What Size was Noah’s Ark?

The question is often asked if Noah’s Ark was actually big enough to contain all the animals it needed to carry (as well as food and clean water). The answers have varied as people have suggested different sizes for the ark as well as using different methods of determining how many animals actually needed to be on the ark.

The Capacity of the Ark

Although variables exist which can effect the size of the finished Ark, usually it is calculated to be about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. Henry Morris estimated that the ark would have a carrying capacity of 522 railroad cars which would have plenty of space for animals, food, and Noah’s family.

XA. Last Updated: 01/01/2016
Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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