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The Life Foundations Nexus
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
There are a few people that believe that Noah’s Ark was an impossibility. Well, let us see:
We must comment on the well-established teaching that Noah’s Ark had to house specimens of all of the animals in the world. This teaching is based on the false idea that “the earth” in Genesis 6 – 8 is “the earth as modern man conceives it,” that is, as a globe. THIS IS INCORRECT! The earth was “the earth as the people of Noah’s time conceived it.” You find a description of this conception of the earth in Isaiah 40:22:
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in….”
Note “the circle of the earth.” This refers to the “circle of the horizon as a man sees it standing in the middle of a field.” Note “the heavens as a curtain.” A curtain has a beginning and an end. This is the “sky as a man sees it standing in the middle of a field.” This is not the “vastness of outer space which has no beginning or end.” Finally, note “as a tent to dwell in.” This refers to “the sky as a man sees it standing in the middle of a field.” This is the sky “as a tent.” The vastness of outer space is NOT like a tent. It is like a BOX and, more accurately, a spherical container.
Thus, we see the silliness of the objection to the POSSIBILITY OF NOAH’S ARK! Incidentally, every culture in the world has a legend, more or less agreeing with the biblical account, about “a few ancient people who escaped an inescapable flood in a special vessel.”