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Working Replica of Noah's Ark Opens In Schagen, Netherlands
News Blaze ^ | September 19, 2008

Posted on 10/14/2010 9:54:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This is truly amazing! Cannot even imagine the work time and money that went into this venture.

It's also amazing to see how large this is - and that the fact it is to scale of biblical times. Enjoy.

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The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was thrown open Saturday for the first crowd of curious Pilgrims and 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 and 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 and chickens, and 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 said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands , where church going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years. ''If You Need Help, Ask God. If You Don't, Thank God''... 'Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.' Psalm 23:6 When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised.

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


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; History; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: ark; bible; christianity; christians; creationism; godsgravesglyphs; history; netherlands; noah; noahsark
From a few years ago, but didn't see it posted.
1 posted on 10/14/2010 9:54:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.

Probably from forests destroyed by the flood--maybe wood not in existence today; wood provided by God for this purpose only .

2 posted on 10/14/2010 10:01:05 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for posting this.

THe LIBERAL, godless media would NEVER highlight this.

Even on FR there are godless wonders ... .


3 posted on 10/14/2010 10:01:35 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our God is an awesome God, bookmark.


4 posted on 10/14/2010 10:11:53 AM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What an investment, hope it proves profitable. Had this been real and loaded with animals, I don’t think I would last more than a couple of days at sea with it. My arms would fall off from shoveling.


5 posted on 10/14/2010 10:13:31 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

6 posted on 10/14/2010 10:15:41 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage


7 posted on 10/14/2010 10:17:20 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s a cubit?


8 posted on 10/14/2010 10:21:55 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcx1GcwSHSY


9 posted on 10/14/2010 10:23:38 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: eCSMaster

Ping to watch later. I’d love to go see this thing.


10 posted on 10/14/2010 10:28:54 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

I bet the balance shifted as 40 days of food was run through the animals and shoveled overboard!

Think of the variety of foods...

We are all lucky (and should be grateful) that God spared Noah and his family, or we’d never be here now.


11 posted on 10/14/2010 10:30:35 AM PDT by Ender Wiggin
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To: IYAS9YAS

A cubit is a length measurement used by Israel in the Old Testament days. It is half a yard.


12 posted on 10/14/2010 10:31:02 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

It’s also a joke on an old Bill Cosby routine...


13 posted on 10/14/2010 10:46:29 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: IYAS9YAS

“What’s a cubit?”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubit


14 posted on 10/14/2010 11:18:05 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember it being posted a couple of years ago, and am glad to see it again. Thanks for the post.


15 posted on 10/14/2010 11:22:58 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: TexasRepublic

God: NOAH.

Noah: Is someone calling me?

God: NOAH!!

Noah: Who is that?

God: It’s the Lord, Noah.

Noah: Right ... Where are ya? What do ya want? I’ve been good.

God: I want you to build an ark.

Noah: Right ... What’s an ark?

God: Get some wood and build it 300 cubits by 80 cubits by 40 cubits.

Noah: Right ... What’s a cubit?


16 posted on 10/14/2010 11:34:59 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: IYAS9YAS

about 18 inches...

Think 1 foot 6 inches for each cubit 1 1/2

so 200 cubits would be 300 feet...


17 posted on 10/14/2010 11:40:11 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: IYAS9YAS

about 18 inches...

Think 1 foot 6 inches for each cubit 1 1/2

so 200 cubits would be 300 feet...


18 posted on 10/14/2010 11:40:22 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

I should have posted “Riiiggghhhtt... What’s a cubit?”. I was having fun with an old Bill Cosby routine.


19 posted on 10/14/2010 11:42:17 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: nmh
Even on FR there are godless wonders ... .

Hey...my ears are burning!

20 posted on 10/14/2010 12:40:03 PM PDT by Abin Sur
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Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

Where are the mountains of two-by-two animal poop? :')

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21 posted on 10/14/2010 8:34:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Puppage

Noah was a genius. He even installed a fire extinguisher and trash cans on the Ark.


22 posted on 10/14/2010 9:43:58 PM PDT by GunRunner
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