Appendix 14 - Noah's Ark found on Mount Ararat and... the Mystery of the Rapture

 

Genesis 6-5 Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 Yahweh was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart. 7 Yahweh said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."

Genesis 6-8 But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes. 9 This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God. 10 Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 God saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 13 God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 

Genesis 6-14 Make a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch. 15 This is how you shall make it. The length of the ship will be three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. 16 You shall make a roof in the ship, and you shall finish it to a cubit upward. You shall set the door of the ship in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third levels(=> possible door on the back side, but not up or down side.)

17 I, even I, do bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

 

Matthew 24-37 Jesus prophesies: "As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark39 and they didn't know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

 

 

This is how Noah was able to build the ark in 100 years.

 

  Following the archaeological findings of the true Noah's Ark,

on Mount Ararat, in the 20th century and detailed below in Chapters 2 to 4).

 

 

1- Noah's Ark Construction inspired by God

 

a) Who was Noah ?

What does the Bible tell us about Noah?

Genesis 6-8 Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 9 Noah was a just and honest man in his time; Noah walked with God.

 

Noah was a very courageous man, peaceful, lonely, away from the restless world, he married only belatedly. He only had 3 Sons when he was 500 years old. And certainly three sons in one times: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. He is therefore very productive by nature. Genesis 5-32 Noah, five hundred years old, begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Ingenious, he was lonely because passionate about the work of wood, leather, agriculture, pottery, astronomy and especially impressed by the things of God learned from his father and grandfather ...

He had not known his great-grandfather Enoch disappeared too soon (he had been raptured by God), but had heard the story of his visions told by his grandfather Methuselah who bore a very particular name: Metuschelah "At his death, the Javelin of God ". His ancestor Henoch spoke with God ... He too was not alone, he spoke with God.

Yes Noah was fascinated by the story of his ancestor Enoch, and he scanned the sky especially during a meteorite apparition (See Annex 7).

One day he certainly saw a providential meteorite fallen near his home and upset by the noise produced by the celestial object, he began to search for it. When he discovered it, he realized that it was made of a material still unknown to him. His very metallic composition intrigued him and he decided to try to work on this new material. And he was passionate about the work of this very hard metal. It took a lot of time, but he had and was persevering. And so he started forging the steel, burning it, because he had noticed that it had melted on the surface.

He then made an anvil to work with various hammers and all sorts of various tools very useful for his daily life and his various activities. He was able to obtain his first nails and metal piles. He made nails of different lengths: 0,07m - 0,1m - 0,15m - 0,3m - 0,5m - 1m - 2m ...

 

This is how Noah occupied his first 500 years, far from the world and his lusts. He liked to keep his secrets and did not reveal anything. He remained so quiet without being unnecessarily disturbed by his too eager contemporaries who would have quickly stolen his discoveries.

One day he wanted to go further and had the idea of ​​a saw to cut the trees. He had to imagine how to get a metal sheet like a leather sheet. He tried to sink the steel, hammer, polish and sharpen this new blade equipped with several small teeth. His first saw was born which helped him to obtain wood more easily. And then he made a big master saw going everywhere capable of cutting big trees. He had to run the molten steel on a long board, covered with clay and sandy soil, which would pass very regularly before the container of molten metal ...

Is it worth mentioning that Noah was endowed with an uncommon brain capacity, having not yet fully undergone the degeneration due to sin that would increase over time, more and more, over the following generations and irremediably diminish their faculties? (See Annex 7i)

 

How tall was Noah?

If he lived 950 years, he could have grown up to around 214 years old (Currently: 80 years old max - growth around 18 years old),

  • Or for 11 times longer, which would result in a size of around 20 m

But he built an arch 15 m high with 3 floors, about 5 m high per floor.

  • If a current man of 1.8m lives in a house with floors of 2.5m on average,
  • This suggests a size for Noah of 3.5 to 3.6 m high, twice the average current size.
  • The degeneration of future generations makes it possible to envisage such a size for Noah.

 Example of an individual with a probable height of 3.50m; a race of men between 3 and 4.6 m tall.

See: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9ant_de_Castelnau

Moses wrote Genesis 1000 years later, recording the dimensions of the ark in Egyptian cubits.

  • 300 x 50 x 30 cubits = 150 x 25 x 15 m = 150 x 25 x 15 cubits of Noah, if he measured approximately 3.6 m.
  • I measure 1.89m and my cubit is exactly 0.5m (from the elbow to the end of the middle finger).
  • So, we think highly likely that Noah was very tall and about 9 feet tall, 3.6m.
  • He had to command respect for the animals of the time that God led to his ark.
  • 4 men of his size (Noah and his sons) certainly had to woodcut like 12 current men.

 

 

b) Sawing big trees with saw going everywhere (it is possible)

 

 

  

c) God then told him about his project:

Genesis 6-13 Then God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is stopped by me; because they filled the earth with violence; Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; you will dispose this ark in cells, and you will coat it with pitch inside and outside. 15 This is how you will do it: the ark will be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high. 16 And thou shalt make a window to the ark, and cut it to 1 cubit above; you will make a door on the side of the ark; and you will build a lower, a second, and a third floor. 17 And I will bring the flood of waters on the earth to destroy all flesh that breathes life under heaven; all that is on the earth will perish. 18 But I make my covenant with you; you will enter the ark, you and your sons, your wife and your sons' wives with you. 19 Of all living things and all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you: there shall be one male and one female. 20 Birds after their kind, and cattle after his kind, and all the creeping things of the earth after their kind, two of every kind shall come to you, that you may preserve them. 21 And you take of all the food that you eat, and make provision for it with you, that they may feed you and them. 22 This Noah did, and did all that God commanded him.

And Noah resolved to build this means of salvation for him and his family and all the animals that God would send him: His ARK, the ARK of GOD, his friend so merciful to him. He wanted all animals to enter the ark, so Noah took the dimensions given by God for the internal dimensions of the Ark.

 

d) Here are some of the problems Noah faced with building and living in the ark and how he was able to overcome them.

  • You had to be an expert in hard metal work.
    • We saw how in his first 500 years he had become an expert.

•  Cutting and transporting tall trees:

    • Choice of construction area in the forest, below the slaughter area and close to a river. (see sketch below)
    • Choice of a flat construction area, but which had to be excavated in a "V" shape to keep large trees in position on rollers.
      • This also reduces the height of construction by the same amount
      • It was also necessary to drain in the excavations to avoid moisture problems
    • The first 5 or 10 large trees should be on site, nearby and cut in order to be positioned effortlessly. Under their own weight they had to fall, already limbed and roll lower in their excavated site in advance. The order of slaughter was precise. (See below)
    • Noah looked for this ideal location (after drawing it maybe) and he found it. He knew it was there when he saw the positioning of the trees in the forest, because everything was going to be simplified.
    • Moving heavy loads with a team of 12 oxen, draft horses, camels or elephants ... who were very happy to help Noah in his great construction, this calm and peaceful man, the animal friend.

•  Sealing the ark with hemp rope and bitumen

    • found near the plain, whose refined oil already provided precious light in the evening. The arch had to be perfectly sealed.
    • The arch coated with bitumen for its waterproofness was nonetheless airtight.
  • Ventilation of the arch:
    • It was necessary to renew the air inside the arch, make ventilation holes to get fresh air, but not water. Because the animals would need to breathe.
    • Given the production of carbon dioxide, carbon oxide and methane by the animals and the various oil lamps in the arch, it was imperative to have good ventilation of the entire arch.
    • A supply of fresh air at all points and a good evacuation of toxic gases was necessary. The difference in density of all these gases is small and a simple stream of air is enough to mix them all in the atmosphere and therefore also in the ark.
    • 1 sheep produces 8 kg of methane per year. 200,000 sheep produce 200,000 x 8 kg of methane per year = 1,600,000 kg, or 1,600 tonnes of methane.
    • Fresh air goes down naturally and warm air rises.
    • Leather ventilation ducts had to raise the stale air from the bottom of the arch to the top of the roof.
    • The roof had to have a double ridge in places to allow this ventilation so precious.
    • Ventilation ducts of fresh leather air on the sides of the arch went down to the 1st level.
  • 1 single window of 0.25m²:
    • Noah knew how to work glass too. He had noticed that a sandy base under his fire was becoming glassy and transparent.
  • The total life span in the ark was: 1 year and 17 days = 377 or 382 days

Genesis 7-7 And Noah went into the ark with his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives, to escape the waters of the flood ... 10 Seven days later the waters of the flood were on the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, in that day all the fountains of the great deep were gushed out, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 The rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 And on the same day came into the ark Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, the wife of Noah, and the three wives of his sons with them: 14 And all the animals after their kind, all the cattle according to their kind, his kind, all the creeping things that crawl on the earth according to their kind, all the birds after their kind, all the little birds, all that has wings ... Then Jehovah shut the door on him.

Genesis 8-14 In the second month, the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. 15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying, 16 Come out of the ark, you and your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you. 17 Bring out with you all the animals of all flesh that are with you.

  • Water reserves:
    • The Ark could not carry all the water needed for the survival of so many animals. If a single sheep needs about 1 L / day when it does not sleep in hibernation (It can be estimated 15 days of awakening necessary to restore over 12 months), and if the arch could carry the equivalent of 200 000 sheep, it would have taken during 15 days at least 3 000 000 Liters of water or 3 000 m3 of Water. That is, a tank of 150 x 20 x 1 m, which would have weighted the arch of 3,000 tons and pushed the arch of 1 m more into the water, reducing its buoyancy and vital space by 5%.
    • God said to Noah, I will rain 40 days and 40 nights on the earth. Noah therefore assumed that after this first devastating rain, God would still rain on the ark for his needs. He lived by faith in his God who provided for all his needs and who would take care of all the inhabitants of the ark.
    • Noah made water tanks that he connected to a rainwater recovery system when the sea was not rough. An anti-fall railing encircled the arch, allowing Noah to safely travel over the roof of the arch to open and close the water tank caps.
  • Food reserves:
    • Noah filled the attics of the ark with fodder, grain, vegetables and fruit, which was the food of all before the disobedience of man.

Genesis 1-29 And God said, Behold, I give to you every herb bearing seed, and it is on the face of all the earth, and every tree having in it the fruit of the tree, and bearing seed, it shall be your food. 30 And to every animal of the earth, to every bird of the sky, and to all that moves on the earth, having in it a breath of life, I give every green grass for food. And that was so.

Genesis 6-21 And you, take of all the food that you eat, and make a provision for it with you, that they may feed you and them.

    1. God has passed all his creation subject to man, through a kind of death in the ark, then a resurrection.
    2. God has imposed his food on everyone in the ark. The fear of God filled all these animals.

 

 

e) The different phases of construction of Noah's Ark base.

The Bible does not mention special and extraordinary entities that helped Noah in his great construction site.

And if it was simply divine providence that had grown trees on an ideal area and localization to simplify construction.

Let's imagine that Noah discovers such a site:

 

 

 

f) Here are the Ark drawings: