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Through the Bible by Pastor Melissa Scott

Why an ark? And this pitched “within and without” of course the Septuagint has a different word. I love the word picture for covering which is a depiction of the type of Christ in this. And let’s read on. It says, “And this is the fashion” and I just grit my teeth because it does not read that in the original. “This is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth fifty cubits, and the height thirty cubits.” Now here is something that, you know we can talk about how large this thing was and I have a little numbers here I calculated, I’m sure one of the mathematicians will do the calculations at a later point and find that I am off by maybe 2, 3 thousand but it doesn’t matter, more or less it will give you the idea.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that if you calculate a rectangle with these measurements, it would be approximately somewhere between a million and a half and anywhere up to about three million depending on the displacement cubic feet. Modernizing that, it would be fifteen thousand tons. That is huge. That’s dead weight though. Now think about this. If you have those dimensions, how much wood would it take to build this thing? About 275 to 300,000 square feet of timber.

Now, I stop here and I smile because I know everybody says Noah’s sons helped him. Listen, whether they helped him or not it’s still impossible. I like to think he did it by himself. That makes it even more impossible. That is even more crazy. But even if his sons helped him, do you realize how many trees they would have to fell – large trees – even if his sons and him, four, made this thing within a 100 years? So the kids came out and then they had axes to chop down stuff. It’s still impossible, right? Okay, everything is by faith right now.

By the way, somebody built a ship to this, to these dimensions, I think it was a person in Holland in the 1600′s, built a ship to these dimensions, exactly like this and the findings were, although it did not make good speed it could carry one-third more cargo in its dimensions, and it is the configuration that is used more or less to smaller ratio for cargo carriers today if you look at those big barges. It is that ratio. So God is pretty good architect; He knew what He was doing.

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