Millionaire Creationist Builds Noah's Ark Replica After Seeing Flood In Dream
Huffington Post - over 4 years
An authentic replica of Noah's Ark that opened a few weeks ago in the Netherlands could soon be flooded with tourists.
The ark was designed by a millionaire contractor and creationist named Johan Huibers, to be as close to the original biblical description of Noah's vessel as possible.
The ark described in the Book of Genesis measured to 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high. A cubit is supposed to be the distance of a man's arm from the elbow to the fingertips, so Huibers used his own arm and his ark came to be around 450 feet long, according to Sky News.
Huibers envisioned building the model s20 years ago when he had a dream that the Netherlands was submerged in a flood like the Old Testament destruction.
This wooden recreation, four years in the making, is the second one he's built. In 2004, he built a half-scale version that he sailed around his native country's canals, ChannelsTV.com reported.
It attracted a wave of publicity when Huibers open
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