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Modern-Day Noah: Dutch Man Builds Ark of Biblical Proportions
Time Newsfeed ^ | 02/16/2011 | Zoe Fox

Posted on 02/16/2011 10:16:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind

If you had infinite time and endless religious zeal, what are the chances you'd spend your days building a life-size replica of Noah's Ark?

After dreaming of the Netherlands disappearing in water almost 20 years ago, Johan Huibers set out to recreate an ark like Noah's in the Book of Genisis. Practically speaking, it's not a ridiculous aspiration, as nearly one-quarter of the Netherlands lies below sea level. Almost 2,000 people in his home province were killed by a flood in 1953.

Between 2005 and 2007 he built his first ark, spending six days a week constructing a half-size replica using the biblical measurements. During the first two years after it was completed, 400,000 visitors toured the ark. Last year, he sold the original model to a friend in order to focus his energies on the main event, a full-size ark.

Now, the Dutch building contractor has nearly completed a life-size model of Noah's ark, which he says will be ready for visitors in May. His current opus follows the dimensions described in Genesis 6:15 -- 300 cubits by 50 cubits by 30 cubits. The new ark's volume is nearly ten times the original's. Despite his attempted precision, there is no standardized interpretation of the size of a cubit. Huiber is equating the biblical measurement to half a meter. Inside, it houses two theaters, a cinema, a restaurant, live animals (of course) and a train that takes visitors on a ride through the creation story.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsfeed.time.com ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Society
KEYWORDS: ark; flood; noah; noahsark

1 posted on 02/16/2011 10:16:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR PHOTO AND VIDEO


2 posted on 02/16/2011 10:17:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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Pretty Cool.


3 posted on 02/16/2011 10:22:47 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What's a cubit???


4 posted on 02/16/2011 10:33:47 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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5 posted on 02/16/2011 10:43:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Vaquero

How long can you tread water?


6 posted on 02/16/2011 10:45:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

“infinite time”?


7 posted on 02/16/2011 10:53:29 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Vendome
JOHAN HUIBER's AND HIS ARK




8 posted on 02/16/2011 10:55:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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RE: “infinite time”?

Probably means he has lots of time in his hands. I wonder where he gets the money for this project...


9 posted on 02/16/2011 10:56:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

North Sea tsunami.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,441819,00.html


10 posted on 02/16/2011 10:57:41 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SeekAndFind
Some folks have cubit envy.


11 posted on 02/16/2011 11:07:46 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: SeekAndFind

Who’s finger tips and who’s elbow?

It it the same for a midget?

:0)


12 posted on 02/16/2011 11:13:14 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SeekAndFind

"Say ... can I borrow your boat?"

13 posted on 02/16/2011 11:29:57 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Rebelbase
Cubit? Or Q*Bert?


14 posted on 02/16/2011 11:35:09 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: SeekAndFind

It said in the article he had bank loans, and the investment was over a million.

He needs about 100,000 visitors to break even. I’ll bet he makes it.

Handsome man, great work, I’d love to go and take the whole fam.

I wish he had made it all the way the same length instead of half. In for a penny, in for a pound. Still a very useful illustration of the absolute truth of God’s word.


15 posted on 02/16/2011 11:44:08 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SeekAndFind
Another ark is being built in Kentucky!
16 posted on 02/16/2011 12:00:54 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("Psalm 109:8")
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To: Bigh4u2

RE: It it the same for a midget?

I’ve heard some Ark lecturers tell the audience that Noah was a gigantic man (but how would they know ??)


17 posted on 02/16/2011 12:03:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
And another in Frostburg, Maryland.
18 posted on 02/16/2011 12:07:15 PM PST by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: SeekAndFind

They have found large human skeletons, upwards of 18 feet or se in the archeological record.


19 posted on 02/16/2011 12:21:53 PM PST by Jonty30
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