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Noah’s Ark?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A team of Chinese and Turkish explorers have discovered wooden remains 13,000 feet up Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey. They suggest that the find may be the Biblical artifact Noah’s Ark. Mt. Ararat is noted in the Bible as the final resting place of the Ark after the flood documented in the book of Genesis.

Fascinating…

It’s not the first such claim. Over the last 50 years various teams of archeologists have explored Ararat for evidence of the Ark. Many have claimed to have discovered it. This claim however seems to bear unique credence. Carbon dating of wooden planks discovered at the site indicate that the artifact is 4,800 years old, well within the parameters of the Biblical story.  

Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the research group that made the discovery, said: “It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it.” His team is now calling upon Dutch researcher Gerrit Aalten to help clarify the discovery.

The archeologists report that the large structure they have uncovered contains several compartments, some with wooden beams. They have ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds since none in this region have ever been found above 11,000 feet.

Well, we’ll see…

Such things do matter. Biblical faith claims historical credence. If Israel wasn’t really rescued from slavery in Egypt, if Jesus wasn’t born in Bethlehem, if he didn’t die on a Roman cross and then return to life three days later, if 500 people didn’t see him alive, if the early Christians didn’t really live lives of extraordinary sacrifice, courage and generosity in response to what they claimed to be historical fact, then our faith is all nothing and nonsense.

What matters is that there WAS a real Noah’s Ark, not whether or not this particular object is that relic. History matters to faith. What’s interesting is that as time goes on, new discoveries in history and archeology continue to validate not discount the historical claims of the Bible.

“God, we thank you that what you have said is true is in fact true! We can count on your word. And our faith stands on strong footing. Lord, we pray for those who spend their lives looking for truth, to expose the facts of history. As Christians we do not fear the truth of science and history. We know that the further we look into the universe, and the further back we look in time the more support we find for our faith. We look with open minds and open hearts. Bring out the truth. We pray this in Jesus matchless name…”



  • Aaron Johanson

    To YOUR particular brand of Christianity it matters that every jot and tittle of the Bible was true. For others this is simply not true. That is a very chauvinistic point of view which casts fellow Christians out of the religion and leads to the justifiable view among outsiders that Christians are narrow minded and possibly ignorant.
    Christianity admits of a variety of viewpoints on the literal nature or not of scripture.

  • Brian Payne

    Aaron, what appears narrow minded is your claim that the author is wrong for what you wrote. I believe your statement “Christianity admits of a variety of viewpoints on the literal nature or not of scripture. ” is wrong. I do not argue that people believe differing views of scripture, but please stop with the narrow mindedness junk. Any view that is limited to the truth is obviously narrow minded. Your view is no less narrow minded, you just happen to believe it.

  • jestrfyl

    It has been said, “If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him”
    I would add, “If you find Noah’s Ark, burn it”
    THIS is why the prohibition against idols is one of the top commandments. It is too easy to get so focused on the Stuff & Things of religion that the purpose of worship and the meaning of faith is lost.
    Other than making it into a tourist attraction, what is the purpose of saying this, rather than any other thing is the True Ark?

  • Turmarion

    Just in the interest of equal time, I’m cross-posting this MSNBC article to the various blogs here where this “finding” has been reported. It’s frustrating that as yet there’s not been more counterpoint on this, and I want to point out that lots of Christians (and not just super-liberal, fuzzy-headed ones, either) don’t take the Noah story as literal history. I’d point out that C. S. Lewis, in Miracles, endorsed the idea that most of the Old Testament miracles and quasi-miraculous events (such as a Deluge that would have covered the entire world to a depth of over five miles, despite the lack of enough water on Earth to do so) were metaphors pointing forward to the New Testament in which the only miracle truly essential for Christian faith, the Resurrection, occurred.

  • pagansister

    Noah’s Ark? NO, just a boat that happened to be stuck on that mountain several thousand years ago. There will be some who will think it is…but it is just like the Shroud of Turin….wishful thinking on the part of many Christians.

  • rock

    hey, i has a point. so theres 3 bros K? they all have 1 wife, still with me? so take the current population (like 6,817,500,000/ sixbillioneighthundredmillion) people and divide it by 3 (the 3 wives get pregnant, not the bros.)you get or 2,227,500,000. ok so that is how many kids each wife made (unfortuantly its only theoritical, but hang in there) now take that and divide by 4,800 (the time the flood happened) you get 473,437. thats kids per year, now that is impossible and lets not forget that the bubonic plague killed 20,000,000 people, and the countless wars since them, you think its possible now? go ahead, try me. prove me wrong, but do it with math.

  • Boris

    Mark Herringshaw wrote: “A team of Chinese and Turkish explorers have discovered wooden remains 13,000 feet up Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey.”
    Boris says: Yes a team of evangelical Christians from Noah’s Ark Ministries International claims to have discovered Noah’s ark. Imagine that.
    “Carbon dating of wooden planks discovered at the site indicate that the artifact is 4,800 years old, well within the parameters of the Biblical story.”
    Boris says: Carbon dating of fossil discoveries in Africa have yielded ape-like human remains dating to around a few million years, while paleontologists have uncovered two-million-year-old fossils of beings that evidently used two legs to walk upon the African grounds. Furthermore, carbon dating proves that modern humans, Homo sapien, began to appear around 100,000 years ago. It’s really disingenuous for creationists to claim modern dating methods are notoriously inaccurate and then turn around and use them to support their ridiculous claims.
    “Such things do matter. Biblical faith claims historical credence. If Israel wasn’t really rescued from slavery in Egypt, if Jesus wasn’t born in Bethlehem, if he didn’t die on a Roman cross and then return to life three days later, if 500 people didn’t see him alive, if the early Christians didn’t really live lives of extraordinary sacrifice, courage and generosity in response to what they claimed to be historical fact, then our faith is all nothing and nonsense.”
    Boris says: It is. There isn’t a shred of evidence to support any of the Exodus events. A catastrophic event such as every first born Egyptian child and animal all dying on one night could not have gone unnoticed and unreported by the Egyptians in the mountain of historical inscriptions we have from ancient Egypt. Not only wasn’t Jesus of Nazareth not born in Bethlehem, he was never born at all. Not one secular writer who was alive during the time Jesus supposedly was wrote a single word about him, his disciples, anything he supposedly did, his trial or anything else mentioned in the gospels. Nor are there any secular records or accounts of the Romans ever using crucifixion as a mode of capital punishment. If 500 witnesses saw the risen Christ then why is it we don’t have one single eyewitness account from even one of these 500 witnesses? The Bible could say 5000 people saw something but unless we have an account from one of these people the whole story can easily be written off as religious fiction. Stories of Christian martyrdom are also fictitious and nothing more than Church propaganda from the mother of all persecutors on Earth: the Christian Church.
    “What’s interesting is that as time goes on, new discoveries in history and archeology continue to validate not discount the historical claims of the Bible.”
    Boris says: It’s easy to make outrageous claims like that. Name ‘em and claim ‘em. What new discoveries exactly validate anything in the Bible? Records of flourishing civilizations in China, Egypt, Babylon, and Mesopotamia exist straight through the flood era of 2500-2000 BCE. This fact creates a stack of obvious problems without solutions because the flood supposedly vanquished the inhabitants of these regions. If this was the case, why do we now possess their journals, records and inscriptions made before, during, and after this global deluge? The flood would have certainly destroyed these historical accounts if God were truly guilty of genocide.

  • rock

    im sorry, my math was totally wrong. ok look at the time of 1 AD or CE(common era for the nimwits) its about 170million. take the difference of 4,800 and 2010—its 2790. ok so set this up
    170,000,000
    ___________= 56 666 666.7 (bit ironic) thats how many people were born
    3
    56 666 666
    ____________= 20,310 thats the number of kids per year
    2790
    as we all know, 20,310 kids can’t be made per year, even with exponential growth, plus you can get a max of 12 kids per year in the first year (quads, very unlikely) plus a ton of inbreeding. also the number of deaths from animals, accidents, wars, disease, you name it, it would kill enough to prevent the 170million people needed to make the records true. hope that clarifies :D

  • Thunderchild

    What I think is interesting is that the first time the ark was “made public” it served as a warning to an evil and unbelieving generation… that perished. The ark is about to be made public a second time, to our generation

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcFNRBg8mUw Pandeism Pundit

    Those people need to learn about Noah’s Snowball — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcFNRBg8mUw

  • Scientist

    Rock, I mean this as no offense, but I am appalled at your math! The growth of generations is exponential. Actually, the biggest problem with your math is that you state that 21,000 children cannot be born in a year, when, in fact, if we assume your 170 million number is correct for 1 A.D. (which is a conventional way of referring to time), and assume that 25% of the population were of child-bearing age (a conservative estimate) and that 50% of that 25% are females, that comes out to 21 million females. If we assume in a 10 year period half of those give birth to only 1 child, then you have 10 million babies born in 10 years, an average of 1 million per year—well more than the 21,000 you said was impossible.
    I ran a quick table to illustrate this, using some very conservative estimates. The biggest variable is average children born per female and, as you have correctly pointed out, this number is highly variable. But this table simply shows that as long as the average number of children born within a 35 year period stays above an average of 2 (since only half of all children can give birth) then the number of children will continue to increase at an exponential rate. In fact, you could reduce the number of children born in 1 A.D. by your 20 million number, and the generational growth would only be set back a couple of generations.
    Simply assuming for the sake of argument the following:
    Start date = 2800 B.C.
    Percent born females = 50%
    Average children born per female within a 35 year period (roughly a generation) = 2.47
    With these numbers, the chart looks like this:
    Year Children born
    -2800 3.00
    -2765 3.71
    -2730 4.58
    -2695 5.65
    -2660 6.98
    -2625 8.62
    -2590 10.64
    -2555 13.15
    -2520 16.24
    -2485 20.05
    -2450 24.76
    -2415 30.58
    -2380 37.77
    -2345 46.64
    -2310 57.60
    -2275 71.14
    -2240 87.86
    -2205 108.51
    -2170 134.01
    -2135 165.50
    -2100 204.39
    -2065 252.42
    -2030 311.74
    -1995 385.00
    -1960 475.48
    -1925 587.21
    -1890 725.21
    -1855 895.63
    -1820 1,106.10
    -1785 1,366.04
    -1750 1,687.06
    -1715 2,083.52
    -1680 2,573.14
    -1645 3,177.83
    -1610 3,924.62
    -1575 4,846.91
    -1540 5,985.93
    -1505 7,392.63
    -1470 9,129.89
    -1435 11,275.42
    -1400 13,925.14
    -1365 17,197.55
    -1330 21,238.97
    -1295 26,230.13
    -1260 32,394.21
    -1225 40,006.85
    -1190 49,408.46
    -1155 61,019.45
    -1120 75,359.02
    -1085 93,068.38
    -1050 114,939.46
    -1015 141,950.23
    -980 175,308.53
    -945 216,506.04
    -910 267,384.95
    -875 330,220.42
    -840 407,822.22
    -805 503,660.44
    -770 622,020.64
    -735 768,195.49
    -700 948,721.43
    -665 1,171,670.97
    -630 1,447,013.64
    -595 1,787,061.85
    -560 2,207,021.38
    -525 2,725,671.41
    -490 3,366,204.19
    -455 4,157,262.17
    -420 5,134,218.78
    -385 6,340,760.20
    -350 7,830,838.84
    -315 9,671,085.97
    -280 11,943,791.18
    -245 14,750,582.10
    -210 18,216,968.90
    -175 22,497,956.59
    -140 27,784,976.38
    -105 34,314,445.83
    -70 42,378,340.61
    -35 52,337,250.65
    0 64,636,504.55

  • John W

    Boris, The Bible talks about people always searching and never discovering. It also talks about people being right in their own eyes.
    Jesus dearly loves you and if you invite him into your heart you’ll see the peace and joy that comes to Believers. We’re all created with an empty spot in our heart that only He can fill.
    We’ll pray you will open your heart and invite the Lord God into your being. Pray for God to come into you and show you the way to walk in this life. Read the New Testament, especially the first four books, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with an open heart and mind. You’ll see change.
    Blessings to you,

  • rock

    scientist, your absoulutely correct, and as i slept over night i realized my problem and came up with another solution, but thats for later, anyways, you are completely correct as i can see but it doesnt reach the 170 million people in year 0 (but you did start 2k years late)i do really appreciate you correcting me, as a freshman in highschool i havent come that far but i also have a better solution to this age old debate. if the ark was found 13km in a mountain, the water would have to reach that high, no? so lets do the math, and please correct me if im wrong but…
    (1) known variables—-Diameter=12,756km therefore radius=6378km since the ark is going to be found 13km in the air we need to have an earth with and extra 13km of water so—-radius w/water=6391
    1km=2.64172052*10^11 gallons of water
    (2) equation—the equation for volume of a sphere is 4PiR^3
    (3) solve both equations—- 4Pi(6378)^3 and 4Pi(6391)^3
    (4) solution 1=1,086,781,293,000KM and 2=1,093,440,264,000Km
    those are some massive numbers–in the trillions–but bear with me
    (5) now take the difference of the 2 volumes and you get…
    6,658,971,000km
    but we are not done yet we need to make Km into gallons, because this whole area is flooded so the equation is 1Km=2.64172052*10^11
    (6) solution (get ready, this is a big one)
    1,759,099,770,000,000,000,000
    or— 1 sextillion 759 quadrillion 99 billion 770 milllion gallons
    and if the world has 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons of water (it does) then you could fit 5x the world’d supply of water in the amount it would take to flood noah’s (or gilgamesh) ark that high.
    the only other point i argue is that i saw, and hear often its about 515ft long 3 stories high and is galleon shaped with rigging, but they didnt have that, galleon hulls weren’t invented until at least the 1400′s i havent checked in a while but i know for certain that over 5000 years ago they didnt have a galleon shaped and ribbed hul. i also looked at a fanatic website claiming they found titanium and aluminum alloys in rivets(i dont even know if they knew how to make or use rivets) but i do know that titanium was only recently discoverd as in 18th-20th century and both require sophisticated processes of retrieving the metal from the ore, aluminum is aquired by heating anhydrous aluminum chloride with potassium later with sodium instead of potassium, but noah couldnt have done that. to finish the galleon thing off, he couldnt have built it the same way we cant have cars that fly us to work everyday or travel across the galaxy, scientists at the time did not know how to build boats that way so he couldnt have built it that way. finally, thank you scientist person up there for disproving my math problem much thanks!

  • Boris

    John W.
    You said: Boris, The Bible talks about people always searching and never discovering.
    Boris says: Yes but that hardly means that it is divinely inspired.
    You said: It also talks about people being right in their own eyes.
    Boris says: Right and in the Bible animals talk too. One of the many reasons I don’t believe the Bible.
    You said: Jesus dearly loves you and if you invite him into your heart you’ll see the peace and joy that comes to Believers.
    Boris says: I don’t believe that such a person as Jesus Christ, ever existed.
    You said: We’re all created with an empty spot in our heart that only He can fill.
    Boris says: I don’t have any empty spot that needs to be filled by imagining something.
    You said: We’ll pray you will open your heart and invite the Lord God into your being.
    Boris says: When your prayers are not answered will that be evidence that perhaps there is no God who answers prayers? I think it’s condescending for you Christians to announce that you’ll be praying for us. Atheists don’t believe in the power of prayer so how exactly will a prayer be more effective for having been announced? Christians say that they’ll pray for someone when the person is sick or having trouble. I’m not sick nor am I having trouble. So when you say that you’ll be praying for me you really appear to be expressing a kind of superiority over me, and atheists in general in a passive-aggressive manner. That suggests that you aren’t interested in any kind serious conversation to begin with.
    You said: Pray for God to come into you and show you the way to walk in this life.
    Boris says: First of all I don’t believe there is a God. I can’t pray to something that I don’t think exists. More importantly however, is the fact that I don’t need anyone or anything else telling me how I should live my life. I’m an adult.
    Read the New Testament, especially the first four books, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with an open heart and mind. You’ll see change.
    Boris says: I’m way, way ahead of you. I had three years of Ancient Greek at a private Christian college. I have studied those texts very carefully. I own a UBS Fourth Edition Greek New Testament. When I learned to read Greek I noticed that Jesus quotes from the Septuagint rather than from the Hebrew scriptures because he leaves in the Greek mistranslations of the Hebrew present in that text. What’s up with that? One of the many reasons I believe the gospels are fiction.
    You said: Blessings to you
    Boris says: May you be touched by His noodly appendage. Ramen.

  • Scientist

    Hey Rock. You are doing some good thinking.
    1) Remember that I said that the average children born per female (also known as fertility rate) is highly variable—if I change that figure from 2.47 to a clear 2.5 then the population in 1 A.D. is 169 million. You can see from this how a very small change can result in a huge change in population. The current worldwide fertility rate is 2.87 (SOURCE: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.TFRT.IN) and there has been a downward trend since 1960 when the rate was 5.51. The average fertility rate over the past almost 50 years worldwide is 4.28. So, the rate really fluctuates. Anyway, all of this was simply to show how the math might work.
    2) Your calculation of amount of water needed to flood the world to that height of Ararat looks correct, though I haven’t checked it. I will add to your thoughts by stating that according to the Bible, the depth of water was enough to cover the highest mountains—so it would actually require even more water than you have calculated. There is one difficulty with your calculations, though. You have forgotten an important variable in your logic that exists as an assumption to your equation. Your logic goes something like this: IF the world was flooded a la the story of Noah in the Bible…. With this kind of “IF Statement” you are assuming (for the sake of argument) that a flood occurred and that there might be a boat with people in it who endured it. This hypothetical situation assumes divine action—by a source (God? whatever, at this point unimportant) with strength of a magnitude that can create a flood, yet discounts that same source’s strength to actually add water to the earth in some way and remove it after the flood. In short, you have assumed that the situation must act according to a closed universe model when, even hypothetically, the situation requires a non-closed universe. Try to be consistent as you think through even hypothetical situations and you will be a better thinker.
    3) Your point about galleons is a good one, however I would be interested in where you have seen and/or heard that the ark was galleon shaped with rigging. It could be that the site that the information you are quoting is bad information, in which case you are actually arguing against a position that is not seriously held by anyone. I have never heard about galleons and rigging in the Noah story debate—but maybe I didn’t read all the right sources, maybe you have found an important point that needs further consideration. If possible, tell us the source so we can check it out. (Likewise, give us the source on the metal alloy claim). Obviously, if there is metal in this ark discovered above, then it couldn’t have been produced 5000 years ago—but this would only cast doubt on whether the discovered “ship” is in fact from a flood and not on the biblical account of it.

  • Jim Ellia

    From the Toronto Star:
    Cathal Kelly Staff Reporter
    Kurdish workers carted wood up Mt. Ararat in order to fake the discovery of Noah’s Ark, an archeologist who worked on the dig says.
    On Tuesday, a group of Asian Christian evangelicals held a press conference in Turkey to announce they were “99.9 per cent” sure they’d found the biblical boat.
    The claim was greeted with immediate skepticism, which seems increasingly well founded.
    The bible suggests that the ark came to rest after 40 days of flooding in the “mountains of Ararat.” The mountain, located in Turkey near the border with Armenia, is an inhospitable place for both geographic and political reasons. And even the translation is suspect.
    The bible specifies that the landing spot is “Urartu.” Over time Urartu became Ararat, a name that was given to the mountain long after the bible was written. So it’s not exactly clear where the bible’s authors meant. Thus, it’s slightly suspect that the ark should show up exactly where we want it to be.
    Nonetheless, Ararat has drawn a steady stream of explorers for decades. Many of them have “discovered” the ark.
    “I don’t know of any expedition that ever went looking for the ark and didn’t find it,” said archeologist Paul Zimansky recently told National Geographic.
    Ditto Noah’s Ark Ministries International. The evangelical-archeological group claims to have found the remains of the ark in a series of caverns near the peak of Ararat in 2008. Video footage provided by the group shows incongruous wooden beams jutting through the ice in a cavern. They also claim that carbon dating puts the age of the wooden beams discovered at 4,800 years old.
    The scientific-creationist movement (yes, such a thing exists) has suggested that the entire radio-carbon dating process must be recalibrated. This is their way of explaining how objects can be shown to be tens of thousands of years old on a planet they believe was created out of the void 6,000 years ago.
    So even they doubt Noah’s Ark Ministries, since in their time-compressed radio-carbon world, 4,800 years is far too young for the ark.
    Now, someone within the Noah’s Ark Ministries camp is rubbishing the discovery.
    Randall Price, an evangelical Christian, was apparently one of the original archeologists hired by the group. He has been circulating an email, alleging that the wooden beams were taken from a site near the Black Sea and then planted on Ararat. Price has stopped talking about the incident, and is involved in some sort of financial dispute with Noah’s Ark Ministries. But he did acknowledge the email to the Christian Science Monitor.
    For now, the doubters have no way of directly confronting the evidence. The Noah’s Ark Ministries team intends to keep the ark’s purported location secret until they get it designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Loida

    GOD BLESS…THANK GOD THEY’RE PEOPLE THAT STILL BELIEVE + + +

  • http://lutheranchiklworddiary.blogspot.com LutheranChik

    Mark, it’s very disingenuous to claim that the truth of the Bible is tied to the historical factuality of every story therein, and you know it. Millions of Christians can affirm that the Scripture witnesses to the Word of God in a trustworthy way while still being able to understand the various texts that make up the Bible in a thoughtful, contextual, non-literal way using the best tools of history and archaeology, theology, literary and linguistic analysis and — surprise — our God-given rationalisty; in other words, taking the Bible very seriously indeed.
    I’ll also point out that there have been numerous claims, all proven to be hoaxes so far, of discovering ng Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat. (Among other things, I’m sure it doesn’t hurt Turkey’s tourist business to promote these stories.) What if this story turns out to be another hoax? Is that going to upset your applecart of faith? Doesn’t upset mine; because I am able to frame this story in a contextual way that gives it theological import without insisting that it be literally true. There’s nothing wrong with learning something about God through what a pastor friend of mine calls “Hebrew campfire stories.”

  • RayFR

    Questions: (Their web site is noahsarksearch.net) Is the artifact in a glacier, or is it buried in stable ice? If a glacier then it is less likely to be the Ark, because even at glacial speed, it would have moved a ways down the mountain by now. However, if it is buried under stable ice then it has more potential for permanence. I don’t think the word ‘glacier’ is on the Nami web site.
    What about the modern-appearing rope in the video? Is it conceivable that antediluvians had rope that looked so much like today’s?
    Analyze the pottery on the shelf in their video. If from the Ark there should be no historical correlate.
    Any comment on the odd (rough) wall construction in space number 7? KD, how could it be leather? Unless you are asserting out right fraud, I doubt it is taken from outside the site.
    Overall, sub zero temperatures and being buried by ice is a plausible scenario for preserving an artifact indefinitely.
    As to the water going down in 40 days, hydraulogist Henry Morris argued the biblical text asserts 150 days of ‘assuaging’, and a total of almost exactly a year for the whole time of the flood.
    If it is the Ark, the geology textbooks (just for starters) must be largely junked, at least as far as their interpretation of time and sedimentary rock formation.
    Biblically, most of the water for the flood apparently came from within the crust, having been placed there at creation, God knowing he would ‘need’ it later for the flood. In the flood account the first thing that happened was not rain fall: it was the breaking up of all the fountains of the great deep (subterranean water). This is a geologically plausible scenario, as the violent scrambling/grinding of the rocks would produce huge volumes of sediment, which gradually settled out in to layers containing the drowned biota, making what is now the fossiliferous sedimentary rock layers that are the most common rock on the surface of the earth. Just what you’d expect if Noah’s flood really happened.
    Notes to Boris: If God is real it would not be hard for him to endow an animal with reason and speech. He likes to confound the ‘wise’.
    One way you can tell Jesus was a real person is that contemporary pagan historians and philosophers discussed him (e.g. Pliny the Younger, Tacitus, Suetonius, Mara, etc.). They didn’t like him but they wrote of him because of his impact.
    Jesus did quote the Septuagint, which showed that translation is a means of communicating God’s word that is of sufficient accuracy.
    Being an adult does not mean we need no guide – God is smarter than us and has the right as creator to tell us what to do.

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