How Big Was Noah’s Ark?

How big was Noah's ark?

God told Noah to build a big boat. This boat – an ark, which means “vessel” – had to be big enough to save Noah, and his family, and two of each kind of animal from a big flood. How big was Noah’s ark?

We read about these events in Genesis 6-9. Verse 15 says:

The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high…

A cubit is an imprecise measurement, something like the distance between an adult man’s elbow and the end of his fingers…around 18 inches, or 46 centimeters. A little math tells us the ark was approximately 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. That’s around 137 meters long, 23 meters wide, and 14 meters high.

That’s as long as 52 water buffaloes.
How big was Noah's ark?

Dogs and Cats in the Bible

Are dogs mentioned in the Bible?

Are dogs and cats mentioned in the Bible?

The Hebrew word for dog (keleb) and the Greek word for dog (kyon) appear a number of times in the Bible:

40 times in the King James Version (KJV)
40 times in the New American Standard Bible (NASB),
and 41 times in the New International Version (NIV).

Cats are mentioned in the Bible exactly zero times, as are cheezburgers.

Islam vs Christianity

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It’s funny, but it’s not. This thought-provoking video helped put GodWords on the map a long time ago, but it went offline for some time. I’m reposting it here for all of my new visitors.

Unfortunately, I know a LOT of people who argue this way. I also know a lot of people who treat those of other faiths this way. That’s a shame. Now, I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t have strong beliefs…regular GodWords readers will recognize that I’m not at all wishy-washy in that area. I’m suggesting that people of all faiths should treat one another with respect, despite their differences.


Dad Life

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As my friends from high school can tell you, I never really worried about being cool. I’ve never been that concerned about swagger. I’m just me, and that’s good enough. The only people who need to worry about being cool are the ones who aren’t. Putting on a show to impress people doesn’t make you awesome, it’s makes you pathetic. If you’re not already impressive and awesome, get to work and become impressive and awesome. Pretending is just silly.

Speaking of silly, here’s a great video: Dad Life. If you don’t get it, watch it twice.

It’s a Sparrow

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This is an amazing video! I’ve tried six times to describe it without giving away the point, but I find I’m unable to put my thoughts into words. Sometimes we all need a reminder…sometimes we forget to be loving.

Richard Dawkins – Beware the Believers

Is the Flying Spaghetti Monster real? Do people really worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

There’s a hot new video making the rounds. It’s called Richard Dawkins – Beware the Believers, and it’s very clever.

It’s so clever, in fact, that most people haven’t been able to figure out whether it’s poking fun at Darwinist materialists or Biblical creationists.

Based on the many comments, this video might be too subtle for regular folks. When one commenter says something about it being “pro-intelligent-design”, another loudly proclaims that Christians couldn’t possibly be so funny…so it must be pro-Darwin.

What do you think? Watch it here and let the world know whether you think the video takes sides…and which side it takes.

Prank 3:16 – Pitching His Tents

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I used to play a lot of practical jokes…but not anymore. I loved the humor, but didn’t like causing people pain or stress. I’m just a softie, I guess.

I still love the creativity behind a good practical joke, though. In a way, I sorta miss the old days (sniff sniff). It’s all in good fun…as you can see here.