Monday, June 28, 2010

How many animals were on the ark?

Genesis 6
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
 21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

Genesis 7
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

From these passages we learn the Noah was to bring.

  • two of every sort, male and female
  • fowls
  • cattle
  • creeping thing
  • seven of every clean beast (male and female)
  • two of every unclean beast
  • fowls of the air also seven (male and female)
Every breed of dog can be created from about 10 basic breeds

Every breed of chicken we have today origionated from the red jungle fowl and the grey jungle fowl.

Monday, June 7, 2010

What was Noah's Ark like?

Genesis 6
  14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
  15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
  16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

From these verses we know these things about the Ark
  • it was made of gopher wood
  • it had many rooms
  • it was covered in pitch inside and outside
  • it was 300 cubits long
  • it was 50 cubits wide
  • it was 30 cubits high
  • it had a window
  • it had a door in the side
  • it had three stories
What is Gopher Wood?

Bible Dictionary -  The wood of a resin-yielding conifer, probably the cypress, used in making the ark
examples of conifers

Wikipedia - Typical examples of conifers include cedarsDouglas-firscypressesfirsjunipers,kaurislarchespineshemlocksredwoodsspruces, and yews.

examples of tall cypress trees

What is Pitch?

1828 Dictionary - The resin of pine, or turpentine, inspissated; used in caulking ships and paying the sides and bottom.

melted pitch/ resin
What is a Cubit?

Bible Dictionary - The ordinary unit of length among the Hebrews; originally the distance from the elbow to the tip of the fingers. It varied in length, from 17 1/2 inches in the 8th century B.C. to 21 1/2 inches in time of our Lord.

How Big Was the Ark?
The ark was 450 feet (137 m) long, 75 feet (23m) wide, and 45 feet (14m) tall.  That's almost twice as long as the Salt Lake Tabernacle but not quite as tall.  It would take about 300 children stretching out their arms and touching their fingertips to make a ring of children standing all the way around it. From the Children's Friend.

Examples of the Ark
Where is Mount Ararat?

Mount Ararat is on the eastern edge of Turkey near the border of Armenia and Iran.

YouTube Videos
I found some excellant videos on Noah's ark and its feasibility.  Visit my Noah's YouTube Playlist to see them.  Embeded below is the first of my favorite series. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Genesis Week 4 - The Tower of Babel and the Jaredites

  • The Jaredites Travel to the Promised Land
  • The Destruction of the Jaredites

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