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How did Noah fit all the animals on the ark?

I'm asking because I'm trying to learn and expand my religious knowledge.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on Nov. 23, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Magic... And he only brought one unicorn and one dragon; that's why we don't have them anymore.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • It's just a story, it's not real! The lions would have eaten all the other animals.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 11:37 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • my view on this (and im not chrisitian)God didn't tell us but i know one thing God commanded him and made it possible for him to include whatever God wanted. we tend to think in terms of millions upon millions of animals .however we don't know those numbers or what God made possible. This is what is great about our prophets that God assist them to do his Will and aided them by his wisdom and command. you are looking for an obvious insignificant meaning because if it were significant to mankind God would have included the how. i don't think it benefits us one bit whether we know the number, or how he did it.
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 11:41 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • The whole Noah's ark and flood story is copied from more ancient Sumerian/Babylonian myths. The myth of Ut-Napishtim contains 20 similar points and only 6 differences and was an oral and written tradition WAY before Moses supposedly wrote Genesis.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 11:57 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Aasiyah gave a good answer. I think so many times we let ourselves get side tracked with small details and endless distractions & miss the important message God was wanting to relay to us. God, himself, gave Noah exact instructions on how and what size to build the ark. If you look in the Bible, Genesis chapter 6, it says the ark was 450 ft long, which is the same length as 1 1/2 football fields, and it had 3 decks.
    BlessedMommy64

    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 11:59 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • moses didn't write Genisis Whatever Moses Came with was revelation from God so who is to say that God didn't inform Moses of Noah's ark?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • ihart, Adam was the first prophet of god and i'm sure inbetween Adam and Abraham there most certainly were other prophets so it wouldn't be surprising.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • The fact is Anons, the more ancient text of the story would be more pure and unaltered, and so the Flood story of the Bible would be false and the Sumerian one true. Same thing with other stories contained in the Bible which have striking similarities to creation myths, prophets and even the story of Job in other, older cultures from the Middle East.   Try doing a little research into when Genesis was written- there wasn't a transcriber in the freakin' Garden of Eden was there? You all act like the Bible is the most ancient manuscript around and it's NOT. Are you afraid to admit that maybe- just MAYBE the Bible and everything in it is nothing but a poor facsimile copied from other religions and myths? 

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 12:45 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • He didn't!  If there is any fact at all to the story, it is most likely that he only carried domestic livestock during a localised flood (albeit a bad one) but not global.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 12:48 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • I believe the prophets stories are passed down in different languages according to God's will so no ihart i wouldn't be surprised.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Nov. 23, 2009

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