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.