Man Builds Noah's Ark (exact scale given in Bible)

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Working Replica of Noah's Ark Opened In SCHAGEN, Netherlands . The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible. The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house. Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold. A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah wou ld have been.

Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005. On the uncovered top deck - not quite ready in time for the opening - will come a petting zoo, with baby lambs and chickens, and goats, and one camel.

Visitors on the first day were stunned. 'It's past comprehension', said Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her husband while on vacation when they saw the ark looming over the local landscape.

'I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been so big.' There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater where kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark. Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands, where church going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years.



Now that I am old and
gray...give me the time to tell
this new generation
(and their children too)
about all your mighty miracles.
Psalm 71:18




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Amazing!  God is awesome!

Oct 02, 2008 11:50 AM #1

Even more amazing is the one that he built is only HALF the size of the original!

Ge:6:15: 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.


Oct 02, 2008 09:40 PM #2
france Lavin

I'm truly amazed!  I so respect this wonderful man, Johan Huibers.  Are there plans for it to set sail any time?

Oct 28, 2008 03:50 PM #3

What a way to witness. Thanks for being obedient to what God called you to do! 

Oct 30, 2008 02:34 AM #4

In a world where people are loosing touch with GOD, Maybe this will help revive GOD back into our hearts.

Nov 16, 2008 06:41 PM #5
Bill Walker

Imagine Noah built it twice the size, with no power tools and only on faith.

Aug 30, 2009 07:44 AM #6
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This is amazing.  I would love to see this.

Thanks so much for posting.


Oct 22, 2009 12:09 AM #7

amazing!!! imagine how many trees were killed for this folly!!! i love it!!!

Jul 09, 2010 01:58 AM #8
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