Skip to comments.Man builds working replica of Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible)
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.
Now that is cool.
I like the last picture. Oh the influence of modern liberalism.
Wasn’t there a movie about this?
Yes with their godless mindset that ‘things’ will save you!
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.
It’s an impressive building, but it’s not a working replica of a ship.
If it suddenly takes off with a 6 year old boy inside, I’m going to be skeptical ;-)
Thanks! I already passed it around so others can enjoy.
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.
Now he just needs to start preaching for the next 120 years or so that the world is gonna be destroyed.
sight not site
one of these days im gonna proof read before posting.
Then why is it sitting on a barge?
Very impressive - thanks for posting.
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.