NOAH’S ARK SITE CONFIRMED BY THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT!
For many years, men have climbed all over the face of 17,011 foot Mt. Ararat in northeastern Turkey in quest of the famed Ark of Noah. This seems quite amazing considering that the lofty locations above tree line seem to contradict the Biblical account. We read in Genesis 8:9-11 that Noah sent out a dove from the ark to see if the waters were abated from the face of the earth. The second time he sent the dove it returned in the evening with an “olive leaf plucked off.” Olive trees don’t grow above timberline. In fact, olive trees do not do real well above 6,000 elevation!
Some researchers also believe that the mountains were not thrust up until after the flood. They contend that the mountains were formed at the same time as the deep valley’s under the oceans, thus the run-off of tremendous amounts of water. If this were true, the ark would probably not have survived the violent up thrust of the earth’s surface nor would any of the animals have survived if they had been deposited at 11,000 to 13,000 feet high on the mountain.
I have often wondered why God would deposit the ark high on a steep mountain side where there would be so little grass for the animals to eat plus the challenge of safely getting the creatures down that mountain would be very great. Mt. Ararat is so steep that skilled climbers have often lost their lives trying to make the ascent!
One of the fervent ark explorers has recently abandoned the Mt. Ararat location entirely. In June, 2006, adventurer and explorer Bob Cornuke and a group of respected Christian men, visited an interesting site in Iran which they believed could be Noah's Ark. Others who are considering the evidence are doubtful. John Morris from Creation Research concludes: "There are several questions regarding the site which could be easily answered. Is the formation hollow as a ship would be? Is there evidence that it was a structure even if it has been subsequently filled in? Is there evidence of human carpentry? What are its overall dimensions? What type of rock surrounds it and what is the precise chemical and microscopic nature of the material now? Based on the partial information I currently have, I suspect that this formation is not the ark of Noah. The information we do have does not favorably point to a human origin, but toward a geologic source.”
A more reasonable approach to the finding of Noah’s Ark may have been in the evidence of a huge man made structure found in the foothills of Mt. Ararat at a lower elevation!
On June 20, 1987, the Government of Turkey officially established the “Noah’s Ark National Park” and later upgraded the site to“National Treasure” status. Groundbreaking for the Noah’s Ark Visitor’s Center was held on the same day and completed a short time later.
"Noah's Ark site confirmed by the Turkish government. This significant find further confirms the accuracy of the Bible."
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