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Exploring Life During the Flood

“In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.” Genesis 7:13-14 KJV

The Created Kinds that were brought on board of Noah’s Ark are often referred to as ‘Ark Kind’s’. The Ark Kinds primarily refer to the land dwelling animals that required oxygen to breathe. Swimming animals would likely survive within the flood waters. Plants are expected to survive by root systems or seeds. The land dwelling animals known today are considered to have descended from the Ark Kinds just as people have descended from Noah and his family.

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.

How Many Animals were on Noah’s Ark?

It is often asked if it is possible for Noah to place millions of species on the ark and take care of them for a period of several months. That question is irrelevant because he did not need to do this. Instead of working with species as we know them today, Noah was asked to take Kinds on the ark. Instead of millions of species, he probably had about 700 kinds which would require about 3,000 animals – most of which were small.

Would Dinosaurs Fit on Noah’s Ark?

Some have questioned whether or not the Ark would have been big enough to hold the dinosaurs since some of these creatures weigh many tons. The simplest answer to this situation is to remember that Noah did not necessarily have to carry adult animals on the Ark, but instead could have carried babies or young animals which would be much smaller. Furthermore, it is estimated that only about 50 Kinds of dinosaurs are now known with most of them being small in size.

Has Noah’s Ark been Found?

In recent decades, various sightings of what could be Noah’s Ark have been made in the Ararat Mountain region in modern day Turkey. As of yet, nothing has been truly confirmed, but the descriptions given by witnesses is intriguing.

Flood Questions

The Flood within Scripture

The record of Scripture states that the flood of Noah’s time was caused by both rainfall over forty days and forty nights and the opening of the fountains of the deep. During a roughly one year period, the entire world, including the mountains were covered with water and the life that dwelled on land perished. This occurred about 4,500 years ago on the Scriptural calendar.

Fish Survival

It has been suggested that pre-flood seas were about 1/3 to 1/2 the strength of modern salt water oceans (Rodenbeck). Many fish are able to adapt to changes in salinity though only a few do it regularly.

Last Updated: 06 / 2017
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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