Man Builds Noah's Ark to the exact scale given in the Bible

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Blog entry by Scott Reavis posted 12-17-2009 02:54 AM 2277 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is really cool.

-- Jesus was a Carpenter too!!!

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 03:30 AM

That is sooo cool

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 03:44 AM

That is impressive!

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 03:53 AM

I can’t imagine the cost of that thing!

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 04:52 AM

That’s pretty crazy…but impressive! :)

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 05:15 AM

That is pretty neat. I could not imagine building something like that alone, for the most part.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 06:13 AM

Thanks for the link. This is a very impressive replica.

Here’s some information that might be of interest:

According to Genesis 6:15 (KJV) “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.” According to this Scripture, his replica would be about half the size of the actual ark. And from what he says concerning the 2/3-football-field length, he is basing the cubit on 16 inches. (I don’t know if Europe’s football/soccer field is something other than 100 yards.)

I’ve always considered a cubit to be 18 inches but in looking it up it could be as much as 22 inches. As impressed as people are with the size of his replica, just think how impressed they would be with it built to the 300×50x30 cubits of Scripture and then using the sacred cubit designation of 20.88 inches per cubit!

He certainly put it together quickly (and probably had to meet building codes for the public to enter it). Of course, he doesn’t tell whether it is sea-worthy. Maybe Noah was busier with just keeping food on the table that it took him 100 years versus Johan Huibers’ four years!

-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 07:27 AM

Noah didn’t have power tools and made his twice the size :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 09:29 AM

Now that is one heck of a project.

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 04:40 PM

So yes this is half scale, but it does float and he’s currently working on a fullsize version.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 05:46 PM

Wow, that is awesome just the same. God must be proud. Not to speak for God, but wow.

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#11 posted 12-21-2009 11:43 PM

Very interesting



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