Saturday, May 13, 2006

Where is Noah’s Ark today?

“And the Ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.”
GENESIS 8:4

The Ark landed on the mountains of Ararat (the Bible does not specify which actual mountain) in the region of Mt. Ararat in modern day Turkey. Many expeditions have searched for the Ark there. There isn’t any conclusive evidence of the Ark’s location, or survival. After all, it landed on the mountains about 4,500 years ago, and could easily have deteriorated or been destroyed.

Some creation scientists and Bible scholars believe the Ark could be preserved, perhaps to be providentially revealed at a future time as a reminder of the past judgment and the judgment to come.


Sign of Design: In Genesis 3:14 we read, “And the Lord God said unto the serpent... ‘upon your belly you shall go, and shall eat dust all the days of your life.’ ” Once again... the Bible has been shown to be accurate in minute detail. ...There is an organ in the roof of the snake’s mouth called “Jacobson’s organ.” This helps the snake to smell in addition to its nose. Its darting forked tongue samples bits of dust by picking them up on the points of the fork, which it presents to its matching pair of sensory organs inside its mouth. Once it has “smelt” them in this way, the tongue must be cleaned so the process can be repeated immediately. Therefore, serpents really do lick dust and eat it.

4 comments:

Kaitlin said...

I don't think that there are any remains of the Ark. It was made of completely biodegradable materials.

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zachary,
Good job. That is a fascinating fact about the snake! It would be easier to search the mountains in Turkey if access was not so severely limited! I hope it is still out there.

Elizabeth

David Ketter said...

Zach,

Actually, Mt. Ararat in Turkey is NOT the mountain that the Ark landed on. Let's go back to the original verse you have here:

"upon the mountains of Ararat"

This tells us enough to conclude against it because Mt. Ararat is a lone mountain with no other mountains in the area for miles upon miles.

So, where did it land? Let's go to Genesis 11:1-2:

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

We know where Shinar is located: modern-day Iraq, ancient Babylon. Look where mankind came from to get there: from the east. If you took out a map of the world and found Mt. Ararat in reference to Iraq, you would see that this supposed location is actually north-west of Shinar.

I propose that the Ark, in fact, landed in one of Iran's many mountain ranges. Based on the research of Robert Carnuke, I would venture to say that it is STILL on Mt. Sabalon in Iran.

Why would it deteriorate? You have to remember that this entire area is very dry and arid - perfect for the preservation of wood and other biodegradeable materials. And being on the top of a mountain, it would have less exposure to moisture. No, I think the Ark is still there...everyone's just looking in the wrong place. :D

Wholesome Works said...

Thanks for comments everyone. :-)

It is possible that the Ark deteriorated or was preserved, and that we're looking the wrong places.

Personally, though, I think the Ark served as habitation for Noah and his family, until they got settled in this completely new world. After that, I think they probably broke it down for building materials.

We just don't know what happened to the Ark.

Zac