The Ark of Noah

A Scientific Analysis Ref: The Book of GENESIS

Genesis 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Genesis 6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Genesis 6:15 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 instructions given to Noah by the LORD God, probably, with the help of his sons, Noah set out to construct the Ark

Noah inspects the nearly completed work of the Ark of gopher wood

Genesis 6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

And so a single window was finished above, the width of it measuring only one cubit, the length of Noah's arm. 

One often wonders, using only our simple thoughts: Why would God have Noah construct only a single window measuring only one cubit, the length of Noah's arm? 

Why would God have Noah construct this window all the way at the top of the Ark?

The ARK measured 300 cubits, nearly a tenth of a mile in length. A window of this size certainly would not have been sufficient to provide lighting for Noah, his family and all of the animals. 

But, remember, our thoughts are not the thoughts of God.

Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

And a cubit measurement would have been all that was needed in order for Noah to have a complete panoramic view from above all around. And one door was set in the side, with access to lower, second and third stories. Noah, a master ship builder and a skilled craftsman, had a way with wood. 

He carried out God's command and constructed the Ark of gopher wood. Modern scientific analysis assures this vessel would have had the rigidity and elastic flexibility to bend, flex and sway with the mighty waves of the global flood.

Genesis 7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Genesis 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail;  and the mountains were covered.

All the other vessels that were afloat on the surface of the earth at that time, were not constructed with the divine instructions given to Noah. They would have certainly cracked up and would have broken apart under the vast levels of stress and strain of the giant waves of the global flood.

Genesis 6:15 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.

 

Noah Stands Next to His Completed Work

A living space of 300 x 50 x 30 = 450,000 cubes of a cubit was provided. This is equivalent to 1,518,000 cubic feet which is the volume contained in 569 modern railroad cars.

Genesis 6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

Noah carried out God's command and constructed the Ark of gopher wood. Noah did finish a window in a cubit , only the width of his arm, and finished it above.

Noah set a door in the side of the ark, with lower, second, and third stories but, Noah's work was not yet completed.

The Ark had to be made durable and water tight. Not a drop of water was to seep through the walls of the Ark of gopher wood.

Genesis 6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Noah pitched the Ark from within and from without as God had instructed him. Genesis 6:14

The Finished Work of Noah

at nearly 100 years after the start of construction

Noah did complete the work of God's commandment according to Genesis 6:16. The completed work of Noah, that he began on his 500th birthday, sat on the ground for many years before the food waters came on Noah's 600th birthday. 

There is no indication according to the Bible that the DOOR of the Ark was closed during this time. Thus, any could have entered the Ark. But, they made fun of Noah because no one had ever seen rain in the days of the Genesis patriarchs; "for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,..." Genesis 5:5

Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Genesis 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

 

A Door Stood Open in the Side of the Ark

For nearly 100 years, from Noah's 500th to his 600th birthday, any could have entered the Ark to an opened door and could have gone on board to three stories. But, they made fun of Noah for nearly that length of time, "for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,..." Genesis 5:5

Genesis 6:16  ... and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

It is important to note the significance if this verse: Genesis 7:7 "And  Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood." 

Note that Noah and ALL of his family went into the Ark first before any of the animals went in. Noah, according to this verse, did not have to go and round up the animals and load them into the Ark.

Genesis 7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

"And they went in unto Noah into the ark, ..."Noah and all of his family were already inside of the Ark when the animals came "unto Noah". The animals came unto Noah into the Ark.

For this very reason the Holy Bible can not be read like a novel or a book of poems.

 

Genesis 7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: 

Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Genesis 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

They (the animals) went unto Noah into the Ark. Recall that Noah and all of his family were already inside of the Ark when the animals came. Noah was the last Human to enter the Ark.

and the LORD shut him in. (Genesis 7:16)

According to scriptures, the DOOR of the Ark was shut, not by a command of the inhabitants of the Ark and not even by Noah, the builder and captain of the Ark. The BIBLE suggests no warning was given. No signals or a warning was given. Once this DOOR was commanded SHUT, no hand or foot or any obstacle from anyone inside or outside, not even Noah, could have obstructed the closing of this DOOR.

Genesis 7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

Genesis 7:11  

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

Genesis 7:12

And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Genesis 7:13

In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

Genesis 7:14

They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

 

Genesis 7:13 As In the selfsame day they came unto Noah into the Ark.  

Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

The boarding of the Ark by Noah and his family, the loading of the animals on board the Ark, the breaking up of "the fountains of the great deep" and the opening of "the windows of heaven" all this took place on the "selfsame day".

"in the selfsame day"

Modern geological and archeological evidence has been and continues to be mounted as seen in the rapidly deposited fossilized remains found globally. Research includes evidence of quickly buried antediluvian villages in various parts of the globe, containing scattered remains of Pleistocene animals.

The evidence reveals that this even occurred very rapidly.

Noah would not have had the time to go out and round up all of the animals.

 

The Water Vapor Earth

Modern Astrophysical evidence now suggests that a Water Vapor atmosphere might have shielded the biosphere of the Earth from the intense life threatening cosmic radiation; a valid scientific reason for the longevity of the Genesis patriarchs. 

Genesis 5:27 

And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

Genesis 1:6

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Genesis 1:7 

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

Genesis 2:5-6

5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

The water vapor canopy above the Firmament 

mentioned in Genesis 1:7 did collapse, 

triggering the global food of Noah.

Earth Globally Flooded on Noah's 600th birthday

Genesis 7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Genesis 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

Genesis 8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;  Genesis 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

Genesis 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

 

 

A good scholarly BIBLE student to should know that the Bible did not say that Noah's Ark landed on Mount Ararat in Turkey. There is no evidence for this statement.

The correct translation of Genesis 8:4 should have read:

"And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the Urartian mountains; plural not singular

There are many, many mountains of  Urartu mentioned in the Bible. There are hundreds of mountains of Urartu.

Genesis 8:5

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains {plural} seen.

 

Earth of Today long after the flood

NASA/JPL Galileo Spacecraft Photo

 

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