Mt Sinai (Law) and Mt Zion (Grace)

Mt Sinai (Law) and  Mt Zion (Grace)
Mt Sinai (Law) and Mt Zion (Grace)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Evidence of Noah's Ark

In the last blog we discussed the size of the ark according to the Bible. The 515' ship held the size record for 4000 years. No doubt Noah needed Divine instruction in order to build such a giant craft. His family worked on it for a long time, Genesis 6-9.


Men have searched and searched for the ark. Many have climbed the 16,854 Mt. Ararat in Turkey in this search because the Bible says that the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

Mt Ararat and lesser Ararat are alluring and beautiful mountains.

The majesty of these volcanoes makes one look in awe. Could the ship that saved all terrestial life be up there?

According to one man, no it is not. His name is Ron Wyatt. He knew that the age of this mountain was younger than the Flood. He and his sons found what I and many others believe is the remains of Noah's ark. It is about 20 kilometers from Mt. Ararat and can be seen from space or Google Earth.



This structure was looked at in the 1960's and because it was petrified and not apparent wood it was disregarded as being the ark. Arkdiscovery.com is a site that has much more information about this find. The length and width match, but the decks have collapsed.



Many have thought that the ark must have been fashioned after a barge.



One man even built a replica of what he thought it would look like.


But, the ark was made from reeds with a wooden deck and was pitched with asphalt inside and out to make it water tight.



Ron Wyatt found metal cross tie rods, timbers, ribs, animal dung, animal horns, and many other things that convinced him that this was really Noah's ark.




It was convincing to the Turkish government also, for they built a park there with a visitor's center with information about the construction of the ark and relics that were found on it.




This is how it looks on Google Earth.




Other evidence was found in this area, drogue stones or anchor stones.



These massive stones weigh several tons. They were suspended under the ark to stabilize it in rough seas. The ark was not powered but at the mercy of the wind and waves of the storm. The rolling of the ship was reduced greatly by the use of these drogue stones. You can see that Christians have carved crosses in them, knowing centuries ago that they were off the ark. Noah cut them loose when he knew that landing was close. Tests of these ancient techniques have proven to stabilize a vessel in the waves.

There were very large ropes made from plant fibers to hold these stones. Large holes had to be drilled with hand tools in the rock.


Many will not believe that this is actually Noah's ark. The evidence speaks for itself. About 60 KM to the east in the Republic of Azerbaijan is the place where Noah settled near the city of  Naxcivan.


This is also where Noah is buried and a monument has been built.



I have presented this blog to show you yet another Bible story that is true. I believe that it is important to know what God has done and what He will do.


Pictures and art are from the Internet, Google Earth, arkdiscovery.com.

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2 comments:

  1. Ararat Trek offer you best trekking tours on Mt Ararat.

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    1. Thank you for that information. If I am in Turkey I will look into it. Hal

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