Monday, April 03, 2006

Noah’s Ark

The account of Noah and the Ark is one of the most widely known events in the history of mankind. Unfortunately, it is often taken as a myth or fairy tale.

The Bible, however, is the history book of the universe. Knowing this, the most asked questions about the Ark and Flood of Noah can be answered with authority and confidence (see 1 PETER 3:15).

The following are some commonly asked questions about Noah and the Ark:


How big was the Ark?


“The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits”
GENESIS 6:15

Unlike many whimsical drawings that depict the Ark as some kind of overgrown houseboat, the Ark as described in the Bible was an enormous vessel. It was not until the late 1800s, that a ship was built that exceeded the capacity of Noah’s Ark.

Even today, when compared to our modern ocean-going ships, the dimensions of the Ark are impressive. The Ark was approximately 450ft. long, 75ft. wide, and 45ft. high*. When these figures are multiplied together, to get the volume of the Ark, we get a better idea of the massive capacity of this great ship; it equals about 1.5 million (1,500,000) cubic feet!

Modern container ships are loaded with standardized steel boxes that measure 8ft. X 8ft. X 40ft. Noah’s Ark could have been loaded with aver 500 such containers.


* The generally accepted measure of a cubit is about 18 inches.

8 comments:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zachary,
Great post! I like the picture you used. Have you heard about the latest people who think they found the ark with satellite images? It has not been proven, and they say they would have to see it close up to be sure.

Elizabeth

Kristin said...

Great post!

Thanks for leaving a comment over at my blog. I cracked up about the pi joke...LOL.

My foot is doing so much better, thank you so much for asking and praying :)

MVB said...

I have the satellite pictures of what is believed to be the ark over on my blog if you want to see them. It's very cool!

Wholesome Works said...

Thanks to everyone for commenting!

Elizabeth, I hadn't heard that until you mentioned it.

Kristin, Glad to hear your foot is better. Thank you for the visit. :)

MVB, Those are very cool pictures.

Zachary

P.S. - I've been having some minor networking problems, so I'll be playing catch-up. :)

Sparky said...

It is very interesting that the ark has been supposedly found. Heard this a few years back also. Hope someday they can get it moved somewhere for inspection.

Sparky's Baseball said...

Have a question. Why did you take my blog and my brother's blog off your links? Technical difficulties? Or someone thinks our blogs aren't good enough? Just honestly wondering. Hope I didn't do anything wrong.

Wholesome Works said...

Hey Sparky,

I was changing things around on my sidebar and had some Blogger problems. I've also been busy with some networking problems. I'll get the links back up sometime soon.

Oh, I also need to know which blog Shining Armor will be using? I left him a comment on Blog # 2.

Zachary

Sparky said...

Yah. He is getting around to writing a post notifying everyone that the permanent is

munchymikes.blogspot.com

and now I understand. Everyone seems to have technical difficulties lately, including Michael and I.