Man Builds A Replica Of The Biblical Noah’s Ark, Sets To Sail To Israel (Photos)

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By Wisdom Peter,

Report reaching Brainnewsradio has it that, a Dutch Christian Business man by name, Johan Huibers sets to sail his life-size replica of Noah’s Ark which he completed work 2012.

According to the report, Huibers began the Ark building work in 2008 after raising $5million needed for the construction, in which case, the project took 4 years to complete.

Man Builds A Replica Of The Biblical Noah's Ark, Sets To Sail To Israel
Johan Huibers and his Noah’s Ark in Dorderecht, the Netherlands, in October 2013. (Courtesy of Arv van Noach)

It’s dimensions, just as described in Bible are based on cubits.

A cubit was about 18 inches. The ark is 300 cubits in length (450ft), 30 cubits high (45ft) and 50 cubits
(75ft) wide.

Mr Huibers’s ark is said to have two conference rooms and can accommodate 1,500 visitors. He hopes the ark
will relay the Biblical tale of how Noah kept pairs of animals on board so they could survive a flood sent
by God to punish man.

Man Builds A Replica Of The Biblical Noah's Ark, Sets To Sail To Israel
The bow of Huibers’ Noah’s Ark is seen in Krimpen aan de Ijssel, the Netherlands. (Wikimedia Commons)

Report holds that the 60-year-old the Dutchman plans to sail the ship all the way to Israel from Holland.

Inside – like Noah’s Ark in the Bible story – there will be real animals including sheep as well as life-
size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras and bison.

Mr Huibers, speaking to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency said, “My preferred destination for the ark is Israel, I love the land, I love the country, I love the people.”

“It may sound scary, but I believe everything written in this book (Bible), cover to cover.

“This is a copy of God’s ship. It only makes sense to take it to God’s land.”

The Dutchman says he built the Ark, to show people that God exists, and also notes that, the ark isn’t designed to save Mr Huibers’ life or family, however, he believes global catastrophes mean it could one day
come in handy.

Man Builds A Replica Of The Biblical Noah's Ark, Sets To Sail To Israel
A view of the half-built bow seen in Dorderecht in 2011. (Wikimedia Commons)

“I wanted children to come here and feel the texture of the wood, see the nails and see that what is written in the book is true.”

“Maybe it will, who knows, but my survival is not its purpose,” he said, concerning the life and merit question.

“It’s meant to educate, a reminder that our world is changing, will continue to change, as we see now
because of global warming, rising sea levels, fires.”

Report notes that no time frame has been given on when the ark will set sail – Sunday Express UK reports.

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Man Builds A Replica Of The Biblical Noah's Ark, Sets To Sail To Israel
Huibers’ Noah’s Ark is a 390-foot-long vessel, 75 feet tall. Here’s a view of the interior. (Wikimedia Commons)
Man Builds A Replica Of The Biblical Noah's Ark, Sets To Sail To Israel
Life-size figures of animals inside the Noah’s Ark in Dorderecht in 2013. (Courtesy of De Ark van Noach)
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