Noah’s Ark, studies and discoveries. A-Z index of Cognitio.

In the biblical account, Noah’s ark is a great craft built on divine guidance by Noah to escape the  Great Flood in order to escape the human species and other living beings.

Noah, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.


 An analogous tale, in the context of the Gilgamesh epic, is rooted in Mesopotamian mythology. Genesis, Chapter 6, 14 states that the Ark was made of “resinous wood”.

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The Bible reports that the ark measured 300 cubits in length. In antiquity cubits of different sizes were used, but still very similar; Most literal studios agree that the boat has an approximate length of 137 meters long, in any case, longer than any wooden boat that has ever been historically built until the end of the 1800s.

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In religious cultures.

The story of Noah and the Ark was the subject of numerous enrichment in the late Jewish rabbinical literature. God had revealed to Noah how to build the Ark even by making known to him what measures certain tree types, which were also predetermined and planted by him, would have reached the time necessary in fact could not have forged the axes of such measures and therefore They were of different measures corresponding to those of the axes. The writers at the beginning of the Christian era came up with very elaborate interpretations of the history of the ark. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) in the City of God proves that the proportions of the ark correspond to those of the human body, in turn, the body of Christ and therefore of the Church. 

Jesus Christ, archaeologically and historically speaking. Original article by Alessandro Brizzi.

Jesus Christ

The identification of the ark with the church can also be found in the Anglican rite of baptism, which is to ask God “who in his great pity saved Noah” to receive in the bosom of the Church by baptizing. Noah (Nūḥ) is one of the five major prophets of Islam, and his story generally serves to illustrate the fate of those who refuse to listen to the divine Word. References to the Prophet are widespread through the Koran, but are particularly frequent in Sura 11, entitled Hūd, verses 27 to 51. Unlike the Jewish tradition, which uses to describe the arc vague terms that can translate as “box” or ” Chest, “verse 29, verse 15, speaks of safīna, that is, in a common boat, and sura 54, verse 13, evokes by its” an object of planks and nails “. In the various Mesopotamians mythologies, from Sumerian to Neo-Assira, we speak of a human king or prince named Zīūsūra who saved himself on an Arch from a Deluge that destroyed the Sumerian country.

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Mesopotamian mythology

The practice of research into possible archaeological remains is widely considered pseudo-scientific, more specifically pseudo-archaeology. The last significant discovery, historically documented and that of a presumed finding given on April 27, 2010, by a joint Turkish and Hong Kong expedition, to which members of “Noah’s Ark Ministries International” participated. The expedition announced that it had discovered on the Ararat an unusual cave with wooden walls at an altitude that no human settlements existed and that it had dated wood (through carbon test 14) to 4,800 years does.

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Team spokeswoman Yeung Wing-Cheung told the press that it is not 100% that it is the Ark, but 99.9% think yes.

Noah’s Ark, studies and discoveries. A-Z index of Cognitio.



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Noah’s Ark