noah’s ark

Noah’s Ark



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Mount Ararat

Airplane pilots flying over Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey in the early 1900s sighted a large, oval-shaped outline high on the mountain slopes.

For many years, people have climbed Mt. Ararat searching for what they believed to be Noah’s Ark.


According to the Bible, a great flood covered the earth thousands of years ago. It destroyed all living things — except those that God permitted to go into an ark built by Noah.

Noah was the only righteous, God-fearing man of his time. He was chosen by God to keep some people and animals alive during the Great Flood or Deluge.

For 120 years Noah warned people that the Flood was coming.

But they only ignored or ridiculed him.

During that time, he built a ship, called the ark, which was 137 metres long.



The Flood

After the ark’s completion, Noah brought his family, and a pair of every bird and animal into it.

Then rain poured for 40 days and 40 nights. The water rose above the highest mountains, but the ark remained afloat and dry inside.

150 days after the Flood started, the waters dropped, and the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

Noah then let loose a raven which did not return. He sent out a dove, and it came back.

Later, he sent out the same dove two more times. On the second flight, it returned with an olive branch in its mouth.

At that point Noah, his family and all the animals came out of the ark.

The Emergence

Noah offered a sacrifice to God for His deliverance. And God promised that He would never send another flood to destroy the earth. He made the rainbow a sign of that promise.

Noah’s sons were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Shem became father of the Semitic peoples, including the Hebrews and the Arabs. Ham was the father of the Hamitic peoples, and Japheth was father of the peoples of Asia Minor and Europe.

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1. Describe Noah. What was he like? Describe the other people.

2. What was God’s intention?

3. Did Noah keep it a secret? What did he do? How did other people react?

4. Who and what came aboard the ark?

5. What happened next?

6. Noah release some birds. True or false? Why did he release some birds?

7. How did the rainbow originate? What is the origin of the rainbow?

8. What can you say about Noah’s family?
A. Is there a moral or lesson from Noah’s Ark?

B. Did your parents or teachers tell you about Noah?

C. I have read the bible. Yes or no?

D. Do you know about expeditions on Mt. Ararat?

E. What will happen in the future?

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