Your Ark Questions Answered

by Ken Ham on August 9, 2019
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How did Noah fit the animals on the ark? Would the ark really have floated? What evidence is there that this event actually happened? These are some of the common questions we’re asked by skeptics and others about the biblical account of the global flood. We answer these questions, and many more, throughout the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky as well as on our website. There are good answers to these questions!

Did you know Noah wasn’t commanded to take two of every species on the ark, as skeptics often claim?

For example, did you know Noah wasn’t commanded to take two of every species on the ark, as skeptics often claim? Only two of every land-dwelling, air-breathing kind (seven pairs of some). That means he only had to take fewer than 1,400 kinds on the ark (actually the number could be as low as around 1,000), or under 7,000 individual animals (that’s even including the now-extinct kinds!). It’s really a simple answer to a very common question!

Tim Chaffey, the content manager for the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum, recently sat down with Billy Hallowell, the host of PureTalk, a Pure Flix interview program (you can find this show on Facebook), to answer all the questions I mentioned above. They also discussed the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave and Tim’s battle with cancer. It’s an encouraging and equipping conversation.

This interview was filmed at our Ark Encounter and is part of the “Answering Atheists” series produced by the leading faith and family video streaming service Pure Flix. I encourage you to watch it below:

Pure Flix hosts all our Answers in Genesis video content (about 500 AiG titles), as well as many inspiring movies, shows, and Pure Flix original productions. It’s a great resource for families to find fun content as well as be equipped to think biblically.

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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