God's design of the boat was thousands of years ahead of today's technology. That doesn't mean that the ancients didn't build boats much like it soon after the Ark landed. It does mean that a lot of knowledge that was known to our ancient ancestors was lost. We have found ancient remains of batteries and recently a computer of sorts from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea...in fact there is much in the oceans waiting for mankind to find, as we have explored at most 5% of the oceans at this time.
Not surprising, we are still learning to copy designs in organisms because so many organisms have systems and motors and algorithms and so on that are far superior to anything we have figured out ourselves. Ah, Darwinists, your time is limited now...can you hear it coming? The end of stupidity MUST be coming soon!
First, dinosaurs could easily fit into the Ark! The idea that they were too big for Noah to take on the Ark is completely wrong.
And how did Noah fit them on the Ark?
What about the huge ones? Were they simply old?
‘The significant difference between growth in reptiles and that in mammals is that a reptile has the potential of growing throughout its life, whereas a mammal reaches a terminal size and grows no more, even though it may subsequently live many years in ideal conditions’ [italics added].
‘A huge animal called Seismosaurus was found in New Mexico and many palaeontologists believe it is really an old Diplodocus. It weighed 30 tonnes and was 45 metres (150 ft) long.’2
Teenage growth spurts
Noah’s Ark cargo—not a problem!
References and notes
Scripture gives no clue about the shape of Noah’s Ark beyond its proportions—length, breadth, and depth. Ships have long been described like this without ever implying a block-shaped hull.
What about the Shape?
Clues from the Bible
- The Ark had the proportions of a seagoing vessel built for waves (Genesis 6:15).
- Logically, a mountain-covering, global flood would not be dead calm (Genesis 7:19).
- The Ark moved about on the surface of the waters (Genesis 7:18).
- God made a wind to pass over the earth (Genesis 8:1).
- The Hebrew word for the Flood (mabbul) could imply being carried along.
Designed for Tsunamis?
by Frank Lorey, M.A.
COMPARISON OF GENESIS AND GILGAMESH
|Extent of flood||Global||Global|
|Cause||Man's wickedness||Man's sins|
|Intended for whom?||All mankind||One city & all mankind|
|Sender||Yahweh||Assembly of "gods"|
|Name of hero||Noah||Utnapishtim|
|Means of announcement||Direct from God||In a dream|
|Ordered to build boat?||Yes||Yes|
|Did hero complain?||Yes||Yes|
|Height of boat||Several stories (3)||Several stories (6)|
|Windows||At least one||At least one|
|Shape of boat||Rectangular||Square|
|Human passengers||Family members only||Family & few others|
|Other passengers||All species of animals||All species of animals|
|Means of flood||Ground water & heavy rain||Heavy rain|
|Duration of flood||Long (40 days & nights plus)||Short (6 days & nights)|
|Test to find land||Release of birds||Release of birds|
|Types of birds||Raven & three doves||Dove, swallow, raven|
|Ark landing spot||Mountain -- Mt. Ararat||Mountain -- Mt. Nisir|
|Sacrificed after flood?||Yes, by Noah||Yes, by Utnapishtim|
|Blessed after flood?||Yes||Yes|
- Keller, Werner, The Bible as History, (New York: William Morrow and Company, 1956), p. 32.
- Sanders, N.K., The Epic of Gilgamesh ,(an English translation with introduction) (London: Penguin Books, 1964), p. 9.
- Graves, Robert, The Creek Myths, Volume 1,(London: Penguin Books, 1960), pp. 138-143.
- Rehwinkel, Alfred M., The Flood in the Light of the Bible, Geology, and Archaeology, (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing, 1951), p. 129.
- O'Brien, J. Randall, "Flood Stories of the Ancient Near East", Biblical Illustrator, (Fall 1986, volume 13, number 1), p. 61.
- Barton, George A., Archaeology and the Bible, (Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1916), pp. 273-277
- Keller, The Bible as History, p. 33.
- Whitcomb, John C. and Morris, Henry M., The Genesis Flood, (Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1961), p. 38.
- Heidel, Alexander, The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949), p. 13.
- O'Brien, "Flood Stories of the Ancient Near East", p. 61.
- Heidel, The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallel, p. 13.
- Sanders, The Epic of Gilgamesh, p. 21.
- Vos, Howard F., Genesis and Archaeology, (Chicago: Moody Press, 1963), p. 35.
- Sanders, The Epic of Gilgamesh, pp. 20-23.
- Ibid., pp. 30 39.
- Ibid., pp. 39-42.
- The Bible as History, p. 33.
- Sanders, The Epic of Gilgamesh, p. 109.
- O'Brien, "Flood Stories of the Ancient Near East", pp. 62, 63.
- Morris, Henry M., Science and the Bible, (Chicago: Moody Press, 1986), p. 85.
- O'Brien, "Flood Stories of the Ancient Near East", p. 64.
- Morris, Science and the Bible, p. 92.
- Ibid., p. 85.
- Whitcomb, John C., The Early Earth (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1986), p. 134; Whitcomb and Morris, The Genesis Flood, p. 488.