Genesis 8:3-4, The Ark Runs Aground

The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

//Ever wonder why Noah’s Ark ran aground? The Bible says it’s because the waters receded, but that turns out to be hardly necessary. Here’s how much it rained:

The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. –Genesis 7:20

On the face of it, this sounds impressive. Indeed it is … the waters rose to twenty feet above the mountains. But it isn’t nearly as impressive as the measurements of Noah’s boat.

This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. –Genesis 6:15

So the ark was more than twice as high as the water level! I’d say Noah did some pretty miraculous steering to have kept the boat afloat for 150 days.

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