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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

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To: NYer
Since I mentioned Bill Cosby...

YouTube audio of "Noah...RIGHT!!"

41 posted on 10/18/2009 1:19:37 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: NYer; scripter; metmom; DaveLoneRanger; editor-surveyor; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; MrB; GourmetDan; ..
I think those are pictures of Johan Huiber's half-sized replica. Last I checked, he is still working on the full sized Ark. Here is a link to a story about the half-sized version:

http://creation.com/one-man-and-a-vision-johan-huibers-ark-builder-in-netherlands

Here is a picture of one of the uncompleted decks of Huiber's full size replica. I think it's safe to say they could hold one heck of a lot of animals in there!!!

Here is a link to Huiber's website where you will find more pictures of the construction of the full sized version:

http://www.arkvannoach.com/index.php/en/about-the-ark/photos-ark

And here is an AP video of a land-based, full-size replica of the Ark in Hong Kong. I'm surprised I haven't heard of any stories of the Red Chinese making life difficult for this Ark museum.

http://en.video.canoe.tv/video/news/weird/14644262001/raw-video-full-size-noahs-ark-replica/24161706001

42 posted on 10/18/2009 1:43:21 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: RegulatorCountry
“gopher” is simply a transliteration of the Hebrew and refers to a resinous tree, possibly cypress. It may be related to the word “kopher” or tar.
43 posted on 10/18/2009 2:13:38 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Reaganesque

LOL that was my first reaction also......glad I wasn’t the only one.........


44 posted on 10/18/2009 2:46:39 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: GodGunsGuts; All

An interesting project. The most ancient shipbuilding techniques are just the opposite of what he used, i.e; the hull was built first and sewn together and then a framework inside built. Since most of the strength would be in the outer hull massive frameworks internally were not necessary.

So even with the tools available at the time, (axes, scrapers and rope) building a large floating box or ark is quite feasible. No rudder or tapered bow needed just water tightness which bitumen would furnish.


45 posted on 10/18/2009 2:47:29 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
“gopher” is simply a transliteration of the Hebrew

"Transliteration" in and of itself is not any sort of dismissal of "gopher" or "gofer." That's the way Hebrew words are dealt with in other languages, and how words in other languages are dealt with in Hebrew.

The fact remains that the intended meaning of the word remains unclear to Hebrew scholars of the modern era.

It's been thought to mean any number of species of tree, and so it's reasonable to name species known to be used in shipbuilding. Cypress was and is treasured because it doesn't rot. But, that's speculation.

It's also thought to be a reference to a means of processing or forming wood for shipbuilding. Squared beams is one such translation. Laminated wood is another.

One thing it's not, is unpitched knotty pine lap siding, though. Not seaworthy at all. It would sink.

46 posted on 10/18/2009 3:04:38 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: NYer

BUMP!


47 posted on 10/18/2009 3:13:35 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: count-your-change

He’s making the same nod to conventional expectation of a “ship” that countless illustrators of books containing reference to the ark of Noah have. So, it has a bow and a rudder.

The directions contained within the Bible lead to a large floating box, as you note, the very specific proportions of which have been tested in the modern era and shown to be ideal for remaining upright and afloat in very rough seas. That’s enough. But, people expect to see what they expect to see, and have been accomodated.


48 posted on 10/18/2009 3:18:56 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: JLS

Evan Almighty


49 posted on 10/18/2009 3:23:01 PM PDT by steveo (Two Thousand Ten - Never Again)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Not a dismissal of course, just a way of not translating the word and leaving the specifics open. Knotty pine? No. And think of how many man caves are lacking wall covering now.

And of course the needs of a vessel that is under power and /or steered are different from one that just needs to stay afloat for a relatively short period of time.

Still the fellow has accomplished quite a feat and helped to visualize somewhat the scale of what the Noah and family built.

50 posted on 10/18/2009 3:41:08 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
Knotty pine? No.

Check out the close-up photos. Appears to be pine, with a large number of knots, to me.

51 posted on 10/18/2009 3:55:03 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Not what Naoh used I meant.


52 posted on 10/18/2009 4:03:00 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: DariusBane
one of these days im gonna proof read before posting.

Don't do that! That leads to reading the article before posting a comment!

53 posted on 10/18/2009 4:47:20 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: ReneeLynn

Steering is critical in a storm. You have to keep in the proper direction so the waves don’t hit the ship on the side and cause the it to capsize.


54 posted on 10/18/2009 4:52:38 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

You think God would let the Ark sink in a storm?


55 posted on 10/18/2009 5:54:12 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: NYer

Heard of this guy.

Would love to see it someday. The Faith isn’t quite all gone in Europe.


56 posted on 10/18/2009 7:58:48 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thanks for the ping!


57 posted on 10/18/2009 8:10:56 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: NYer

very cool and incredibly inspiring.


58 posted on 10/18/2009 8:39:33 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: NYer; greyfoxx39

Awesome..


59 posted on 10/18/2009 10:06:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: RegulatorCountry; count-your-change

Strongs says “gofer” is apparantly cypress..


60 posted on 10/18/2009 10:16:45 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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