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One Christian organization is hoping to bring a story from the Bible to life.
The group Ark of Noah hopes to set sail in a "replica" of the Ark of Noah sometime this year.
The ark, which spans five floors and can hold more than 5,000 people at once, is 95 feet wide, 410 feet long and 75 feet tall.
Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers said he began building the Ark of Noah after dreaming about an intense storm that flooded his hometown in the Netherlands.
According to Herald A.M.A. Janssen, the director of the Ark of Noah Foundation, Huibers built the ark using the measurements given in Genesis 6:15 to make the ark "as precise as possible."
"And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred 8 cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits," reads the Bible passage.
By reviewing multiple historical measurement units in the various ancient cultures, Huibers created a measurement scale to use while building his ark.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
just compelled to point out that the replica " noahs ark " is being transported to brazil on a barge
so its propulsion - seaworthiness , structural integrity etc is all moot
originally posted by: AshOnMyTomatoes
Looks like a disaster waiting to happen. And I don't mean a hypothetical flood.