Monday, 18 July 2011

that's' My World, ABC Wednesday, A for Noah's Ark



This video shows the Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers is building a seaworthy replica of Noah's Ark and why he is doing this.This replica of Noah's Ark is being built to approximately one-half of the size specifications given in the Old Testament. Inside there are life-size statues of elephants and a giraffe to welcome the visitors. A small theater showing a film on the life of Noah is tucked under the keel, and the nearly finished top deck will soon house a petting zoo with lambs, chickens, goats, and a camel. Passengers can sail up and down Holland's canals while exploring the giant bark.

Noah's Ark (Hebrew: תֵּבַת נֹחַ‎, Tebhath Noaḥ in Classical Hebrew; Tevat Noakh in Modern Hebrew) is the vessel which, according to the Book of Genesis (chapters 6-9) and the Quran (surah Hud), was built by Noah at God's command to save himself, his family, and the world's animals from a worldwide deluge.

God, seeing the wickedness of man, is grieved by his creation and resolves to send a great flood. He sees that Noah is a man "righteous in his generation," and gives him detailed instructions for the Ark. When the animals are safe on board God sends the Flood, which rises until all the mountains are covered and all life is destroyed. At the height of the flood the Ark rests on the mountains, the waters abate, and dry land reappears. Noah, his family, and the animals leave the Ark, and God vows to never again send a flood to destroy the Earth.



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31 comments:

jeannette said...

Had not heard of this endeavor! Wow, it looks big!

Roger Owen Green said...

With so much interpretation needed when reading the Bible, I was fascinated how much detail the dimensions of Noah's ark got in Genesis.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Arkansas Patti said...

I loved this post. What a man. Surely he is not doing all this by himself.
I know I would love to see it when completed.

Indrani said...

Wow! Great project. I didn't know of this.

George said...

I had not heard of this project before. Thanks for sharing this information with us. I hope he is able to finish the ark and sail it in some of the canals.

Spiderdama said...

That`s very big!
I like your new the picture in header too, wonderful reflection.
Happy week to you!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post for the day, Wil! Love all the fascinating information you included! I, too, would love to see this when it is completed! Thank you so much for sharing this with us today! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

This sound like a wonderful project and would be great to visit when it's finally finished.

Vicki Lane said...

I always wanted one of those toy Noah's Ark of the sort Victorian children had for Sunday play.

Arija said...

What a great project. Everyone should have such motivation!

Sivinden said...

What a gigantic project!

Gigi Ann said...

Wil, I loved your post today. I hadn't heard of this before.
I realize many don't believe that the story of Noah and the Ark was true, but, Jesus believed it, and he is the authority I put my faith in.

Wanda said...

I watched a wonderful documentary on this gentlemen and his ark.

Great selection for "A"

photowannabe said...

Beautiful header and an amazing project. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Gattina said...

And where is this new Noah's Ark anchored ?? I would love to see that when there are also some cats inside, lol !

Tumblewords: said...

I've heard of it but haven't read much about it - quite a project!

chubskulit said...

Oh my such a huge one, must take a long time to finish it.

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Ms. Burrito said...

I have a small Bible filled with pictures and Noah's Ark is one of them.

A is for Appreciation, your visit will be so much appreciated, thanks!

John said...

Wow, that's inspiring.

Please come see my Abstract post.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

VERY AWESOME! I am curious how they defined a "cubit" as I learned there has been great controversy over it. STill, it is a great idea, I think eventually he will get the 100,00+ visitors needed. Great post.

Hildred and Charles said...

Sounds like a great tourist attraction besides being a very mindful project.

Shooting Parrots said...

Thanks Wil. I'm amazed that it will actually take people on the canal. It looks as if it would topple over!

Kay said...

Good gracious! This is incredible. It takes a lot of determination and faith.

Jay said...

Wow, that's quite an undertaking, even at one-fifth scale!

Did he say it would actually sail? Amazing!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Wil, for such an interesting post. What strikes me is that if this is one-fifth scale, what an amazing feat the original must have been. x

Rajesh said...

Great dedication by the man.

Carver said...

Great post for the letter A and such an interesting project.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Oh - wow - what a work!plebensi

Ann said...

Have you booked to be the first passenger? It is yellow so the dove can see it from far away to come back.

Cloudia said...

hoe vreemd en heerlijk!
Aloha from Waikiki;


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Leslie: said...

What an incredible feat! I'd love to see that for myself. Just wonderful...

Leslie
abcw team