A devout Christian is spending more than $90million constructing a 500-foot long Noah’s Ark which will become the largest timber-framed building in the world.
The full-sized wooden replica of the ship from the biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood is to become the main attraction at a US amusement park set to open in July.
Gen 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Gen 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.
Gen 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.
Gen 6:16 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.
The dimensions given in the Bible in metric are Length- 300 Cubits= 137m, Width 50 Cubits = 22m and Height 30 Cubits = 14m.
Inside the ark will be several exhibits featuring Noah and his family, along with information to help the public understand the Bible.
It took Noah 120 years of construction and without present day technological advancements in the construction industry, it is daunting to imagine how Noah successfully completed the project.