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A large vessel which Noah constructed at God’s command. Used to deliver Noah, his family, and selected land animals from the flood that God unleashed as judgment upon wicked humanity.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Noah and the Ark
NOAH AND THE ARK This entry consists of two articles. The first focuses on the biblical hero of the Flood (Gen 5:28–9:29) who later became the subject of Jewish and Christian legend. The second article focuses on the ark itself and the claims through the ages that its remains have survived.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ark of Noah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Noah (noh´uh).1 The son of Lamech (Gen. 5:28–29), the grandson of Methuselah, and the ninth descendant from Adam via Seth. The story of Noah is found in Gen. 6–9. His birth is the first recorded after Adam’s death. Noah and his household are the sole human survivors of the flood, which God brought upon
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARK, NOAH’S. Noah’s ark was a colossal barge which God commanded Noah to build for the purpose of keeping alive members of his family and two of every kind of land animal through a universal flood (see Flood) which would come upon the earth in 120 years (Gen 6:3, 14–21). The ark (Heb. tēbâ, from the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ark of Noah
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
NOAH נח ΝῶεI. The etymology of the name Noah has never been satisfactorily explained. It is usually connected with the verb root nwḥ ‘rest, settle down’ (of the ark Gen 8:4), ‘repose, be quiet’ (after labour Exod 20:11) and so Noah may mean ‘rest’ possibly in association with the resting of the ark
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ARK The vessel Noah constructed at the command of God and in which he and his family with animals escaped the Flood. God commanded Noah to build the ark according to precise measurements: 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high (Gen 6:15; approximately 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45