Noah's Ark

About Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark was built by Noah and his 3 sons. According to the Bible, Noah started building the Ark when he was about 480 years old and entered the Ark when he was 600 years old. Why did he build the Ark and how did he know how to build it? Noah built the Ark because God himself told Noah to build it. God wanted to wipe out mankind because they have become wicked.

"The Lord saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth - men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air - for I am grieved that I have made them." But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord." Genesis 6:5-8

God also told Noah exactly how to build the ark.

"So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. Make a roof for it and finish the ark to within 18 inches to the top." Genesis 6:14-16

There are several things to note here. First of all, Cypress is a very hard and dense wood. It is the perfect wood to build a large ark out of. Second, the dimensions of the ark was ideally designed to be both stable and hold a lot of stuff. It has been shown hydrodynamically that it would be almost impossible to capsize. Because of its' stability, the Ark would also be a very comfortable ship, even in the strongest of storms. Another fact is that almost all modern cargo ships of significant size use these exact proportions! How could someone so long ago have known how to build an Ark so perfect? Answer: Divine Intervention.

Exactly how long ago was the flood? If we use the evolutionist's calender, it would fall between 20,000 and 50,000 years ago but according to the biblical calender (Where the Earth is about 10,000 years old.), the flood occured about 5000 years ago. There are several facts that point out that the Flood did in fact occur about 5000 years ago.

After a large Earthquake on June 20, 1840, several people went out and searched the mountains of Mt. Arafat and reportedly found the Ark.

Inspired by the stories after the June 20, 1840 Earthquake, a Frenchman named Fernand Navarra went to Mt. Arafat in 1955 after a large earthquake and recovered a large piece of hand-tooled wooden timber. He said it was part of a larger structure which was buried deep in the ice. This may have been the Ark and to dispell the skeptics, scientists carbon dated the timber and found it to be about 5000 years old. This timber is now on display in Paris.

During World War 2, several pilots reported seeing an Ark while flying over Mt. Arafat. Both Russian and US pilots took pictures of the Ark and one of these pictures ended up in the US Army Paper called "Stars and Stripes."

If any one of these sightings is really the Ark, it must have occured 5000 years ago because anything 20,000 years old would already be decayed into nothingness.

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