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Watching the poor people in Mozambique I was reminded of this though the animals seemed in short supply except for an open box of chickens on someone's head. Strange that so few humans were saved in the Ark. Noah must have been of a David Attenborough persuasion. But how was the Ark powered? It doesn't have sails or oars or a rudder. Julian Barnes talks about 5 arks one for each of Noah's sons with the one containing all the mythological creatures - the behemoths, unicorns, griffins and so forth - lost at sea when this son fell into a drunken rage.
I always though there was just one.

According to the British museum's Irving Finkel (who looks more like Noah than Noah) the ark was just a very large coracle but it's all written down on Babylonian tablets, dimensions, gopher wood and all.
Goodnight everyone. Sleep tight.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 19th Mar 2019 - 10:54PM   Posted by Fennie   Floods Comments: 4

Withy Brook's Avatar As you say, it is all there to be read! One ark and all the sizes, but I have never done the conversion to measurements that I understand! I think it must have been very crowded!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 20th Mar 2019 at 09:16AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you for posting Fennie sorry I missed this last night.

I always remember the story of Noah's Ark when I was little the animals went in two by two.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 20th Mar 2019 at 11:54AM

Fennie's Avatar Fascinating story - seems to have started as a Babylonian folk tale - maybe there was a flood at one time on the plains of Mesopotamia - recorded in the Babylonian cuneiform tablets. But the Israelites were captured by the Babylonians and lived in Babylon for several centuries. The story then became incorporated in the Jewish texts. Eventually the Jews escaped from captivity and came back to Palestine bringing the texts with them that later, with others, became the Old Testament.
But they are still building coracles akin to those described in the Biblical text today.

Posted by: Fennie on 20th Mar 2019 at 12:24PM

Camilla's Avatar Nice bit of history there Fennie.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 20th Mar 2019 at 01:05PM

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