very short period, a fact which has been proven by genetic research to be totally false. Population statistics state there are close to 7 billion people on the planet. There is absolutely no way one family could have repopulated the world in that short of time, (about 4,362 years). Note: Many conservative Christians believe that the flood occurred circa 2349 BCE

      Two: According to the bible the Jews were called to be the "Chosen Race" who were distinct and separate from all others. If only Noah's' family survived, then again the whole human race is of Jewish descent, which contradicts the bible history, not just that but propagated from incestuous couplings of one family, which is genetically immoral and unbiblical.The first generation Noah's sons would be cousins, not good.

      Three; According to the NY Times there are estimates of 7.7 million species of animals. The idea the one ark could even a part of all the species is sheer imagination considering there is now more than 100 000 000 000 (billion) living animals on earth today.

      (Http: //wiki.answers. /Q/ How many animals are in this world)

      If you believed Jehovah used supernatural powers to make the animals come to the ark then there is no way to talk rationally about narrative..Using this logic anything is possible ,God could have simply let everybody except Noah and his family instead of filling all the worlds animals who did nothing wrong.

      The story is mythological narrative which is found all over the world. The Old Testament simply gives the Jewish version of a historical event using generalizations and supernatural exaggerations. www.mythicspiral.com

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      theinquirer2 3 years ago

      @harper99: This is interesting where can I read more about this?

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      harper99 3 years ago

      noahs story was written by Jewish high rnaking leaders to admonish a way word group of jewish people, and based it on a man from ancient times who among the boat captians that ran animals a food up and down the rivers of the heart of civilization, At his prime three hurricanes hit his hometown and washed him out to sea and killed many people and almost all the animals. When he showed up again they though it was a mracle and thanked god for the all the love animals he brought back with him. The jewish priests turned this into a lesson for the wayward people who would be swept away to their death if they were not as good and generous as Noah was thought to be while he was alive. Those are the facts and the story we have now to inspire us for all time.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I simultaneously believe it happened and have no idea how it happened.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It is given in Quran.finallly the ship anchored near Judi hill.the whole story is beautifully given in Quran.so why can't be the Quran also from God

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      sherioz 4 years ago

      I've always been fascinated with this subject. You did a good job of presenting the various perspectives from which the issue can be examined.

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      wm-scott 5 years ago

      I would suggest that you take a look at my lens âSolving the Mystery of the Biblical Floodâ http://www.squidoo.com/solving-the-mystery-of-the-...

      Which explains how the flood happened with supporting evidence to prove it. In my book I cover the Ark and bring out some details about it that every one else has missed, like did you know that the Arkâs draft is mentioned in the Bible? As far as I know, I am the only one to have come up with a workable theory on how the flood happened, and the only one to find evidence that proves his theory.

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      Aquavel 5 years ago

      I believe the story originally stemmed from fact, although the details have surely been changed over time. Always thought the discovery on the mountaintop in Turkey was fascinating (ever since I watched it in on the Discovery Channel or History Channel way back when). Plus there is so much info that has been passed down through the ages about a great flood, including the stories about submerged continents. I was going to write a lens on this myself but you have all the info right here. Excellent lens!

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      jtbmetaldesigns 5 years ago

      Like the lense! Great work.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome lens, this is full of great information and the 1/2 size replica is amazing, thanks for gathering so much and putting it together in an easy to follow lens. Excellent :))

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      iLoveSquidooSoMuch 5 years ago

      True! Thanks for sharing. Squidliked it! :)

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      kab 5 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I believe that a flood happened. I believe that a boat was built. However, I don't think it was the whole world, but rather their whole world. Remember a person did not stray far from home during their life. A flood that covered a large area in the middle east would be enough to seem like the whole world to them. As such, only the animals in that land would need to be included.

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      theinquirer2 6 years ago

      @goldenecho: It's just an explanation of where a mile high volume of water covering the whole earth could have come from.People often want to prove that Noah's Ark was scientifically possible rather than settling for the simpler well God made it happen.

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      Gale 6 years ago from Texas

      I'm not sure why number 4 ( Water was held in a canopy above the earth ) would be considered an explanation of how they saved the animals. It seems out of place in the "Religious Explanations for How They Saved all the Animals" list, as it's generally an explanation of the flood, but not an explanation of how the animals were saved. Maybe something that should go somewhere else?

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      theinquirer2 6 years ago

      @compugraphd: It is tough to be specific, researchers argue what the translation of this word or that word means.

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      compugraphd 6 years ago

      It says, BTW, the MOUNTAINS of Ararat -- I think the issue with the Chinese expedition was that they went to MOUNT (singular) Ararat. Who named it that? I think it's in a totally different area of the world..... Maybe one day some evidence will be found (or previous evidence will be reevaluated).

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Have you seen the ark replica being built by the man in the Netherlands? Very cool.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      great lens! love your work! cheers

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      Icebox22 6 years ago

      The Mayans said 2012 end will be like the great flood of Noah, with the gravitational shift to cause great tsunamis all over the world.

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      jennysue19 7 years ago

      Well done, rational reasoning not religious hysteria

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      If anyone is still in doubt, I suggest reading Mark 4:12. Better yet I'll read it for you.

      "That seeing they may see, and not perceive: and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them."-Jesus Christ

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      ideadesigns 7 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens, great photos and lots of information. Cute Ark gifts you have on here. I welcome all to come visit myNoah's Ark Found lens. Isn't that Noah's Ark Replica just the coolest! God Bless and 5 stars!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Its mentioned in both the Bible & Quran that the Ark will be left for people to see, and witness. Just have faith...its simple!

      Even the place where it will be found is in both books.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to DirksHomeBiz]

      I agree with you. God can't lie. And He is an amazing God, seeing all the wonders of everything from the smallest details on this earth up to those still unknown things out there.

      Fernand Yim of http://reportingfernandyim.blogspot.com

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      DirksHomeBiz 8 years ago

      As a Christian I believe God's Word as the truth. God can't lie. God is almighty and nothing is impossible with him. As with Jona, who was in a fish for three days and the sun that stood still on Joshua's request. With the Almigthy God who created everything from nothing, nothing is impossible.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wake up and smell the allegory people!

      I myself probably do not even exist - So stop referring to me as a fact please!

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      Debbie 8 years ago from England

      Hhhmmm... I'm not sure about the Noah's Ark story. Maybe it's a bit of a fishermans tale, as I also see many other Bible stories. Good lens though! :)