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
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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:
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.
LOL that was my first reaction also......glad I wasn’t the only one.........
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Check out the close-up photos. Appears to be pine, with a large number of knots, to me.
Not what Naoh used I meant.
Don't do that! That leads to reading the article before posting a comment!
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.
You think God would let the Ark sink in a storm?
Heard of this guy.
Would love to see it someday. The Faith isn’t quite all gone in Europe.
Thanks for the ping!
very cool and incredibly inspiring.
Strongs says “gofer” is apparantly cypress..
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