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Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible)
Spirit Daily ^ | October 17, 2009

Posted on 10/18/2009 11:16:37 AM PDT by NYer

This is amazing. The wood alone would have cost him a fortune.   
 
Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible)

In Schagen , Netherlands


The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened to the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch creationist, Johan Huibers, as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.


The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high an d 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house.

Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals
greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold.


A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.


Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son, Roy. Construction began in May 2005.. On the uncovered top
- deck not quite ready in time for the opening - will come a petting zoo, with baby lambs, chickens, goats and one camel.

Visitors on the first day were stunned. 'It's past comprehension', said Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her husband while on vacation when they saw the ark looming over the local landscape.


'I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been so big ' There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater where kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark. Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands , where church-going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years.


Now that I am old and gray...give me the time to tell this new generation (and their children, too) about all your mighty miracles.
Psalm 71:18


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1 posted on 10/18/2009 11:16:39 AM PDT by NYer
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Pretty amazing!


2 posted on 10/18/2009 11:17:35 AM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

Now that is cool.


3 posted on 10/18/2009 11:19:19 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Note to the GOP: Do not count rat your votes until they are cast.)
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To: NYer

I like the last picture. Oh the influence of modern liberalism.


4 posted on 10/18/2009 11:19:51 AM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: NYer

Wasn’t there a movie about this?


5 posted on 10/18/2009 11:26:28 AM PDT by JLS
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To: TheZMan

Yes with their godless mindset that ‘things’ will save you!


6 posted on 10/18/2009 11:28:20 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NYer

Just waiting to hear from the enviroNazi’s about how many precious trees were sacrificed and the cruel rape of mother earth to re-create the Ark.


7 posted on 10/18/2009 11:32:41 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: NYer

It’s an impressive building, but it’s not a working replica of a ship.


8 posted on 10/18/2009 11:33:47 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: NYer

If it suddenly takes off with a 6 year old boy inside, I’m going to be skeptical ;-)

Pretty cool!


9 posted on 10/18/2009 11:34:25 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: NYer

Thanks! I already passed it around so others can enjoy.


10 posted on 10/18/2009 11:38:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Mr. Lucky

Right, framed like a tool shed, not a ocean going vessel. Knees and braces too weak, not in site. No steering. Looks really small to put in all the creatures of the earth and the food. Looks like you could put in many of the creatures of the earth.


11 posted on 10/18/2009 11:38:44 AM PDT by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: NYer

Now he just needs to start preaching for the next 120 years or so that the world is gonna be destroyed.


12 posted on 10/18/2009 11:38:46 AM PDT by texanyankee
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Excellent observation!


13 posted on 10/18/2009 11:42:22 AM PDT by freeagle
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To: DariusBane

sight not site
one of these days im gonna proof read before posting.


14 posted on 10/18/2009 11:42:29 AM PDT by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: OriginalChristian

ping.


15 posted on 10/18/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (Thanks again...)
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To: NYer

Awesome!


16 posted on 10/18/2009 11:47:06 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: NYer
Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark

Then why is it sitting on a barge?

17 posted on 10/18/2009 11:47:31 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: NYer

Very impressive - thanks for posting.


18 posted on 10/18/2009 11:58:13 AM PDT by Joann37
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ping


19 posted on 10/18/2009 12:05:42 PM PDT by GOP Golfer
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To: DariusBane
i've often thought about this...and have come to the conclusion that we have more species now than we did when the ark was originally built. For example, how many different kinds of dogs are there today? All of them are descended from wolves and he really only needed to pack 2 wolves on the ark.

I have also thought about how fast species change. I remember hearing about the filming of the movie "Robin Hood" with Kevin Costner in it. They were attempting to be as authentic as possible so they had to find cattle as they were at the time when Robin Hood lived. these cattle were incredibly small compared to what we know as cattle today - in only 700 years the species had changed and diversified to an incredible scale!

anyways, just bits of info on the real Flood and ark that I have assembled over the years.

20 posted on 10/18/2009 12:06:27 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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