The idea of a man building a giant boat to rescue humanity has been the subject of much interest and scrutiny, and Noah and his Ark have been represented in many different ways throughout human history. The Ark is a common target for those who wish to mock a plain reading of the Bible. Even within the Christian church, many allow a modern, skeptical mind-set to impact their understanding of the biblical account, by attempting to turn its historical accounts into fables with an element of moral teaching, rather than taking it at face value.
But what did the Ark really look like? Does the Bible shed any light on the size or construction of the Ark? How would the Ark compare to the ships we have today? How could Noah round up all of the animals on the earth? Has Noah’s Ark been found? Is there any symbolism in the Ark? All of these questions, and more, will be answered as we explore the Genesis account of Noah’s Ark.