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Newsgroups: alt.ascii-art
Subject: "ARK of Noah"
From: Michael Stevenson <mstevens@erols.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 04:59:04 -0400

The following ascii artwork is from a file called,
   "ARK of Noah" by Michael Stevenson located on the
   Salvation Station homepage,
   http://www.erols.com/mstevens/live/noah_ark.htm


   -----excerpts: "ARK of Noah"---------

   A. GOPHER WOOD: - as previously described, it is a
   process of manufacture of product, as opposed to
   a species of tree, according to the sources.  This
   process, which produces a wood similar in strength
   and construction to plywood would probably by the
   strongest of its day.
                           ...a process, not a species
   ####################   <--- Hand hewn wood
    `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,  <--- Adhesive: tree sap, tar etc.
    ##################### <--- Hand hewn wood


   D. LENGTH:"Three Hundred Cubits"  It is generally held
   that a "cubit" was a distance of about 18 inches. So then
   the overall length of the Ark would be 450 feet.
         ,-------------------------------------------------,
     <---`-------------------------------------------------'--->
      \                       |~~~~~~|<-(door)                /
       \                      |______|                       /
        `---------------------------------------------------'
         <-  -   -   -   -   - 450 feet -  -  -  -  -  -  ->
                          Noah's ARK (sideview)
       The Math
       ~~~~~~~~  300 cubits X 18 inches = 5400 inches
                       5400 inches / 12 = 450 feet


   E. WIDTH:  "the breath of it shall be fifty cubits"
   Now, with our familiar cubit of 18 inches we can
   also determine the width (breath) of the Ark of Noah.
                          Window
                        /
   ,-        ,-------~~~~~-------,                The Math:
   |     <---`------\~~~~~/------'--->            ~~~~~~~~~
   45ft.  \          \   /          /  Width:
   |       \          \ /          /   50 cubits X 18 in. = 900 in.
   |_       `----------v----------'    900 in. / 12in. = 75ft.
             <- - - 75 feet - -  ->
                  (Frontview)          Height:
                                       30 cubits X 18 in. = 540 in.
                                       540 in. / 12in. = 45ft.



 11.  ARK Stability and Capacity
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~          (sideview)
     ,------------------------------------------------------,
 <---`------------------------------------------------------'--->
  \                       |~~~~~~~|                            /
   \                      |_______|                           /
    \________________________________________________________/
    <-   -   -   -   -   -   450 feet -   -   -   -   -  -  ->

     ,-------|~~~~|-------,        From Genesis 6:15 we know
 <---`----/----------\----'--->    that these dimensions expressed
  \        \        /        /     in feet would be the size of
   \        \      /        /      the ark that Noah did build
    \________\____/________/       in obedience to God's word.
    <- - - - 75 feet  - - ->
           (frontview)
     ,---------------------,     <     Some have questioned the
 <---`---------------------'---> |     stability of such a design,
  \                           /  |45'  which is sometimes referred
   \                         /   |     to as a '6 to 1' ratio
    \_______________________/    |     design.  This is because
           (rearview)            <     the ARK of Noah was six
                                       times as long as it was wide.



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 .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  . . .  |
 ///////////////////////////////////////////
 ~~__ _--~~__ _--~~__ _--##               |/   ARK of Noah:
 ~~_~~__ _--~~__ _--~~  ##     "third"     |/  Interior Specs:
 ~~__ _--~~__ _--~~-~~##                   |/  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 ~~__ _--~~__ _--~~-~##|||||||||||||||||||||/    God instructed Noah
 ~~__ _--~~__ _--~~-##                     |/  to build three stories
    ~~__ _--~~__ _-##      "second"       |/  (decks) within the Ark.
 ~~__ _--~~__ _--~##                     |/ *----------------------*
 ~~__ _--~~__ _--##                     |/  |      Gen 6:16        |`*
   ~~__ _--~~__ ##|||||||||||||||||||||/    | A window shalt thou  | |
 ~~__ _--~~__ _##                   |/      | make to the ark,     | |
   ~~__ _--~~__ ##     "lower"    |/        | and in a cubit shalt | |
 ~~__ _--~~__ _--##             |/          | thou finish it above;| |
 _________________##___________/            | and the door of the  | |
                                            | ark shalt thou set   | |



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      *-----------------------------------------------*
      |  Gen 6:17,18                                  |`*
      |  And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of  | |
      |  waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, | |
      |  wherein is the breath of life, from under    | |
      |  heaven; and every thing that is in the earth | |
      |  shall die.                                   | |
      *-----------------------------------------------* |
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 16. WHO EXACTLY ENTERED INTO THE ARK?
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.  . .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  . . .  |
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== !! ======~_=_--~~__ ~~__~__=_-__=__=_-__`__/''
===========  _ _--~~__`~~__~__=_-__=____`__/''
====`0'=== _-_--~=__ _-__`___`_--~~__=_-|/    MAN:
====(,)==_____________________________/'      Eight people entered
 `0'l l=                                      the Ark when it was
=(,) ==                0   <>                 finally completed.  As
=l l==                 /\ \/\,                we begin to see it re-
=====  o-, <>          /\  /\                 iterated in Gen. 7:1,
====  ``/\ /\'  o <>  Noah+wife  <>  o        Almighty GOD calls for
===  Shem  ||  ~t~/\`           '/\`~!~       Noah, "...and all thy
==     +wife   /\ ""             "" /\        house," to enter into
=             Ham+wife        Japheth+wife    the Ark.    |
`                                                         |
 The awesome realization here is that out                 |
 of an ENTIRE WORLD, only eight (8) people                |
 were saved!  Thinking of this low figure in  <-----------'
 terms of percentage, that is a very SMALL
 amount!  Very small indeed.




 17. THE CREATURES AND PROVISIONS
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'||||';`         /`'  /`'    We all know that two of every living
 '' ''          ,(|| ,(||    creature on the face of the earth
                             entered into the great ARK [Gen 6:19].
                             But is this really a point to skip
                             by hastily?



 NUMBERS:                              [Adam+Eve Progenitors]
   As far as the number of animals           0     <>
 on the Ark, it should be                   /I\   ~[]\
 remembered that just as Adam and            -    /__\
 Eve were progenitors of the ENTIRE         i i    ii
 HUMAN RACE, ...a single pair of                /\
 K-9s would also serve as the              o  o  o  o  o
 progenitors of all the species of        ( )( )( )( )( )
 dogs we know today i.e. Whippet,        o "o "o "o "o "o
 Dachshund, Terrier, Doberman,          ( )( )( )( )( )( )
 Sheppards, Cocker Spaniels, Afghan  o  o" o" o" o" o" o" o
 Hounds, etc.  So it would NOT be   ( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )
 necessary to have a pair of each    "  "  "  "  "  "  "  "
 breed.  With the ARK having a             [human race]
 storage capacity of 1.5 million
 cubit ft. (170 Railroad boxcars)     ,.., ,..,
 there would be adquate room for      /`'  /`' [Single pair of K-9s]
 all creatures great and small.      ,(|| ,(||   progenitors of each
                                        /\        breed of dog we
  ,.., ,..,  ,.., ,..,  ,.., ,.., ,..,  ,.., ,.., ,..,  know today.
  /`'  /`'   /`'  /`'   /`'  /`'  /`'   /`'  /`'  /`'
 ,(|| ,(||  ,(|| ,(||  ,(|| ,(|| ,(||  ,(|| ,(|| ,(||
  Collies   Shepherds     Terriers         Hounds

 On top of this, Brother Andrew Cummins commented:
 <<<< Andrew Cummings >>>>
 AC->More than just dog breeds would have to be included in the
 AC->K-9 or dog kind.  Foxes, wolves, etc. would also have to
 AC->be included within the dog-kind.



 Interesting enough, anyone who
 happened to see Kevin Cosner's                         o       /;
 new film "Waterworld", a situation      (') (')     o (')    /'/
 not far removed from this scenario,        (')     (') o    //'/;
 saw that tomato plants, apple trees,    [apples]      (')  ,^/'/
 and other plant life was a major                  [pears]   //'
 source of food for extended voyages.    '||||';`           ,^
                                          '' ''   ..      [carrots]
 AFTERTHOUGHTS:                          [milk]  :::
                                                 :::       \/
   On this point of food storage on              :::   /////|/////
 the ARK a thought to consider is that           ::    /////|/////
 Noah as he boarded the ARK, had NO IDEA         ()    /////|/////
 as to the *length of time he and his          [corn]    [ hay ]
 family and his precious cargo would be
 underway. For this reason I think we can



     Question: WHERE DID THE ARK LAND?
 21. Answer:   ON TOP OF MOUNT ARARAT IN EASTERN TURKEY
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     ~~~~~~~~ // /   ,=============,            \ ~~~~~~~~~~
  ~~~~~~~~  /        |_____[_]_____|\             \\   ~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ /\   ~~~~~~~ /  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 GOD's word of course tells us clearly that the ARK of Noah
 ran aground in the mountains of Ararat, but when closely read,
 we see that the word is very precise about this location. In
 Genesis 8:4 we read;
    *-------------------------------------------*
    | And the ark rested in the seventh month,  |`*
    | on the seventeenth day of the month,      | |
    | upon the mountains of Ararat.             | |
    *-------------------------------------------* |
     `*-------------------------------------------*


 MUST have landed at the highest point on the mountain
 range.  What is the highest point in the Ararat range?
 It is Mount Ararat itself.                          _      (former)
       ______           __----___                 /-----\    USSR
   __./-     '\        /         '\              /       \ __
  /             \____/              \__  ______/              \
/                                      '''                  /'armenia
                                                            \      _/
                                                             |    /
                                                  Ararat-> Xx \ /
                         TURKEY                                \
                                              Lake    /-/\     \
                                               Van-> |__/      / IRAN
                                                               \
                                                                 \
                                     _______,-------------,__ _   \
       ,----\        __/-----\  /---'             \             \ /\
   __/        -\\__/         / |                   \                \
---                          \/                     |
                               \                     \
    MEDDITERRANEAN SEA          \                    |        IRAQ
                                 |   SYRIA            \
                                 |

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